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VMware ESX Server: Configuring

Course Summary

Part 2 of 3 of the VMware ESX Server series focuses on configuring and managing ESX Server. The goal of this course is to help you understand enterprise-level virtualization. By viewing this course, you'll be able to create dynamic and automated enterpris


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Creating and Modifying Virtual Guest Machines
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What Does a Running Virtual Guest Machine Look Like?
        ◦ Virtual Guest Machine Specifications
        ◦ Changing BIOS Settings
        ◦ How to Create ISO Images of CD and DVD Installation Media
        ◦ How to Create a New VM and Install a Guest OS
        ◦ Directions
        ◦ Adding or Removing Virtual Hardware
        ◦ What is an Appliance?
        ◦ Downloading Virtual Machines
        ◦ Editing VMX Files Manually
        ◦ Transferring Files to Your Server with SCP
        ◦ Importing and Exporting VMs
        ◦ Download Vyatta form the Virtual Appliance Marketplace
        ◦ What we Covered and What you Should Know
    ● Installing and Configuring VMware Tools
        ◦ About VMware Tools
        ◦ Installing and Configuring Tools in Linux
        ◦ Installing and Configuring Tools in Windows
        ◦ What we Covered and What you Should Know
    ● VMware ESX Disk Storage
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Storage Terminology
        ◦ How Does Datastore Help You?
        ◦ VMware ESX Storage Options
        ◦ What is a VMFS Virtual Disk?
        ◦ Larger vs. Smaller VMFS Volumes
        ◦ Advantages of Virtual Disks
        ◦ Understanding Local Disk Storage
        ◦ Fibre Channel (FC) SAN Storage
        ◦ iSCSI SAN Storage
        ◦ iSCSI Addressing
        ◦ NAS NFS Storage
        ◦ Comparing Local, iSCSI, FC, and NFS
        ◦ Guest OS Disk Adaptor Types
        ◦ Snapshots
        ◦ VMware ESX Disk Types and Disk Modes
        ◦ VMware's Virtual Disk Manager Utility - vmkfstools
        ◦ Aligning your VMware ESX Partitions
        ◦ Expanding your Guest OS Virtual Disk
        ◦ Configuring the Clock, Time zone, NTP Time Synchronization
        ◦ Configuring ESX to Work with OpenFiler iSCSI SAN Server
        ◦ Configure the OpenFiler Server
        ◦ Configure the VMware ESX Server
        ◦ What we Covered and What you Should Know
    ● Administering VMware ESX Server Security
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Concepts of ESX Security Design
        ◦ Default ESX Security Management Roles
        ◦ Ports used by VMware ESX and Virtual Center
        ◦ Enabling SSH CLI Access to ESX
        ◦ Securing the Command Line Interface
        ◦ Securing Guest Virtual Machines
        ◦ Scenario - Configuring ESX Server
        ◦ Create Administrator Groups and the Machines they Administer
        ◦ Test if the Groups Work as Intended
        ◦ Set the Help-Desk Group Role
        ◦ What we Covered and What you Should Know
    ● VMware ESX - Tasks, Events, Alarms, and Maps
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Configure E-mail for your Virtual Center Server
        ◦ Configure Alarms for Virtual DataCenters and Guests
        ◦ Exploring Maps of your Virtual Infrastructure
        ◦ Understanding Tasks and Events
        ◦ What we Covered and What you Should Know
    ● VMware ESX Server Virtual Networking
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Virtual Networking Overview
        ◦ Virtual Networking Terms
        ◦ Network Diagram
        ◦ Virtual Networking Must-Knows
        ◦ Different Configuration Scenarios
        ◦ Single NIC
        ◦ Multiple NICs
        ◦ Virtual DMZ / Firewall Network
        ◦ Wired Brain's Configuration
        ◦ Using VLANs with ESX
        ◦ Service Console Command Line Networking Tools
        ◦ What we Covered and What you Should Know
    ● Using Templates, Cloning, and Migrating with VMware
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Templates
        ◦ Cloning Virtual Machines
        ◦ Migrating VM from One ESX Server to Another
        ◦ Migrating - V2V and P2V
        ◦ VMware Converter
        ◦ What we Covered and What you Should Know
    ● Troubleshooting and Patching VMware ESX Server
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Common VMware ESX Server Issues
        ◦ Things to Check when Troubleshooting ESX
        ◦ Resources for ESX Troubleshooting Assistance
        ◦ VMware Support Script
        ◦ Updating and Patching VMware ESX Server
        ◦ What we Covered and What you Should Know
    ● VMware Update Manager
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is Update Manager?
        ◦ How Can Update Manager Help You?
        ◦ What Can Update Manager Update for You?
        ◦ How Does Update Manager Work?
        ◦ How to Install VMware Update Manager
        ◦ Components of VMware Update Manager
        ◦ Verifying Install of the Update Manager Service
        ◦ Installing the Update Manager Plug-In
        ◦ Configuring and Using Update Manager
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Upgrading VMware ESX and Virtual Center
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Upgrading VMware ESX from Version 3.0.x to 3.5
        ◦ Upgrading VMware VI Client from 1.x to 2.5


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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