vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure and Manage

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vSphere Training

1 Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics • Course objectives

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

3 Create Virtual Machines

• Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files

• Deploy a single virtual machine

• Deploy a virtual machine using templates and cloning

4 VMware vCenter Server

• Introduce vCenter Server architecture

• Introduce vCenter Server appliance

• Configure and manage vCenter Server appliance

• Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

5 Configure and Manage Virtual Networks

• Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch

• Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties

• Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

6 Configure and Manage Virtual Storage

• Introduce storage protocols and device names

• Configure / Detail ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage

• Create and manage vSphere datastores

• Describe and deploy Storage policies

• descibe and detail the VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance 7 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

8 Data Protection

• Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server

• Introduce the VMware Data Recovery Protection

• Deploy and configure the VMware Data Recovery appliance

• Backup and restore Virtual Machines with the VMware Data Recovery appliance

• Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently

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

• Introduce VMware vShield Zones

10 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

11 High Availability and Fault Tolerance

• Introduce new vSphere High Availability (HA) architecture

• Configure and manage a vSphere High Availability cluster

• Introduce configure ande deploy VMware Fault Tolerance

12 Scalability

• Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster

• Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

• Use vSphere HA and DRS together 13 Patch Managemen

t • Manage ESXi patching using vCenter Update Manager

• Install Update Manager and Update Manager plug-in

• Create patch baselines

• Scan and remediate hosts

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)

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