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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

Course Description/Agenda

In this hands-on, VMware®-authorized course based on ESXi 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0, you will learn to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere™, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter™ Server. You will spend approximately 40% of instruction time completing 20 hands-on labs.

Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam (voucher not included). It also prepares you to enroll in any of several more-advanced vSphere 5.0 courses.

What You'll Learn

  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Configure and manage 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 ESXi patches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection

Who Should Attend

  • System and network administrators
  • Systems and network engineers
  • Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

Course Prerequisites

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Course Outline

1. VMware Virtualization

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

2. Virtual Machines

  • Virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine and virtual machine appliance

3. VMware vCenter Server

  • vCenter Server and database requirements
  • vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
  • View and create vCenter Server inventory objects

4. Configure and Manage Virtual Networks

  • Create and manage a standard virtual switch
  • Modify standard virtual switch properties

5. Configure and Manage vSphere Storage

  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere datastores
  • Configure, deploy, and manage the VMware Virtual Storage Appliance

6. Virtual Machine Management

  • Deploy virtual machines using templates, cloning, and VMware vCenter Converter™
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vMotion® and Storage vMotion migrations

7. Access and Authentication Control

  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
  • vShield Zones

8. Resource Management and 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

  • Strategies for backing up ESXi hosts
  • Backup/recovery APIs
  • Strategies for backing up virtual machines

10. High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Configure and manage a VMware High Availability (HA) cluster
  • Configure fault-tolerant virtual machines using VMware Fault Tolerance

11. Scalability

  • Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Using VMware HA and DRS together

12. Patch Management

  • Manage ESXi patching and patch compliance using vCenter Update Manager

13. Installing VMware vSphere 5 Components

  • ESXi Installable installation
  • vCenter Server installation
  • Additional vCenter Server module installation


Lab 1: Install VMware vSphere Graphical User Interfaces

  • Access your student desktop system
  • Install the vSphere Client
  • Install the Web Client (Server)

Lab 2: Configuring VMware ESXi

  • Connect to an ESXi host with the VMware vSphere Client
  • View host hardware configuration
  • Configure DNS and routing information for an ESXi host
  • Configure the ESXi host as an NTP client

Lab 3: Working with Virtual Machines

  • Create a virtual machine
  • Install a guest operating system in a virtual machine
  • Identify a virtual machine's disk format and usage statistics
  • Install VMware Tools into a virtual machine installed with a Windows operating system
  • Enable time synchronization between a virtual machine and an ESXi host
  • Copy programs from CD to your virtual machine

Lab 4: Configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance

  • Configure the vCenter Server appliance with a web browser
  • Configure vCenter Server appliance to use directory services
  • Register VMware vSphere Web Client with vCenter Server appliance
  • Connect to the vCenter Server appliance with the vSphere Client

Lab 5: Using VMware vCenter Server

  • Create a vCenter Server inventory datacenter object
  • Create vCenter Server inventory folder objects
  • Add your ESXi host to the vCenter Server inventory
  • Manage vSphere license keys

Lab 6: Standard Virtual Switches

  • View the current standard virtual switch configuration
  • Create a standard virtual switch with a virtual machine port group
  • Attach your virtual machine to the ProdVMs port group

Lab 7: Accessing IP Storage

  • Add a VMkernel port group to a standard virtual switch
  • Configure the iSCSI software adapter
  • Configure access to NFS datastores
  • View iSCSI and NFS storage information

Lab 8: Managing VMware vSphere VMFSL

  • Review your shared storage configuration
  • Change the name of a VMFS datastore
  • Create a VMFS datastores
  • Expand a VMFS datastore to consume unused space on a LUN
  • Remove a VMFS datastore
  • Extend a VMFS datastore

Lab 9: Using Templates and Clones

  • Create a template
  • Copy Sysprep files to the vCenter Server appliance
  • Create customization specifications
  • Deploy a virtual machine from a template
  • Clone a virtual machine that is powered on

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: Migrating Virtual Machines

  • Create a virtual switch and VMkernel port group for vMotion migration
  • Verify that your ESXi host meets vMotion requirements
  • Verify that your virtual machine


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