Data Center and Virtualization VMware Ultimate Bootcamp vSphere 5.5

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 20.5 
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Audience: VMware administrators/managers

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Features:

  • Video Lectures and Expert Instruction
  • Demonstrations
  • PowerPoint Slides and Visuals
  • Student Workbooks
 

Description

Our VMware Ultimate Bootcamp vSphere 5.5 teaches advanced virtualization concepts and explores the VMware vSphere 5.5 product suite. This comprehensive class prepares the student to become a certified professional virtualization expert. The course objective is to instill the knowledge required for the student to do their job efficiently and effectively, starting from installation of the product to real-world troubleshooting issues. The course focus is not limited only to learning and harnessing the power of VMware but the entire concept of virtualization, and other 3rd party tools and technologies that will enhance VMware capabilities and increase the student's virtualization expertise.

This course features:

Video Lectures and Expert Instruction:

Our unique delivery simulates a one-on-one classroom environment, creating a more personal learning experience. Our highly certified expert instructors possess a superior understanding of the subject matter in their fields and have the ability to convey this knowledge in an effective, engaging, and professional manner to a wide audience. Practical knowledge is essential for success in a real world environment and we have chosen our instructors with this in mind - many of our instructors are business owners and have been employed in their respective fields for decades!

Demonstrations:

The hands-on demonstrations in our training allow the student to view practical application of concepts in real-world environments. Demonstrations are a way for the instructor to present how to perform a task on-screen in front of the student. This feature gives the student the power to see tasks performed by a professional in the intended environment as many times as they would like, without purchasing expensive software.

PowerPoint Slides and Visuals:

Our courses feature PowerPoint slides to illustrate concepts and complement the expert instruction. Many of the in-depth theories and processes discussed in our courses can be learned most efficiently through the detailed PowerPoint slides we provide. These slides are accompanied by an instructor voiceover to provide our students with a clear, efficient, and complete presentation of concepts.

Student Workbooks

Our courses feature printable Student Workbooks for every chapter. Our printable Student Workbooks are a study tool that allows students to take notes and bring the course material with them when they may not have access to a computer. Workbooks can also be used electronically to quickly review PowerPoint slides and training topics.

 

Topics Covered

Course Introduction - Duration: 4m

Chapter 01 - Course Introduction and Methodology - Duration: 8m

  • Course Introduction and Methodology
  • Course Methodology
  • Course Flip Book Site
  • Certified Virtualization Expert (CVE) Certification
  • VMTraining's Physical Setup
  • VMTraining's Setup - Student to Datacenter
  • VMTraining's Network IP Setup
  • Lab Terms Used
  • Lab Conventions Used
  • Chapter 01 Review

Chapter 02 - Virtualization Overview - Duration: 23m

Topic 1: VMware Virtualization

  • The Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC)
  • vCloud Suite 5.5
  • vCloud Suite 5.5 - Add-ons
  • Class Exercise - Why Virtualize?
  • Why Virtualize? - Simplified Management!
  • VMware ROI TCO Calculator V 4.0
  • VMware TCO Comparison Calculator
  • What is Virtual Infrastructure?
  • VMware vSphere 5.5
  • Type 1 and Type 2 Hypervisors
  • Hypervisors Comparison
  • What is a Virtual Machine (VM)?

Topic 2: Other VMware & 3rd Party Virtualization Technologies

  • VMware Horizon View 5.3
  • VMware Workstation 10
  • VMware Fusion 6
  • VMware Player (Plus) 6
  • Windows Server Virtualization Hyper-V (Windows Server 2012 R2)
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2
  • XenServer Enterprise v6
  • XenDesktop & Essentials for XenServer
  • Chapter 02 Review

Chapter 03 - Planning and Installing ESXi - Duration: 43m

Topic 1: Planning the ESXi Deployment

  • Physical Hardware Requirements
  • vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 (VMware ESXi)
  • VMware ESXi 5.x
  • Booting ESXi from a SAN LUN (Fibre Channel or iSCSI)
  • Booting ESXi from a SAN LUN
  • Linux, Windows & ESX/ESXi

Topic 2: vSphere 5.x Deployment Guidelines

  • Overview of Deployment Planning
  • ESXi Compatibility Guides
  • Storage: Capacity and Performance
  • VMware Capacity Planner

Topic 3: vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) Installation

  • vSphere Hypervisor 5.x Installable
  • Demo: Installation of ESXi 5.5
  • Local Configuration of ESXi 5.5 using DCUI
  • UDA 2.0 Script ESXi/ESX Installation
  • vSphere 5.x ESXi Image Builder CLI
  • vSphere 5.x Auto Deploy for ESXi PXE Boot
  • vSphere 5.x Auto Deploy Architecture

Topic 4: Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP

  • Configuring DNS Settings
  • Time Synchronization

Topic 5: Troubleshooting ESXi

  • ESXi Host Health Check
  • ESXi Host Boot Process
  • Resetting root Password ESXi 5.x
  • Troubleshooting: hostd
  • Troubleshooting ESXi CIM Management Agents
  • Purple Screen of Death (PSOD)
  • Chapter 03 Review

Chapter 04 - Using Tools to Administer a VMware Environment - Duration: 52m

Topic 1: Overview of 3rd Party Tools

  • WinSCP 5.1.7 (free)
  • ISO Programs
  • Xtravirt.com
  • Foglight for Virtualization - Free Edition (Dell Software)
  • RVTools v 3.6
  • Other Tools

Topic 2: ESXi Management

  • ESXi Host & vCenter Server Management Overview
  • Direct Console User Interface (DCUI)
  • Managing ESXi with the vSphere Client (VIC)
  • The Management User Interface (MUI) (ESX/ESXi/vCenter)
  • Managing with the vSphere Web Client
  • SSH Access: PuTTY, SecureCRT, WinSCP, etc.
  • Datastore Browser
  • Configuration of Troubleshooting Options in ESXi 5.x
  • Troubleshooting Options: ESXi 5.x
  • CLI Commands Overview
  • CLI Commands
  • esxcli, vimsh, vim-cmd, "commands"
  • vSphere Command Line Interface (vCLI)
  • Managing ESX/ESXi with the vSphere CLI (vCLI)
  • vCLI Command Syntax
  • vSphere SDK for Perl
  • vSphere Management Assistant (vMA 5.5)
  • PowerCLI 5.5 Release 2
  • PowerGUI (Dell/Quest, free)

Topic 3: Linux Command Review

  • Windows Commands vs. Linux Commands
  • Common Command Line Interface (CLI) Options
  • ESXi 5.x Text Editor

Topic 4: Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (VIC)

  • vSphere Client Logs
  • Cannot Login Using vSphere Client
  • Demo - Tools to Administer
  • Demo - Deploy Windows 2012 VM for vCenter
  • Chapter 04 Review

Chapter 05 - vCenter Server 5.5 and Licensing - Duration: 1h 46m

Topic 1: Licensing

  • vCenter Server 5.x & ESXi Host Licensing Model
  • vSphere Essentials 5.5 for Small Business
  • vSphere 5.5 License Types and Pricing
  • New Features per vSphere 5.1 License Type
  • Windows Licensing Calculator
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 - Free
  • VMware and Microsoft License Purchase Deal

Topic 2: vCenter Server Installation

  • vCenter Server 5.x Summary
  • vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1c
  • vCenter Server 5.5/5.5a/5.5b & 5.5 Update 1
  • vCenter Server 5.x Specifications
  • vCenter Server Database Overview
  • vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) Specifications
  • vCenter Server 5.0 (and earlier) Host Functionality
  • Managing Multiple Enterprise Locations (5.1+)
  • vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 SSO
  • vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 Connection through SSO
  • SSO 5.5 Interoperability
  • vCenter Server 5.5 Architecture
  • SQL Server vCenter Database Setup for VC 5.x
  • vCenter 5.5 Installation
  • Order of vCenter 5.5 Manual Installation Method
  • Install Single Sign On Service (SSO) 5.5
  • Install vSphere Web Client 5.5
  • Install vSphere 5.5 Inventory Service
  • Install vCenter Server 5.5
  • vCenter Server 5.5 Simple Install (Windows)
  • vCenter Server 5.5 Post Install (RTM & 5.5a Only)
  • VIC Plug-ins Post UM Install

Topic 3: vSphere Web Client

  • vSphere Web Client
  • vSphere Web Client - Requirements
  • Using vSphere Web Client 5.5

Topic 4: vCenter Server Inventory

  • vCenter Server Home Page
  • Hosts and Clusters: Datacenters
  • Hosts and Clusters: Folders and Clusters
  • VMs and Templates: Subfolders
  • vCenter Inventory: VMs Tab
  • Datastores and Datastore Clusters: Folders and Datastores
  • Networks: Portgroups & Distributed Switches (vDS)
  • Demo - Add Host to vCenter Inventory
  • Demo - Install vCenter Server

Topic 5: Managing vCenter Server

  • Scheduled Tasks
  • Events
  • Sessions
  • Tasks/Alarms & Logged On As
  • System Logs
  • vCenter Solutions Manager
  • Client Settings
  • vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA)
  • Demo - vSphere Web Client

Topic 6: Planning vCenter Server Deployment

  • vCenter Server 5.x Database Sizing
  • Backup Strategy for vCenter Server
  • vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.6

Topic 7: Troubleshooting vCenter Server and Database

  • vCenter Server 5.1 Shows Disabled Plug-ins
  • Refreshing vCenter Server
  • Monitoring - Hardware Status
  • Monitoring - vCenter Server Status
  • ESXi Host Agent (hostd) Hangs
  • vCenter Server Log Files
  • SQL Recovery Models
  • vCenter Server Service (vpxd) Errors
  • vCenter Server Standalone Mode
  • Reinitializing the vCenter Server Database
  • vSphere Client Session Errors
  • VMware vCenter Orchestrator
  • NetIQ Cloud Manager
  • Chapter 05 Review

Chapter 06 - Configuring Networking - Duration: 1h 53m

Topic 1: Creating & Modifying Virtual Networks

  • Networking Terms
  • vSphere 5.x Virtual Switch Types
  • Network Connections in ESXi
  • Add Network Wizard
  • Standard Virtual Switches - ESXi
  • Virtual Switch and Connection Type Identification
  • VMware Assigned MAC Addresses
  • Custom MAC Address
  • Virtual Switch Physical NIC Configurations
  • Ports Used by VMkernel
  • NIC Teaming
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Demo - Create Virtual Switches
  • Modifying vSwitch Properties (Ports Tab)
  • Modifying vSwitch Properties (Network Adapters Tab)
  • VLAN Overview
  • VLAN Implementations
  • Standard vSwitch VLAN Configuration
  • Standard vSwitch Protection and VLANs
  • Standard vSwitch and Port Group Policy Exceptions: Security
  • Standard vSwitch and Port Group Policy Exceptions: Traffic Shaping
  • Standard vSwitch and Port Group Policy Exceptions: NIC Teaming
  • Network Failure and NIC Teaming Options
  • Load Balancing Method: Route Based on the Originating Virtual Port ID (Default)
  • Load Balancing Method: Route Based on Source MAC Hash
  • Load Balancing Method: Route Based on IP Hash (Source + Destination)
  • Requirements for IP Hash
  • Port Group: Override vSwitch Failover Order
  • Multiple Policies Applied to a Single Team
  • Physical Switch Configuration

Topic 2: vSphere Distributed Switches

  • vSphere Distributed vSwitch (vDS) Overview
  • vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.0
  • vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.1
  • vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.5
  • Creating a vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Edit dvSwitch Settings
  • Edit dvSwitch Uplink Policy Settings
  • Edit dvSwitch Port Group Settings
  • Port Binding Methods
  • Private VLAN (PVLAN) Tagging
  • Private VLANs
  • Migrating VMkernel Port to vDS (or Service Console Port)
  • Network I/O Control (NIOC)
  • Network I/O Control (NIOC) - Best Practices
  • Create NetFlow
  • Using Port Mirroring
  • vDS Health Check
  • Traffic Filtering and Marking
  • Configure LACP on vDS 5.5
  • Create a LACP LAG
  • Configure LAG without Losing Connectivity
  • Use Template Mode to Assign NICs to the LAG on Multiple Hosts
  • Make the LAG Active to Finish Configuration
  • Cisco Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch
  • Nexus 1000v Editions Compared
  • Nexus 1000v Architecture
  • IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V
  • Demo - Creating vSphere Distributed Switches

Topic 3: Creating & Modifying Virtual Networks Using CLI

  • Physical NIC Commands
  • Configure Physical NICs
  • Virtual Switch Commands
  • Configure Virtual Switches
  • VMkernel Port Commands
  • Configure the VMkernel Port
  • Demo - Create Virtual Switch CLI
  • Networking Review
  • Chapter 06 Review

Chapter 07 - Configuring Storage - Duration: 2h 16m

Topic 1: Storage Concepts

  • Storage Terms
  • SAN vs NAS in vSphere
  • Device and Path Naming
  • vSphere's Family of Storage APIs
  • Storage APIs - Array Integration
  • Multipathing
  • Storage APIs - Multipathing
  • Path Selection Considerations
  • Viewing Multipathing
  • Multipathing Commands
  • Multipathing Commands (vCLI)
  • Multipathing Command Examples
  • Example of 3rd Party Multipathing Plugin Installation (NMP)
  • All Paths Down (APD)
  • Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
  • SIOC Enhancements
  • SIOC Monitoring
  • Scanning LUNs - iSCSI/Fibre Channel

Topic 2: iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line)

  • Internet Small Computers Systems Interface (iSCSI) Overview
  • iSCSI Terms for ESX/ESXi
  • ESX/ESXi and iSCSI SAN Environment and Addressing
  • Hardware vs. Software Initiators
  • Multipathing with iSCSI
  • Setup Steps - Multipathing with Software iSCSI
  • iSCSI Software Initiator Networking
  • Configuring iSCSI
  • Configure Software Initiator
  • Bind VMkernel Ports to Storage Adapter (GUI)
  • Bind VMkernel Ports to Storage Adapter (CLI)
  • Discovering iSCSI Targets
  • Jumbo Frames
  • Configure Software Initiator: CHAP Authentication
  • iSCSI Session Options (CLI)
  • iSCSI Software Initiator Troubleshooting
  • iSCSI Vendors and Products
  • Demo - Configure iSCSI via GUI
  • Demo - Verify iSCSI via CLI

Topic 3: Fibre Channel Storage

  • What is Fibre Channel?
  • Fibre Channel Terms for ESXi
  • ESX / ESXi and Fibre Channel SAN Environment and Addressing
  • Multipathing with Fibre Channel
  • Fibre Channel Vendors and Products
  • Network/Storage Architecture Review

Topic 4: VMFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line)

  • Virtual Machine File System (VMFS- 5)
  • Virtual Machine File System (Updates in vSphere 5.5)
  • Upgrade VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
  • Viewing and Creating a VMFS-5 Datastore
  • Extending Your VMFS Datastore Using Extents
  • Add an Extent to Existing VMFS
  • Expand an ESXi 5.x VMFS Volume
  • Demo - Create VMFS Datastore
  • Demo - Extend a VMFS Datastore
  • Partition Alignment
  • Disk Defragmentation
  • VMFS Operations - vmkfstools
  • Displaying Disk Usage Detail (ESXi df –h, ESX vdf –h )
  • Advanced I/O Management

Topic 5: NAS Storage and NFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line)

  • Network Attached Storage (NAS) and ESX/ESXi
  • NFS Components, Addressing and Access Control with NFS on Linux
  • NFS Target on Windows 2003 R2 and Later
  • Mount an NFS Datastore to Host
  • NFS Configuration Options (CLI)
  • Demo - Create NFS Datastore
  • Demo - Create and Install a VM using vCenter

Topic 6: Raw Device Mapping (RDM)

  • Raw Device Mapping (RDM)
  • RDM Compatibility Modes
  • Raw Device Mapping Benefits
  • RDM CLI Commands
  • Raw Device Mapping

Topic 7: Solid State Disks (SSD)

  • Solid State Disks (SSD)
  • When ESXi Fails to Identify Solid State Disks
  • Using SMART with SSD
  • Host Cache Configuration
  • vSphere Virtual Flash
  • Configure a Virtual Flash Resource
  • Configure Virtual Flash Host Swap
  • Virtual Flash Read Cache

Topic 8: Storage & Management Solutions

  • vFoglight Storage – Dell/Quest
  • vOptimizer Pro (vOPS Storage Optimizer) – Dell/Quest/VKernel
  • Chapter 07 Review

Chapter 08 - VM Creation, Configuration, and Snapshots - Duration: 3h 40m

Topic 1: Create a VM

  • VM Virtual Hardware
  • vSphere 5.5 – Virtual Machine Enhancements
  • Types of Virtual NICs (vNIC)
  • Virtual Machine Files
  • VMDK Stub File Creation
  • VMDK Disk Provisioning
  • Virtual Disk
  • Larger 62 TB Virtual Disks
  • AHCI SATA Controller
  • Virtual SCSI Controller Type
  • DirectPath I/O (VMDirectPath)
  • Install Guest OS into VM
  • VM Console & Menus
  • VMware Tools
  • VMware Tools 5.0 & Earlier vs. 5.1/5.5
  • Demo - Configure a VM for Optimal Performance

Topic 2: Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones

  • Clones & Templates
  • Deploy VM from Template
  • Customizing the OS in a Virtual Machine
  • Customization Specification Manager
  • Deploying Across Datacenters

Topic 3: Virtual Appliances

  • Virtual Appliances
  • Import Virtual Appliances
  • Export VM to OVF Format
  • Demo - Work with vCenter’s Template Provisioning
  • Demo - Work with Virtual Appliance OVF

Topic 4: Configuration and Use of vApps

  • vApp Overview
  • Creating and Using vApps

Topic 5: VMware Converter (P2V – V2V)

  • VMware Converter 5.5
  • VMware Converter Sources
  • VMware vCenter Converter 5.5
  • Pre Conversion Tasks
  • Hot Cloning – 4 Step Process
  • Post Conversion Steps
  • VMware vCenter Converter 5.5 Standalone
  • Troubleshooting VMware Converter
  • NetIQ - PlateSpin Migrate 9.3
  • Demo - Using VMware Converter

Topic 6: Manage VMs

  • Hot and Cold VM Migrations
  • Hot Add Memory and CPUs
  • VM Properties - Hardware Tab
  • VM Properties HW v9 via vSphere Web Client
  • VM Properties HW v10 via vSphere Web Client
  • Adding USB Devices to VM
  • VM Properties - Options Tab
  • Resize a Virtual Disk
  • Extend VMDK
  • Dell’s extpart – NO REBOOT
  • Extend Partitions Using gparted
  • vOptimizer Pro
  • Thin Provisioned Disk Reclamation
  • SDelete – Zero Free Space in VM
  • VMware GuestReclaim Fling
  • Raxco PerfectStorage
  • Renaming a Virtual Machine
  • vmware-cmd.pl (vCLI)
  • Kill a VM with esxcli
  • Demo - Extending VMDK Files
  • Demo - Rename Virtual Machine Files

Topic 7: Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown

  • Startup/Shutdown of VMs
  • Enabling VM Startup/Shutdown
  • VM Startup/Shutdown Override
  • Demo - VM Startup/Shutdown

Topic 8: Virtual Machine Snapshots

  • Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Files Used by Snapshots
  • Taking Snapshots
  • Snapshot Manager
  • Reverting to a Snapshot
  • Deleting Snapshots
  • Consolidating Snapshots
  • Demo - Snapshots

Topic 9: Virtual Machine Troubleshooting & Best Practices

  • Troubleshooting VM Problems
  • Differences Between VMs and Physical Servers (Best Practices)
  • Demo - Raw Device Map (RDM)
  • Demo - Using vSphere Distributed Switches and VLANs
  • Demo - vSphere Distributed Switches User Defined Resource Pools
  • Chapter 08 Review

Chapter 09 - Security and Permissions - Duration: 53m

Topic 1: Controlling User Access and Passwords

  • Types of Users
  • Lockdown Mode
  • vCenter/ESXi Host Security Model
  • Permissions
  • Roles
  • Privileges Explained
  • ESXi Host Permissions
  • Windows vCenter Permissions
  • vCSA Permissions
  • Multiple Group Permissions No Conflicts – Groups Only
  • Multiple Group Permissions No Conflicts – Users and Groups
  • Multiple Group Permissions Conflicting Permissions
  • Multiple Group Permissions User Overrides and Unions
  • Multiple User Permissions Explicit vs. Inherited
  • Multiple User Permissions Explicit vs. Inherited #2
  • Demo - Control Administrative Access to vCenter

Topic 2: ESXi Active Directory (AD) Integration

  • AD-ESX/ESXi 4.1/5 Authentication Services
  • Assign ESXi 4.1/5 Permissions Directly to AD Users
  • Demo - AD Integration

Topic 3: Managing Firewalls & Certificates

  • ESXi 5.x Firewall
  • TCP & UDP Ports
  • ESXi Firewall Configuration via vSphere Client
  • ESXi Host Firewall Commands
  • Data Encryption
  • Security Certificates
  • Demo - Implementing ESXi 5.1 Firewall

Topic 4: vCloud VMsafe and vShield

  • vCloud Networking & Security
  • VMsafe Components
  • vShield Product Family Overview
  • vShield App
  • vShield Edge
  • vShield Endpoint
  • For More Security Information
  • Chapter 09 Review

Chapter 10 - Server and VM Monitoring - Duration: 2h 26m

Topic 1: Optimizing Resources

  • Transparent Memory Page Sharing
  • Memory Overcommitment
  • Balloon-Driver: vmmemctl
  • VMkernel Swap
  • VM Swap Files
  • VMkernel Swap Location
  • Memory Compression
  • Host System Swap File
  • Memory Usage
  • Virtual CPUs (vCPUs)
  • VMkernel CPU Load Balancing
  • VMs’ CPU & Memory Resource Setting Terms
  • CPU Resource Settings
  • Memory Resource Settings
  • Memory Overhead
  • ESXi 5.x Resource Allocation per VM
  • Resource Shares

Topic 2: Resource Pools

  • Resource Pools Overview
  • Resource Pool Configuration
  • Expandable Reservations
  • Troubleshooting Memory Resources
  • Resource Pool Example Summary
  • Resource Pool Example: CPU Limits
  • Best Practices for VM Resources

Topic 3: Latency Sensitive Applications

  • Deploying Extremely Latency-Sensitive Applications
  • Latency-Sensitive Feature
  • Best Practices for Extremely Latency-Sensitive Applications

Topic 4: Performance Monitoring

  • Performance Monitoring - Overview
  • Performance Monitoring - Advanced
  • Customize Performance Chart
  • Troubleshooting Performance
  • Problem: High CPU Utilization
  • Problem: High Memory Utilization
  • Problem: High Disk Utilization
  • Problem: High Network Utilization
  • Veeam Monitor
  • Veeam Monitor Demo
  • Veeam ONE for VMware 6.5
  • Veeam Management (formerly nworks)
  • Dell/Quest Software vFoglight
  • vFoglight
  • Dell/Quest/VKERNEL vOPS Server
  • Solarwinds Virtualization Manager
  • PHD Virtual Monitor
  • Demo - Monitoring CPU, Disk & Memory on a VM

Topic 5: Configuring Alarms

  • vCenter Alarms
  • Default Alarms in vCenter
  • Alarm Settings
  • Configure vCenter Notifications
  • Demo - Create Alarms in vCenter

Topic 6: ESXi & vCenter Logs

  • ESXi 5.x Log Files from DCUI
  • esxtop
  • Performance Snapshots from CLI
  • ESXi 5.x Log File Locations
  • ESXi 5.x Log Files
  • Collecting Windows vCenter Log Files
  • Collecting vCSA Log Files
  • Collecting vCenter Diagnostics Data
  • Configuring Syslog on ESXi (GUI)
  • Sending Logs to a Syslog Server (CLI)
  • Syslog Servers
  • Demo - Troubleshooting - Reviewing Log Files
  • Demo - Troubleshooting - Using esxtop
  • Demo - Troubleshooting - Diagnostic Data Collection
  • Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11 - Advanced ESXi and vCenter Server Management - Duration: 2h 39m

Topic 1: Storage Views & Topology Maps

  • vCenter Storage Views - Reports
  • vCenter Storage Views - Maps
  • vCenter Topology Maps
  • Cluster Map View

Topic 2: Storage vMotion

  • Storage vMotion Migration
  • Requirements for Storage vMotion
  • Storage vMotion in vSphere 5
  • Storage vMotion in vSphere 5.x
  • Storage vMotion - Command-Line Interface
  • Demo - Advanced Storage vMotion using the GUI
  • Demo - Storage vMotion using the CLI

Topic 3: Configuring vMotion

  • vMotion Migration
  • How vMotion Works
  • vMotion: Host Requirements
  • Identifying CPU Characteristics
  • Execution Disable Flag (NX/XD)
  • vMotion Errors and Warnings
  • VM Map View
  • Advanced vMotion Errors

Topic 4: Enhanced vMotion

  • Enhanced vMotion Migration
  • Demo - vMotion & Enhanced vMotion Migration of a VM

Topic 5: Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) Cluster

  • vCenter Host Cluster
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) Overview
  • DRS Cluster in the vCenter Inventory
  • Retaining Host Resource Pools
  • Configure Automation Level
  • Initial Placement
  • Dynamic Balancing / History
  • Virtual Machine Rules
  • Virtual Machine to Host Rules
  • Virtual Machine Options
  • Distributed Power Management (DPM)
  • Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC)
  • VM Swapfile Location
  • Planned Downtime: Maintenance Mode
  • Demo - Create a DRS Cluster

Topic 6: Profile Driven Storage, Datastore Clusters & Storage DRS (SDRS)

  • Profile-Driven Storage
  • vSphere Storage API for Storage Awareness (VASA)
  • Manage Storage Capabilities
  • Enable VM Storage Profiles
  • Expert Tip: Known Port Conflict
  • Create VM Storage Profiles
  • Apply VM Storage Profiles to VMs
  • Datastore Clusters
  • Storage DRS (SDRS)
  • Create a Datastore Cluster for SDRS
  • Datastore Cluster Information
  • Edit a Datastore Cluster
  • Demo - User Defined Storage Profiles
  • Demo - Storage Cluster and Storage DRS (SDRS)

Topic 7: DRS Cluster Monitoring

  • Monitor Cluster Objects State
  • Monitoring the DRS Cluster – Resource Allocation
  • Monitoring the DRS Cluster – DRS Resource Distribution Graph
  • Monitoring the DRS Cluster – What to Look for …
  • Demo - Controlling Resources in a DRS Cluster by using Resource Pools

Topic 8: Host Profiles

  • Host Profiles Overview
  • Create Host Profile
  • Edit Host Profile
  • Attach Host Profile
  • Check Compliance from Host Profile
  • Check Compliance from Cluster
  • Per Host Answer Files
  • Apply Host Profile
  • Export a Host Profile
  • Demo - Configuring and Using Host Profiles

Topic 9: Linked Mode Group of vCenter Servers

  • Linked vCenter Servers Overview
  • Linked Mode Group Prerequisites
  • Create a Linked Mode Group
  • Manage Multiple vCenters

Topic 10: vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)

  • vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) - Overview (v5.1.1, replaced 5.1)
  • vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) - Components
  • vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) - New Features in 5.1/5.1.1
  • vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) - Architecture
  • Topic 11: VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
  • VSAN Overview
  • VSAN Device Configuration
  • VSAN Cluster Configuration
  • VSAN Architecture
  • Chapter 11 Review

Chapter 12 - Patching and Upgrading ESXi - Duration: 57m

Topic 1: Patching ESXi Standalone Hosts

  • Standalone Patch Installation

Topic 2: Patching the vCenter Environment

  • Update Manager 5.5 Patching
  • Shavlik Protect (Standard & Advanced)
  • Update Manager Terms
  • Update Manager 5.5 Install (Windows)
  • Update Manager vSphere Client Plug-in
  • Update Manager Baselines
  • Update Manager Remediation Defaults and Configuration Options
  • Update Manager Events
  • Update Manager Notifications
  • Patch Repository
  • Update Manager Download Service
  • Update Manager Sizing Estimator
  • Update Manager Tab
  • Remediation
  • Demo - Using Update Manager through vCenter

Topic 3: Upgrades and Migrations

  • VC Upgrade Methodology
  • VC Upgrade - All on 1 Server
  • Upgrade vCenter to 5.5 – Separate Servers (Med-Lg Org)
  • Upgrade of Multiple vSphere Products to Use vCenter 5.5
  • Upgrading SSO from 5.1 to 5.5
  • Upgrade Inventory Service 5.0 to 5.1/5.5
  • Upgrade vCenter 4.1 to 5.5
  • Upgrade Update Manager 4.1 to 5.5
  • Upgrade Host to ESXi 5.5 Using Media
  • ESX/ESXi Upgrade Using Update Manager (5.0 or 5.1 or 5.5)
  • ESX/ESXi Migration to New Hardware
  • Upgrade Distributed Switch to 5.5
  • Upgrade the Virtual Machines
  • Use the vSphere Client to Upgrade the VMware Tools
  • Use vSphere Client to Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware V10
  • Use Update Manager to Upgrade Virtual Machines
  • Chapter 12 Review

Chapter 13 - Disaster Recovery and Backup - Duration: 1h 45m

Topic 1: vSphere Replication 5.5

  • vSphere Replication v5.5
  • What’s New in vSphere Replication v5.5 (vR)
  • VR v5.5 Setup
  • VR v5.5 Configure Replication
  • VR v5.5 Recovery

Topic 2: Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

  • VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5 – Features
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5 – What’s New
  • SRM Architecture Overview
  • SRM – Site Recovery Processes

Topic 3: High Availability (HA)

  • VMware High Availability
  • New vSphere 5 HA Features
  • New vSphere 5.1 HA Features
  • New vSphere 5.5 HA Features
  • vSphere 5 HA in Action
  • Configure HA Cluster
  • VMware HA: Virtual Machine Options
  • Host Isolation
  • Guidelines for Isolation Response Setting
  • HA VM Monitoring
  • App HA – Application High Availability
  • App HA – Policies
  • App HA – Architecture
  • HA Datastore Heartbeating
  • Viewing Your HA Cluster
  • Troubleshooting VMware HA
  • Demo - Configuring and Monitoring HA

Topic 4: VM Fault Tolerance

  • Fault Tolerance Overview
  • Fault Tolerance Requirements
  • Configure Fault Tolerance

Topic 5: Microsoft Clustering

  • Virtualizing Microsoft Clusters
  • Microsoft Cluster Services
  • Microsoft Cluster Services Requirements
  • vSphere 5.5 Updates for MSCS

Topic 6: Backup Strategies

  • Backup Strategies for VMs

Topic 7: VMware Data Protection

  • vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5
  • vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5 Installation & Features
  • vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5 – What’s new …
  • vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.5.5 (vDPA)
  • vDP 5.5.5 - Configure Settings
  • Using VDP to Backup a VM
  • Using VDP to Restore a VM
  • File Level Restore (FLR)
  • Replication to/from Avamar
  • Direct-to-Host Restore
  • Demo - Using VMware Data Protection

Topic 8: Third Party Backups

  • PHD Virtual Backup 6.5 for VMware
  • PHD Virtual Backup v6.5 – vCenter Plugin
  • Dell/Quest vRanger (Pro) 6.1
  • vRanger Pro - Screenshots
  • Veeam Backup & Replication v7
  • Veeam Backup and Recovery v7
  • Veeam Backup - Screenshots
  • VeeamZip and Veeam Backup Free Edition
  • VeeamZip - Screenshots
  • Symantec NetBackup v 7.5
  • Chapter 13 Review
  • Course Closure
 

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students have an in-depth knowledge of VMware's ESX/ESXI virtualization environment.

 

Quiz Information

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