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VMW-ICM5.5 - VMware vSphere 5.5: Install, Configure, and Manage 5.5

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Course Description

​Gain hands-on experience using VMware® vSphere® 5.5 while fulfilling the training requirement for VMware vSphere certification.

This hands-on VMware vSphere 5.5 training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere, which comprises VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter™ Server™.This VMware vSphere training is based on ESXi 5.5 and vCenter Server 5.5 and approximately 60% of class time is devoted to hands-on labs. Completion of this VMware vSphere  training fulfills the prerequisite for the VMware vSphere certification - Certified Professional - Datacenter Virtualization (VCP5-DV).

Course Objectives

Course Audience

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

Course Outline

1. Virtualized Data Center
  • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Introduce VMware vCenter Single Sign-on
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client
2. Creating Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine
3. VMware vCenter Server
  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
4. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
5. 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™
6. 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(s)™
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. Scalability
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
11. Patch Management
  • Use vCenter Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vCenter Update Manager and the vCenter Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts
12. Installing VMware Components
  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)
Labs
Approximately 60% of VMware vSphere 5.5 training class time is devoted to hands-on labs

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