About this course

Course type Essentials
Course code VMWAREOPS55
Duration 2 Days

VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators is a two-day technical classroom training course designed to help operators and administrators create and manage virtual machines. This two-day lecture and lab course will help delegates gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware® virtual machines. This course is based on VMware® ESXi™ 5.5 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5.

Target Audience:

Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server management.

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

Delegates will learn how to

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

  • Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
  • Describe the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
  • Deploy, configure, and manage virtual machines
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage
  • Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Online vSphere resources
  • Location of online vSphere documentation

Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Compare the components and concepts of virtual and traditional architecture
  • Describe a virtual machine
  • Identify the benefits of using a virtual machine
  • Describe VMware virtualization concepts
  • Describe the components and features of vSphere
  • Describe inventory objects managed by vSphere
  • Describe the features of vCenter Server

VMware vSphere Web Client

  • Access and use the VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Describe the navigation panes in the vSphere Web Client

Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

  • Describe virtual machine components
  • Create a virtual machine
  • Install a guest operating system and VMware® Tools™
  • Clone a virtual machine
  • Create an OVF template
  • Customize a virtual machine
  • Register and unregister a virtual machine in vCenter Server
  • Perform snapshot operations

Virtual Machine Resource Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU, memory, and disk usage
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor virtual machine resource usage
  • Describe and monitor tasks
  • Describe, monitor, and manage events
  • Describe, monitor, manage, and acknowledge alarms

Using VMware vSphere vApps

  • Describe VMware vSphere® vApps™
  • Create, edit, and manage a vApp
  • Clone a vApp
  • Manage the power status of a vApp

Migrating Virtual Machines

  • Describe and use cold migration to migrate a virtual machine
  • Verify host and virtual machine requirements for vSphere vMotion
  • Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
  • Migrate virtual machine storage with vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Describe CPU compatibility with Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
  • Summarize VMware vSphere® High Availability
Essentials

2 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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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0345 074 7998 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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