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VMware vSphere: Exam preparation [V5.5]

VMware vSphere: Exam preparation [V5.5]

COURSE OVERVIEW

This 4-hour RAIL seminar will provide students with a structured learning plan that will prepare them to sit the VMware VCP5-DCV certification examination by concentrating study effort upon those learning objectives that the VCP will test. It includes a lecture, as well as class discussion and question & answer session. This course covers both the vSphere 5.0/5.1 version and the 5.5 version of the VCP5-DCV examination.

PREREQUISITES
  • VMware vSphere 5.0: Install, Configure, Manage (HL235S) or VMware vSphere 5.0: What’s New (HL234S), or
  • A good command of English since this online seminar will be delivered in English
  • VMware vSphere 5.5: Install, Configure, Manage (H6D01S) or VMware vSphere 5.5: What’s New (H6D00S)
AUDIENCE

Previous attendees of the VMware vSphere 5.x: Install, Configure, Manage (HL235S\H1L93S\H6D01S) courses or VMware vSphere 5.x: What’s New (HL234S\H1L92S\H6D00S) classes who are considering or have already booked the VMware VCP exam. The best results will be obtained if the delegate has at least 5 days after this session to follow-up on the advice given during the seminar before taking the exam.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This seminar will focus on the objectives listed in the VMware VCP5-DCV Exam Blueprint. Many of the topics are a review of what is covered in the VMware vSphere 5.x: Install Configure and Manage courses. The seminar also includes a summary of additional reading topics suggested in the Exam Blueprint. This online seminar is designed to ensure students are fully aware of the learning objectives they are required to get their VCP5-DCV certification. It is not a simple walk-through of VCP5-DCV test questions

NEXT STEPS
  • VMware VCP5-DCV certification
BENEFITS TO YOU

This course will increase your chances of passing the VCP5-DCV certification test with technical reviews, revision strategies, question answering techniques and an open question and answer session with live expert instructor.

COURSE OUTLINE

This seminar focuses on the objectives of the VCP5-DCV Exam Blueprint. Objectives in the following areas will be covered:

  • Plan, Install, Configure and Upgrade vCenter Server and ESXi
  • Plan and Configure a vNetworking Infrastructure
  • Plan and Configure a vStorage Infrastructure
  • Deploy and Administer Virtual Machines and vApps
  • Resource Management
  • Monitoring a vSphere environment
  • High Availability

The seminar includes over 30 sample questions

For more information about HP training programs in Ukraine visit the web site at http://www8.hp.com/ua/ru/training/index.html

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VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale [V5.5]

VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale [V5.5]

COURSE OVERVIEW

This training course, for experienced VMware vSphere® personnel, teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware® ESXi™ 5.5 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5. This course prepares the student for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Administration [V5] certification (VCAP5-DCA). Completion of this course also satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam. This course is 60% lecture and 40% hands-on lab.

PREREQUISITES

Completion of one of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere v5.5: Install, Configure, Manage [H6D01S]
  • VMware vSphere V5.5: Whats New [H6D00S]
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server

Experience working at the command prompt is highly recommended.

AUDIENCE
  • Experienced system administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • System integrators
COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment
  • Optimize the performance of all vSphere components
  • Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes
  • Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell and VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts
COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: VMware Management Resources

  • Deploy and configure vSphere Management Assistant
  • Configure ESXi technical support mode and SSH access
  • Use the esxcli, vicfg, and vmware-cmd commands
  • Review ESXi and vCenter Server log files

Module 3: Performance in a Virtualized Environment

  • Review the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
  • Explain software and hardware virtualization techniques and their effects on performance
  • Use vSphere performance monitoring tools

Module 4: Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
  • Explain distributed switch features such as private VLANs, VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control, port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

Module 5: Network Optimization

  • Explain the performance features of network adapters
  • Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
  • Monitor key network performance metrics
  • Use vSphere Management Assistant to manage virtual network configurations
  • Troubleshoot common network performance problems

Module 6: Storage Scalability

  • Explain vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage awareness
  • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
  • Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control

Module 7: Storage Optimization

  • Diagnose storage access problems
  • Explain how storage protocols, VMware vSphere® VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
  • Configure vSphere® Flash Read Cache™
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Use vSphere Management Assistant to manage virtual storage
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

Module 8: CPU Optimization

  • Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Module 9: Memory Optimization

  • Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
  • Monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common memory performance problems

Module 10: Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization

  • Describe performance guidelines for virtual machines, resource allocation settings, VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters, resource pools, and VMware vSphere® High Availability admission control policies
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine power-on failures
  • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster problems

Module 11: Host and Management Scalability

  • Explain VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management™
  • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™ to perform vSphere administrative tasks
  • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts

For more information about HP training programs in Ukraine visit the web site at http://www8.hp.com/ua/ru/training/index.html

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VMware vSphere: Advanced Fast Track

VMware vSphere: Advanced Fast Track

OVERVIEW

This fast-paced, extended-hour, lab-intensive course includes the content of the VMware vSphere: Manage for Performance and VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting courses. This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to make fundamental design decisions that enhance performance and meet performance goals in a deployed VMware vSphere™ installation. This course also provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the vSphere virtual infrastructure.This course is 35% lecture, and 65% hands-on lab.

AUDIENCE

System administrators, systems engineers, consultants, or help desk personnel who need the knowledge, skills, and abilities to troubleshoot performance, configuration, or operational problems in vSphere deployments.

PREREQUISITES
COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Use vSphere tools to monitor the performance of VMware ESX™/ESXi hosts
  • Diagnose performance problems relating to CPU, memory, network, and storage on an ESX/ESXi host
  • Apply guidelines for monitoring application performance
  • Use the VMware vSphere Client and command-line utilities to diagnose and rectify ESX/ESXi, VMware vMotion™, VMware Storage vMotion, VMware High Availability, VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler, and virtual machine power-on problems
  • Use ESXi technical support mode to diagnose and rectify problems on ESXi
  • Create and use a network packet capture utility to capture and display virtual switch network traffic
DETAILED COURSE OUTLINE

Manage for Performance Modules

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Performance in a Virtualized Environment

  • Discuss the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
  • Discuss software and hardware virtualization techniques and their impact on performance
  • Monitor performance using vCenter Server performance charts and the ESX/ESXi resxtop command

Module 3: CPU Performance

  • Discuss the CPU scheduler and other features that have an impact on CPU performance
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Module 4: Memory Performance

  • Discuss memory reclamation techniques and memory overcommitment
  • Monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common memory performance problems

Module 5: Guidelines for DRS and Resource Controls

  • Discuss performance guidelines for DRS clusters, resource pools, and resource allocation settings

Module 6: Network Performance

  • Discuss the performance features of modern network adapters
  • Monitor key network performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common network performance problems

Module 7: Storage Performance

  • Discuss how storage protocols, VMware vStorage VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

Module 8: Virtual Machine Performance

  • Discuss guidelines for configuring a virtual machine for optimal performance

Module 9: Application Performance

  • Discuss tools and guidelines for application performance

 

Troubleshooting Modules

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: ESXi Command-Line Troubleshooting Methods

  • Install and use the VMware vSphere Management Assistant
  • Learn common vSphere command-line interface commands and syntax
  • Configure ESXi technical support mode and Secure Shell (SSH) access

Module 3: ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server Log Files

  • View ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server log files
  • Configure a centralized ESX/ESXi log host

Module 4: Network Troubleshooting

  • Identify and configure vNetwork components
  • Configure and use a network traffic packet capture utility

Module 5: Management Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot vSphere management components

Module 6: Storage Troubleshooting

  • View, configure, and diagnose storage access problems
  • Configure iSCSI authentication and digests

Module 7: vMotion Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot vMotion and Storage vMotion errors

Module 8: VMware Infrastructure Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot DRS cluster errors with shares, pools, and limits
  • Troubleshoot VMware HA cluster errors with slot calculations, admission control, and host monitoring
  • Review virtual machine power on requirements
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine power on failures

Module 9: vSphere 4 DRS Cluster Troubleshooting

  • Complete a final multihour, multiproblem troubleshooting exercise

For more information about HP training programs in Ukraine visit the web site at http://www8.hp.com/ua/ru/training/index.html

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VMware vSphere: Automation with vSphere PowerCLI

VMware vSphere: Automation with vSphere PowerCLI

COURSE OVERVIEW

This 2-day, hands-on training course introduces the use of VMware vSphereT PowerCLI to automate VMware vSphere 4. This course demonstrates ways to automate tasks that can reduce your IT costs while improving efficiency, availability, flexibility, and manageability. This course is 40% lecture and 60% hands-on lab.

PREREQUISITES
  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Completion of either the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (HH627S) or the VMware vSphere: Fast Track (HH629S)
  • Scripting experience in one of the following languages: Windows PowerShell, Windows PowerShell, VBScript, Perl, UNIX shell scripts, Python, or other languages with variables and control structures
AUDIENCE
  • This course is designed for technical persons responsible for managing ESX, VMware ESXi, and VMware vCenterT Server, including IT managers, system architects, and system administrators.
COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, you should understand how to use vSphere PowerCLI to perform the following tasks:

  • Automate VMware® ESXT configuration
  • Automate the provisioning of virtual machines
  • Automate changes to virtual machine configuration
  • Automate cluster operations
  • Automate reporting
COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Introduction to vSphere PowerCLI

  • Define the main vSphere PowerCLI object
  • Define the main commandlets in vSphere PowerCLI
  • Connect to a vSphere infrastructure
  • Get help for commandlets

Module 3: Automating ESX Host Configuration

  • Automate configuration of virtual switches on ESX hosts
  • Automate configuration of datastores on ESX hosts

Module 4: Virtual Machine Provisioning, Configuration, and Protection

  • Automate creation of virtual machines
  • Change virtual machine settings programmatically
  • Run vSphere PowerCLI scripts in virtual machines
  • Automate virtual machine protection

Module 5: Automating Cluster Operations

  • Automate virtual machine storage migration
  • Automate VMware vMotionT
  • Create a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler/VMware High Availability cluster
  • Automate cluster configuration
  • Automate resource pool creation and configuration

Module 6: Automating Reporting

  • Automate reporting about virtual machines
  • Automate reporting about ESX hosts
  • Automate reporting about clusters

For more information about HP training programs in Ukraine visit the web site at http://www8.hp.com/ua/ru/training/index.html

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VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage [V6.5]

VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage [V6.5]