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VMware vSphere: Fast Track v. 4.x Ultimate Bootcamp Training

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The VMware® vSphere 4.1 Ultimate Bootcamp® is taught by top virtualization experts and offers hands-on labs designed to expose the student to advanced virtualization concepts and the VMware® vSphere 4.1 product suite. This comprehensive class prepares the student to become a certified professional virtualization expert with the Certified Virtualization Expert 4.1® (CVE 4.1®) certification to attest to their knowledge of the material and technology. Ultimate Bootcamps® give the student in-depth skills training through hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment. The focus of the CVE 4.1® training is to instill the knowledge required for the student to do their job efficiently and effectively first. To accomplish this, the Bootcamp provides a comprehensive, A-Z training experience, starting from the installation of the licensed product to real world troubleshooting scenarios. The course's focus is not limited only to learning and harnessing the power of VMware®, but the entire concept of virtualization, 3rd party tools, and technologies that will enhance VMware® capabilities and increase the student's virtualization expertise.

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Learning Objectives

  • About all of the new and exciting features of VMware® vSphere 4.1
  • Foundational terms and concepts concerning virtualization
  • How to install, configure, and support ESX Server 4 and vCenter 4
  • How to configure Virtual Machines, templates, and clones
  • How to configure Virtual Networking including vNetwork Distributed Switches & vShield Zones & how to support VMotion & iSCSI Multipathing.
  • P2V, V2V, V2P, and P2P methods and techniques
  • Server Consolidation procedures and reasoning
  • Tools to support a virtual infrastructure - VMware®, PlateSpin®, Vizioncore™, Veeam, and more
  • VMotion™, Storage VMotion, Distributed Power Mgt (DPM), Update Manager, Power Mgmt, Guided Consolidation, Fault Tolerance, Clustering - DRS/HA, etc.
  • Best Practices within a Virtual Enterprise
  • How to perform backups in the ESX environment - Service Console and Virtual Machines - VCB and Data Recovery
  • How to use the Command Line Interface for supporting ESX & ESXi Servers - ESX commands
  • Configure and optimize storage - FC, iSCSI, NFS, Multipathing, and Thin Provisioning


Experienced system administrators and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Course Intro & Methodology (HOL)
Chapter 2: Virtualization Overview
Chapter 3: Planning & Installing ESX/ESXi 4
  • Planning ESX 4 Server Deployment
  • Deployment Guidelines
  • ESX 4 Installation (HOL)
  • ESXi 4 Server Install (HOL)
  • Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP (HOL)
  • Troubleshooting ESX 4 Server
Chapter 4: Using Tools to Administer a VMware Environment
  • Overview of 3rd Party Tools
  • ESX/ESXI Management (vSphere Client, vCLI, Putty, PowerCLI, Web) (HOL)
  • Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (VIC)
Chapter 5: Configuring Networking
  • Create & Modify Virtual Networks (HOL)
  • Create & Modify Virtual Networks using CLI (HOL)
Chapter 6: Configuring Storage
  • Storage Concepts
  • iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Fibre Channel Storage (GUI & Command Line)
  • VMFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • NAS Storage and NFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Raw Device Mapping (RDM) (HOL)
Chapter 7: vCenter Server 4 and Licensing
  • Licensing
  • vCenter Server 4 Installation (HOL)
  • vCenter Server 4 Inventory (HOL)
  • Managing vCenter Server 4 (HOL)
  • Planning vCenter Server 4 Deployment
  • Troubleshooting vCenter Server 4 Deployment
Chapter 8: VM Creation and Configuration & Snapshots
  • Create a VM (HOL)
  • Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones (HOL)
  • Virtual Appliances (HOL)
  • VMware vCenter Converter 4 (P2V, V2V) (HOL)
  • Manage VMs (HOL)
  • Virtual Machine Startup / Shutdown
  • Virtual Machine Snapshots (HOL)
  • Web Access (HOL)
  • Troubleshooting Virtual Machines
Chapter 9: Security and Permissions
  • Controlling User Access and passwords (HOL)
  • ESX AD Integration (HOL)
  • Managing Firewalls (HOL)
  • SSH Access (HOL)
  • Running Elevated Commands (su, sudo, setuid/setgid) (HOL)
  • VMSafe and vShield Zones (HOL)
Chapter 10: Server and VM Monitoring
  • Optimizing Resources
  • Monitor VM Performance (HOL)
  • Configuring Alarms (HOL)
  • ESX and vCenter Logs (HOL)
Chapter 11: Advanced ESX and vCenter Management
  • Storage Views & Topology Maps
  • Storage VMotion (HOL)
  • Configuring VMotion (HOL)
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (HOL)
  • Resource Pools and Monitoring (HOL)
  • vNetwork Distributed Virtual Switches (HOL)
  • Host Profiles (HOL)
  • Linked Mode Group of vCenter Servers
Chapter 12: Patching and Upgrading ESX/ESXi
  • Patching ESXServer 4 (HOL)
  • Patching with Update Manager (HOL)
  • Upgrades and Migrations (HOL)
  • Upgrading from ESX 3.x to ESX 4.x (HOL)
Chapter 13: Disaster Recovery and Backup
  • Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • High Availability (HA) (HOL)
  • VM Fault Tolerance
  • Microsoft Clustering
  • Backup Strategies
  • Using VCB Command Line Utilities
  • VMware Data Recovery (HOL)
  • Third Party Backups (HOL)

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