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VMware vSphere 5.1 Fundamentals of Administration

Chapter 1
Course Introduction and Methodology (HOL)

Chapter 2
Virtualization Overview

Chapter 3
Planning and Installing ESXi
•Planning ESXi Deployment
•vSphere 5.1 Deployment Guidelines
•vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) Installation (HOL)
•Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP
•Troubleshooting ESXi

Chapter 4
Using Tools to Administer a VMware Environment

•Overview of 3rd Party Tools (HOL)
•ESXi Management

Chapter 5
Configuring Networking
•Creating & Modify Virtual Networks (HOL)

Chapter 6
Configuring Storage

•Storage Concepts
•iSCSI Storage (HOL)
•Fibre Channel Storage
•VMFS Datastores (HOL)
•NAS Storage and NFS Datastores (HOL)
•Raw Device Mapping (RDM) (HOL)

Chapter 7
vCenter and License Server
•vCenter Installation (HOL)
•vCenter Inventory (HOL)
•Managing vCenter Server
•Planning vCenter Deployment

Chapter 8
VM Creation, Configuration & Mgt
•Create a VM (HOL)
•Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones (HOL)
•Virtual Appliances (HOL)
•VMware Converter (P2V, V2V) (HOL)
•Manage VMs (HOL)
•Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown
•Virtual Machine Snapshots (HOL)
•Web Access (HOL)
•Data Recovery (GUI Backup & Restore) (HOL)

Chapter 9
Security and Permissions
•User Access (HOL)
•Managing Firewalls

Chapter 10
Server and VM Monitoring
•Optimizing Resources
•VM Performance Monitoring (HOL)
•Configuring Alarms (HOL)

Chapter 11
Advanced ESXi and vCenter Management
•Storage Views & Topology Maps
•Storage vMotion (HOL)
•Configuring vMotion (HOL)
•Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (HOL)
•Resource Pools and Monitoring (HOL)
•High Availability (HA) (HOL)

Chapter 12:
Patching and Upgrading ESXi
•Patching ESXi Server
•Upgrades and Migrations
•Update Manager (HOL)

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