VMware ESX 3.5

Course Overview

This course teaches you all that you need to know to work with VMware ESX 3.5. You will learn how to install, configure, and manage the VMware infrastructure. This course will give you an understanding of the functionality of VMware infrastructure, networking components, ESX server, virtual machines, and storage management. WMware ESX 3.5 training covers techniques on how to manage and control centralized virtual desktops, and also how to provide standard desktop environments hosted in virtual machines which users can access through their PCs.

Skills Learned

WMware ESX 3.5 training covers techniques on how to manage and control centralized virtual desktops, and also how to provide standard desktop environments hosted in virtual machines which users can access through their PCs.

Course Outline

  • 1.0 Virtual Infrastructure Overview
    • Introduction to VMWare
    • VMWare ESX Server
    • VMWare Products
  • 2.0 VMWare Installation
    • Installing VMWare ESX Server
    • Pre-Installation Considerations
    • Installation
  • 3.0 Networking Components
    • Networking VMWare
    • Virtual Switches
    • Virtual NIC Addressing
    • Network Policies
    • Networking Ports Demo
    • Networking Ports and Switches Detail Demo
  • 4.0 Managing Storage
    • Connectivity to Storage Devices
    • WWN LUNs and VMKernel
    • iSCSI
    • Initiators
    • VMFS
    • Failover Policies
    • Paths
    • Manually Configuring the Server
  • 5.0 The VirtualCenter
    • Introduction to VirtualCenter
    • Closer Look at the VirtualCenter
    • VC License Server
    • Management Server
    • VirtualCenter Inventory
    • Clusters
    • VC Services
    • Virtual Center Server Install Part 1 Demo
    • Virtual Center Server Install Part 2 Demo
    • Using Virtual Center Server Demo
    • Virtual Center Server and SSH Connectivity Detail Demo
  • 6.0 Introduction to Virtual Machines
    • Introduction to VMs
    • Configuration
    • Disks
    • Snapshots
    • Creating VMs
    • Templates
    • Cold Migration
    • Virtual Machine Files Detail Demo
    • Using VM Demo
    • Adding Components to Virtual Machine Demo
    • Building NFS Virtual Machine Demo
    • Using NFS VM Demo
    • VM Migration Demo
    • Customizing VM Demo
  • 7.0 Management of System Resources
    • Security
    • Roles
    • Web Access
    • Virtual Center Security Demo
  • 8.0 Controlling Access to Resources
    • Reservation Shares Limits
    • Settings
    • VMotion
    • Resource Pools and Clusters
    • VMotion Part 1 Demo
    • VMotion Part 2 Demo
  • 9.0 Monitoring the Virtual Environment
    • Monitoring Resources
    • VM Configuration
    • VMKernel Swap Files
    • Configuring Server Systems
    • Alarms
    • Alarms Demo
  • 10.0 Maintaining High Availability
    • Backup
    • Restore
    • Clusters
    • High Availability Demo
  • 11.0 Troubleshooting Techniques
    • Basics
    • Introduction
    • VI Client
    • VM Monitor Panic and Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting Techniques
    • Troubleshooting Techniques
    • Troubleshooting Techniques
    • Troubleshooting Demo
  • 12.0 Course Introduction and Server Provisioning
    • Scripted Installation of VMWare ESX Server
    • Installation Script
    • Command-Line Utilities
    • VMFS Volumes
    • etc Directory
    • NTP
    • Command Line Part 1 Demo
    • Command Line Part 2 Demo
    • Scripted Installation Demo
  • 13.0 Security in a VMWare Virtualized Environment
    • Security Overview
    • CHAP and Access Control
    • Securing Network
    • Securing Your Network VMs
    • Security Tools
    • Other Security Considerations
    • User Maintenance
    • SSH Security Demo
  • 14.0 CPU and Memory Resource Allocation
    • Virtual Machines
    • Resource Pools
    • Clusters
    • Distributed Resource Scheduler Demo
  • 15.0 Data Protection and High Availability
    • VCB and the Proxy Server
    • Snapshots
    • Processes
    • Command-Line Utilities
    • Backup Full VMs
    • Considerations
    • Clustering and Restoration
  • 16.0 Fault Analysis and Methodology
    • Boot Process
    • Commands
    • Troubleshooting