VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] - On Demand (EDU-VSICM55-EL)

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware ESXi? and VMware® vCenter Server?. This course is based on versions of ESXi 5.5 and vCenter Server 5.5. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam

VMware On Demand is a robust, self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with hands-on practice labs, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training.

  • Compelling: Interactive modules with labs that build as you progress
  • Comprehensive: Rich content equivalent to classroom training that meets certification course requirements, including final assessments. Some courses also include bonus items like exam vouchers
  • Convenient: 30 days to access the content multiple times at your pace

Intended Audience:   
?  System administrators
?  Systems engineers
?  Operators of ESXi and vCenter Server 
?  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems. 
?  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for
    VCA-DCV certification. 

By the end of the course, you should understand vSphere 5.5 functions and features and be able to meet the following objectives:
?  Deploy an ESXi host
?  Deploy a vCenter Server instance
?  Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
?  Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
?  Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
?  Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
?  Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
?  Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
?  Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
?  Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Web Client and VMware vSphere® Client?
?  Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
?  Manage access control using vCenter Server
?  Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
?  Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere®
    Data Protection? using vCenter Server
?  Apply patches using VMware vSphere®Update Manager? 

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1 Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
2 Virtualized Data Center
  • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter? Single Sign-on
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client
3 Creating Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine
4 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
5 Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
6 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?
7 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(s)?
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 Scalability
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler? (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
12 Patch Management
  • Use vCenter Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vCenter Update Manager and the vCenter Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts
13 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)