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VMWare vSphere: Fast Track [V5]

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In this intensive, extended-hours course, you will focus on installing,configuring, and managing VMwareŠ vSphereŠ 5. You will explore the topicscovered in VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage in greater detail andexpand upon them by learning advanced tasks and gaining expert skills forconfiguring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure.

You will gain hands-on experience installing, configuring, and managingVMware vSphere, which consists of VMware ESXi™ 5.0 and VMware vCenter™Server 5.0, and you will learn about all the new features found in vSphere 5.Topics unique to this course include Fault Tolerance, vSphere ManagementAssistant (vMA), Storage vMotion, and Distributed Power Management (DPM).Approximately 40% of your class time will be devoted to 32 hands-on labs.

This fast-track course aligns to the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 5exam objectives more closely than any other VMware training course, and itsatisfies the coursework requirements for certification. A VCP exam voucher isincluded.

This course includes VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.1] Self-Paced e-Learning at no additional charge. After completing this e-Learning, you will be able to implement the new functions and features of VMware vSphere 5.1.

Course Overview

What You'll Learn

  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
  • Create, configure, migrate, manage, convert, and monitor virtual machines and virtual appliances
  • Manage user access to the virtual infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Scale the vSphere virtual infrastructure
  • Implement business continuity solutions
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment
  • Use a command-line interface to manage vSphere
  • Install and configure ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts
  • Course Outline

    • In this comprehensive course, you will cover all these vSphere 5 features:

      • Thin Provisioning
      • Update Manager
      • Data Recovery
      • High Availability
      • vMotion
      • Storage APIs for Data Protection
      • vCenter Server Appliance
      • vSphere Storage Appliance
      • Linked Mode
      • Hot Add
      • Fault Tolerance
      • vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)
      • Storage APIs for Multipathing
      • Storage vMotion
      • Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS)
      • Distributed Power Management (DPM)
      • Distributed Switch
      • Host Profiles
      • Auto Deploy
      • Storage DRS
      • Profile Driven Storage
      • Port Mirroring
    • VMware Virtualization

      • Virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
      • Server, network, and storage virtualization
      • Where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
      • Install and use vSphere user interfaces
    • Create Virtual Machines

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

      • vCenter Server architecture
      • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
    • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

      • Create and manage a standard virtual switch
      • Modify standard virtual switch properties
      • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
    • Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

      • Storage protocols and device names
      • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
      • Create and manage vSphere datastores
      • VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
    • Virtual Machine Management

      • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
      • Modify and manage virtual machines
      • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
      • Perform VMware vSphere vMotionŽ and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
      • Create a vSphere vApp
    • Access and Authentication Control

      • Control user access through roles and permissions
      • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
      • Configure ESXi lockdown mode
      • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
      • VMware vShield Zones
    • Resource Management and Monitoring

      • Virtual CPU and memory concepts
      • Methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
      • Configure and manage resource pools
      • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
    • High Availability and Fault Tolerancev

      • New vSphere High Availability architecture
      • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
      • vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • Host Scalability

      • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
      • Configure and manage a vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster
      • Configure and manage vSphere Distributed Power Management
    • Network Scalability

      • Create, configure, and manage vNetwork distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
    • Storage Scalability

      • Storage I/O Control
      • VMware vSphere Storage APIs: Array Integration and VASA
      • Policy-driven storage
      • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
      • Storage DRS operation
      • Create a datastore cluster for Storage DRS
      • Configure Storage DRS
    • Data Protection

      • Strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
      • VMware Data Recovery appliance
      • Solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently
    • Patch Management

      • Use VMware vSphere vCenter Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
      • Install Update Manager and the Update Manager plug-in
      • Create patch baselines
      • Scan and remediate hosts
    • VMware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)

      • Configure vMA
      • esxcli and vicfg commands
      • Perform command-line operations for host, network, and storage management and performance monitoring
    • Installing VMware Components

      • Use vCenter Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
      • ESXi installation
      • Boot-from-SAN requirements
      • vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
      • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)
      • VMware vCenter Server Appliance
      • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
      • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
      • Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host