Unitek Education's 5-day VMware vSphere Boot Camp is one of the most popular boot camps with the VMware population since it trains through hands-on experience with in-class equipment.
Our certified instructor ensures a complete end-to-end walkthrough from install to complex troubleshooting exercises, taking students from an introduction to virtualization, to comprehensive hand-on experience configuring and managing VMware's latest advanced networking features. We explore the arena of advanced troubleshooting techniques through vSphere Management Assistant and vCenter Server, the latest 'Best Practices' for an implementation boot camp are also designed to catapult your expertise in the exploding field of virtualization.
Unitek Education's "VMware vSphere 5.1 Fundamentals Boot Camp " covers all the components of VMware's new vSphere 5.0:
VMware ESX 5.1 Server Installation and Configuration
Explore VMware vCenter Server and vSphere Management Assistant
Utilize vCenter Server inventory hierarchies
VM Deployment and Management
Deploy virtual machines via templates, VMware vCenter Converter and Guided Consolidation
Deploy a virtual datacenter, configure virtual internetworking, and perform optimization testing
Troubleshoot vNetwork components and storage-related issues
VMotion, Load Management & Resource Pools
Migrate virtual machines manually & proactively, across different ESX servers, without affecting service
Configure multiple VMware ESX servers in "resource pools", implement Distributed Resource Scheduler and VMware Distributed Power Management to balance virtual machine load across ESX hosts in a cluster
Configure VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance, simulate the crash of an ESX host, and recover from failure
Implement VMware's VC Backup (Virtual Consolidated Backup) strategy, the latest solution to backing up large numbers of production virtual machines efficiently
VC-VIP vSphere Certification test from virtualization council included
Students are prepared for the VC-VIP vSphere test, and take the test at the end of the class;
The test has more credibility because a third-party vendor neutral council offers it;
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Hands-on intensive labs expose the student to the advanced capabilities of ESX 5.1 server, using both the vSphere Management Assistant and vCenter Server. Prior exposure to Linux is a plus, but the skills necessary for the labs will be taught during the boot camp. The course is written to modern-day IT professionals, with a basic understanding of TCP/IP networking, Windows 2003 server management, and x86 hardware fundamentals, but assumes no previous experience in the field of virtualization.
Each VMware student will install and configure "VMware ESX 5.1" on an individual Dell PowerEdge 1850 server, with dual Xeon 3.2 GHz processors, and 70GB of internal SCSI storage. ESX hosts will then be clustered, and configured to use an iSCSI shared storage array, for the VMFS datastore to support VMotion, HA, and DRS.
VMware Training Day 1
Module 1 — Course Introduction
Module 2 — Virtualization Overview
What is Virtualization?
VMware vSphere vs. Microsoft HyperV
VMware vSphere components
VMware vSphere 5 Enhancements
Module 3 — Installation and Configuration
Installation and Configuration of ESXi Server
Installation and Configuration of vCenter Server and vSphere Management Assistant
Inventory Management with vCenter Server
vCenter Virtual Appliance
VMware Training Day 2
Module 3 (continued)
Module 4 — Storage and Network Management
Store management technologies
Storage related issues
VMware Training Day 3
Module 5 – Virtual Machine Deployment
Virtual Machine Improvements
Virtual Machine Deployment with templates
VMware vCenter Converter
Virtual Infrastructure Client
Virtual Machine Remote Console
VMware Training Day 4
Module 6 — Security
Roles and Permissions
Security management tools
Module 7 — Resource Management
Workloads and resource monitoring
VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler
VMware Distributed Power
VMware High Availability
VMware Fault Tolerance
VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
VMware Training Day 5
Module 8 — Backup
VMware Data Recovery
Module 9 — Monitoring and Optimization
VMware vCenter Update Manager
vCenter Performance Charts, Alarms, Tasks and Events
Enhanced Logging Support
Unitek Education's independent (non-authorized) VMware offering allows our virtualization guru to pack in a wide range of extra topics and value-added technologies. The result? The knowledge transfer you need to successfully plan, deploy, and take control of your VMware environment!
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