VMware vSphere 5

Course Overview

VMWare vSphere 5.0 will introduce you to vSphere 5 and cloud computing. Topics like profile driven storage, accelerator, vCenter changes, and new storage and network components are given adequate coverage. You will learn how to install, the requirements for installation, and the initial configuration.

Skills Learned

The course also covers vCenter 5 server components, database and port requirements, preinstallation checklist requirements, and different methods of managing the vSphere 5 environment. You will learn how to use the vSphere client, create virtual machines, monitor the virtual environment in vSphere 5, and use different types of storage.

Course Outline

VMWare vSphere 5.0 will introduce you to vSphere 5 and cloud computing. Topics like profile driven storage, accelerator, vCenter changes, and new storage and network components are given adequate coverage. You will learn how to install, the requirements for installation, and the initial configuration.

 

  • 1.0 Introduction to vSphere 5
    • Introduction
    • Virtualization with VMware vSphere 5
    • The vSphere 5 Solution
    • Introduction to Cloud Computing
    • Enhancements in vSphere 5
    • New Storage and Networking Components
    • vCenter Changes
    • Auto Deploy and Image Builder
    • Storage DRS
    • Profile Driven Storage
    • VMFS-5
    • Accelerator
    • New HA
    • vCenter SRM
    • vCloud Director and vShield
    • Summary
  • 2.0 Installing VMware vSphere 5
    • Introduction
    • What are the Requirements of Installing vSphere 5
    • The Old ESX Server – Where did it go?
    • Installation of vSphere 5
    • Initial Configuration of vSphere 5
    • Installing the vSphere Client
    • Summary
  • 3.0 vCenter 5 Server
    • Introduction
    • Methods of Managing vSphere 5 Environment
    • Where Does vCenter Server Fit into the Picture?
    • vCenter 5 Server Components
    • Does vCenter Need to be Installed on the Physical Machine?
    • Pre-installation Checklist and Requirements
    • Database and Port Requirements
    • Part 1: Installing vCenter Server and Verifying the Installation
    • Part 2: Installing vCenter Server and Verifying the Installation
    • Part 3: Installing vCenter Server and Verifying the Installation
    • Part 4: Installing vCenter Server and Verifying the Installation
    • Part 1: vCenter Server Appliance Install and Configure
    • Part 2: vCenter Server Appliance Install and Configure
    • vCenter 5 Server as a Web-based Client
    • Summary
  • 4.0 The Client
    • Introduction
    • The Terms
    • Part 1: Using the Client
    • Part 2: Using the Client
    • Part 3: Using the Client
    • Searching, Sorting, and Filtering Using the Client
    • Summary
  • 5.0 Configuring vSphere 5
    • Introduction
    • Planning the Virtual Environment
    • Following Some Standards or Create Your Own
    • Part 1: Virtual Switches
    • Part 2: Virtual Switches
    • Part 3: Virtual Switches
    • Part 4: Virtual Switches
    • Datacenter, Server Clock, NTP, and Licensing
    • Customizing the Interface
    • Monitoring ESXi, vCenter Plugins, and Folders
    • Summary
  • 6.0 Virtual Machines
    • Introduction
    • What are Virtual Machines?
    • How are They Different from Physical Machines?
    • Performance Differences
    • Recommendations
    • Part 1: Creating Virtual Machines and Installing VMware Tools
    • Part 2: Creating Virtual Machines and Installing VMware Tools
    • Part 3: Creating Virtual Machines and Installing VMware Tools
    • VM Templates
    • VM Cloning and Migration
    • VM Resources
    • Modify VM Hardware and Snapshot
    • VM BIOS
    • Supported Guest O/S
    • Creating Installation Media to Create VM’s
    • New Firmware Options
    • Using SSH
    • Using Power CLI
    • More on VMware Tools
    • Configuring VMware Tools
    • Summary
  • 7.0 Monitoring the Virtual Environment in vSphere 5
    • Introduction
    • Why Monitor?
    • What Tools are Available?
    • Part 1: VMware Data Recovery
    • Part 2: VMware Data Recovery
    • Tasks and Events
    • Alarms
    • Service Status
    • Summary
  • 8.0 Storage
    • Introduction
    • Different Types of Storage
    • Why Use One Over the Other?
    • Virtual Disks
    • Zoning
    • Fiber Center SAN’s
    • ISCSI
    • SVMotion and VMotion
    • NFS
    • Policy-based Storage
    • Terms
    • Summary
  • 9.0 Server Security
    • Introduction
    • Security Concerns
    • How to Secure?
    • Standards
    • vSphere Permission
    • Summary