VMware Ultimate Bootcamp vSphere 5.5 Series!

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Overview: This series covers everything you need to know about the VMware vSphere 5.5 Ultimate Bootcamp. Students will learn about virtualization, planning and installing ESXi, using tools to administer a VMware environment, vCenter Server 5.5 and licensing, configuring networking, configuring storage, VM creation, configuration, and snapshots, security and permissions, server and VM monitoring, advanced ESXi and vCenter server management, patching and upgrading ESXi, and disaster recovery and backup.

Series Taught By  Jeff Weiss

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 22
Students can earn up to 22 CEUs for fully completing this course series. This information will be displayed on the certificate of completion. Learn More

Course Modules:

Module 01 -Course Introduction and Methodology

(Duration: 8m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Course Introduction and Methodology
  3. Course Methodology
  4. Course Flip Book Site
  5. Certified Virtualization Expert (CVE) Certification
  6. VMTraining’s Physical Setup
  7. VMTraining’s Setup – Student to Datacenter
  8. VMTraining’s Network IP Setup
  9. Lab Terms Used
  10. Lab Conventions Used
  11. Chapter 01 Review
  12. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 03 -Planning and Installing ESXi

(Duration: 43m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Planning the ESXi Deployment
  3. Physical Hardware Requirements
  4. vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 (VMware ESXi)
  5. VMware ESXi 5.x
  6. Booting ESXi from a SAN LUN (Fibre Channel or iSCSI)
  7. Booting ESXi from a SAN LUN
  8. Linux, Windows & ESX/ESXi
  9. Topic 2: vSphere 5.x Deployment Guidelines
  10. Overview of Deployment Planning
  11. ESXi Compatibility Guides
  12. Storage: Capacity and Performance
  13. VMware Capacity Planner
  14. Topic 3: vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) Installation
  15. vSphere Hypervisor 5.x Installable
  16. Demo: Installation of ESXi 5.5
  17. Local Configuration of ESXi 5.5 using DCUI
  18. UDA 2.0 Script ESXi/ESX Installation
  19. vSphere 5.x ESXi Image Builder CLI
  20. vSphere 5.x Auto Deploy for ESXi PXE Boot
  21. vSphere 5.x Auto Deploy Architecture
  22. Topic 4: Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP
  23. Configuring DNS Settings
  24. Time Synchronization
  25. Topic 5: Troubleshooting ESXi
  26. ESXi Host Health Check
  27. ESXi Host Boot Process
  28. Resetting root Password ESXi 5.x
  29. Troubleshooting: hostd
  30. Troubleshooting ESXi CIM Management Agents
  31. Purple Screen of Death (PSOD)
  32. Chapter 03 Review
  33. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 05 -vCenter Server 5.5 and Licensing

(Duration: 1h 46m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Licensing
  3. vCenter Server 5.x & ESXi Host Licensing Model
  4. vSphere Essentials 5.5 for Small Business
  5. vSphere 5.5 License Types and Pricing
  6. New Features per vSphere 5.1 License Type
  7. Windows Licensing Calculator
  8. Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1- Free
  9. VMware and Microsoft License Purchase Deal
  10. Topic 2: vCenter Server Installation
  11. vCenter Server 5.x Summary
  12. vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1c
  13. vCenter Server 5.5/5.5a/5.5b & 5.5 Update 1
  14. vCenter Server 5.x Specifications
  15. vCenter Server Database Overview
  16. vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) Specifications
  17. vCenter Server 5.0 (and earlier) Host Functionality
  18. Managing Multiple Enterprise Locations (5.1+)
  19. vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 SSO
  20. vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 Connection through SSO
  21. SSO 5.5 Interoperability
  22. vCenter Server 5.5 Architecture
  23. SQL Server vCenter Database Setup for VC 5.x
  24. vCenter 5.5 Installation
  25. Order of vCenter 5.5 Manual Installation Method
  26. Install Single Sign On Service (SSO) 5.5
  27. Install vSphere Web Client 5.5
  28. Install vSphere 5.5 Inventory Service
  29. Install vCenter Server 5.5
  30. vCenter Server 5.5 Simple Install (Windows)
  31. vCenter Server 5.5 Post Install (RTM & 5.5a Only)
  32. VIC Plug-ins Post UM Install
  33. Topic 3: vSphere Web Client
  34. vSphere Web Client
  35. vSphere Web Client – Requirements
  36. Using vSphere Web Client 5.5
  37. Topic 4: vCenter Server Inventory
  38. vCenter Server Home Page
  39. Hosts and Clusters: Datacenters
  40. Hosts and Clusters: Folders and Clusters
  41. VMs and Templates: Subfolders
  42. vCenter Inventory: VMs Tab
  43. Datastores and Datastore Clusters: Folders and Datastores
  44. Networks: Portgroups & Distributed Switches (vDS)
  45. Demo – Add Host to vCenter Inventory
  46. Demo – Install vCenter Server
  47. Topic 5: Managing vCenter Server
  48. Scheduled Tasks
  49. Events
  50. Sessions
  51. Tasks/Alarms & Logged On As
  52. System Logs
  53. vCenter Solutions Manager
  54. Client Settings
  55. vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA)
  56. Demo – vSphere Web Client
  57. Topic 6: Planning vCenter Server Deployment
  58. vCenter Server 5.x Database Sizing
  59. Backup Strategy for vCenter Server
  60. vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.6
  61. Topic 7: Troubleshooting vCenter Server and Database
  62. vCenter Server 5.1 Shows Disabled Plug-ins
  63. Refreshing vCenter Server
  64. Monitoring – Hardware Status
  65. Monitoring – vCenter Server Status
  66. ESXi Host Agent (hostd) Hangs
  67. vCenter Server Log Files
  68. SQL Recovery Models
  69. vCenter Server Service (vpxd) Errors
  70. vCenter Server Standalone Mode
  71. Reinitializing the vCenter Server Database
  72. vSphere Client Session Errors
  73. VMware vCenter Orchestrator
  74. NetIQ Cloud Manager
  75. Chapter 05 Review
  76. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 07 -Configuring Storage

(Duration: 2h 16m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Storage Concepts
  3. Storage Terms
  4. SAN vs NAS in vSphere
  5. Device and Path Naming
  6. vSphere’s Family of Storage APIs
  7. Storage APIs- Array Integration
  8. Multipathing
  9. Storage APIs- Multipathing
  10. Path Selection Considerations
  11. Viewing Multipathing
  12. Multipathing Commands
  13. Multipathing Commands (vCLI)
  14. Multipathing Command Examples
  15. Example of 3rd Party Multipathing Plugin Installation (NMP)
  16. All Paths Down (APD)
  17. Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
  18. SIOC Enhancements
  19. SIOC Monitoring
  20. Scanning LUNs- iSCSI/Fibre Channel
  21. Topic 2: iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line)
  22. Internet Small Computers Systems Interface (iSCSI) Overview
  23. iSCSI Terms for ESX/ESXi
  24. ESX/ESXi and iSCSI SAN Environment and Addressing
  25. Hardware vs. Software Initiators
  26. Multipathing with iSCSI
  27. Setup Steps – Multipathing with Software iSCSI
  28. iSCSI Software Initiator Networking
  29. Configuring iSCSI
  30. Configure Software Initiator
  31. Bind VMkernel Ports to Storage Adapter (GUI)
  32. Bind VMkernel Ports to Storage Adapter (CLI)
  33. Discovering iSCSI Targets
  34. Jumbo Frames
  35. Configure Software Initiator: CHAP Authentication
  36. iSCSI Session Options (CLI)
  37. iSCSI Software Initiator Troubleshooting
  38. iSCSI Vendors and Products
  39. Demo – Configure iSCSI via GUI
  40. Demo – Verify iSCSI via CLI
  41. Topic 3: Fibre Channel Storage
  42. What is Fibre Channel?
  43. Fibre Channel Terms for ESXi
  44. ESX / ESXi and Fibre Channel SAN Environment and Addressing
  45. Multipathing with Fibre Channel
  46. Fibre Channel Vendors and Products
  47. Network/Storage Architecture Review
  48. Topic 4: VMFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line)
  49. Virtual Machine File System (VMFS- 5)
  50. Virtual Machine File System (Updates in vSphere 5.5)
  51. Upgrade VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
  52. Viewing and Creating a VMFS-5 Datastore
  53. Extending Your VMFS Datastore Using Extents
  54. Add an Extent to Existing VMFS
  55. Expand an ESXi 5.x VMFS Volume
  56. Demo – Create VMFS Datastore
  57. Demo – Extend a VMFS Datastore
  58. Partition Alignment
  59. Disk Defragmentation
  60. VMFS Operations – vmkfstools
  61. Displaying Disk Usage Detail (ESXi df –h, ESX vdf –h )
  62. Advanced I/O Management
  63. Topic 5: NAS Storage and NFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line)
  64. Network Attached Storage (NAS) and ESX/ESXi
  65. NFS Components, Addressing and Access Control with NFS on Linux
  66. NFS Target on Windows 2003 R2 and Later
  67. Mount an NFS Datastore to Host
  68. NFS Configuration Options (CLI)
  69. Demo – Create NFS Datastore
  70. Demo – Create and Install a VM using vCenter
  71. Topic 6: Raw Device Mapping (RDM)
  72. Raw Device Mapping (RDM)
  73. RDM Compatibility Modes
  74. Raw Device Mapping Benefits
  75. RDM CLI Commands
  76. Raw Device Mapping
  77. Topic 7: Solid State Disks (SSD)
  78. Solid State Disks (SSD)
  79. When ESXi Fails to Identify Solid State Disks
  80. Using SMART with SSD
  81. Host Cache Configuration
  82. vSphere Virtual Flash
  83. Configure a Virtual Flash Resource
  84. Configure Virtual Flash Host Swap
  85. Virtual Flash Read Cache
  86. Topic 8: Storage & Management Solutions
  87. vFoglight Storage– Dell/Quest
  88. vOptimizer Pro (vOPS Storage Optimizer)– Dell/Quest/VKernel
  89. Chapter 07 Review
  90. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 09 -Security and Permissions

(Duration: 53m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Controlling User Access and Passwords
  3. Types of Users
  4. Lockdown Mode
  5. vCenter/ESXi Host Security Model
  6. Permissions
  7. Roles
  8. Privileges Explained
  9. ESXi Host Permissions
  10. Windows vCenter Permissions
  11. vCSA Permissions
  12. Multiple Group Permissions No Conflicts– Groups Only
  13. Multiple Group Permissions No Conflicts– Users and Groups
  14. Multiple Group Permissions Conflicting Permissions
  15. Multiple Group Permissions User Overrides and Unions
  16. Multiple User Permissions Explicit vs. Inherited
  17. Multiple User Permissions Explicit vs. Inherited #2
  18. Demo- Control Administrative Access to vCenter
  19. Topic 2: ESXi Active Directory (AD) Integration
  20. AD-ESX/ESXi 4.1/5 Authentication Services
  21. Assign ESXi 4.1/5 Permissions Directly to AD Users
  22. Demo- AD Integration
  23. Topic 3: Managing Firewalls & Certificates
  24. ESXi 5.x Firewall
  25. TCP & UDP Ports
  26. ESXi Firewall Configuration via vSphere Client
  27. ESXi Host Firewall Commands
  28. Data Encryption
  29. Security Certificates
  30. Demo- Implementing ESXi 5.1 Firewall
  31. Topic 4: vCloud VMsafe and vShield
  32. vCloud Networking & Security
  33. VMsafe Components
  34. vShield Product Family Overview
  35. vShield App
  36. vShield Edge
  37. vShield Endpoint
  38. For More Security Information
  39. Chapter 09 Review
  40. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 11 -Advanced ESXi and vCenter Server Management

(Duration: 2h 39m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Storage Views & Topology Maps
  3. vCenter Storage Views- Reports
  4. vCenter Storage Views- Maps
  5. vCenter Topology Maps
  6. Cluster Map View
  7. Topic 2: Storage vMotion
  8. Storage vMotion Migration
  9. Requirements for Storage vMotion
  10. Storage vMotion in vSphere 5
  11. Storage vMotion in vSphere 5.x
  12. Storage vMotion- Command-Line Interface
  13. Demo- Advanced Storage vMotion using the GUI
  14. Demo- Storage vMotion using the CLI
  15. Topic 3: Configuring vMotion
  16. vMotion Migration
  17. How vMotion Works
  18. vMotion: Host Requirements
  19. Identifying CPU Characteristics
  20. Execution Disable Flag (NX/XD)
  21. vMotion Errors and Warnings
  22. VM Map View
  23. Advanced vMotion Errors
  24. Topic 4: Enhanced vMotion
  25. Enhanced vMotion Migration
  26. Demo- vMotion & Enhanced vMotion Migration of a VM
  27. Topic 5: Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) Cluster
  28. vCenter Host Cluster
  29. Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) Overview
  30. DRS Cluster in the vCenter Inventory
  31. Retaining Host Resource Pools
  32. Configure Automation Level
  33. Initial Placement
  34. Dynamic Balancing / History
  35. Virtual Machine Rules
  36. Virtual Machine to Host Rules
  37. Virtual Machine Options
  38. Distributed Power Management (DPM)
  39. Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC)
  40. VM Swapfile Location
  41. Planned Downtime: Maintenance Mode
  42. Demo – Create a DRS Cluster
  43. Topic 6: Profile Driven Storage, Datastore Clusters & Storage DRS (SDRS)
  44. Profile-Driven Storage
  45. vSphere Storage API for Storage Awareness (VASA)
  46. Manage Storage Capabilities
  47. Enable VM Storage Profiles
  48. Expert Tip: Known Port Conflict
  49. Create VM Storage Profiles
  50. Apply VM Storage Profiles to VMs
  51. Datastore Clusters
  52. Storage DRS (SDRS)
  53. Create a Datastore Cluster for SDRS
  54. Datastore Cluster Information
  55. Edit a Datastore Cluster
  56. Demo – User Defined Storage Profiles
  57. Demo – Storage Cluster and Storage DRS (SDRS)
  58. Topic 7: DRS Cluster Monitoring
  59. Monitor Cluster Objects State
  60. Monitoring the DRS Cluster – Resource Allocation
  61. Monitoring the DRS Cluster – DRS Resource Distribution Graph
  62. Monitoring the DRS Cluster – What to Look for …
  63. Demo – Controlling Resources in a DRS Cluster by using Resource Pools
  64. Topic 8: Host Profiles
  65. Host Profiles Overview
  66. Create Host Profile
  67. Edit Host Profile
  68. Attach Host Profile
  69. Check Compliance from Host Profile
  70. Check Compliance from Cluster
  71. Per Host Answer Files
  72. Apply Host Profile
  73. Export a Host Profile
  74. Demo – Configuring and Using Host Profiles
  75. Topic 9: Linked Mode Group of vCenter Servers
  76. Linked vCenter Servers Overview
  77. Linked Mode Group Prerequisites
  78. Create a Linked Mode Group
  79. Manage Multiple vCenters
  80. Topic 10: vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)
  81. vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)- Overview (v5.1.1, replaced 5.1)
  82. vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)- Components
  83. vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)- New Features in 5.1/5.1.1
  84. vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)- Architecture
  85. Topic 11: VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
  86. VSAN Overview
  87. VSAN Device Configuration
  88. VSAN Cluster Configuration
  89. VSAN Architecture
  90. Chapter 11 Review
  91. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 13 -Disaster Recovery and Backup

(Duration: 11h 45m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: vSphere Replication 5.5
  3. vSphere Replication v5.5
  4. What’s New in vSphere Replication v5.5 (vR)
  5. VR v5.5 Setup
  6. VR v5.5 Configure Replication
  7. VR v5.5 Recovery
  8. Topic 2: Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  9. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5
  10. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5– Features
  11. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5– What’s New
  12. SRM Architecture Overview
  13. SRM– Site Recovery Processes
  14. Topic 3: High Availability (HA)
  15. VMware High Availability
  16. New vSphere 5 HA Features
  17. New vSphere 5.1 HA Features
  18. New vSphere 5.5 HA Features
  19. vSphere 5 HA in Action
  20. Configure HA Cluster
  21. VMware HA: Virtual Machine Options
  22. Host Isolation
  23. Guidelines for Isolation Response Setting
  24. HA VM Monitoring
  25. App HA– Application High Availability
  26. App HA– Policies
  27. App HA– Architecture
  28. HA Datastore Heartbeating
  29. Viewing Your HA Cluster
  30. Troubleshooting VMware HA
  31. Demo- Configuring and Monitoring HA
  32. Topic 4: VM Fault Tolerance
  33. Fault Tolerance Overview
  34. Fault Tolerance Requirements
  35. Configure Fault Tolerance
  36. Topic 5: Microsoft Clustering
  37. Virtualizing Microsoft Clusters
  38. Microsoft Cluster Services
  39. Microsoft Cluster Services Requirements
  40. vSphere 5.5 Updates for MSCS
  41. Topic 6: Backup Strategies
  42. Backup Strategies for VMs
  43. Topic 7: VMware Data Protection
  44. vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5
  45. vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5 Installation & Features
  46. vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5– What’s new …
  47. vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.5.5 (vDPA)
  48. vDP 5.5.5- Configure Settings
  49. Using VDP to Backup a VM
  50. Using VDP to Restore a VM
  51. File Level Restore (FLR)
  52. Replication to/from Avamar
  53. Direct-to-Host Restore
  54. Demo – Using VMware Data Protection
  55. Topic 8: Third Party Backups
  56. PHD Virtual Backup 6.5 for VMware
  57. PHD Virtual Backup v6.5 – vCenter Plugin
  58. Dell/Quest vRanger (Pro) 6.1
  59. vRanger Pro – Screenshots
  60. Veeam Backup & Replication v7
  61. Veeam Backup and Recovery v7
  62. Veeam Backup – Screenshots
  63. VeeamZip and Veeam Backup Free Edition
  64. VeeamZip – Screenshots
  65. Symantec NetBackup v 7.5
  66. Chapter 13 Review
  67. Course Closure
  68. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 02 -Virtualization Overview

(Duration: 23m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: VMware Virtualization
  3. The Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC)
  4. vCloud Suite 5.5
  5. vCloud Suite 5.5 – Add-ons
  6. Class Exercise – Why Virtualize?
  7. Why Virtualize? – Simplified Management!
  8. VMware ROI TCO Calculator V 4.0
  9. VMware TCO Comparison Calculator
  10. What is Virtual Infrastructure?
  11. VMware vSphere 5.5
  12. Type 1 and Type 2 Hypervisors
  13. Hypervisors Comparison
  14. What is a Virtual Machine (VM)?
  15. Topic 2: Other VMware & 3rd Party Virtualization Technologies
  16. VMware Horizon View 5.3
  17. VMware Workstation 10
  18. VMware Fusion 6
  19. VMware Player (Plus) 6
  20. Windows Server Virtualization Hyper-V (Windows Server 2012 R2)
  21. System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2
  22. XenServer Enterprise v6
  23. XenDesktop & Essentials for XenServer
  24. Chapter 02 Review
  25. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 -Using Tools to Administer a VMware Environment

(Duration: 52m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Overview of 3rd Party Tools
  3. WinSCP 5.1.7 (free)
  4. ISO Programs
  5. Xtravirt.com
  6. Foglight for Virtualization- Free Edition (Dell Software)
  7. RVTools v 3.6
  8. Other Tools
  9. Topic 2: ESXi Management
  10. ESXi Host & vCenter Server Management Overview
  11. Direct Console User Interface (DCUI)
  12. Managing ESXi with the vSphere Client (VIC)
  13. The Management User Interface (MUI) (ESX/ESXi/vCenter)
  14. Managing with the vSphere Web Client
  15. SSH Access: PuTTY, SecureCRT, WinSCP, etc.
  16. Datastore Browser
  17. Configuration of Troubleshooting Options in ESXi 5.x
  18. Troubleshooting Options: ESXi 5.x
  19. CLI Commands Overview
  20. CLI Commands esxcli, vimsh, vim-cmd, “commands”
  21. vSphere Command Line Interface (vCLI)
  22. Managing ESX/ESXi with the vSphere CLI (vCLI)
  23. vCLI Command Syntax
  24. vSphere SDK for Perl
  25. vSphere Management Assistant (vMA 5.5)
  26. PowerCLI 5.5 Release 2
  27. PowerGUI (Dell/Quest, free)
  28. Topic 3: Linux Command Review
  29. Windows Commands vs. Linux Commands
  30. Common Command Line Interface (CLI) Options
  31. ESXi 5.x Text Editor
  32. Topic 4: Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (VIC)
  33. vSphere Client Logs
  34. Cannot Login Using vSphere Client
  35. Demo- Tools to Administer
  36. Demo- Deploy Windows 2012 VM for vCenter
  37. Chapter 04 Review
  38. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 -Configuring Networking

(Duration: 1h 43m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Creating & Modifying Virtual Networks
  3. Networking Terms
  4. vSphere 5.x Virtual Switch Types
  5. Network Connections in ESXi
  6. Add Network Wizard
  7. Standard Virtual Switches – ESXi
  8. Virtual Switch and Connection Type Identification
  9. VMware Assigned MAC Addresses
  10. Custom MAC Address
  11. Virtual Switch Physical NIC Configurations
  12. Ports Used by VMkernel
  13. NIC Teaming
  14. Cisco Discovery Protocol
  15. Demo – Create Virtual Switches
  16. Modifying vSwitch Properties (Ports Tab)
  17. Modifying vSwitch Properties (Network Adapters Tab)
  18. VLAN Overview
  19. VLAN Implementations
  20. Standard vSwitch VLAN Configuration
  21. Standard vSwitch Protection and VLANs
  22. Standard vSwitch and Port Group Policy Exceptions: Security
  23. Standard vSwitch and Port Group Policy Exceptions: Traffic Shaping
  24. Standard vSwitch and Port Group Policy Exceptions: NIC Teaming
  25. Network Failure and NIC Teaming Options
  26. Load Balancing Method: Route Based on the Originating Virtual Port ID (Default)
  27. Load Balancing Method: Route Based on Source MAC Hash
  28. Load Balancing Method: Route Based on IP Hash (Source + Destination)
  29. Requirements for IP Hash
  30. Port Group: Override vSwitch Failover Order
  31. Multiple Policies Applied to a Single Team
  32. Physical Switch Configuration
  33. Topic 2: vSphere Distributed Switches
  34. vSphere Distributed vSwitch (vDS) Overview
  35. vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.0
  36. vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.1
  37. vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.5
  38. Creating a vSphere Distributed Switch
  39. Edit dvSwitch Settings
  40. Edit dvSwitch Uplink Policy Settings
  41. Edit dvSwitch Port Group Settings
  42. Port Binding Methods
  43. Private VLAN (PVLAN) Tagging
  44. Private VLANs
  45. Migrating VMkernel Port to vDS (or Service Console Port)
  46. Network I/O Control (NIOC)
  47. Network I/O Control (NIOC)- Best Practices
  48. Create NetFlow
  49. Using Port Mirroring
  50. vDS Health Check
  51. Traffic Filtering and Marking
  52. Configure LACP on vDS 5.5
  53. Create a LACP LAG
  54. Configure LAG without Losing Connectivity
  55. Use Template Mode to Assign NICs to the LAG on Multiple Hosts
  56. Make the LAG Active to Finish Configuration
  57. Cisco Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch
  58. Nexus 1000v Editions Compared
  59. Nexus 1000v Architecture
  60. IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V
  61. Demo- Creating vSphere Distributed Switches
  62. Topic 3: Creating & Modifying Virtual Networks Using CLI
  63. Physical NIC Commands
  64. Configure Physical NICs
  65. Virtual Switch Commands
  66. Configure Virtual Switches
  67. VMkernel Port Commands
  68. Configure the VMkernel Port
  69. Demo- Create Virtual Switch CLI
  70. Networking Review
  71. Chapter 06 Review
  72. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 08 -VM Creation, Configuration, and Snapshots

(Duration: 3h 40m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Create a VM
  3. VM Virtual Hardware
  4. vSphere 5.5– Virtual Machine Enhancements
  5. Types of Virtual NICs (vNIC)
  6. Virtual Machine Files
  7. VMDK Stub File Creation
  8. VMDK Disk Provisioning
  9. Virtual Disk
  10. Larger 62 TB Virtual Disks
  11. AHCI SATA Controller
  12. Virtual SCSI Controller Type
  13. DirectPath I/O (VMDirectPath)
  14. Install Guest OS into VM
  15. VM Console & Menus
  16. VMware Tools
  17. VMware Tools 5.0 & Earlier vs. 5.1/5.5
  18. Demo- Configure a VM for Optimal Performance
  19. Topic 2: Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones
  20. Clones & Templates
  21. Deploy VM from Template
  22. Customizing the OS in a Virtual Machine
  23. Customization Specification Manager
  24. Deploying Across Datacenters
  25. Topic 3: Virtual Appliances
  26. Virtual Appliances
  27. Import Virtual Appliances
  28. Export VM to OVF Format
  29. Demo- Work with vCenter’s Template Provisioning
  30. Demo- Work with Virtual Appliance OVF
  31. Topic 4: Configuration and Use of vApps
  32. vApp Overview
  33. Creating and Using vApps
  34. Topic 5: VMware Converter (P2V – V2V)
  35. VMware Converter 5.5
  36. VMware Converter Sources
  37. VMware vCenter Converter 5.5
  38. Pre Conversion Tasks
  39. Hot Cloning – 4 Step Process
  40. Post Conversion Steps
  41. VMware vCenter Converter 5.5 Standalone
  42. Troubleshooting VMware Converter
  43. NetIQ – PlateSpin Migrate 9.3
  44. Demo – Using VMware Converter
  45. Topic 6: Manage VMs
  46. Hot and Cold VM Migrations
  47. Hot Add Memory and CPUs
  48. VM Properties – Hardware Tab
  49. VM Properties HW v9 via vSphere Web Client
  50. VM Properties HW v10 via vSphere Web Client
  51. Adding USB Devices to VM
  52. VM Properties – Options Tab
  53. Resize a Virtual Disk
  54. Extend VMDK
  55. Dell’s extpart – NO REBOOT
  56. Extend Partitions Using gparted
  57. vOptimizer Pro
  58. Thin Provisioned Disk Reclamation
  59. SDelete – Zero Free Space in VM
  60. VMware GuestReclaim Fling
  61. Raxco PerfectStorage
  62. Renaming a Virtual Machine
  63. vmware-cmd.pl (vCLI)
  64. Kill a VM with esxcli
  65. Demo – Extending VMDK Files
  66. Demo – Rename Virtual Machine Files
  67. Topic 7: Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown
  68. Startup/Shutdown of VMs
  69. Enabling VM Startup/Shutdown
  70. VM Startup/Shutdown Override
  71. Demo – VM Startup/Shutdown
  72. Topic 8: Virtual Machine Snapshots
  73. Virtual Machine Snapshots
  74. Files Used by Snapshots
  75. Taking Snapshots
  76. Snapshot Manager
  77. Reverting to a Snapshot
  78. Deleting Snapshots
  79. Consolidating Snapshots
  80. Demo – Snapshots
  81. Topic 9: Virtual Machine Troubleshooting & Best Practices
  82. Troubleshooting VM Problems
  83. Differences Between VMs and Physical Servers (Best Practices)
  84. Demo- Raw Device Map (RDM)
  85. Demo- Using vSphere Distributed Switches and VLANs
  86. Demo- vSphere Distributed Switches User Defined Resource Pools
  87. Chapter 08 Review
  88. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 10 -Server and VM Monitoring

(Duration: 2h 26m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Optimizing Resources
  3. Transparent Memory Page Sharing
  4. Memory Overcommitment
  5. Balloon-Driver: vmmemctl
  6. VMkernel Swap
  7. VM Swap Files
  8. VMkernel Swap Location
  9. Memory Compression
  10. Host System Swap File
  11. Memory Usage
  12. Virtual CPUs (vCPUs)
  13. VMkernel CPU Load Balancing
  14. VMs’ CPU & Memory Resource Setting Terms
  15. CPU Resource Settings
  16. Memory Resource Settings
  17. Memory Overhead
  18. ESXi 5.x Resource Allocation per VM
  19. Resource Shares
  20. Topic 2: Resource Pools
  21. Resource Pools Overview
  22. Resource Pool Configuration
  23. Expandable Reservations
  24. Troubleshooting Memory Resources
  25. Resource Pool Example Summary
  26. Resource Pool Example: CPU Limits
  27. Best Practices for VM Resources
  28. Topic 3: Latency Sensitive Applications
  29. Deploying Extremely Latency-Sensitive Applications
  30. Latency-Sensitive Feature
  31. Best Practices for Extremely Latency-Sensitive Applications
  32. Topic 4: Performance Monitoring
  33. Performance Monitoring- Overview
  34. Performance Monitoring- Advanced
  35. Customize Performance Chart
  36. Troubleshooting Performance
  37. Problem: High CPU Utilization
  38. Problem: High Memory Utilization
  39. Problem: High Disk Utilization
  40. Problem: High Network Utilization
  41. Veeam Monitor
  42. Veeam Monitor Demo
  43. Veeam ONE for VMware 6.5
  44. Veeam Management (formerly nworks)
  45. Dell/Quest Software vFoglight
  46. vFoglight
  47. Dell/Quest/VKERNEL vOPS Server
  48. Solarwinds Virtualization Manager
  49. PHD Virtual Monitor
  50. Demo- Monitoring CPU, Disk & Memory on a VM
  51. Topic 5: Configuring Alarms
  52. vCenter Alarms
  53. Default Alarms in vCenter
  54. Alarm Settings
  55. Configure vCenter Notifications
  56. Demo Create Alarms in vCenter
  57. Topic 6: ESXi & vCenter Logs
  58. ESXi 5.x Log Files from DCUI
  59. esxtop
  60. Performance Snapshots from CLI
  61. ESXi 5.x Log File Locations
  62. ESXi 5.x Log Files
  63. Collecting Windows vCenter Log Files
  64. Collecting vCSA Log Files
  65. Collecting vCenter Diagnostics Data
  66. Configuring Syslog on ESXi (GUI)
  67. Sending Logs to a Syslog Server (CLI)
  68. Syslog Servers
  69. Demo- Troubleshooting- Reviewing Log Files
  70. Demo- Troubleshooting- Using esxtop
  71. Demo- Troubleshooting- Diagnostic Data Collection
  72. Chapter 10 Review
  73. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 12 -Patching and Upgrading ESXi

(Duration: 57m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Patching ESXi Standalone Hosts
  3. Standalone Patch Installation
  4. Topic 2: Patching the vCenter Environment
  5. Update Manager 5.5 Patching
  6. Shavlik Protect (Standard & Advanced)
  7. Update Manager Terms
  8. Update Manager 5.5 Install (Windows)
  9. Update Manager vSphere Client Plug-in
  10. Update Manager Baselines
  11. Update Manager Remediation Defaults and Configuration Options
  12. Update Manager Events
  13. Update Manager Notifications
  14. Patch Repository
  15. Update Manager Download Service Update Manager Sizing Estimator
  16. Update Manager Tab
  17. Remediation
  18. Demo- Using Update Manager through vCenter
  19. Topic 3: Upgrades and Migrations
  20. VC Upgrade Methodology
  21. VC Upgrade- All on 1 Server
  22. Upgrade vCenter to 5.5– Separate Servers (Med-Lg Org)
  23. Upgrade of Multiple vSphere Products to Use vCenter 5.5
  24. Upgrading SSO from 5.1 to 5.5
  25. Upgrade Inventory Service 5.0 to 5.1/5.5
  26. Upgrade vCenter 4.1 to 5.5
  27. Upgrade Update Manager 4.1 to 5.5
  28. Upgrade Host to ESXi 5.5 Using Media
  29. ESX/ESXi Upgrade Using Update Manager (5.0 or 5.1 or 5.5)
  30. ESX/ESXi Migration to New Hardware
  31. Upgrade Distributed Switch to 5.5
  32. Upgrade the Virtual Machines
  33. Use the vSphere Client to Upgrade the VMware Tools
  34. Use vSphere Client to Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware V10
  35. Use Update Manager to Upgrade Virtual Machines
  36. Chapter 12 Review
  37. Chapter
  38. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)
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