Veeam Certified Architect v11 (VMCE11-A)

Veeam Certified Architect is the highest level of Veeam technical certifications. Engineers who complete both Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management and Veeam Backup & Replication V11: Architecture and Design programs (courses + exams) will be granted with the "Veeam Certified Architect" (VMCA) title by Veeam.

 

This Veeam Certified Architect course consists of the two courses which lead to VMCA status.

 

The Veeam® Availability Suite™ v11: Configuration and Management training course is a three-day, technical deep dive focused on teaching IT professionals the skills to configure, manage and support a Veeam Availability Suite v11 solution. With extensive hands-on-labs, the class enables administrators and engineers to effectively manage data in an ever-changing technical and business environment, bringing tangible benefit to businesses in the digital world.

 

The two-day, Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v11: Architecture and Design training course, is focused on teaching IT professionals how to effectively architect a Veeam solution through attaining technical excellence following the Veeam Architecture Methodology used by Veeam’s own Solution Architects.

 

Audience

This course is suitable for anyone responsible for configuring, managing or supporting a Veeam Availability Suite v11 environment. This includes Senior Engineers and Architects responsible for creating architectures for Veeam environments.

 

Prerequisites

  • Students should be experienced professionals with solid knowledge of servers, storage, networking and virtualization.
  • To prepare for the class, Veeam Partners would benefit from completing the Veeam Sales Professional (VMSP) and Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP) certifications within the ProPartner website.
  • Veeam customers would benefit from completing the free Veeam Availability Suite on-demand training on www.veeam.com.

 

Certification

VMCA status does not require a specific exam but is awarded to all participants who pass both the VMCE and VMCE-A exams.

VMCA Certification

 

Objectives

After completing this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe Veeam Availability Suite components usage scenarios and relevance to your environment.
  • Effectively manage data availability in on-site, off-site, cloud and hybrid environments.
  • Ensure both Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) are met.
  • Configure Veeam Availability Suite to ensure data is protected effectively.
  • Adapt with an organization’s evolving technical and business data protection needs.
  • Ensure recovery is possible, effective, efficient, secure and compliant with business requirements.
  • Provide visibility of the business data assets, reports and dashboards to monitor performance and risks.
  • Design and architect a Veeam solution in a real-world environment
  • Describe best practices, review an existing infrastructure and assess business/project requirements
  • Identify relevant infrastructure metrics and perform component (storage, CPU, memory) quantity sizing
  • Provide implementation and testing guidelines in line with designs
  • Innovatively address design challenges and pain points, matching appropriate Veeam Backup & Replication features with requirements


Extended Labs

The lab environment used in this course will be available for 10 days after course completion

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Course Contents

Days 1-3: Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management

Introduction

  • Describe RTOs and RPOs, what they mean for your business, how to manage and monitor performance against them
  • The 3-2-1 Rule and its importance in formulating a successful backup strategy
  • Identify key Veeam Availability Suite components and describe their usage scenarios and deployment types


Building backup capabilities

  • Backup methods, the appropriate use cases and impact on underlying file systems
  • Create, modify, optimize and delete backup jobs, including Agents and NAS Backup jobs. Explore different tools and methods to maximize environment performance
  • Ensure efficiency by being able to select appropriate transport modes while being aware of the impact of various backup functions on the infrastructure


Building replication capabilities

  • Identify and describe the options available for replication and impacts of using them
  • Create and modify replication jobs, outline considerations to ensure success
  • Introduce the new Continuous Data Protection (CDP) policy


Secondary backups

  • Simple vs. advanced backup copy jobs, how to create and modify them using best practices to ensure efficient recovery
  • Discuss using tapes for backups


Advanced repository capabilities

  • Ensure repository scalability using a capability such as SOBR on-premises and off-site including integration with cloud storage
  • Ensure compatibility with existing deduplication appliances
  • Introduce the new hardened repository


Protecting data in the cloud

  • Review how Veeam can protect the data of a cloud native application
  • Review how Veeam Cloud Connect enables you to take advantage of cloud services built on Veeam
  • Review how Veeam can be used to protect your Office 365 data


Restoring from backup

  • Ensure you have the confidence to use the correct restore tool at the right time for restoring VMs, bare metal and individual content such as files and folders
  • Utilize Secure Restore to prevent the restoration of malware
  • Describe how to use Staged Restore to comply with things like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) before releasing restores to production
  • Identify, describe and utilize the different explores and instant recovery tools and features


Recovery from replica

  • Identify and describe in detail, failover features and the appropriate usage
  • Develop, prepare and test failover plans to ensure recovery
  • Disaster recovery from replica to meet a variety of real-world recovery needs


Testing backup and replication

  • Testing backups and replicas to ensure you can recover, what you need, when you need to
  • Configure and setup virtual sandbox environments based on backup, replicas and storage snapshots


Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and Veeam ONE

  • Introduce the concept of monitoring your virtual, physical and cloud environments with Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and Veeam ONE™


Configuration backup

  • Locate, migrate or restore backup configuration

 

Days 4-5: Veeam Backup & Replication V11: Architecture and Design

Introduction

  • Review the architecture principles
  • Explore what a successful architecture looks like
  • Review Veeam’s architecture methodology


Discovery

  • Analyze the existing environment
  • Uncover relevant infrastructure metrics
  • Uncover assumptions and risks
  • Identify complexity in the environment


Conceptual design

  • Review scenario and data from discovery phase
  • Identify logical groups of objects that will share resources based on requirements
  • Create a set of detailed tables of business and technical requirements, constraints, assumptions and risks
  • Review infrastructure data with each product component in mind
  • Create high level design and data flow


Logical design

  • Match critical components and features of VBR with requirements
  • Create logical groupings
  • Determine location of components and relationship to logical grouping
  • Aggregate totals of component resources needed per logical grouping
  • Calculate component (storage, CPU, memory) quantity sizing


Physical/tangible design

  • Convert the logical design into a physical design
  • Physical hardware sizing
  • Create a list of physical Veeam backup components


Implementation and Governance

  • Review physical design and implantation plan
  • Review Veeam deployment hardening
  • Describe the architect’s obligations to the implementation team
  • Provide guidance on implementation specifics that relate to the design


Validation and Iteration

  • Provide framework for how to test the design
  • Further develop the design according to a modification scenario