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VMware vSphere 5.5 Ultimate Bootcamp

Chapter 1

Course Introduction and Methodology (HOL)

Chapter 2

Virtualization Overview and What's New in vSphere 5.5
Virtualization Overview
Features of 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5

Chapter 3 

Planning and Installing ESXi 5.5 (VMware vSphere Hypervisor)
Planning ESXi 5.5 Server Deployment
Deployment Guidelines
ESXi 5.5 Image Builder
ESXi 5.5 Server Install (HOL)
Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP (HOL)
Troubleshooting ESXi 5.5 Server

Chapter 4 

Using Tools to Administer a VMware® Environment
Overview of 3rd Party Tools
ESXi Management (vSphere Client, NEW V5.5 esxcli, vCLI, vMA,Putty, PowerCLI, Web) (HOL)
Linux Command Review
Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (VIC)

Chapter 5 

vCenter™ Server 5.5 and Licensing
Demystifying vSphere 5.x Licensing
vCenter Server 5.5 Installation (HOL)
vSphere 5.5 Web Client (HOL)
vCenter Server 5.5 Virtual Appliance
vCenter Server 5.5 Inventory (HOL)
Managing vCenter Server 5.5 (HOL)
Planning vCenter Server 5.5 Deployment
Troubleshooting vCenter Server 5.5 Deployment

Chapter 6 

Configuring Networking
Create & Modify Virtual Networks (HOL)
VMware NSX
Create & Modify Virtual Networks using CLI (HOL)
vNetwork Distributed Virtual Switches & NIOC (HOL)
Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting (NetFlow, Port Mirror, LLDP, 802.1p Tagging)

Chapter 7 

Configuring Storage
Storage Concepts, Storage Awareness & Profile Driven Storage
iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
Fibre Channel Storage & Software FCoE (GUI &Command Line)
VMFS 5 Datastores (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
Solid State Disks (SSD)
vSphere Flash Read Cache & VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
NAS Storage and NFS Datastores(GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
Raw Device Mapping (RDM) (HOL)
vSphere Big Data Extensions
Storage & Management Solutions

Chapter 8 

VM Creation and Configuration & Snapshots
Create a VM (HOL)
Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones (HOL)
Virtual Appliances (HOL)
Configuration & Use of vApps
VMware vCenter™ Standalone Converter(P2V, V2V) (HOL)
Manage VMs (HOL)
Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown (HOL)
Virtual Machine Snapshots (HOL)
Troubleshooting Virtual Machines

Chapter 9 

Security and Permissions
Controlling User Access and Passwords (HOL)
ESXi 5.5 AD Integration (HOL)
Managing ESXi 5.5 Firewalls & Certificates (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
SSH Access
vCloud Networking & Security, VMSafe and vShield Zones

Chapter 10 

Server and VM Monitoring
Optimizing Resources
Resource Pools
Monitor VM Performance (HOL)
Configuring Alarms (HOL)
ESXi, vCenter™ Logs and syslog, NetFlow, Port Mirroring (HOL)

Chapter 11 

Advanced ESXi and vCenter™ Management
Storage Views & Topology Maps
Storage VMotion and SvMotion Snapshots (HOL)
Configuring VMotion (HOL)
Enhanced vMotion
Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (HOL)
Resource Pools and Monitoring (HOL)
Storage Clusters & Storage DRS (SDRS) (HOL)
Cluster Monitoring
Host Profiles (HOL)
VSphere 5.5 Auto Deploy (GUI & Command Line)
Linked Mode Group of vCenter™ Servers
vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)

Chapter 12 

Patching and Upgrading vCenter™/ESX/ESXi
Patching ESXi 5.5 (HOL)
Patching with Update Manager (HOL)
Upgrades and Migrations (ESX to ESXi)
Upgrading from ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.5

Chapter 13

Disaster Recovery, Backup and Deployment
vSphere Replication 5.5
Site Recovery Manager 5.5 (SRM55)
High Availability (HA) & Fault Domain Manager (FDM) (HOL)
vSphere App HA
VM Fault Tolerance
Microsoft Clustering
Backup Strategies
VMware Data Protection 5.5 (HOL)
Third Party Backups (HOL)

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