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VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V5.5]


Price £1,260 before tax
Length: 2 Days
Lunch : Included
Courseware : Included
Course code: VMW_VSSO55
Delivery Type Classroom

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VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators is a two-day technical classroom training course designed to help operators and administrators create and manage virtual machines.
This two-day lecture and lab course will help students gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware® virtual machines. This course is based on VMware® ESXi™ 5.5 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5.


The objective of this course is to provide students a strong understanding of VMware virtual machine features in vSphere 5.5. By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

• Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
• Describe the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
• Deploy, configure, and manage virtual machines
• Use vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage
• Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines


Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server management


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course goals and objectives
• Online vSphere resources
• Location of online vSphere documentation

2 Introduction to VMware Virtualization
• Compare the components and concepts of virtual and traditional architecture
• Describe a virtual machine
• Identify the benefits of using a virtual machine
• Describe VMware virtualization concepts
• Describe the components and features of vSphere
• Describe inventory objects managed by vSphere
• Describe the features of vCenter Server

3 VMware vSphere Web Client
• Access and use the VMware vSphere® Web Client
• Describe the navigation panes in the vSphere Web Client

4 Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
• Describe virtual machine components
• Create a virtual machine
• Install a guest operating system and VMware® Tools™
• Clone a virtual machine
• Create an OVF template
• Customize a virtual machine
• Register and unregister a virtual machine in vCenter Server
• Perform snapshot operations

5 Virtual Machine Resource Monitoring
• Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
• Describe methods for optimizing CPU, memory, and disk usage
• Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor virtual machine resource usage
• Describe and monitor tasks
• Describe, monitor, and manage events
• Describe, monitor, manage, and acknowledge alarms

6 Using VMware vSphere vApps
• Describe VMware vSphere® vApps™
• Create, edit, and manage a vApp
• Clone a vApp
• Manage the power status of a vApp

7 Migrating Virtual Machines
• Describe and use cold migration to migrate a virtual machine
• Verify host and virtual machine requirements for vSphere vMotion
• Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
• Migrate virtual machine storage with vSphere Storage vMotion
• Describe CPU compatibility with Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
• Describe VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
• Summarize VMware vSphere® High Availability


20 PSO Credits

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