Installation, Configuration, and Management of VMware vSphere

The hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere@, which consistrs of Vmware ESXI and VMware vCenter Server TM. The course is based on ESXi 5.0 and vCenter server 5.0 Completion of this course satisfies the perquisite for taking the VMware@ Certified professional 5 exam.

At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionally in vSphere 5 and be able to do the following :

  • 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
  • Use vCenter server to mange higher availability and data Protection

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led training, Live online, Onsite training
Course Duration: Five days of Instructor led training with 60% lecture, 40% hands-on lab
Target Audience: System administrators, Systems engineers, Operators responsible for EXSI and vCenter Server
Prerequisites: System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course Objectives
  1. Introduction to VMcare 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
  1. Create Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, Virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine
  1. VMcare vCenter Server
  • Introduce vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce vCenter Server appliance
  • Connfigure and manage vCenter Server appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  1. Configure and Manage Virtual Networks
  • Describe, create, and manage a standard Virtual switch
  • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
  • Configure Virtual switch load balancing algorithms
  1. Configure and Manage 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 the VMware vSphere@ Storage Appliance
  1. Virtual Machine Management
  • Deploy virtual machines using templates and cloning
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vSphere vMotion and storage v Motion migrations
  • Create a vSphere vApp
  1. Data Protection
  • Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  • Introduce the VMware Data Recovery appliance
  • Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently
  1. 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
  • Introduce VMware vShield Zones
  1. 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
  1. High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  • Introduce new vSphere High Availability(HA) architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere High Availability cluster
  • Introduce VMware Fault Tolerance
  1. Scalability
  • Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource
  • Scheduler (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enchanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
  1. Patch Management
  • Manage ESXi patching using vCenterUpdate Manager
  • Install Update Manager and Update Manager Plug-in
  • Create Patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts
  1. Installing VMware Components
  • Introduce EXSi installation
  • Describe boot from SAN requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter hardware, software, and database requirements

Install vCenter Server (Windows based)