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VMware ICM 5.5

VMWare ICM 5.5

This VMware 5.5 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.

Prerequisites

  • 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

Course Outline

  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
    • Install and use vSphere 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™ Single Sign-On™
    • Install and use vSphere Web Client
    • 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™
  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 vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
    • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere 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)