Installing VMware vSphere Graphical User Interfaces

  • Introduction on VMware Vsphere
  • Features of VMware Vsphere
  • Comparsion between VMware Vsphere 5.1 and Vsphere 4.1
  • Install the vSphere Client

Configuring VMware ESXi

  • Task 1: Connect to an ESXi host with the vSphere Client
  • Task 2: View host hardware configuration
  • Task 3: Configure DNS and routing information for an ESXi host
  • Task 4: Configure an ESXi host as an NTP client
  • Task 5: Configure an ESXi host to use directory services

Working with Virtual Machines

  • Task 1: Create a virtual machine
  • Task 2: Install a guest operating system in a virtual machine
  • Task 3: Identify a virtual machine’s disk format and usage statistics
  • Task 4: Install VMware Tools on a virtual machine installed with a Windows operating system
  • Task 5: Prepare your virtual machine for upcoming labs

Configuring the vCenter Server Appliance

  • Task 1: Configure the VCVA for first use
  • Task 2: Install vSphere license keys
  • Task 3: Create a vCenter Server inventory datacenter object
  • Task 4: Create vCenter Server inventory folder objects
  • Task 5: Add your ESXi host to the vCenter Server inventory
  • Task 6: Configure the vCenter server appliance to use directory services
  • Task 7: Use the vSphere Web Client to log in to the vCenter Server Appliance

Standard Virtual Switches

  • Task 1: View the current standard virtual switch configuration
  • Task 2: Create a standard virtual switch with a virtual machine port group
  • Task 3: Attach your virtual machine to a virtual switch port group

Accessing iSCSI Storage

  • Task 1: Add a VMkernel port group to a standard virtual switch
  • Task 2: Configure the iSCSI software adapter

Accessing IP Storage

  • Task 1: Configure access to NFS datastores
  • Task 2: View iSCSI and NFS storage information

Managing VMware vSphere VMFS

  • Task 1: Review your shared storage configuration
  • Task 2: Change the name of a VMFS datastore
  • Task 3: Create a VMFS datastore
  • Task 4: Expand a VMFS datastore to consume unused space on a LUN
  • Task 5: Remove a VMFS datastore
  • Task 6: Extend a VMFS datastore

Using Templates and Clones

  • Task 1: Copy Sysprep files to the vCenter Server appliance
  • Task 2: Create a template
  • Task 3: Create customization specifications
  • Task 4: Deploy a virtual machine from a template
  • Task 5: Clone a virtual machine that is powered on

Modifying a Virtual Machine

  • Task 1: Increase the size of a VMDK file
  • Task 2: Adjust memory allocation on a virtual machine
  • Task 4: Add a raw LUN to a virtual machine and verify that the guest operating system can see it
  • Task 3: Rename a virtual machine in the vCenter Server inventory
  • Task 5: Expand a thin-provisioned virtual disk

Migrating Virtual Machines

  • Task 1: Configure vCenter Server to manage multiple ESXi hosts
  • Task 2: Migrate virtual machine files with Storage vMotion
  • Task 3: Create a virtual switch and a VMkernel port group for vMotion migration
  • Task 4: Verify that your ESXi host meets vMotion requirements
  • Task 5: Verify that your virtual machines meet vMotion requirements
  • Task 6: Perform a vMotion migration of a virtual machine on a shared datastore
  • Task 7: Prepare for the next lab

Managing Virtual Machines

  • Task 1: Unregister a virtual machine in the vCenter Server inventory
  • Task 2: Register a virtual machine in the vCenter Server inventory
  • Task 3: Unregister and delete virtual machines from disk
  • Task 4: Take snapshots of a virtual machine
  • Task 5: Revert to a snapshot
  • Task 6: Delete an individual snapshot
  • Task 7: Use the Delete All function in Snapshot Manager

Managing vApps

  • Task 1: Create a vApp
  • Task 2: Power on a vApp
  • Task 3: Remove a vApp

Access Control

  • Task 1: Try to log in directly to the ESXi host
  • Task 2: Grant nonadministrator access to a user
  • Task 3: Explore the ESX Admins AD group

User Permissions

  • Task 1: Create a custom role in vCenter Server
  • Task 2: Assign permissions on vCenter Server inventory objects
  • Task 3: Verify permission usability

Resource Pools

  • Task 1: Create CPU contention
  • Task 2: Create a resource pool named Fin-Test
  • Task 3: Create a Resource Pool named Fin-Prod
  • Task 4: Verify resource pool functionality

Monitoring Virtual Machine Performance

  • Task 1: Create CPU activity
  • Task 2: Use vCenter Server to monitor CPU utilization
  • Task 3: Undo changes made to your virtual machines

Using Alarms

  • Task 1: Create a virtual machine alarm that monitors for a condition
  • Task 2: Create a Virtual Machine Alarm that monitors for an event
  • Task 3: Trigger virtual machine alarms and acknowledge them
  • Task 4: Disable virtual machine alarms

Using vSphere High Availability

  • Task 1: Create a cluster enabled for vSphere HA
  • Task 2: Add your ESXi host to a cluster
  • Task 3: Test vSphere HA functionality
  • Task 4: Determine vSphere HA cluster resource usage
  • Task 5: Manage vSphere HA slot size
  • Task 6: Configure a vSphere HA cluster with strict admission control
  • Task 7: Prepare for upcoming labs

Configuring VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • Task 1: Prepare the virtual machine
  • Task 2: Enable Fault Tolerance logging
  • Task 3: Activate Fault Tolerance
  • Task 4: Test Fault Tolerance
  • Task 5: Disable Fault Tolerance

vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler

  • Task 1: Create load imbalance
  • Task 2: Create a DRS cluster
  • Task 3: Verify proper DRS cluster functionality
  • Task 4: Create, test, and disable an affinity rule
  • Task 5: Create, test, and disable an anti-affinity rule
  • Task 6: Create, test, and disable a virtual machine to host affinity rule

VMware vSphere Update Manager

  • Task 1: Install Update Manager
  • Task 2: Install the Update Manager plug-in into the vSphere Client
  • Task 3: Modify cluster settings
  • Task 4: Configure Update Manager
  • Task 5: Create a patch baseline
  • Task 6: Attach a baseline and scan for updates
  • Task 7: Stage patches onto ESXi hosts
  • Task 8: Remediate the ESXi hosts

Installing VMware vCenter Server

  • Task 1: Install vCenter Server