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VMware vSphere6 : Install, Configure, Manage (VICM)

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Detailed Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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 interface

Virtual Machines

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

VMware vCenter Server

  • Identify vCenter Server and database requirements
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
  • View and create vCenter Server inventory objects

Configure and Manage Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
  • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties

Configure and Manage vSphere Storage

  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere datastores
  • Configure, deploy, and manage the VMware Virtual Storage Appliance

Virtual Machine Management

  • Deploy virtual machines using templates, cloning, and VMware vCenter Converter™
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vMotion® and Storage vMotion migrations

Access and Authentication Control

  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
  • Introduce vShield Zones

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Control virtual machine access to CPU, memory, and I/O resources
  • Introduce VMkernel methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms

Data Protection

  • Discuss strategies for backing up ESXi hosts
  • Introduce the backup/recovery APIs
  • Discuss strategies for backing up virtual machines

High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Configure and manage a VMware High Availability (HA) cluster
  • Configure fault-tolerant virtual machines using VMware Fault Tolerance

Scalability

  • Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster
  • Configuring Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Using VMware HA and DRS together

Patch Management

  • Manage ESXi patching and patch compliance using vCenter Update Manager

Installing VMware vSphere 5 Components

  • Introduce ESXi Installable installation
  • Introduce vCenter Server installation
  • Additional vCenter Server module installation
 

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