VMware® vSphere 4.1 Install Configure Manage

Duration: Days 5
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Price per delegate: $2,600
Trained over 60000 delegates
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Course Description

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere„, which consists of ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server. The course is based on ESX/ESXi 4.1 and vCenter Server 4.1. Completion of this course satisfies as a prerequisite to take the VMware Certified Professional 4 exam.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several more-advanced vSphere courses. See www.vmware.com/education for advanced course options.

Prerequisites: System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Performance-Based Objectives
At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality in VMware vSphere 4 and be able to:
  • Install and configure ESX or ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Configure and manage ESX/ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
  • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
  • Use VMware vCenter Update Manager to apply ESX/ESXi patches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection
Course Content
Module 1: Course Introduction
Module 2: Introduction to VMware Virtualization
  • Introduce virtualization, the cloud, and vSphere components
Module 3: Configuring ESX/ESXi
  • Introduce the architecture of ESX and ESXi
  • Manually configure ESX/ESXi
Module 4: VMware vCenter Server
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects
Module 5: vNetwork Standard Switches
  • Create, configure, and manage vNetwork standard switches, network connections, and port groups
Module 6: Storage
  • Configure ESX/ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere datastores
Module 7: Virtual Machines
  • Deploy virtual machines using the Create New Virtual Machine wizard, templates, cloning, and VMware vCenter Converter
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Perform Storage vMotion migrations
Module 8: Access Control
  • Control user access through roles and permissions
Module 9: Resource Monitoring
  • Control virtual machine access to CPU, memory, and I/O resources
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
Module 10: Data Protection
  • Back up and recover virtual machines using VMware Data Recovery
Module 11: Scalability
  • Manage multiple vCenter Server inventories using VMware vCenter Linked Mode
  • Manage ESX/ESXi configuration compliance using Host Profiles
  • Create, configure, and manage vNetwork distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
  • Perform VMware vMotion migrations
  • Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler cluster
  • Configure and manage VMware Distributed Power Management
Module 12: Patch Management
  • Manage patching and patch compliance using vCenter Update Manager
Module 13: High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  • Configure and manage a VMware High Availability cluster
  • Configure fault-tolerant virtual machines using VMware Fault Tolerance
Module 14: Installing VMware ESX and ESXi
  • Introduce ESX and ESXi Installable installation

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