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  • 1. VMware vSphere Boot Camp Course SummaryDescriptionThis class is an introduction to VMware’s vSphere™ including VMware ESX™ 4 and vCenter™ 4. All key aspectsof VMware vSphere are covered – from installation of ESX and vCenter through to resource & powermanagement, back up & recovery, monitoring and alarms, load balancing, service availability, and much more.Each topic is presented from the perspective of delivering key business and/or economic value – not just thetechnical or mechanical aspects of the software.By the end of the class, attendees will have learned the benefits, skills, and best practices of virtualization.Attendees will be able to design, implement, deploy, configure, monitor, manage and troubleshoot VMwarevSphere 4.ObjectivesAt the end of this course, students will be able to: • Explain the many significant benefits of • Use VMware Data Recovery to back up and virtualization recover VMs and files • Install ESX Server according to best • Configure, manage, monitor and secure practices users and groups • Configure and manage local storage • Create and manage Distributed Resource • Create virtual, distributed virtual, and virtual Schedule load balanced clusters to physical LAN segments • Understand and use Distributed Power • Define and use NAS datastores Management • Create virtual machines, install operating • Create and manage VMware High systems and applications Availability clusters to protect against VM • Install, configure and administer VMware service loss caused by ESX server failures vCenter • Use Fault Tolerance to deliver 100% VM • Rapidly deployment of VMs using golden- uptime master templates • Monitor and tune both ESX and virtual • Create clones - one-time copies of virtual machine performance machine • Patch management using vCenter Update • Use VMware vNetwork Distributed Manager vSwitches to deliver consistent network • Understand how VMware and third party configurations products, including operating systems, are • Understand and use shared SAN storage impacted by virtualization including Fibre and iSCSI SANs • Secure and lock down the Service Console • Perform VM cold migrations, hot migrations • Create and enforce server configuration with and Storage VMotion Host Profiles • Use VMware Consolidated Back Up to back • Troubleshoot common problems up and restore running VMs VMware vSphere Boot Camp Due to the nature of this material, this document refers to numerous hardware and software products by their trade names. References to other companies and their products are for informational purposes only, and all trademarks are the properties of their respective companies. It is not the intent of ProTech Professional Technical Services, Inc. to use any of these names genericallyVMWAREVSPHEREBOOTCAMP-110205092212-PHPAPP02.DOC
  • 2. Course Summary (cont’d)Topics • Virtualization Infrastructure • VM Hot and Cold Migration, Storage • Stand Alone ESX Server Installation VMotion • Virtual and Physical Networking • Load Balancing w. Distributed Resource • NAS Shared Storage Scheduler • Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines • Failure Recover with High Availability • vCenter Clusters • vCenter Inventory • VMware Fault Tolerance • VM Rapid Deployment using Templates, • VMware Consolidated Back Up Clones • VMware Data Recovery • ESX and vCenter Permission Model • Consolidation with vCenter Converter • Advanced Virtual Networking • Effective Performance Monitoring • Using Fibre and iSCSI Shared Storage • ESX and vCenter Alarms • VMware File System (VMFS) • ESX Host Profiles • Resource Management and Resource Pools • Update Manager • Guided Consolidation • Securing the ESX Service Console • Final ThoughtsAudience • System architects or others who need to design virtual infrastructure • Senior administrators responsible for technical design and implementation of new Virtual Infrastructure projects • Security specialists responsible for monitor, managing, securing and administering Virtual Infrastructure • Operators responsible for day-to-day operation of Virtual Infrastructure • Performance and capacity analysts who need to understand, provision, monitor and performance tune Virtual Infrastructure • Backup Administrators who need to understand the impact of existing and new back up strategies in a virtual environment • Business Continuity specialists responsible for disaster recovery and high availability • Storage administrators who need to understand how Virtual Infrastructure sees and uses Fibre SAN and iSCSI SAN volumes and NAS datastores • Managers who need an unbiased understanding of virtualization before committing their organization to a virtual infrastructure deployment.PrerequisitesNo prior virtualization experience is assumed, but a willingness to work hard is required.DurationFive days Due to the nature of this material, this document refers to numerous hardware and software products by their trade names. References to other companies and their products are for informational purposes only, and all trademarks are the properties of their respective companies. It is not the intent of ProTech Professional Technical Services, Inc. to use any of these names genericallyVMWAREVSPHEREBOOTCAMP-110205092212-PHPAPP02.DOC
  • 3. Mware vSphere Boot Camp Course OutlineI.Virtualization Infrastructure H. VM best practices for monitoring and A. Virtualization explained scalability B. How VMware virtualization compares to I. Understanding what should and should not traditional PC deployments be virtualized C. Common pain points of physical deployments VI.vCenter D. How virtualization effectively addresses A. vCenter architectural and feature overview issues and brings new B. vCenter components E. VMware vSphere software products C. VMware LicensingII.Stand Alone ESX Server Installation VII.vCenter Inventory A. Understanding ESXi and full ESX A. vCenters views into Virtual Infrastructure B. Selecting, validating and preparing your B. Role of the datacenter server C. Using folders to impart political, geographic C. Sizing Service Console and VMkernel or technical boundaries resources D. Importing ESX hosts into vCenter D. Storage controllers, disks and partitions management E. Software installation and licensing E. Troubleshooting vCenter F. Installation recommendations and best practices VIII.VM Rapid Deployment using Templates, G. First look at the VMware vSphere Client Clones A. Templates - Virtual Machine Golden MasterIII.Virtual and Physical Networking images A. vNetwork standard and distributed virtual B. Creating, modifying, updating and working Switches with Templates B. Virtual Switches, Ports and Port Groups C. Patching, and refreshing Templates C. Service Console and VMkernel ports D. Cloning, one time copies of VMs D. Creating, sizing Virtual Switches E. Best practices for cloning and templating F. Performance considerationsIV.NAS Shared Storage A. Benefits Shared Storage offer to Virtual IX.ESX and vCenter Permission Model Infrastructure A. VMware Security model B. Shared Storage options B. Configuring local users and groups C. NFS Overview C. Managing local permissions D. Configuring ESX to use NFS Shares D. vCenter security model E. Troubleshooting NFS connections E. Local, Domain and Active Directory users and groupsV.Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines F. How permissions are applied A. VM virtual hardware, options and limits B. Sizing and creating a new VM X.Advanced Virtual Networking C. Assigning, modifying and removing Virtual A. Uplinking Virtual and Physical Network Hardware segments using NICs D. Working with a VM’s BIOS B. Distributed virtual switches and distributed E. VMware remote console applications Port Groups F. Installing an OS into a VM C. NIC teaming for redundancy and G. Driver installation and customization Performance Due to the nature of this material, this document refers to numerous hardware and software products by their trade names. References to other companies and their products are for informational purposes only, and all trademarks are the properties of their respective companies. It is not the intent of ProTech Professional Technical Services, Inc. to use any of these names genericallyVMWAREVSPHEREBOOTCAMP-110205092212-PHPAPP02.DOC
  • 4. VMware vSphere Boot Camp Course Outline (cont’d) D. Connecting to vLANs B. Extract hardware profiles from select servers E. Enhanced Network Security C. Monitor physical server resource F. Virtual routers and firewalls consumption G. Assigning physical NICs to VMs D. Select and convert physical servers to VMsXI.Using Fibre and iSCSI Shared Storage XV.VM Hot and Cold Migration, Storage VMotion A. Fibre SAN overview A. Moving Virtual Machines B. Identifying and using Fibre Host Bus B. Cold Migrations to new ESX hosts, Adapters datastores C. Scanning and Rescanning Fibre SANs C. Hot Migrations with VMotion D. Partitioning and formatting Fibre SAN D. VMotion requirements and dependencies Storage E. How VMotion works – detailed explanation E. Performance and redundancy F. Troubleshooting VMotion considerations and best practices G. Storage VMotion for hot VM disk migrations F. iSCSI overview G. Virtual and physical iSCSI adapters XVI.Load Balancing w. Distributed Resource H. Creating virtual iSCSI adapters Scheduler I. Connecting to iSCSI storage A. Delegated resource management with J. Scanning and rescanning iSCSI SANS Resource Pools K. Performance and redundancy B. Resource balanced clusters with VMware considerations and best practices Distributed Resource Scheduler C. DRS Cluster configuration and tuningXII.VMware File System (VMFS) D. Isolation response and per-VM policy A. VMFS Overview overrides B. Unique file system properties of VMFS E. Using Distributed Power Management to C. Managing shared Volumes reduce server power demands D. Creating new VMFS partitions E. Managing VMFS capacity with LUN XVII.Failure Recover with High Availability spanning Clusters F. Native and 3rd party Multipathing with Fibre A. High Availability options and iSCSI SANs B. Manually take ownership of a VM from a G. VMFS performance considerations failed server C. VMware High Availability clustersXIII.Resource Management and Resource Pools D. VMware Fault Tolerance A. How ESX delivers resources to VMs B. Shares, Reservations and Limits XVIII.VMware Fault Tolerance C. CPU resource scheduling A. Overview of VMware Fault Tolerance D. Memory resource scheduling B. Creating and monitoring a Fault Tolerant VM E. Disk I/O bandwidth management C. Use cases for VMware Fault Tolerance F. Network bandwidth management G. Resource Pools XIX.VMware Consolidated Back Up A. Pro’s and Con’s of traditional back upXIV.Guided Consolidation strategies A. Use Guided Consolidation to discover, B. Backup and recovery with VMware Domains and servers Consolidated Back Up Due to the nature of this material, this document refers to numerous hardware and software products by their trade names. References to other companies and their products are for informational purposes only, and all trademarks are the properties of their respective companies. It is not the intent of ProTech Professional Technical Services, Inc. to use any of these names genericallyVMWAREVSPHEREBOOTCAMP-110205092212-PHPAPP02.DOC
  • 5. C. Third party back up solutions D. Backing up the ESX Service Console VMware vSphere Boot Camp Course Outline (cont’d)XX.VMware Data Recovery XXV.Update Manager A. Deploying the VMware Data Recovery A. Overview of ESX patch management virtual appliance B. Create patch baselines B. Creating and running VM backups using C. Scan ESX host for compliance with Data Recovery baselines C. Scheduling back ups D. Automatically apply critical patches D. Restoring a VM using Data Recovery XXVI.Securing the ESX Service ConsoleXXI.Consolidation with vCenter Converter A. Service Console default services A. vCenter Converter overview B. Locking down enabled services B. Converting physical machines, virtual C. Setting custom restrictions on access machines and OS Images C. Cold migrations of physical machines to XXVII.Final Thoughts virtual machines A. Consolidation guidelines for VMs and D. Hot migrations of physical machines to Storage virtual machines B. Determining which workloads to consolidate E. Performing physical to virtual conversions C. Other considerations from Guided ConsolidationXXII.Effective Performance Monitoring A. VMkernel CPU and memory resource management mechanisms B. Identifying and resolving resource contention C. Monitoring VM and ESX host performance D. Configuring and customizing resource based alarms E. Performance and capacity planning strategiesXXIII.ESX and vCenter Alarms A. VMware Capacity Planner overview B. Finding and monitoring physical workloads C. Reviewing physical server performance dataXXIV.ESX Host Profiles A. Create and refine a new Host Profile template B. Verify host configuration compliance using Host Profiles C. Enforce configuration standards on non- compliant ESX hosts Due to the nature of this material, this document refers to numerous hardware and software products by their trade names. References to other companies and their products are for informational purposes only, and all trademarks are the properties of their respective companies. It is not the intent of ProTech Professional Technical Services, Inc. to use any of these names genericallyVMWAREVSPHEREBOOTCAMP-110205092212-PHPAPP02.DOC