VMware vSphere 4.x/5.x to 5.5 Upgrade & New Tech Ult. Bootcamp Series!

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Overview: Our VMware Ultimate Bootcamp vSphere 4.0 series teaches advanced virtualization concepts and explores the VMware vSphere 4.0 product suite. This comprehensive series prepares the student to become a certified professional virtualization expert. The objective is to instill the knowledge required for the student to do their job efficiently and effectively, starting from installation of the product to real-world troubleshooting issues. The focus is not limited only to learning and harnessing the power of VMware but the entire concept of virtualization, and other 3rd party tools and technologies that will enhance VMware capabilities and increase the student’s virtualization expertise.

Series Taught By: Jeff Weiss

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 9
Students can earn up to 9 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: 5m)

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

Module 03 -Upgrade or Migrate to vSphere 5.5

(Duration: 27m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Upgrades and Migrations
  3. Upgrade to 5.5 Methodology
  4. Upgrade vCenter to 5.0 Steps
  5. Upgrade- All on 1 Server
  6. Upgrade vCenter to 5.5– Separate Servers (Med-Lg Org)
  7. Upgrade of Multiple vSphere Products to Use vCenter 5.5
  8. Install vSphere Web Client 5.5
  9. Install vSphere 5.5 Inventory Service
  10. Upgrade Inventory Service 5.0 to 5.1/5.5
  11. Upgrade vCenter 4.1 to 5.5
  12. Upgrade Update Manager 4.1 to 5.5
  13. Upgrade Host to ESXi 5.5 Using Media
  14. ESX/ESXi Upgrade Using Update Manager (5.0 or 5.1 or 5.5)
  15. ESX/ESXi Migration to New Hardware
  16. Upgrade Distributed Switch to 5.5
  17. Upgrade the Virtual Machines
  18. Use the vSphere Client to Upgrade the VMware Tools
  19. Use vSphere Client to Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware V10
  20. Use Update Manager to Upgrade Virtual Machines
  21. Chapter 03 Review
  22. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 05 -Managing vSphere 5.x Administration

(Duration: 1h 4m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Host Profiles
  3. Host Profiles Overview
  4. Per Host Answer Files
  5. Edit Host Profile
  6. Topic 2: Host Deployment Options
  7. vSphere 5.x ESXi Image Builder CLI
  8. vSphere 5.x Auto Deploy for ESXi PXE Boot
  9. vSphere 5 Auto Deploy Process
  10. vSphere 5 Auto Deploy Architecture
  11. Topic 3: ESXi 5.5 Management
  12. vCenter Server 5.0 & 5.x Host Functionality
  13. ESXi Host & vCenter Server Management Overview
  14. Direct Console User Interface (DCUI)
  15. Managing ESXi with the vSphere Client (VIC)
  16. The Management User Interface (MUI) (ESX/ESXi/vCenter)
  17. SSH Access: PuTTY, SecureCRT, FastSCP, etc.
  18. Troubleshooting Options: ESXi 5.x
  19. Configuration of Troubleshooting Options in ESXi 5.x
  20. CLI Commands Overview
  21. CLI Commands
  22. esxcli, vimsh, vim-cmd, “commands”
  23. vSphere Command Line Interface (vCLI)
  24. vCLI Commands
  25. Managing ESX/ESXi with the vSphere CLI (vCLI)
  26. vCLI Command Syntax
  27. vSphere SDK for Perl
  28. vSphere Management Assistant (vMA 5.5)
  29. PowerCLI 5.5 Release 2
  30. Common Command Line Interface (CLI) Options
  31. ESXi 5.x Text Editor
  32. Topic 4: vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
  33. vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) Specifications
  34. Topic 5: vSphere Web Client
  35. vSphere Web Client
  36. vSphere Web Client– Requirements
  37. Install vSphere Web Client 5.5
  38. Using vSphere Web Client 5.5
  39. Topic 6: New Update Manager Features
  40. Update Manager 5.5 Patching
  41. Shavlik Protect (Standard & Advanced)
  42. Update Manager 5.5 Install (Windows)
  43. Update Manager vSphere Client Plugin
  44. Update Manager Baselines
  45. Update Manager Remediation Defaults and Configuration Options
  46. Update Manager Events
  47. Update Manager Notifications
  48. Patch Repository
  49. Update Manager Download Service
  50. Update Manager Sizing Estimator
  51. Update Manager Tab
  52. Remediation
  53. Topic 7: vCenter Server 5.x Management
  54. Collecting Windows vCenter Log Files
  55. Collecting vCSA Log Files
  56. Collecting vCenter Diagnostics Data
  57. Configuring Syslog on ESXi (GUI)
  58. Sending Logs to a Syslog Server (CLI)
  59. Syslog Servers
  60. vCenter Server 5.1 Shows Disabled Plug-ins
  61. Chapter 05 Review
  62. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 07 -Storage

(Duration:51m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Storage Concepts
  3. vSphere’s Family of Storage APIs
  4. Storage APIs – Array Integration
  5. Storage APIs – Multipathing
  6. Path Selection Considerations
  7. Viewing Multipathing
  8. All Paths Down (APD)
  9. Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
  10. SIOC Enhancements
  11. SIOC Monitoring
  12. Multipathing Commands
  13. Multipathing Commands (vCLI)
  14. Multipathing Command Examples
  15. Topic 2: iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line)
  16. Setup Steps – Multipathing with Software iSCSI
  17. iSCSI Software Initiator Networking
  18. Configuring iSCSI
  19. Configure Software Initiator
  20. Bind VMkernel ports to Storage Adapter (GUI)
  21. Bind VMkernel ports to Storage Adapter (CLI)
  22. Discovering iSCSI Targets
  23. Jumbo Frames
  24. iSCSI Session Options (CLI)
  25. Topic 3: Fibre Channel Storage
  26. What is Fibre Channel?
  27. ESX / ESXi and Fibre Channel SAN Environment and Addressing
  28. Scanning Fibre Channel LUNs
  29. Topic 4: VMFS Datastores
  30. Virtual Machine File System (VMFS-5)
  31. Virtual Machine File System (Updates in vSphere 5.5)
  32. Upgrade VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
  33. Viewing and Creating a VMFS-5 Datastore
  34. Advanced I/O Management
  35. Topic 5: NAS Storage and NFS Datastores
  36. Network Attached Storage (NAS) and ESX/ESXi
  37. Mount an NFS Datastore to Host
  38. NFS Configuration Options (CLI)
  39. Topic 6: Profile Driven Storage, Datastore Clusters & Storage DRS (SDRS)
  40. Profile-Driven Storage
  41. vSphere Storage API for Storage Awareness (VASA)
  42. Manage Storage Capabilities
  43. Enable VM Storage Profiles
  44. Expert Tip: Known Port Conflict
  45. Create VM Storage Profiles
  46. Apply VM Storage Profiles to VMs
  47. Datastore Clusters
  48. Storage DRS (SDRS)
  49. Create a Datastore Cluster for SDRS
  50. Datastore Cluster Information
  51. Edit a Datastore Cluster
  52. Topic 7: Solid State Disks (SSD)
  53. Solid State Disks (SSD)
  54. Host Cache Configuration
  55. When ESXi Fails to Identify Solid State Disks
  56. Using SMART with SSD
  57. Topic 8: vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)
  58. vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)– Overview (v5.1.1, replaced 5.1)
  59. vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)- Components
  60. vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)– New Features in 5.1/5.1.1
  61. vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)- Architecture
  62. Topic 9: vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC)
  63. vSphere Virtual Flash
  64. Configure a Virtual Flash Resource
  65. Configure Virtual Flash Host Swap
  66. Virtual Flash Read Cache
  67. Topic 10: VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
  68. VSAN Overview
  69. VSAN Device Configuration
  70. VSAN Cluster Configuration
  71. VSAN Architecture
  72. Chapter 07 Review
  73. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 09 -Security Enhancements

(Duration: 14m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Managing Firewalls
  3. ESXi 5.x Firewall
  4. TCP & UDP Ports
  5. Data Encryption
  6. Security Certificates
  7. ESXi Firewall Configuration via vSphere Client
  8. ESXi Host Firewall Commands
  9. Topic 2: ESXi Active Directory (AD) Integration
  10. AD-ESX/ESXi 4.1/5 Authentication Services
  11. Assign ESXi 4.1/5 Permissions Directly to AD Users
  12. Topic 3: vShield Family
  13. vCloud Networking & Security
  14. VMsafe Components
  15. vShield Product Family Overview
  16. vShield App
  17. vShield Edge
  18. vShield Endpoint
  19. For More Security Information
  20. Chapter 09 Review
  21. Course Closure
  22. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 02 -Overview of vSphere 5.1 & 5.5

(Duration: 54m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: vSphere 5.x New Technology Overview
  3. The Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC)
  4. vCloud Suite 5.5
  5. vCloud Suite 5.5 – Add-ons
  6. VMware vSphere 5.5
  7. vSphere 5.x New Technology Overview
  8. vSphere 5.5 – Hypervisor Enhancements
  9. vSphere 5.5 – Virtual Machine Enhancements
  10. vSphere 5.5 – vCenter Server Enhancements
  11. vSphere 5.5 – Storage Enhancements
  12. vSphere 5.5 – Networking Enhancements
  13. Type 1 and Type 2 Hypervisors
  14. VMware ROI TCO Calculator V 4.0
  15. VMware TCO Comparison Calculator
  16. Topic 2: Licensing
  17. vCenter Server 5.x & ESXi Host Licensing Model
  18. vSphere Essentials 5.5 for Small Business
  19. vSphere 5.5 License Types and Pricing
  20. New Features per vSphere 5.1 License Type
  21. Windows Licensing Calculator
  22. VMware and Microsoft License Purchase Deal
  23. Topic 3: vSphere 5 Requirements
  24. ESXi Hardware Requirements
  25. vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 (VMware ESXi)
  26. VMware ESXi 5.x
  27. vCenter Server 5.x Summary
  28. vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1c
  29. vCenter Server 5.5/5.5a/5.5b & 5.5 Update 1
  30. vCenter Server 5.x Specifications
  31. Managing Multiple Enterprise Locations
  32. vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 SSO
  33. vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 Connection through SSO
  34. SSO 5.5 Interoperability
  35. vCenter Server 5.5 Architecture
  36. vCenter Server Database Overview
  37. vCenter Server 5 Database Sizing
  38. SQL Server vCenter Database Setup
  39. vCenter 5.5 Installation Options
  40. Order of vCenter 5.5 Manual Installation Method
  41. Install Single Sign On Service (SSO) 5.5
  42. vCenter Server 5.5 Simple Install (Windows)
  43. vCenter Server 5.5 Post Install
  44. Chapter 02 Review
  45. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 -Virtual Machine Enhancements

(Duration: 1h 6m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: VM Details
  3. VM Virtual Hardware
  4. VM Properties HW v9 via vSphere Web Client
  5. vSphere 5.5– Virtual Machine Enhancements
  6. VM Graphics HW v10 via vSphere Web Client
  7. Types of Virtual NICs (vNIC)
  8. Virtual Machine Files
  9. VMDK Stub File Creation
  10. VM Swap Files
  11. VMDK Disk Provisioning
  12. Virtual Disk
  13. Larger 62 TB Virtual Disks
  14. AHCI SATA Controller
  15. Install Guest OS into VM
  16. Hot Add Memory and CPUs
  17. VM Properties- Hardware Tab
  18. Adding USB Devices to VM
  19. VM Properties- Options Tab
  20. Renaming a Virtual Machine
  21. vmware-cmd.pl (vCLI)
  22. Kill a VM with esxcli
  23. VM Console & Menus
  24. VMware Tools
  25. VMware Tools 5.0 & Earlier vs. 5.1/5.5
  26. Topic 2: Templates & Clones
  27. Clones & Templates
  28. Deploy VM from Template
  29. Customizing the OS in a Virtual Machine
  30. Customization Specification Manager
  31. Topic 3: VMware Converter 5.5
  32. VMware Converter 5.5
  33. VMware Converter Sources
  34. VMware Converter Standalone 5.5
  35. Post Conversion Steps
  36. VMware Converter Standalone 5.5 (Cont’d)
  37. Chapter 04 Review
  38. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 -Networking

(Duration: 43m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Virtual Networks
  3. vSphere 5.x Virtual Switch Types
  4. Cisco Discovery Protocol
  5. Modifying vSwitch Properties (Ports Tab)
  6. Custom MAC Address
  7. Physical Switch Configuration
  8. Topic 2: vSphere Distributed Virtual Switches
  9. vSphere Distributed vSwitch (vDS) Overview
  10. vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.0
  11. vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.1
  12. vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.5
  13. Creating a vSphere Distributed Switch
  14. Edit dvSwitch Settings
  15. Edit dvSwitch Uplink Policy Settings
  16. Edit dvSwitch Port Group Settings
  17. Port Binding Methods
  18. Private VLANs
  19. Private VLAN (PVLAN) Tagging
  20. Migrating Service Console Port or VMkernel Port to vDS
  21. Network I/O Control (NIOC)
  22. Network I/O Control (NIOC)– Best Practices
  23. Create NetFlow
  24. Using Port Mirroring
  25. vDS Health Check
  26. Create a LACP LAG
  27. Configure LAG Without Losing Connectivity
  28. Use Template Mode to Assign NICs to the LAG on Multiple Hosts
  29. Make the LAG Active to Finish Configuration
  30. Networking Review
  31. Topic 3: Creating & Modifying Virtual Networks using CLI
  32. Networking CLI Commands
  33. Physical NIC Commands
  34. Configure Physical NICs
  35. Virtual Switch Commands
  36. Configure Virtual Switches
  37. VMkernel Port Commands
  38. Configure the VMkernel Port
  39. Chapter 06 Review
  40. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 08 -Availability

(Duration: 45m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5 (vDP)
  3. vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5
  4. vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5 Installation & Features
  5. vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5– What’s New
  6. vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.5.5
  7. vDP 5.5.5- Configure Settings
  8. Using VDP to Backup a VM
  9. Using VDP to Restore a VM
  10. File Level Restore (FLR)
  11. Replication to/from Avamar
  12. Direct-to-Host Restore
  13. Topic 2: vSphere Replication 5.5
  14. vSphere Replication v5.5
  15. vSphere Replication v5.5– New Features
  16. VR v5.5 Setup
  17. VR v5.5 Configure Replication
  18. VR v5.5 Recovery
  19. Topic 3: Site Recovery Manager 5.5 (SRM)
  20. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5
  21. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5– Features
  22. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5– What’s New
  23. SRM Architecture Overview
  24. SRM– Site Recovery Processes
  25. Topic 4: High Availability (HA)
  26. New vSphere 5 HA Features
  27. New vSphere 5.1 HA Features
  28. New vSphere 5.5 HA Features
  29. vSphere 5 HA in Action
  30. Configure HA Cluster
  31. VMware HA: Virtual Machine Options
  32. Host Isolation
  33. Guidelines for Isolation Response Setting
  34. HA VM Monitoring
  35. App HA – Application High Availability
  36. App HA – Policies
  37. App HA – Architecture
  38. HA Datastore Heartbeating
  39. Viewing your HA Cluster
  40. Troubleshooting VMware HA
  41. Chapter 08 Review
  42. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)
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