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 VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V4.1]

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In this hands-on course based on ESX/ESXi 4.1 and vCenter Server 4.1, you will learn to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere, which consists of VMware ESX/ESXi and VMware vCenter Server.

You will spend approximately 60% of instruction time completing 25 hands-on labs.

Course Overview

By the end of the class students will be able to:

  • Install and configure ESX or ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Configure and manage ESX/ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
  • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
  • Use VMware vCenter Update Manager to apply ESX/ESXi patches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection

Prerequisites

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Course Outline

  • 1. Introduction to VMware Virtualization

    • Virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
  • 2. VMware ESX/ESXi

    • Architecture of ESX and ESXi
    • Manually configure ESX/ESXi
  • 3. VMware vCenter Server

    • Install and configure vCenter Server components
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects
  • 4. Networking

    • Create, configure, and manage vNetwork standard switches, network connections, and port groups
  • 5. Storage

    • Configure ESX/ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Create and manage vSphere datastores
  • 6. Virtual Machines

    • Deploy virtual machines using the Create New Virtual Machine wizard, templates, cloning, and VMware vCenter Converter
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Perform Storage vMotion migrations
  • 7. Access Control

    • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • 8. Resource Monitoring

    • Control virtual machine access to CPU, memory, and I/O resources
    • VMkernel methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and Alarms
  • 9. Data Protection

    • Back up and recover virtual machines using VMware Data Recovery
  • 10. Scalability

    • Manage multiple vCenter Server inventories using VMware vCenter Linked Mode
    • Manage ESX/ESXi configuration compliance using Host Profiles
    • Create, configure, and manage vNetwork distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
    • Perform VMware vMotion migrations
    • Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler cluster
    • Configure and manage VMware Distributed Power Management
  • 11. High Availability

    • Configure and manage a VMware High Availability cluster
    • Configure fault-tolerant virtual machines using VMware Fault Tolerance
  • 12. Patch Management

    • Manage patching and patch compliance using vCenter Update Manager
  • 13. Installing VMware ESX and ESXi

    • Introduce ESX and ESXi installable installation
  • Labs:

  • Lab 1: Configuring VMware ESXi

    • Connect to an ESXi host with vSphere Client
    • View host hardware configuration
    • View virtual machine configuration
    • Configure DNS and routing information for an ESXi host
    • Configure the ESXi host as an NTP client
  • Lab 2: Installing VMware vCenter Server

    • Access your vCenter Server system
    • Configure a SQL Server ODBC connection to a remote database
    • Install vCenter Server
    • Install the vSphere Client on the vCenter Server system
  • Lab 3: Using VMware vCenter Server

    • Log in to the vCenter Server system from your desktop virtual machine
    • Add your ESXi host to the vCenter Server inventory
    • Create folder objects
    • Manage vSphere license keys
  • Lab 4: Standard Virtual Switches

    • View the current standard virtual switch configuration
    • Create a standard virtual switch
    • Verify that your virtual machine has proper access to the production Network
  • Lab 5: Accessing IP Storage

    • Create a VMkernel port on a standard virtual switch
    • Configure the iSCSI software adapter
    • Configure access to an NFS datastore
    • View iSCSI and NFS storage information
  • Lab 6: Managing VMware vStorage VMFS Datastores

    • Review your shared storage configuration
    • View VMFS datastore information
    • Change the name of a VMFS datastore
    • Create a VMFS datastore
    • Expand the VMFS datastore to consume unused space on a LUN
    • Remove a VMFS datastore
    • Extend a VMFS datastore
  • Lab 7: Working with Virtual Machines

    • Create a virtual machine
    • Install a guest operating system in a virtual machine
    • Create a virtual machine on an iSCSI VMFS datastore
    • Import a virtual machine into the vCenter Server inventory
    • Install VMware Tools into a virtual machine installed with a Windows operating system
    • Enable time synchronization between a virtual machine and an ESXi host
  • Lab 8: Using Templates and Clones

    • Configure a guest operating system customization on a vCenter Server system
    • Create a template
    • Deploy a virtual machine from a template
    • Clone a virtual machine that is powered on
  • Lab 9: VMware vCenter Converter

    • Install vCenter Converter
    • Configure vCenter Converter guest operating system customization
    • Install and enable the vCenter Converter plug-in
    • Prepare a system for hot cloning
    • Hot clone a system
  • Lab 10: Modifying a Virtual Machine

    • Increase the size of a VMDK file
    • Adjust memory allocation on a virtual machine
    • Rename a virtual machine in the vCenter Server inventory
    • Add a raw LUN to a virtual machine and verify that the guest operating system can see it
    • Expand a thin-provisioned virtual disk
  • Lab 11: Managing Virtual Machines

    • Unregister a virtual machine in the vCenter Server inventory
    • Register a virtual machine in the vCenter Server inventory
    • Unregister and delete virtual machines from disk
    • Take snapshots of a virtual machine
    • Revert to a snapshot
    • Migrate virtual machine files with Storage vMotion
  • Lab 12: Access Control

    • Configure an ESXi host to use directory services
    • Use Active Directory accounts to verify proper access to your ESXi host
    • Create a custom role in vCenter Server
    • Assign permissions on vCenter Server inventory objects
    • Verify permission usability
  • Lab 13: Resource Pools

    • Create CPU contention
    • Create a resource pool named Fin-Test
    • Create a resource pool names Fin-Prod
    • Verify resource pool functionality
  • Lab 14: Monitoring Virtual Machine Performance

    • Create CPU contention
    • Use vCenter Server to monitor CPU utilization
    • Undo changes made to your virtual machine
  • Lab 15: Using Alarms

    • Create a virtual machine alarm that monitors for a condition
    • Create a virtual machine alarm that monitors for an event
    • Trigger virtual machine alarms and acknowledge them
    • Disable virtual machine alarms
  • Lab 16: VMware Data Recovery

    • Install the Data Recovery plug-in
    • Modify the Data Recovery virtual appliance
    • Do the initial setup of the Data Recovery appliance
    • Create a backup job
    • Create a restore job
  • Lab 17: Working with Host Profiles

    • Add a second ESXi host to the team vCenter Server system
    • Create a disparate configuration
    • Create a host profile
    • Attach a host profile to an ESXi host and check compliance
    • Apply a host profiles to an ESXi host
  • Lab 18: vNetwork Distributed Switches

    • Remove the vmnic from the standard virtual switch
    • Create a distributed virtual switch for the virtual machine network
    • Create a distributed virtual switch port group
    • Migrate virtual machines to a distributed switch port group
    • Verify that your virtual machine has proper access to the production Network
  • Lab 19: Migrating Virtual Machines

    • Create a VMkernel port group for vMotion migration
    • Verify that your ESXi host meets vMotion requirements
    • Verify that your virtual machine meets vMotion requirements
    • Perform a vMotion migration of a virtual machine
  • Lab 20: VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler

    • Create a DRS cluster
    • Populate the DRS cluster
    • Verify proper DRS cluster functionality
    • Apply DRS recommendations
    • Create, test, and disable affinity rules
    • Create, test, and disable anti-affinity rules
  • Lab 21:VMware Distributed Power Management

    • Log in to your vCenter Server system and start the vSphere Client
    • Configure IPMI/iLO as the VMware DPM wake protocol
    • Configure VMware DPM
    • Test VMware DPM
    • Bring an ESXi host out of standby mode
  • Lab 22: Using VMware High Availability

    • Create a cluster enabled for VMware HA
    • Test VMware HA functionality
  • Lab 23: Working with Slot Sizes and Admission Control

    • Use the Resource Allocation tab to determine resource use
    • Manage VMware HA slot size
    • Configure a VMware HA cluster with strict admission control
    • Configure a VMware HA cluster with flexible admission control
  • Lab 24: Configuring VMware Fault Tolerance

    • Enable FT logging
    • Activate FT
    • Test FT
    • Disable FT
  • Lab 25: VMware vCenter Update Manager

    • Install Update Manager
    • Modify cluster settings
    • Install and enable the Update Manager plug-in
    • Create a patch baseline
    • Attach a baseline and scan for updates
    • Stage patches and remediate ESXi hosts__