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VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5]

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Through 22 hands-on labs, you will learn to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware vSphere ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™. This course is based on ESXi 5.1 and vCenter Server 5.1. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for the VMware Certified Professional - Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DV).

Course Overview

What You'll Learn

  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Use vCenter Server to configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
  • 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 vSphere Update Manager™ to apply ESXi patches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection

Course Outline

  • VMware Virtualization

    • Virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
    • Concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
    • Fitting vSphere into the cloud architecture
    • Installing and using vSphere user interfaces
  • Creating Virtual Machines

    • Virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Deploying a single virtual machine
  • VMware vCenter Server

    • vCenter Server architecture
    • VMware vCenter Server Appliance
    • Configuring and managing vCenter Server Appliance
    • Managing vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

    • Creating and managing a standard virtual switch
    • Modifying standard virtual switch properties
    • Configuring virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

    • Storage protocols and device names
    • Configuring ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Creating and managing vSphere datastores
    • Deploying and managing VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
  • Virtual Machine Management

    • Using templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
    • Modifying and managing virtual machines
    • Creating and managing virtual machine snapshots
    • Performing VMware vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion migrations
    • Creating a VMware vSphere vApp
  • Data Protection

    • Strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
    • VMware Data Recovery
    • Solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently
  • Access and Authentication Control

    • Controlling user access through roles and permissions
    • Configuring and managing the ESXi firewall
    • Configuring ESXi lockdown mode
    • Integrating ESXi with Active Directory
    • VMware vShield Zones
  • resource Management and Monitoring

    • Virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • Methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Configuring and managing resource pools
    • Monitoring resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
  • High Availability(HA) and Fault Tolerance

    • New VMware vSphere HA architecture
    • Configuring and managing a vSphere HA cluster
    • VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Scalability

    • Configuring and managing a VMware vSphere Distributed
    • Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster
    • Configuring Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC)
    • Using vSphere HA and DRS together
  • Patch Management

    • Using Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
    • Installing Update Manager and the Update Manager plug-in
    • Creating patch baselines
    • Scanning and remediating hosts
  • Installing VMware Components

    • ESXi installation
    • Boot-from-SAN requirements
    • vCenter Server deployment options
    • vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
    • Installing vCenter Server (Windows-based)