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MODULE 1 :Introduction to Virtualization
• What is virtualization?
• How does virtualization works?
• Current Industry requirements
• Types of Virtualizations
• Virtualization using a Host-based Virtualization
• Virtualization using a Bare-Metal Virtualization

MODULE 2 :Virtual Machine
• What is a Virtual Machine?
• Why use Virtual Machines?
• Introduction to Desktop Virtualization
• Introduction to Workstation 7.1
• Features and Purpose of Workstation 7.1
• Understanding Virtualization concepts through Workstation
• Creating Virtual Machine inside Workstation 7.1
• Files inside a Virtual Machine
• Troubleshooting with files
• Adding and Removing Hardware to a Virtual Machine
• Cloning a Virtual Machine
• Working with Snapshots of a Virtual Machine
• Recording and replay option in Virtual Machine
• Working with Virtual Network Editor
• Physical to Virtual conversion in Workstation 7.1
• Exporting a VM to a ESX server
• Working with Teams inside Workstation 7.1
• Securing and Encrypting a Virtual Machine

MODULE 3 :Vsphere
• What is vSphere?
• Components of vSphere
• Overview of ESX/ESX!
• ESX/ESX! Virtualization platform and features
• ESX/ESX! Installable and ESX! Embedded
• ESX/ESX! Architecture
• Installing ESX/ESX!
• Configuring ESX! Root Access.
• Configuring ESX! Management Network
• Configuring ESX! Other settings

MODULE 4 :vSphere Client
• Introduction to vSphere Client
• Requirements to install vSphere Client
• Installation of vSphere Client
• Overview of vSphere Client
• Logging to ESX/ESX!
• vSphere Client Configuration tab
• Viewing Processor and Memory Configuration
• ESX/ESX! Licensing
• Network settings DNS and Routing
• ESX service console firewall
• Viewing ESX/ESX! System Logs

MODULE 5 :Networking
• Working with Networks in ESX/ESXi host
• Configuring ESX/ESXi Networks through vSphere Client
• Components of vSphere Networking
• Working with Switches
• Working with Port groups
• Implementing NIC teaming
• Performing Load Balance
• Failover between NICs
• Configuring Storage through vSphere Client

MODULE 6 :Configuring Storages
• Types of Storages & Datastores
• VMFS (Virtual Machine File System)
• NFS (Network File System)
• Raw Device Mapping (RDM)
• Local vs Shared storage
• Storage Device Naming Convention
• Using iSCSI with ESX/ESX!
• iSCSI Components & iSCSI Addressing details
• Steps to configure software iSCSI
• Configuring Network for software iSCSI
• Enabling the iSCSI software Adapter
• iSCSI Target-Discovery Methods
• Configuring iSCSI target address
• Viewing iSCSI information
• Attaching ISCSI targets to a ESX & ESXi host
• Creating Data stores inside ESX/ESXi host
• Increasing the Size of Datastore inside ESX/ESXi host
• Adding Extents to a datastore
• Reserving storage space for future requirements
• Configuring I/O control
• Creating an NFS storage
• Attaching an NFS storage to a ESX/ESXi host
• Creating Datastore using NFS datastore

MODULE 7 :VMware vCenter Server

Lesion 1: Installing vCenter Server
• vCenter Server Architecture
• vCenter Server Components
• vCenter Server Physical or Virtual Machine
• vCenter Server Hardware/Software Requirements
• vCenter Server Database Requirements
• Steps before Installing vCenter Server
• vCenter Server Installation Procedure
• Standalone Instance or Linked Mode Group
• Ports used by vCenter Server
• Configuring ports used by vCenter Server
• vCenter Server services
• vSphere Client Installation Procedure
• Logging into vCenter Server through vSphere Client

Lesion 2: Working with vCenter through vSphere Client
• vSphere Client Home Page
• Navigating the vSphere Client
• vCenter Inventory Objects
• Organizing Inventory Objects into folders
• Managing Multiple Datacenters
• vCenter views: Hosts and Clusters; VMs and Templates
• vCenter views: Datastores and Networks
• Adding Host to vCenter Server Inventory
• ESX/ESX! And vCenter Communication
• vCenter Server License overview
• Adding License Keys
• vCenter Server System Logs

MODULE 8 :Virtual Machines
Lesion 1: Virtual Machine Concepts
• What is a Virtual Machine?
• What files make up a Virtual Machine?
• Displaying a Virtual Machine’s Files
• Virtual Machine Hardware
• CPU and Memory
• Virtual Disk & NIC
• Other Devices
• Virtual Machine Console
• VMware Tools

Lesion 2: Creating a Virtual Machine
• Virtual Machine Launch wizard
• Choosing the Typical Configuration
• Choosing the Custom Configuration
• Installing the Guest Operating System
• Installing VMware Tools

Lesion 3: Creating Templates and Clones
• What is a Template?
• Creating & viewing Template
• Deploying a Virtual Machine from Template
• Cloning a Virtual Machine
• Customizing the Guest Operating System

Lesion 4: Creating OVF files
• What is a OVF/OVA file
• Creating OVF/OVA files
• Viewing files inside OVF
• Exporting an OVF/OVA file
• Importing an OVF/OVA file
• Deploying a Virtual Machine from OVF/OVA file
• Cloning a Virtual Machine
• Customizing the Guest Operating System

Lesion 5: Modifying Virtual Machines
• Modifying Virtual Machine Settings
• Hot pluggable devices
• Increasing Virtual Disk Size: Hot Extend Feature
• Creating Raw Device Mapping
• Virtual Machine Options

Lesion 6: Managing Virtual Machines
• Migrating a Virtual Machine
• Migration Types & Storage vMotion
• Migrating a Virtual Machine using Storage vMotion
• Removing a Virtual Machine

MODULE 9 :vCenter Converter & Backup
• vCenter Converter Capabilities
• vCenter Converter Requirements
• Installation of vCenter Converter
• Importing a physical Machine
• Changes to Virtual Hardware
• Importing a virtual Machine to ESX/ESXi
• Installing vCenter Backup Module
• Configuring vCenter Backup Module
• Attaching VMs to Backup Appliances
• Backup Policies and Performing Backups

MODULE 10 :Access Control
• Users and Groups
• Understanding the roles and privileges
• Roles and Privileges
• Assigning Permissions
• Applying Permissions
• Creating a Role
• Assigning no access role
• Resolving user issues

MODULE 11 :Resource Monitoring
• Virtual CPUs
• VMkernal CPU Load balancing
• Monitoring Resource Usage
• Guest OS Monitoring Tools
• vCenter Server Performance Charts
• Monitoring Active memory of a Virtual Machine
• Understanding Alarms
• Creating an Alarm
• Alarm Triggers & Configure Triggers
• Viewing Trigger Alarms

MODULE 12 :Scalability

Lesion 1: Scaling Memory and CPU Management
• Resource Management
• Virtual Machine CPU resource settings
• Virtual Machine Memory resource settings
• What is a Resource Pool?
• Why use Resource Pools?
• Resource Pool Attributes
• Understanding reservation
• Expandable Reservation
• Creating a Resource Pool
• Admission Control for CPU and Memory Reservations

Lesion 2: VMware vMotion Migration
• How vMotion works?
• Virtual Machine Requirements for vMotion
• Host requirements for vMotion
• Performing a vMotion Migration
• Checking vMotion errors

Lesion 3: VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
• What is DRS Cluster?
• DRS Cluster prerequisites
• Creating a DRS Cluster
• DRS Automation Levels
• DRS Power Management
• VMware EVC (Enhanced vMotion Compatibility)
• Swap file location settings
• Adding Host to Cluster
• Monitoring Cluster Status
• Maintenance Mode and Standby Mode
• Removing a Host from a DRS Cluster
• Troubleshooting cluster issues

MODULE 13 :High Availability and Fault Tolerance
• VMware High Availability
• Fault Tolerance (FT)
• Using VMware HA and DRS together
• Detecting a Host Failure
• VMware HA prerequisites
• Enabling VMware HA
• Configure VMware HA settings
• Host Failure Tolerance
• Configuring Virtual Machine Options

MODULE 14 :Configuration Management
• Understanding the configuration management
• Host Profiles
• Update Manager
• Installing Update Manager
• Installing Update Manager Client Plug-in
• Creating Baselines & managing
• Scanning Virtual Machines for Updates
• Remediate Baselines

MODULE 15 :Working with command line
• Login and managing ESXI through command line
• Accessing Local Tech Support in ESX
• Enabling Local tech support in ESXi
• Accessing Local Tech Support in ESXi
• Enabling Remote Tech Support through SSH
• Accessing ESX/ESXi host through SSH
• Querying Service Console through CLI
• Changing Network information through CLI
• Working with Volumes in CLI
• Installing and configuring vMA
• Installing and configuring vCli

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