About this course

Course code VMWAREFT55
Duration 5 Days

This intensive, extended-hours training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 5.5. This course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced tasks and skills for configuring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware® ESXi™ 5.5 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam.

Course Suitability:

  • Administrator - Professional
  • Engineer - Professional
  • Architect - Professional

Certifications:

This course prepares you for the following certification:

  • VCP5-DCV

Target Audience:

Experienced system administrators and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office.

Prerequisites

Please note: Effective 17th of March 2014 all VMware course materials will only be available to delegates in e-courseware format. VMware will email delegates with instructions on how to access their e-book entitlement no less than 48 hours before their course is due to take place. If you have an existing VMware MyLearn account it is imperative that you notify QA of the email address you have registered to this account.

Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either dual monitors or single monitor plus a tablet device.

Technical prerequisites

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals elearning course for VCA-DCV certification

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
  • Create, configure, migrate, manage, and monitor virtual machines and virtual appliances
  • 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 policy-driven storage and VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ to scale storage
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply ESXi patches
  • Use VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere
  • Deploy ESXi, vCenter Server, and VMware® vCenter Server™ Appliance™
  • Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI to create an ESXi image
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Software-Defined Data Center

  • 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
  • Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
  • Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Using the VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Configuring VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

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® Virtual SAN™ datastores

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™

Access and Authentication Control

  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Discuss ESXi host access and authentication
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory

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 HA architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Enable vSphere FT on a virtual machine
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Replication

Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
  • Discuss distributed switch features, such as private VLANs, discovery protocols, VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control, NetFlow, and port mirroring

Host Scalability

  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together

Storage Scalability

  • Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and Storage Awareness
  • Explain policy-driven storage
  • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
  • Introduce VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  • Create a datastore cluster
  • Configure Storage DRS

Patch Management

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

VMware Management Resources

  • Describe vSphere Management Assistant
  • Configure vSphere Management Assistant
  • 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

  • Describe 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)

Host and Management Scalability

  • Configure and manage VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management™
  • Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™
  • Use vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLIto create an ESXi installation image
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host

5 Days

Duration
Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom / Attend from Anywhere

Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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