VMware® vSphere: Skills for Operators v5.5

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This course provides material for:
VMware Exam code: VCP5-DCV

Overview

This course is designed to help operators and administrators create and manage virtual machines. Students will gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware® virtual machines.

Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide students a strong understanding of VMware virtual machine features in vSphere 5.5. By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives
  • Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
  • Describe the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
  • Deploy, configure, and manage virtual machines
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage
  • Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines

Audience

Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server management

Syllabus

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Online vSphere resources
  • Location of online vSphere documentation

Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Compare the components and concepts of virtual and traditional architecture
  • Describe a virtual machine
  • Identify the benefits of using a virtual machine
  • Describe VMware virtualization concepts
  • Describe the components and features of vSphere
  • Describe inventory objects managed by vSphere
  • Describe the features of vCenter Server

VMware vSphere Web Client

  • Access and use the VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Describe the navigation panes in the vSphere Web Client

Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

  • Describe virtual machine components
  • Create a virtual machine
  • Install a guest operating system and VMware® Tools™
  • Clone a virtual machine
  • Create an OVF template
  • Customize a virtual machine
  • Register and unregister a virtual machine in vCenter Server
  • Perform snapshot operations

Virtual Machine Resource Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU, memory, and disk usage
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor
  • virtual machine resource usage
  • Describe and monitor tasks
  • Describe, monitor, and manage events
  • Describe, monitor, manage, and acknowledge alarms

Using VMware vSphere vApps

  • Describe VMware vSphere® vApps™
  • Create, edit, and manage a vApp
  • Clone a vApp
  • Manage the power status of a vApp

Migrating Virtual Machines

  • Describe and use cold migration to migrate a virtual machine
  • Verify host and virtual machine requirements for vSphere vMotion
  • Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
  • Migrate virtual machine storage with vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Describe CPU compatibility with Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
  • Summarize VMware vSphere® High Availability

Training provider

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