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VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.0] On-Site Training

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

VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.0]

Course Description/Agenda

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

You will gain hands-on experience installing, configuring, and managing VMware 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 Management Assistant (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) 5 exam objectives more closely than any other VMware training course, and it satisfies the coursework requirements for certification. A VCP exam voucher is included.

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

Who Should Attend

Experienced system and network administrators, engineers, and operators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office

Course Prerequisites

  • Comfort with system administration and using command-line interfaces
  • Readiness to participate in a demanding, high-intensity training experience

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

1. 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

2. Create Virtual Machines

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

3. VMware vCenter Server

  • vCenter Server architecture
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

4. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Create and manage a standard virtual switch
  • Modify standard virtual switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. High Availability and Fault Tolerance

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

10. 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

11. Network Scalability

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

12. 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

13. Data Protection

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

14. 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

15. VMware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)

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

16. 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


Lab 1: Install VMware vSphere Graphical User Interfaces

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

Lab 2: Configure VMware ESXi

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