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VMware vSphere 4: Configuring

Course Summary

Part 2 of 3 in the VMware vSphere 4 series focuses on configuring VMware vSphere, including hosts, clusters, vms, storage, networking and more. In the VMware vSphere 4 series, you'll be learning to virtualize your server and network infrastructure in an i

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    Course Syllabus

    ● vCenter 4 - Configuring Your New Virtual Infrastructure
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Planning the Virtual Infrastructure
        ◦ Wired Brain Coffee Company Network Diagram
        ◦ Creating Our Virtual Infrastructure
        ◦ Configuring vSphere Licensing
        ◦ Removing 'Getting Started' Tabs
        ◦ Configuring the ESX Server Clock and NTP
        ◦ vCenter Server Settings and Plugins
        ◦ Reviewing System Logs
        ◦ vCenter Sessions
        ◦ vCenter Service Status
        ◦ Monitoring ESX Host Health Hardware Status
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Creating and Modifying Virtual Guest Machines
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Changing BIOS Settings in a Guest VM
        ◦ Creating ISO Images of CD/DVD Install Media
        ◦ Using LC ISO Creator
        ◦ Transferring ISO Files to Your ESX Server
        ◦ Using Datastore Browser Upload Feature
        ◦ Using Secure Copy Protocol (SCP)
        ◦ Using PuTTY
        ◦ Samba Client Share
        ◦ Creating a New Virtual Machine and Installing the OS
        ◦ VMware Guest OS Install Guide
        ◦ VMware Compatibility Guide
        ◦ Steps to Installing Your New Guest VM
        ◦ Creating a New VM
        ◦ Installing Guest Operating System
        ◦ Downloading VMs from Virtual Appliance Marketplace
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Installing and Configuring VMware Tools
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Why You Should Use the VMware Tools
        ◦ Installing the VMware Tools in Linux
        ◦ Verifying VMware Tools Installation
        ◦ Running VMware Toolbox in Linux
        ◦ Updating VMware Tools
        ◦ Installing the VMware Tools in Windows
        ◦ Configuring VMware Tools with VMware Toolbox
        ◦ Checking Whether VMware Tools are Installed
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Adding Virtual Machine Hardware with vSphere Hot Plug
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Adding, Modifying, and Removing Virtual Hardware
        ◦ What Are the Requirements to Use vSphere Hot Add/Hot Plug?
        ◦ Using Hot Add to Add RAM to a Virtual Machine
        ◦ Using Hot Plug to Add CPU to a Virtual Machine
        ◦ Using Hot Add and Hot Plug without a Reboot
        ◦ Adding a 2nd Virtual Disk to a Running Virtual Machine
        ◦ Expanding a Virtual Disk on a Running Virtual Machine
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Using vSphere Host Profiles
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Standardizing ESX Server Configuration with vSphere Host Profiles
        ◦ 5 Steps to Using Host Profiles
        ◦ Creating and Editing Host Profiles
        ◦ Checking Compliance
        ◦ Applying Host Profiles to Servers and Clusters
        ◦ Another Way of Checking Compliance
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Administering VMware ESX Server Security
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Basics of vSphere Security
        ◦ VMsafe and vShield Overview
        ◦ Default vSphere Security Roles
        ◦ Adding, Modifying, and Removing ESX Users and Groups
        ◦ Using Windows AD Users and Groups to Secure vSphere
        ◦ Using AD to Give Specific Access
        ◦ Defining and Applying Roles and Permissions
        ◦ Creating Custom Role
        ◦ Allowing Root Login via SSH
        ◦ Securing Guest Virtual Machines
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Installing vShield Zones
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ The vShield Zones Browser Interface
        ◦ Introduction to vShield Zones
        ◦ What Does vShield Offer You?
        ◦ Downloading vShield Zones
        ◦ Installing vShield Zones
        ◦ Deploying vShield Manager and vShields
        ◦ Configuring vShield Manager
        ◦ Deploying a vShield and Converting it to a VM Template
        ◦ Connecting vShield Manager to vCenter Server
        ◦ Deploying the vShield Template
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Introduction to and Installing VMware Data Recovery (VDR)
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is VMware Data Recovery (VDR)?
        ◦ Why Do I Need VDR?
        ◦ How Do I Get Data Recovery?
        ◦ What Are the Benefits of Using VDR?
        ◦ What Are the Limitations of VDR?
        ◦ How Does VDR Work?
        ◦ Installing VMware Data Recovery
        ◦ Configuring VDR Appliance
        ◦ Installing VDR Plug-In
        ◦ Connecting VDR Appliance to VMware vCenter
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Backup and Restore with VMware Data Recovery (VDR)
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Creating a Backup Destination - Local
        ◦ Adding Network Share
        ◦ Creating a VDR Backup Job
        ◦ Gotchas of VMware Data Recovery
        ◦ Checking Backup Job Status
        ◦ Recovering/Restoring an ESX Guest VM
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Virtual Storage 101 and Storage Terminology
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Storage 101

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1 - 4 hours / week

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