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VMware vSphere with Operations Management: Fast Track (VOMFT)

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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage Modules

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 interfaces

Creating Virtual Machines

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

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

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

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

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

Data Protection

  • Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  • Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently

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

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 alarms

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

Scalability

  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together

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

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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

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

Working with Dashboards and Badges

  • Understand the functions of major and minor badges
  • Use the Health major badge
  • Use the Risk major badge
  • Use the Efficiency major badge
  • Use the Operations tab to navigate to details

Analyzing with Heat Maps

Work with predefined and custom heat maps through the Analysis tab

Working with Smart Alerts

  • Configure and use smart alerts
  • Set up email notifications

Working with Capacity Planning and Reports

  • Schedule, use, and export predefined capacity management reports
  • Perform what-if analyses

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

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

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

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