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VMWare FastTrack Training

Course Outline

Introduction to VMware Virtualization

Introduce virtualization, virtual and vSphere components
Explain the concepts of server, network and storage virtulization
Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
Install and use vSphere user interfaces

Create Virtual Machines

Introduce virutal machines, virtual machine hardware and virtual machine files
Detail VMDirect Path
Deploy a single virtual machine
Deploy a virtual machine using templates and cloning
Deploy virtual machines from VMware Converter enterprise, VMware Converter CD and guided consolidation

VMware vCenter Server

Introduce vCentre Architecture
Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
Configure and manage vCentre for Windows
Configure and manage vCentre linked mode
Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
Describe and detail vCentre Server heartbeat 6.4
Instaling the vCenter web server service
Using the vCenter web service client

Configure and Manage Virtual Networks

Describe, creat and manage both standard and distributed virtual switches
Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
Describe vSwitch securty options
Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

Configure and Manage Virtual Storage

Introduce storage protocols and device names
Describe and configure storage profiles
Allocate different storage profiles to different virtual machines
Allocate different storage priorites to different virtual machines
Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS and Fibre Channel storage
Create and manage vSphere datastores
Detail the VMware vSphere storage appliance

Virtual Machine Management

Modify and manage virtual machines
Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Perform VMware vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion migrations
Create a vSphere vApp

Data Protection

Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
Introduce, deploy and configure the VMware Data Recovery appliance
Perform backups and restorations using VMware Data Recovery appliance
Discuss VMware backup APIs, solutions and products

Access and Authentication Control

Configure user access with roles and permissions
Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
Configure ESXi lockdown mode
Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
Introduce VMware vShield Zones

Resource Management and Monitoring

Describe virtual CPU, memory and disk concepts
Detail the most common performance problems and their solutions
Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
Configure and manage resource pools
Configure and monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
View and utilize vCentre map views

High Availability and Fault Tolerance

Create and implement Host Profiles
Introduce new vSphere High Availability (HA) architecture
Introduce, configure and test a vSphere High Availability cluster
Introduce, configure and test VMware Fault Tolerance


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

Patch Management

Manage ESXi patching using vCenter Update Manager
Install Update Manager and Update Manager plug-in
Create patch baselines
Scan and remediate hosts

Installing VMware Components

Introduce ESXi installation
Perform an ESXi installation
Describe boot from SAN requirements
Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
Install vCenter Server

Cost: £1895 + VAT

Course duration: 5 Days

VMWare FastTrack Training Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

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