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VMware vSphere 4: Advanced Features

Course Summary

Part 3 of 3 in the VMware vSphere 4 series explores the advanced features in VMware vSphere, including moving vms and storage, optimizing performance, load balancing, high availability and more. In the VMware vSphere 4 series, you'll be learning to virtua


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Understanding and Using Tasks, Events, and Alarms
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Understanding Tasks and Events
        ◦ Exporting Events
        ◦ 'Events Home' Section
        ◦ Creating Scheduled Tasks
        ◦ Configuring SNMP Traps in vCenter
        ◦ Configuring SMTP Email in vCenter
        ◦ Alerting with vCenter Alarms
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Searching, Sorting, Filtering and Exporting in vSphere
        ◦ Searching vSphere Inventory
        ◦ Sorting and Filtering vSphere Lists
        ◦ Exporting Lists and Logs
        ◦ Exporting vSphere Maps
        ◦ Exporting Performance Reports
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Using VMware vApps
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Vocabulary You Should Know
        ◦ vApp Overview
        ◦ New OVF 1.0 Additions in vSphere 4
        ◦ How do vApps Relate to the VCP 4 Certification?
        ◦ VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
        ◦ Importing a Virtual Appliance
        ◦ Building a vApp
        ◦ Adding a VM to Your vApp
        ◦ Editing vApp Properties
        ◦ Groups and Start Order
        ◦ Exporting Your vApp
        ◦ Importing Your vApp
        ◦ Cloning a vApp
        ◦ Using the Free OVF Tool
    ● Performance Optimization in VMware vSphere
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What's New in vSphere 4 Related to Performance
        ◦ Selecting the Right Hardware
        ◦ Performance Best Practices
        ◦ Why You Should Care About 'Ready Time'
        ◦ vSphere Performance Management Tools
        ◦ CLI Performance Tool esxtop on ESX Full and ESXi
        ◦ More vSphere Performance Management Tools
        ◦ 3rd Party Performance Management Tools
        ◦ Using Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Upgrading from VMware ESX 3.x to vSphere 4
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Upgrade Prerequisites
        ◦ Basic Upgrade Process
        ◦ Edition Licenses
        ◦ Upgrade Checklist for the Wired Brain Coffee Company
        ◦ vCenter Server Upgrade
        ◦ ESX Host Upgrade Using the vSphere Host Upgrade Utility
        ◦ Upgrading VMware Tools and Virtual Hardware Version
        ◦ Upgrading Licensing
    ● Moving Virtual Machines with VMotion
        ◦ Why You Need VMotion
        ◦ VMotion Requirements
        ◦ VMotioning Virtual Machines
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Moving Virtual Storage with SVMotion
        ◦ What is SVMotion?
        ◦ SVMotion Requirements
        ◦ Thin Provisioning and SVMotion
        ◦ SVMotion Your Storage - Step-by-Step
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Load Balancing with Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Auto Load Balancing with DRS
        ◦ Requirements to Use DRS
        ◦ Reserving Resources
        ◦ Creating a DRS Enabled Cluster
        ◦ Adding ESX Servers to Our Cluster
        ◦ Testing DRS
        ◦ Using Resource Allocation
        ◦ DRS/HA Cluster Settings
        ◦ Resource Distribution Chart
        ◦ Creating Resource Pools
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Implementing High Availability with VMware HA (VMHA)
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Why Do You Need High Availability (HA)?
        ◦ VMHA Saving the Day
        ◦ Requirements for VMHA
        ◦ Configuring VMHA, Step-by-Step
        ◦ Adding ESX Host to the Cluster
        ◦ Enabling VMHA
        ◦ Testing VMHA
        ◦ Optional VMHA Configurations
        ◦ Best Practices for VMHA
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Super High Availability with VMware Fault Tolerance (FT)
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Achieve Zero Downtime with Fault Tolerance (FT)
        ◦ Requirements of FT
        ◦ Constraints of FT
        ◦ Testing to See If You Can Use FT with VMware Site Survey
        ◦ Flip the Switch and Enable FT!
        ◦ Testing Failover of Fault Tolerance Virtual Machine
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Introduction and Installation of VMware vSphere CLI (vCLI)
        ◦ vCLI Overview
        ◦ Installing vCLI
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Intro and Installation of the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ vMA Overview
        ◦ Deploying VMA
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Using vMA and vCLI to Administer via CLI
        ◦ Comparing VIMA and RCLI
        ◦ Logging Into VIMA and RCLI
        ◦ VMware Health Check Report
        ◦ Creating and Running Pearl Script for Health Report
        ◦ Running esxtop on VMware ESXi using RCLI or VIMA with resxtop.sh
        ◦ Backup and Restore VMware ESXi Config with vicfg-cfgbackup.pl
        ◦ Move Virtual Disks While the Guest Runs Using svmotion.pl
        ◦ Managing Networking with Commands
        ◦ Storage Management with Commands
        ◦ System Management


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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