VMware® vSphere 4 Fast Track Program

Duration: Days 5
Delivery methods:  
Price per delegate: $2,500
Trained over 60000 delegates
Delivered by world class instructors
Highly competitive pricing
Capped class sizes
Post course support


Course Description
This intensive, extended-hours training course focuses on installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting VMware® vSphere(tm). It combines the content of the VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced tasks and skills for configuring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Upon completing this course, you can take the examination to qualify as a VMware Certified Professional. 
Please note that In accordance with VMware recommendations all Servers used in the classroom are shared between the delegates. 
Target Student:
Experienced system administrators and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office
      Willingness to participate in a demanding, high-intensity training experience
      Comfort with system administration using command-line interfaces
Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Performance-Based Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Install and configure VMware ESX(tm)/ESXi, vCenter(tm) Server, and the vSphere Management Assistant
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot ESX/ESXi networking and storage
  • Create, configure, migrate, manage, convert, and monitor virtual machines and virtual appliances
  • Scale the vSphere virtual infrastructure
  • Implement business continuity solutions
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment
Course Content
      Module 1: Course Introduction
      Module 2: Introduction to VMware Virtualization
Discuss virtualization and vSphere components
      Module 3: Configuring VMware ESX/ESXi
Configure ESX/ESXi settings and view system logs
      Module 4: Installing and Using VMware vCenter Server
Install and configure vCenter Server and vSphere Management Assistant
Manage vCenter Server inventory hierarchies
      Module 5: Networking
Configure and troubleshoot vNetwork components
      Module 6: Storage
Review storage management technologies
Analyze and troubleshoot storage-related issues
      Module 7: Virtual Machines
Deploy virtual machines using templates, VMware vCenter Converter, and Guided Consolidation
Modify and manage virtual machines
      Module 8: Access Control
Control user access through roles and permissions
      Module 9: Resource Monitoring
Assess workloads and monitor resources through the GUI interfaces and CLI
      Module 10: Scalability
Scale resource management
Manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
Perform VMware VMotion(tm) migrations
Configure clusters for VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler and VMware Distributed Power Management
      Module 11: High Availability and Data Protection
Review business continuity products and features
Follow best practices to configure VMware High Availability clusters and VMware Fault Tolerance
Install and configure VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
Deploy VMware Data Recovery to back up virtual machines
      Module 12: Configuration Management
Manage change in the vSphere environment with Host Profiles and VMware vCenter Update Manager
      Module 13: Installing ESX
Perform manual (ESX/ESXi) and scripted (ESX) installations 

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