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VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators (VSO)


Course Content

VMware® vSphere®: Skills for Operators is a two-day technical classroom training course designed to help the operators and administrators to create and manage virtual machines. This two day lecture and lab course will help students gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware® virtual machines. This course is based on VMware ESXi™ 5.1 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.1.

Who should attend

Operators responsible for vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server management

Course Suitability:

Administrator - Professional


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide students a strong understanding of VMware virtual machine features in vSphere 5.1. By the end of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components.
  • Describe the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization.
  • Deploy, configure, and manage virtual machines.
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage.
  • Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere®
  • Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines.

Outline: VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators (VSO)

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Introduce virtualization

Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Describe VMware virtualization
  • Describe components and features of vSphere 5.1
  • Describe a VMware virtual machine
  • Identify the benefits of using a virtual machine

Using VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web Client

  • Describe VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Navigate through vCenter Server using vSphere Web Client

Virtual Machines: Creation and Management

  • Describe virtual machine components
  • Create a virtual machine
  • Install guest operating system and VMware tools
  • Describe cloning and templates
  • Clone a virtual machine and a template
  • Describe an OVF template
  • Deploy an OVF template
  • Customize the guest operating system
  • Configure virtual machine hardware
  • Configure virtual machine options
  • Register and unregister a virtual machine in vCenter Server
  • Describe a snapshot
  • Take, restore, consolidate, and delete a snapshot

Virtual Machine Resource Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU, memory, and disk usage
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor virtual machine resource usage
  • Describe and monitor tasks
  • Describe, monitor, and manage events
  • Describe, monitor, manage, and acknowledge alarms

Managing Multitiered Applications Using VMware vSphere vApp(s)

  • Describe VMware vSphere® vApp(s)™
  • Create, edit, and manage vApp
  • Clone a vApp
  • Manage power status of vApp

Migrating Virtual Machines

  • Describe and use cold migration to migrate a virtual machine
  • Verify host and virtual machine requirements for vSphere vMotion
  • Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
  • Migrate virtual machine storage with vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Describe CPU compatibility with EVC
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS)
  • List DRS affinity rules

Appendix A: Using Update Manager

  • Describe VMware vSphere® Update Manager™
  • Scan and update virtual machines and templates
Online Training

Duration 2 days

  • US$ 1,700
  • VMware Training Credits: 17 VTC
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

  • United States: US$ 1,700
  • VMware Training Credits: 17 VTC
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Instructor-led Online Training:   This is an Instructor-Led Online (ILO) course. These sessions are conducted via WebEx in a VoIP environment and require an Internet Connection and headset with microphone connected to your computer or laptop.
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