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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

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 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 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

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 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 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

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 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 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

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 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 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

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …