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VMware vSphere 5: Advanced Features

Course Summary

Part 3 of 3 in the VMware vSphere 5 series covers advanced features of VMware vSphere 5, including DRS, Fault Tolerance, VDR and more. This comprehensive course will show you how to virtualize your server and network infrastructure in an innovative, effic

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Performance Optimization with DRS
        ◦ Introduction to Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
        ◦ DRS Requirements
        ◦ Creating a DRS Enabled Cluster
        ◦ DRS/HA Cluster Settings
        ◦ Understanding Resource Pools
        ◦ Creating Resource Pools in Your DRS Cluster
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Implementing High Availability with VMware HA (VMHA)
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Why Do You Need High Availability (HA)?
        ◦ VMHA Saving the Day
        ◦ VMHA Master / Slave
        ◦ Requirements for VMHA
        ◦ Best Practices for VMHA
        ◦ Configuring VMHA
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Super High Availability with VMware Fault Tolerance (FT)
        ◦ Introduction to VMware Fault Tolerance (FT)
        ◦ Requirements of FT
        ◦ Constraints of FT
        ◦ Testing to See If You Can Use FT with VMware Site Survey
        ◦ Enabling VMware FT
        ◦ Testing Failover with a Virtual Machine Using FT
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Upgrading from VMware vSphere 4 to vSphere 5
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Upgrade Prerequisites
        ◦ Upgrade Steps
        ◦ Upgrade to vCenter 5
        ◦ Update Manager Upgrade
        ◦ ESX/ESXi Upgrade
        ◦ VM Upgrade
        ◦ Upgrading vCenter Server and Client
        ◦ Upgrading Update Manager
        ◦ Upgrading ESXi
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● vSphere Command Line Interface (CLI) Options
        ◦ Administering vSphere Using the CLI
        ◦ Four vSphere CLI Options
        ◦ Using ESXi Tech Support Mode
        ◦ Using esxcfg and esxcli Commands
        ◦ Getting Started with PowerCLI
        ◦ Project Onyx
        ◦ vCLI Basics
        ◦ Installing and Using vMA
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● vSphere Auto Deploy
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is Auto Deploy?
        ◦ Auto Deploy Components
        ◦ Auto Deploy First Boot Process
        ◦ Infrastructure Requirements and Installation Tasks
        ◦ Lab Environment Setup
        ◦ Installing Auto Deploy and TFTP Server
        ◦ Adding ESXi Host to vCenter
        ◦ Moving Host Profile from Staging to Production Area
        ◦ Installing Dump and Syslog Collectors
        ◦ Setting Up Dump Collector and Syslog Server
        ◦ Test and Repair Rules Compliance
        ◦ Auto Deploy PowerCLI Commands
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Storage DRS
        ◦ Storage DRS Explained
        ◦ Datastore Clusters Explained
        ◦ SDRS Initial Placement and Load Balancing
        ◦ Datastore Maintenance with SDRS
        ◦ SDRS Affinity Rules
        ◦ Configuring and Using Storage DRS
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Policy-driven Storage
        ◦ Policy-driven Storage Explained
        ◦ Storage Vendor Profiles and VASA
        ◦ Configuration of Policy-driven Storage
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Understanding the New vSphere 5 vRAM Pooled Pricing
        ◦ Why is vSphere 5 vRAM Pooled Pricing So Important?
        ◦ 3 Major Changes with vSphere 5 Licensing
        ◦ vRAM Pooled Pricing in Action
        ◦ vSphere 5 vRAM Entitlements
        ◦ Requirements to Access vRAM Pooled Pricing Reports
        ◦ vSphere 5 License Validator Script
        ◦ Using vSphere License Advisor
        ◦ 4 Ways to Reduce Your vRAM Pool Utilization
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Network I/O Control (NIOC)
        ◦ What is Network I/O Control?
        ◦ New in vSphere 5 NIOC

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USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

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