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VMW-OMFT - VMware vSphere with Operations Management: Fast Track

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Course Description

​This intensive, extended-hours training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 5 and effectively using VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™. This course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with the vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict course. This course explores installation, configuration, and management of vSphere, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™. This course also teaches skills in the use of vCenter Operations Manager as a forensic and predictive tool. This course is based on ESXi 5.1, vCenter Server 5.1 and vCenter Operations Manager 5.x.

Course Objectives

Course Audience

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

Course Outline

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage Modules
Lesson 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Lesson 2: 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 interfaces
Lesson 3: Creating Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine
Lesson 4: 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
Lesson 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
  • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
Lesson 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 vSphere® Storage Appliance
Lesson 7: Virtual Machine Management
  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® migrations
  • Create a vApp
Lesson 8: Data Protection
  • Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  • Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently
Lesson 9: 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
  • Explain VMware® vShield Endpoint™ integration in vSphere
Lesson 10: Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory use
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Monitor resource use using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarm
Lesson 11: High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  • Introduce the new VMware vSphere® High Availability architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Introduce VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Replication
Lesson 12: Scalability
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together
Lesson 13: Patch Management
  • Use Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install Update Manager and the Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts
Lesson 14: 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)
VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict Modules
Lesson 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Lesson 2: Introduction to VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite
  • Understand the role of operations management in the cloud era
  • Understand the vCenter Operations Management Suite and its packaging
Lesson 3: Architecture and Concepts
  • Understand the data collection methodology of the vCenter Operations Manager architecture
  • Learn how vCenter Operations Manager collects data
  • Master the main components of the dashboard view
  • Navigate the objects tree and understand the badge pane
Lesson 5: Analyzing with Heat Maps
  • Work with predefined and custom heat maps through the Analysis tab
Lesson 6: Working with Smart Alerts
  • Configure and use smart alerts
  • Set up email notifications
Lesson 7: Working with Capacity Planning and Reports
  • Schedule, use, and export predefined capacity management reports
  • Perform what-if analyses
Lesson 8: Installing and Configuring VMware vCenter Operations Manager
  • Understand and meet preinstallation requirements
  • Install vCenter Operations Manager
  • Configure vCenter Operations Manager to gather data from its environment
Lesson A: VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite Update
  • Discuss the VMware management suite solution and products
  • List the key components and capabilities of vCenter Operations Management Suite
  • Describe the main features available in each of the vCenter Operations Management Suite products and editions
Lesson B: VMware vCenter Operations Manager v5.6 Changes
  • Discuss configuration of policies and groups
  • Identify basic use cases and benefits from using policies and groups
  • Make changes to the vCenter Operations Manager 5.6 configurations
  • Explain changes to badges, metrics, and reports in version 5.6 of vCenter Operations Manager
Lesson C: Integration with Other VMware Products
  • Identify use cases for the integration of other vCenter Operations Management Suite products
  • Discuss integration with vCenter Operations Manager for group management
  • Learn about new dashboard badges in vCenter Operations Manager

Course Prerequisites

​System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Course Schedule
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