VMware vSphere 5: Fast Track


Code: VM_FTTechnology: DatacentreVendor: VMWAREDifficulty: Advanced

Goals

  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
  • Create, configure, migrate, manage, and monitor virtual machines and virtual appliances
  • Use VMware vCenter Converter™ Standalone
  • Manage user access to the VMware virtual infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Implement VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Use vSphere distributed switches to scale networking
  • Use profile-driven storage and Storage DRS to scale storage
  • Use VMware vCenter™ Update Manager to apply ESXi patches
  • Use VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere
  • Deploy ESXi, vCenter Server, and vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi image
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts

Duration in days:

5

Requirements

  • Willingness to participate in a demanding, high-intensity training experience
  • Comfort with system administration using command-line interfaces
  • Have a basic understanding of virtualization concepts

Contents

  • Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  • Introduction to VMware Virtualization
    • Introduce virtualization and vSphere components
    • Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
    • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
    • Install and use vSphere user interfaces
    • Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings
  • Creating Virtual Machines
    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Deploy a single virtual machine
  • VMware vCenter Server
    • Introduce vCenter Server architecture
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
    • Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
    • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
    • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
    • Introduce storage protocols and device names
    • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
    • Introduce 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 vMotion® and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Create a vSphere vApp
    • Use VMware vCenter Converter™ Standalone to hot-clone a system
  • Access and Authentication Control
    • Control user access through roles and permissions
    • Discuss ESXi host access and authentication
    • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
    • Introduce VMware® vShield™ products
  • Resource Management and Monitoring
    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • Describe 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 Tolerance
    • Explain the vSphere High Availability architecture
    • Configure an manage a vSphere HA cluster
    • Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
    • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) on a virtual machine
  • Host Scalability
    • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
    • Configure and manage a vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster (DRS)
    • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
    • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
    • Configure and manage vSphere Distributed Power Management (vSphere DPM)
  • Network Scalability
    • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
    • Discuss distributed virtual switch features, such as PVLANs, discovery protocols, Network I/O Control, NetFlow, and port mirroring
  • Storage Scalability
    • Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and Storage Awareness
    • Explain profile-driven storage
    • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
    • Introduce storage I/O control
    • Create a datastore cluster
    • Configure Storage DRS™
  • Data Protection
    • Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
    • Introduce the VMware® Data Recovery appliance
    • Discuss solutions for efficiently backing up virtual machines
  • Patch Management
    • Use VMware vSphere® 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
    • Describe VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA)
    • Configure vMA
    • Discuss the VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface command set
    • Perform command-line operations for host management, network management, storage management, and performance monitoring
  • Installing VMware Components
    • Use vCenter Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
    • Introduce ESXi installation
    • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
    • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
    • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)
    • Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
    • Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
    • Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host

Literature

All attendees receive an original of VMware study guide.

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