VCP – VMware vSphere 5.5: Install, Configure, Manage

In this hands-on training course, you will explore installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere, which consists of VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server. Troubleshooting guidance, best practices, and lab exercises are interspersed throughout, and upon completion of the course, you can take the examination to become a VMware Certified Professional 5. You will be using ESXi Server 5.5 and vCenter 5.5

Course Introduction

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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™
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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™
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VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
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Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
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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
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Virtualized Data Center

  • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere Client
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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
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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
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Creating Virtual Machines

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

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

  • Systems administration experience on Windows or Linux
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Patch Management

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts
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Cost and Duration:

Cost: £1000
8 weeks – Part Time (Evenings or Weekends)

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