Realdolmen Education

Details

Installing, Managing and Maintaining a VMware vSphere 5.x Environment

This course is currently not scheduled on the open calendar, but can be organized on request.

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Duration

4 day(s)

Audience

This course is designed for system administrators ans systems engineers who are responsible for the integration, administration and management of a vSphere environment using vCenter

Prerequisites

A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Basic knowledge of Linux is adviced.

Objectives

This hands-on training will make you understand the structure of vSphere. You will install and configure you own vSphere environment using vCenter. you will be able to install, manage and troubleshoot virtual machines. You will have basic knowledge on how to use command line tools to perform advanced configuration techniques and troubleshoot a VMware vSphere environment.

Methods

Instructor-led classroom training with exercises. Each pair of student disposes of a server to make the exercices.

Description

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

install and configure ESX Server with multiple guest virtual machines

Create VMware virtual machines, network them and set their priorities for accessing resources

Ensure high availability for applications inside virtual machines

Monitor the state of the system and virtual machines

Troubleshoot ESX in a systematic manner

This course is not a VMware authorized course and therefore not valid towards the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) exam.

Contents

  • Introducing VMware vSphere
    • Terminology
    • Configuration Maximums
    • Licensing VMware vSphere
  • Planning and installing VMWare ESX
    • Partitioning the ESX Server
    • ESX Time Synchronization
  • Installing and configuring vCenter server
    • Minimum requirements for client and server
    • Firewall configuration
    • Database configuration
  • Installing and configuring vCenter Update Manager
    • Install vCenter Update Manager
    • Working with baselines
    • Apply patches to hosts and guests
  • Creating and managing Virtual Networks
    • Introduction to Networking
    • Services provided by a vNetwork
    • vNetwork standard switches
    • vNetwork distributed switches
    • Configuration options
    • Best practices
  • Creating and managing storage devices
    • Storage options
    • RAW device mapping
    • Disk alignment
  • Creating and managing virtual machines
    • Creating a virtual machine
    • Working with a virtual machine
    • Installing the guest Operating System
    • Installing VMware tools
    • Working with the virtual hardware
    • Working with clones and templates
    • Moving virtual machines
    • working with snapshots
  • Migrating and importing virtual machines
    • Using guided consolidation
    • Using vCenter Converter
    • Importing Virtual Appliances
  • Configuring and managing access controls
    • Users, groups and permissions
    • Multiple permission settings
  • Managing resource allocation
    • Goals of resource management
    • Resource allocation shares
    • Resource allocation reservation
    • Resource allication limit
    • Specific CPU/memory configuration
    • Resource pools
    • Distributed Resource Scheduler
    • Monitoring performance
  • Ensuring High Availability and Business Continuity
    • High Availability (HA)
    • Fault Tolerance (FT)
  • Additional Features
    • Host Profiles
    • Monitoring storage resources
    • vCenter maps
    • working with alarms