VMware is a virtualization and cloud computing software provider for x86-compatible computers. VMware virtualization is based on the ESX/ESXi bare metal hypervisor, supporting virtual machines.
Course Introduction – Course Objective – Introduction to Virtualization
Software-defined data center (SDDC) is the phrase used to refer to a data centerwhere all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service.
Introduction to Software-Defined Data Center – vSphere Client – Overview of ESXi
Virtual machines are based on computer architectures and provide functionality of a physical computer. Their implementations may involve specialized hardware, software, or a combination.
Overview of Virtual Machine – Components – Virtual Disk Provisioning – Console of Virtual Machine – Create / Modify a Virtual Machine
VMware vCenter server is a centralized management application that lets you manage virtual machines and ESXi hosts centrally.vCenter Server Architecture – Deploying vCenter Server Appliance – vSphere Web Client – Managing the vCenter Server Inventory.
With virtual networking, you can network virtual machines and can build complex networks within a single or across multiple ESX Server hosts, for production deployments or development and testing purposes.Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks – vSphere Standard / Distributed Switches – Switch Policies
Virtual Storage options give you the flexibility to set up your storage, Shared storage is useful for disaster recovery, high availability, and moving virtual machine between hosts.
Configuring & Managing Virtual Storage – iSCSI – NFS/VMFS/Virtual SAN Datastores – Virtual Volumes.
Move server storage from one storage array to another deploy servers with same configuration, clone the deploy virtual machine from template, migrate virtual machines and virtual disks from one VMware ESXi host to another ESXi. Creating Templates and Clones – Modifying Virtual Machines – Migrating Virtual Machines – Creating Virtual Machine Snapshots – Working with Content Libraries
VMkernel works proactively to avoid resource contention, maximum performance requires both analysis and ongoing monitoring.
Virtual CPU and Memory Concepts – Resource Controls and Resource Pools – Monitoring Resource Use – Using Alarms – vRealize Operations Manager.
Configure highly available computer-based services is extremely important to an organization. Introduction to vSphere HA – vSphere HA Architecture – Configuring vSphere HA – Introduction to vSphere Fault Tolerance -vSphere Replication and vSphere Data Protection.
Describe the function of a VMware vSphere Distributed resource scheduler, DRS cluster
vSphere DRS Cluster – VM-Host Affinity Rule – Adding a Host to a Cluster – Improving Virtual Machine Performance Methods – Monitoring Cluster Status.
Installing ESXi – Installing vsphere client – Installing Center Server