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Training VMware vSphere: Skills for storage administrators – 2 days

Class overview :

This course enables storage administrators to better plan and manage their storage systems to support a VMware vSphere™ environment. The course uses lecture, hands-on labs, and case studies to demonstrate vSphere interaction and operation with storage rather than to teach vSphere administration skills.

Class goals :

By the end of the course, you should understand storage functionality in vSphere and be able to:

  • Explain basic concepts related to virtual computing, including vSphere server and storage virtualization
  • Be a cooperative partner with vSphere administrators to design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot storage in a vSphere environment
  • Describe the trade-offs between storage design decisions
  • Plan a storage architecture that scales to the demands of a virtualized environment
  • Use the VMware vSphere Client, esxtop, resxtop, and vscsiStats to monitor storage configuration end to end from a virtual machine disk to a specific VMware® vStorage VMFS datastore

Content of VMware vSphere: Skills for Storage Administrators

Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Hypervisors (the VMkernel) and virtual machines
  • Benefits of server virtualization
  • Shared storage and the VMware features that depend on it
  • Supported storage configurations
  • Storage maximums
  • Introduce VMware storage virtualization stack
  • Course objectives

VMware Storage Virtualization

  • Describe and create a VMFS datastore
  • Using extents and Volume Grow to enlarge a VMFS volume
  • Introduce strategies for avoiding SCSI reservation conflicts
  • Describe the importance of VMFS alignment
  • Describe trade-offs between VMFS and RDM
  • Options for creating virtual machine disks and the trade-offs of each option
  • VMware vStorage Thin Provisioning and its effect on storage
  • Explore the effects of using Thin Provisioning with storage array thin provisioning

VMware Storage Virtualization

  • Describe and create a VMFS datastore
  • Using extents and Volume Grow to enlarge a VMFS volume
  • Introduce strategies for avoiding SCSI reservation conflicts
  • Describe the importance of VMFS alignment
  • Describe trade-offs between VMFS and RDM
  • Options for creating virtual machine disks and the trade-offs of each option
  • VMware vStorage Thin Provisioning and its effect on storage
  • Explore the effects of using Thin Provisioning with storage array thin provisioning

Storage Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Storage configuration and its effect on performance
  • vSphere utilities to monitor storage latency, capacity, and consumption
  • Troubleshooting storage performance problems

SAN Design Considerations

  • Storage device names in vSphere
  • Importance of configuring consistent host LUN ID numbering
  • Calculating I/O operations per second (IOPS) and megabytes per second (MBps) to properly configure LUNs
  • Using esxtop or resxtop to determine IOPS and MBps
  • Discuss storage network topologies, zoning, and access control in Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS
  • Strategies for virtual disk placement
  • Interswitch linking and trunking considerations
  • Using esxcli to mask LUNs
  • Implementing flow control and jumbo frames in IP storage configurations
  • Configuring VMware vStorage adaptive queueing
  • Manual configuration of storage queues
  • Discuss VMware ESX™/ESXi boot from SAN

Multipathing Configuration and Management

  • Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS multipathing
  • Managing multipathing algorithms available in vSphere
  • Integrating virtual port and target port group support, and asymmetric logical unit access arrays into a vSphere environment
  • Configuring active-active and active-passive arrays with vSphere

VMware vStorage VMFS and Virtual Machine Snapshots

  • LUN replication in a vSphere environment
  • Identifying a snapshot LUN in vSphere
  • Controlling how the VMkernel handles replicated LUNs
  • Using replicated LUNs for backup and disaster recovery
  • Introduce VMware APIs for Data Protection
  • Describe the impact of virtual machine snapshot use on storage architecture

VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration

  • Describe hardware-accelerated locking
  • Describe hardware-accelerated zeroing
  • Describe hardware-accelerated copy
  • Enable and disable hardware acceleration
  • Introduce new performance metrics added to esxtop and resxtop
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Training VMware VSphere

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  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
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Training VMware vSphere 4: Manage and design for security – 3 days

Class overview :

This course shows you how to follow best practices for secure design, deployment, and operation of a VMware vSphere environment. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the security and compliance goals of your organization.

Class goals :

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify vulnerabilities in the current design of a vSphere environment and recommend corrective actions
  • Harden vSphere components as described in vSphere Hardening Guide
  • Recommend configuration and change management policies, processes, and systems

Content of VMware vSphere 4: Manage and Design for Security

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Online resources for security and compliance

Security in a Virtual Environment

  • Review of information security and risk management concepts
  • How virtualization affects security and compliance
  • Top vulnerabilities in a virtual environment
  • Basic guidelines for securing a virtual environment
  • Security tools and technologies

Secure Virtual Networking

  • vNetwork security architecture
  • Network segmentation and traffic isolation
  • Secure virtual network configuration
  • Traffic isolation with private VLANs

Protecting the Management Environment

  • vCenter Server authentication, authorization, and accounting
  • Working with SSL certificates
  • Hardening the vCenter Server system

Protecting VMware ESX/ESXi Host Systems

  • ESX and ESXi security architecture
  • Controlling access to storage
  • Hardening ESX and ESXi hosts

Hardening Virtual Machines

  • Virtual machine security architecture
  • Configuring security parameters

Configuration and Change Management

  • Configuration and change management goals and guidelines
  • Maintaining the proper configuration of vSphere components
  • Monitoring logs for security-related events
  • Configuration and change management tools and technologies
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Training VMware VSphere 4

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Training VMware Site Recovery Manager – 2 days

Class overview :

This hands-on training course is aimed at experienced VMware Infrastructure 3 administrators. The course covers installation, configuration, and operation of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and testing of disaster recovery plans with SRM.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Create a disaster recovery workflow for your virtual machines using SRM
  • Install SRM components
  • Configure SRM storage replication adapters
  • Configure SRM protected and recovery sites
  • Configure SRM array managers
  • Define SRM inventory mappings
  • Create SRM recovery plans
  • Test SRM recovery plans
  • Execute SRM recovery plans (failover)

Content of VMware Site Recovery Manager

SRM Overview

Introduction to Disaster Recovery

SRM Planning

SRM Installation

Array Managers

Inventory Mappings

Protection Groups

Recovery Plans

Troubleshooting

Failover Testing and Failover

Failback

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Training VMware Site Recovery Manager

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  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
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  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …

Training VMware View: Design best practices – 1 day

Class overview :

This hands-on training course explores the foundations of designing VMware® View™ architectures.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should understand the principles involved in designing a View architecture:

  • The recommended design process
  • The layered architecture design model and the reference framework for a View design
  • Design considerations to meet business needs
  • VMware’s best practices for a View deployment

Content of VMware View: Design Best Practices

Course Introduction

Design Methodology

  • Design process
  • Elements of a View deployment design
  • Multilayered reference architecture

Design Considerations

  • Designing for client access devices
  • Designing the access infrastructure
  • Designing the virtual infrastructure
  • Designing virtual desktops
  • End-user session management
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Training VMware View

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  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
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  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
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Training VMware View 5: Install, configure, manage – 4 days

Class overview :

This hands-on training course builds your skills in the VMware View™ suite of products: VMware® View Manager, View Composer, and VMware ThinApp™. This course is based on the View 5.0 and ThinApp 4.6 releases.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should understand the features and operation of View and be able to do the following:

  • Install and configure View components
  • Create and manage dedicated and floating desktop pools
  • Deploy and manage linked-clone virtual desktops
  • Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
  • Configure and manage desktops that run in local mode
  • Configure secure access to desktops through a public network
  • Use ThinApp to package applications

Content of VMware View 5: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to VMware View

  • View features and components

View Connection Server

  • Installation and configuration

View Desktops

  • View Agent
  • PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
  • USB redirection and multimedia redirection

View Client Options

  • View Client
  • View Client with Local Mode
  • Thin clients
  • Virtual Printing with View Clients

View Administrator

  • Configuring the View environment
  • Managing users, sessions, and policies
  • Configuring and provisioning automated pools of desktops
  • Role-based delegated administration
  • Managing ThinApp applications within View
  • Monitoring the View environment

Configuring and Managing Linked Clones

  • View Composer operations
  • Deploying and provisioning linked-clone desktops
  • Managing linked-clone desktops
  • Managing persistent disks

View Persona Management

  • Configuring user profiles with View Persona Management
  • Persona Management and Windows Roaming Profiles
  • Configuring a Persona Management deployment
  • Best practices for a Persona Management deployment

Local-Mode Desktops

  • Configuring local-mode desktops
  • View Transfer Server and Transfer Server repository
  • Local-mode operations

Managing View Security

  • Configuring the View security server
  • Network configuration and authentication options

View Connection Server Performance and Scalability

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Training VMware View 5

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Training VMware View 4.5: Install, configure, manage – 4 days

Class overview :

This hands-on training course builds your skills in the VMware View suite of products: VMware View Manager, VMware View Composer, and VMware ThinApp. This course is based on the View 4.5 and ThinApp 4.6 releases.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should understand the features and operation of VMware View and be able to:

  • Install and configure the VMware View components
  • Create and manage dedicated and floating desktop pools
  • Deploy and manage linked-clone virtual desktops
  • Configure and manage desktops that run in local mode
  • Configure secure access to desktops through a public network
  • Use ThinApp to package applications

Content of VMware View 4.5: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Introduction

Introduction to VMware View

  • View features and components

View Connection Server

  • Installation and configuration

View Desktops

  • View Agent
  • PCoIP and other remote display protocols
  • USB redirection and multimedia redirection

View Client Options

  • View Client
  • View Client with Local Mode
  • Thin clients
  • Virtual Printing

View Administrator

  • Configuring automated pools of dedicated and floating desktops
  • Role-based delegated administration
  • Managing ThinApp applications with View Manager
  • Monitoring the View deployment

Configuring and Managing Linked Clones

  • View Composer
  • Deploying and provisioning linked-clone desktops
  • Managing linked-clone desktops
  • Managing persistent disks

Local-Mode Desktops

  • Local-mode desktops
  • View Transfer Server and Transfer Server repository
  • Local-mode operations

Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

  • vdmadmin utility
  • Clients in kiosk mode
  • Backing up the View databases
  • Restoring the View databases

Managing View Security

  • View security server
  • Network configuration and authentication options

View Manager Performance and Scalability

  • Replica connection servers
  • Performance considerations and load balancing

VMware ThinApp

  • Using ThinApp to capture applications
  • Deploying and updating ThinApp packages
  • Virtualizing Internet Explorer 6 for use on a Windows 7 system
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Training VMware View 4.5

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Training VMware VSphere 4: Skills for operators – 2 days

Class overview :

This hands-on training course explores configuration and management of VMware vSphere™ virtual machines. Upon completion of this course, you should have the skills necessary to work effectively with VMware® virtual machines. The course is based on VMware ESX™ 4.0 and VMware vCenter™ Server 4.0.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Create, deploy, and manage virtual machines
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage
  • Use VMware vCenter Update Manager to apply patches to virtual machines
  • Use VMware vMotion™ and Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machines
  • Troubleshoot problems with virtual machine configuration

Content of VMware vSphere 4: Skills for Operators

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Discussion of virtualization and vSphere components

Module 3: Virtual Machine Creation and Management

  • Create a virtual machine
  • Install a guest operating system in a virtual machine
  • Install VMware Tools into a Windows guest operating system
  • Enable time synchronization between a virtual machine and the host
  • Create a template
  • Create a template and deploy a virtual machine from it
  • Clone a virtual machine that is powered on
  • Take snapshots of a virtual machine and revert to a snapshot
  • Modify a virtual machine’s disk, memory, and name
  • Manipulate virtual machines in the vCenter Server inventory
  • Delete a virtual machine from disk
  • Add a raw LUN to an existing virtual machine

Module 4: Virtual Machine Resource Monitoring

  • Use vCenter Server to monitor CPU utilization

Module 5: Using Update Manager to Update Virtual Machines

  • List all patches installed on both your virtual machine and template
  • Create a patch baseline
  • Scan for updates
  • Remediate the virtual machine and template

Module 6: Migrating Virtual Machines

  • Verify that your virtual machines’ settings meet vMotion requirements
  • Verify that your ESX host meets vMotion requirements
  • Perform a vMotion migration a virtual machine
  • Perform a Storage vMotion migration a virtual machine

Module 7: Troubleshooting Virtual Machines

  • Identify and correct common configuration issues with virtual machines
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Training VMware vSphere 4: Manage for performance – 3 days

Class overview :

This hands-on training course explores the management of performance in a VMware® vSphere™ environment. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to make fundamental design decisions that enhance performance and to meet performance goals in an already-deployed vSphere installation.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the performance impact of using different monitor modes
  • Use vSphere tools to monitor the performance of ESX/ESXi hosts
  • Troubleshoot performance problems relating to CPU, memory, network, and storage on an ESX/ESXi host
  • Discuss how to achieve an optimal virtual machine configuration
  • Discuss guidelines for monitoring application performance

Content of VMware vSphere 4: Manage for Performance

Course Introduction

Performance in a Virtualized Environment

  • Discuss the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
  • Monitor performance using vCenter Server performance graphs and the ESX/ESXi resxtop command

Virtual Machine Monitor

  • Discuss software and hardware virtualization techniques and their impact on performance

CPU Performance

  • Discuss the CPU scheduler, NUMA, and CPU cache contention
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Memory Performance

  • Discuss memory reclamation techniques and memory overcommitment
  • Monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common memory performance problems

Network Performance

  • Discuss the performance features of modern network adapters
  • Monitor key network performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common network performance problems

Storage Performance

  • Discuss how storage protocols, VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

Virtual Machine Performance

  • Discuss guidelines for configuring a virtual machine for optimal performance

Application Performance

  • Discuss what applications can be virtualized
  • Discuss how VMware vCenter AppCenter manages application performance
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Training VMware VSphere 4

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Training VMware VSphere 4: Troubleshooting – 4 days

Class overview :

This lab-intensive course focuses on providing system administrators with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere™ virtual infrastructure. In this course, you will spend most of the time diagnosing and rectifying configuration problems created on VMware® ESX™/ESXi hosts and VMware vCenter™ Server systems.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, delegates will able to:

  • Use the VMware vSphere Client and service console commands to configure or diagnose and rectify problems on ESX
  • Use the vSphere Client and the VMware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) appliance to configure or diagnose and rectify problems on ESX and ESXi hosts
  • Use ESXi technical support mode to diagnose and rectify problems on ESXi
  • Create and use a network sniffer to capture and display virtual switch network traffic
  • Use the vSphere Client and command-line tools to troubleshoot VMware VMotion™, VMware Storage VMotion, VMware High Availability, VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler, and virtual machine power-on problems

Content of VMware vSphere 4: Troubleshooting

Course Introduction

ESXi Command-Line Troubleshooting Methods

  • Install and use the vMA
  • Learn common vSphere Command-Line Interface commands and syntax
  • Configure ESXi technical support mode and SSH access

ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server Log Files

  • View ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server log files
  • Configure a centralized ESX/ESXi log host

Network Troubleshooting

  • Identify and configure vNetwork components
  • Configure and use a network traffic sniffer

Management Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot vSphere management components

Storage Troubleshooting

  • View, configure, and diagnose storageaccess problems
  • Configure iSCSI authentication and digests

VMotion Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot VMotion and Storage VMotion errors

VMware HA Cluster Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot errors with slot calculations, admission control, and host monitoring

DRS Cluster Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot errors with shares, pools, and limits

Virtual Machine Troubleshooting

  • Review power-on requirements
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine power-on failures

Graduation Lab

  • Complete a final multi-hour, multi-problem troubleshooting exercise
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Training WMware VSphere 4

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Training VMware VSphere 4: Manage availability – 1 day

Class overview :

This hands-on training course equips system administrators with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in building and running a highly available VMware® vSphere™ 4 virtual infrastructure.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should be able to understand the functionality in vSphere and be able to:

  • List the components of business continuity
  • Describe Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 cluster configurations
  • Configure a VMware High Availability (HA) cluster using nondefault options
  • Deploy fault-tolerant virtual machines using VMware Fault Tolerance (FT)
  • Deploy VMware vCenter™ Server Heartbeat

Content of VMware vSphere 4: Manage Availability

Course Introduction

Business Continuity

  • Overview of vSphere features for high availability, fault tolerance, data protection, and disaster recovery

Virtual Machine Clustering

  • vSphere general requirements for Microsoft failover clusters
  • Overview of the supported Microsoft failover cluster configurations

VMware High Availability Clusters

  • VMware HA advanced parameters affecting slot size
  • Deploying different admission control policies
  • Configuring redundant heartbeat networks and isolation test addresses

VMware Fault Tolerance

  • Overview of FT prerequisites and FT operation
  • FT best practices
  • Configuring, monitoring, and testing a fault-tolerant virtual machine

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat

  • Overview of vCenter Server Heartbeat operation
  • Installing and configuring vCenter Server Heartbeat
  • Failover and switchover with vCenter Server Heartbeat
  • Monitoring vCenter Server Heartbeat
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Training VMware VSphere 4

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  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
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