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Best of vSphere 4.1 for vNerds

Course Summary

This course dives into the best new features of VMware vSphere 4.1, including Windows Active Directory Authentication, DRS affinity rules, and ESXi Tech Support Mode and Lockdown Mode, as well as how to upgrade vCenter, ESXi and vCenter Update Manager to

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Introduction to Best of vSphere 4.1 for vNerds
        ◦ About Your Instructor
        ◦ About the Course
        ◦ About TrainSignal's vSphere Training Package
    ● Overview of vSphere 4.1 New Features
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What's New in vSphere 4.1
        ◦ Storage, Network, Availability and Management Features
        ◦ Platform Enhancements
        ◦ vSphere 4.1 Enhancements for Small and Midsize Businesses
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● New vSphere 4.1 Windows Active Directory Authentication
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Introduction to New vSphere 4.1 AD Authentication
        ◦ Steps to Configure ESX AD Authentication
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Using Storage I/O Control (SIOC) in vSphere 4.1
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Why You Need Storage I/O Control (SIOC) and How it Works
        ◦ Enabling SIOC in vSphere 4.1
        ◦ Configuring Shares and IOPS for VMs
        ◦ Monitoring the IOPS and Latency for a Datastore
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Importing Hyper-V VMs with vSphere 4.1
        ◦ Going in the Right Direction
        ◦ What You Need to Know
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Configuring vSphere 4.1 VM to Host DRS Affinity Rules
        ◦ Why You Need DRS Affinity Rules
        ◦ New vSphere 4.1 VM to Host DRS Affinity Rules and Groups
        ◦ Configuring DRS Affinity Rules
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Understanding Memory Compression in vSphere 4.1
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Compressed Memory is Not Equal to Memory
        ◦ You're Already Using Memory Compression
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Power Consumption Graphing and Control in vSphere 4.1
        ◦ vSphere 4.1 Power Management Improvements
        ◦ Requirements for Hardware Power Management and Policies
        ◦ Configuring CPU Power Management Policies on ESX and ESXi Servers
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● New vSphere 4.1 ESXi Tech Support Mode
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ About ESXi Tech Support Mode
        ◦ Configuring ESXi Tech Support Mode
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● vSphere 4.1 ESXi Lockdown Mode
        ◦ Introduction to ESXi Lockdown Mode
        ◦ Configuring ESXi Total Lockdown Mode
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Configuring vMA as a Log Collector for ESXi Servers
        ◦ Why ESXi Servers Need a Logging Server
        ◦ Configuring vMA as an ESXi 4.1 Logging Collector
        ◦ Comparing Syslog and vMA Vi-Logger
        ◦ Configuring vMA Vi-Logger
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Upgrading to vSphere 4.1 Overview
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ vSphere 4.1 Prerequisites
        ◦ vSphere 4.1 vCenter Server Data Migration Tool
        ◦ Using the vCenter Agent Pre-Upgrade Check Tool
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Upgrading to ESXi 4.1 using the CLI (vihostupdate)
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Installing the vSphere CLI (vCLI)
        ◦ Downloading the ESXi 4.1 Upgrade Package
        ◦ Upgrading to ESXi 4.1 Using the vihostupdate Command
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Upgrading to vCenter 4.1
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Running the vCenter Installer
        ◦ Reconnecting the vSphere Client to vCenter
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Upgrading to vCenter Update Manager (VUM) 4.1
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Upgrading vCenter Update Manager
        ◦ Installing the vCenter Update Manager vSphere Client Plug-in
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Using vCenter Update Manager (VUM) to Upgrade ESX and ESXi to 4.1
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ The Virtual Infrastructure Before Upgrading
        ◦ Downloading the ESX and ESXi Upgrade Packages
        ◦ Migrating VMs and Importing the Upgrade Package
        ◦ Creating a Baseline and a Baseline Group
        ◦ Attaching a Baseline and Scanning for Compliance
        ◦ Upgrading with Update Manager - the Remediate Tool
        ◦ Repeating the Upgrade Process for the ESX Server
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● vChat #1 - vSphere 4.1 New Features
        ◦ vSphere 4.1 New Features

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USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

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