VMware vSphere:  Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] - On Demand

Course Details
Code:
EDU-VSICM51-EL
Tuition (USD):
$3,495.00 • Self Paced
GSA (USD):
$2,993.20 • Self Paced

VMware On Demand is a robust, self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with hands-on practice labs, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training.

  • Compelling: Interactive modules with labs that build as you progress
  • Comprehensive: Rich content equivalent to classroom training that meets certification course requirements, including final assessments. Some courses also include bonus items like exam vouchers
  • Convenient: 45 days to access the content multiple times at your pace

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware vSphere® ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™. This course is based on prerelease versions of ESXi 5.1 and vCenter Server 5.1. 

Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization exam.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several, more advanced vSphere courses.

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware vSphere® ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™. This course is based on prerelease versions of ESXi 5.1 and vCenter Server 5.1. 

Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization exam.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several, more advanced vSphere courses.

Objectives:   
•  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 
  
Intended Audience:   
•  System administrators
•  Systems engineers
•  Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server 
  
Prerequisites:   
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems 
Course Modules

1 Course Introduction
 
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 Introduction to VMware Virtualization
 
  • Introduce virtualization, virtual machines, 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

3 Creating Virtual Machines
 
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine

4 VMware vCenter Server
 
  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

5 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

6 Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
 
  • Introduce storage protocols and device names
  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere datastores
  • Deploy and manage VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance

7 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 VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® migrations
  • Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™

8 Data Protection
 
  • Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  • Introduce VMware® Data Recovery
  • Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently

9 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
  • Explain VMware® vShield Endpoint™ integration in vSphere

10 Resource Management and Monitoring
 
  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms

11 High Availability and Fault Tolerance
 
  • Introduce the new VMware vSphere® High Availability architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Introduce VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance

12 Scalability
 
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together

13 Patch Management
 
  • Use Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install Update Manager and the Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts

14 Installing VMware Components
 
  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)
Course Details
Code:
EDU-VSICM51-EL
Tuition (USD):
$3,495.00 • Self Paced
GSA (USD):
$2,993.20 • Self Paced