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VMware vSphere: Overview

  • Price £210.00
  • Duration 1 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This hands-on training course introduces the most compelling features of VMware® vSphere™ 4. This course demonstrates vSphere features that help to reduce your IT costs while improving efficiency, availability, flexibility, and manageability.

Target Audience This course is designed for technical persons responsible for evaluating ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server, including IT managers, system architects, and system administrators.


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


•Using VMware vCenter™Server to deploy virtual machines
•Performing live migrations of virtual machines
•Configuring VMware ESX™clusters to automatically balance virtual machine workloads
•Hierarchically allocating CPU and memory resources to specific business functions
•Using vCenter Server alarms to proactively monitor the virtual datacenter
•Ensuring high availability of applications

Course Content

•Module 1: Course Introduction

•Module 2: Virtual Infrastructure Overview
Define virtualization and identify vSphere components
Learn to use the vCenter Server management interface
View virtual network and storage components

•Module 3: Creating Virtual Machines
Create and use templates to deploy virtual machines
Automate guest operating system customization

•Module 4: Allocating Compute Resources to Business Functions
Hierarchically allocate CPU and memory resources
Set virtual machine priorities on CPU and memory resources
Create resource pools

•Module 5: Migrating Virtual Machines
Migrate live virtual machines using VMware VMotion™and VMware Storage VMotion

•Module 6: Balancing Virtual Machine Workloads
Configure a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler cluster and resource pools

•Module 7: Monitoring the Virtual Datacenter
Become familiar with vCenter Server graphs to monitor virtual machine performance Use vCenter Server alarms to monitor and proactively respond to ESX/ESXi and virtual machine state changes

•Module 8: High Availability and Fault Tolerance
Configure a VMware High Availability cluster Understand how VMware Fault Tolerance works

•Module 9: Extending VMware vSphere Capabilities
Discuss how different VMware products and features work together to reduce the costs and improve the efficiency, availability, flexibility, and manageability of your datacenter


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