VMware VSphere

Training Overview:

Forscher Technology Solutions provides the VMware Data Center Virtualization training program that delivers the product knowledge as-well-as the knowledge requirements to perform day-to-day management operations on Virtualized enterprise environments built on VMware’s leading Virtualization technology. The training is delivered by Subject Matter Experts currently managing, landscapes in real time environments. The course and its contents are developed by subject matter experts and solution Architects, who deliver solutions to Fortune 500 and Top-Notch MNCs around the globe.

Target Audience and Pre-requisites:

The training course is designed for candidates with no prior knowledge of Virtualization techniques; however, a brief understanding of the operating systems is desirable. There are no pre-requisites for this training. All trainings are designed and developed from the ground up, by training experts specifically to cater, candidates of all technical back grounds, especially focusing on the Fiber Channel Switching area.

Course Duration:

Fast Track - 5 Days

Normal Track - 5 weekends or 20 Day-daily sessions.

Corporates - Custom configured per Client requirements and modules required

Module 1: Introduction to Operating Systems and Processors

  • Operating Systems and their supported Processors

  • Understanding the processor architectures from Intel, Oracle Sun and IBM perspectives

  • Unix, Linux and Windows: Understanding the Architecture

  • Server components and resource requirements

  • Overview of Virtualization in Servers

  • Virtualizing Hardware built on Software based Data Center.

  • Data Centers and their operations: Explained

  • Licensing concepts in Hardware and Software

  • Concepts of clustering over server hardware

  • Concepts of clustering a Virtualized Hardware

Module 2: Networking introduced

  • Networking from a CISCO perspective

  • IP address, sub netting and Gateway strategies

  • IPv4 and IPv6 explained, calculated and tested

  • Overview of Virtualization in Networking

  • Networking Protocols: NFS, CIFS and iSCSI explained and demonstrated

Module 3: Storage Subsystems and their functionality in an enterprise environment:

  • Understanding the need for storage sub-systems

  • MSAN, NAS, CAS and DAS explained

  • EMC, Netapp and HDS technologies briefed

  • Integrating the Server, Storage and Networks

Module 4: Virtualization Software and their architecture

  • Understanding virtualization of Hardware

  • ESXi: Explained

  • Designing a ESXi infrastructure deployment

  • Installation of a Virtual Host

  • Accessing the Virtual Host from a remote site

  • Installation of Multiple operating systems on a Virtualized Hardware.

  • Vsphere: Explained, Installed and configured from server, networks and storage end

  • Vcenter: Explained, Installed and configured from server, network and storage end

  • Configuring and Managing distributed Hardware

  • Understanding VSAN

  • Disk management in a Virtualized infrastructure.

  • Virtualizing a Volume and Volumes management in a Virtualized Environment

  • Discovering Network shared drives on a Virtualized Hardware

  • Thin-provisioning vs. Thick Provisioning

  • Booting over the LAN

  • Assigning the NAS disks to a Guest Appliance

  • Managing the Data Store

  • VMware Management using CLI

Module 5: Managing a Virtualized Infrastructure:

  • Understanding Resource management in a Virtualized Data Center

  • Virtualizing the system resources on a physical hardware using VMware tools.

  • Understanding Resource pools

  • CPU and Memory Management on a Virtualized hardware

  • Installing and configuring Virtual Appliances

  • Cloning a guest OS

  • Maintenance of OS image repository

  • Scalability: Explained, configured and tested on a live environment

  • VMotion: Explained, configured and perform a live activity using VMotion

  • Security: Access, Authentication and User management

Module 6: High Availability

  • High Availability: Explained on Virtual Hardware

  • Designing a Virtualized Environment

  • Implementing the design and configuring virtualized hardware

  • Testing Virtualized OS after intentional de-gradation

  • High Availability tools from VMware

  • Implementing a HA solution from VMware using Vsphere HA and Fault Tolerance

  • Clustering for scalability using VMware tools using DRS

Module 7: Performance Monitoring, Upgrades and Maintenance

  • Monitoring the ESXi Hardware

  • Monitoring the VMs

  • Monitoring the System resource: CPU, Memory and Resource allocation

  • Keys factors to consider when designing a virtualized environment, with high resource demand

  • vGPU and its impact on the system operational characteristics

  • Installation of VRealize and configuring monitoring

  • Automating the monitoring and configuring event alarms

  • Patching a ESXi server using the Update Manager

Module 8: Differences between ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0

  • VMware 6.0 version enhancements and updates

  • VMware Vsphere web client management

  • Upgrading from ESXi 5.5 to 6.0