VMware Vsphere: Install, Configure, Manage (5.5)


VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [5.5] (H6D01S)

Course Description

This hands-on training course explores installation,
configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which
consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™.
This course is based on versions of ESXi 5.5 and vCenter
Server 5.5. Completion of this course satisfies the
prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5
exam. This course is 60% lecture and 40% hands-on lab.

Duration : 5 days


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

Course outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

Module 2: Virtualized Data Center

• Introduce components of the virtualized data center
• Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
• Install and use vSphere Client

Module 3: Creating Virtual Machines

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

Module 4: VMware vCenter Server

• Introduce the vCenter Server architecture ? Introduce VMware®
vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
• Install and use vSphere Web Client
• Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
• Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
• Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

• Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
• Describe and modify standard switch properties
• Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

Module 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® Virtual SAN™

Module 7: Virtual Machine Management

• Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
• Modify and manage virtual machines
• Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
• Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
• Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™

Module 8: 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

Module 9: 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

Module 10: High Availability and Fault Tolerance

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

Module 11: Scalability

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

Module 12: Patch Management

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

Module 13: Installing VMware Components

• Introduce ESXi installation
• Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
• Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
• Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database
• Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)