VMware® vSphere: What's New v5.5

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This course provides material for:
VMware Exam codes: VCP510, VCP550
Certificate: VMware Certified Professional 5 Data center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)

Overview

Students will explores new features in VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5 and VMware ESXi™ 5.5. Topics include VMware vSphere® 5.5 installation and how to upgrade from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.5.

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should have an understanding o fthe functions and features in vSphere 5.5 and be able to do the meet the following objectives: ? List and describe key enhancements in vSphere 5? Describe the upgrade process from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.5? Use VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™ and the VMware vSphere® Web Client to manage the vSphere platform? Understand how VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On™ works? Upgrade and manage a VMware vSphere® VMFS-5 datastore? Create a port mirroring session? Configure virtual machine storage policies ? Create a datastore cluster and configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™? Monitor VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster activity? Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision an ESXi host

Audience

This class is suited for System administrators, IT managers, System architects, People responsible for implementing or managing vSphere environments

Syllabus

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • vSphere 5 documentation resources

Introducing VMware vSphere 5.5

  • Describe key enhancements in ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Describe the upgrade process from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.5
  • Use vCenter Server Appliance to manage the vSphere platform
  • Use the vSphere Web Client to search for objects and view
  • object information
  • Use vCenter Single Sign-On to add users and assign roles

Virtual Machine Management

  • Describe virtual machine hardware features introduced in
  • vSphere 5.x
  • Describe virtual machine enhancements introduced in vSphere 5.5

Network Management

  • Describe new features of distributed switches, including network rollback, exporting, importing, and restoring a distributed switch
  • configuration, traffic filtering and marking policy, NetFlow, port mirroring, Link Aggregation Control Protocol, Link Layer Discover Protocol, Single Root I/O Virtualization, and health check
  • Describe enhancements to VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control
  • Configure and test port mirroring

Storage Management

  • Describe new storage features, including VMFS-5, Fibre Channel over Ethernet software adapters, virtual machine storage policies, VMware vSphere® Flash Read Cache™, and VMware® Virtual SAN™
  • Describe enhancements to VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®, solid-state drive support, and VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration
  • Upgrade VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
  • Create user-defined storage capabilities and virtual machine storage policies

Scalability

  • Describe vSphere Storage DRS and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  • Create a datastore cluster
  • Configure vSphere Storage DRS

Availability

  • Describe the features, benefits, and architecture of VMware vSphere® Data Protection™
  • Describe the features, benefits, and architecture of VMware vSphere® Replication
  • Describe the enhancements to vSph

VMware vSphere Deployment Alternatives

  • Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI to create and export an image profile
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision an ESXi host

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 2 days
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