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VMware vSphere 5 : What's New?

  • Price £760.00
  • Duration 2 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted

Description

This hands-on training course explores new features in VMware vCenter™ Server 5.0 and VMware® ESXi™ 5.0. Topics include VMware vSphere® 5 installation and how to upgrade from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.0. vSphere 5.0 is the first version of vSphere to include only the ESXi hypervisor.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several advanced vSphere 5.0 courses.

Target Audience

•System administrators
•IT managers
•System architects
•People responsible for implementing or managing vSphere environments

Prerequisites

Attendance at one of these VMware vSphere 4 courses:

Install, Configure, Manage
Fast Track
What’s New
 

Or equivalent vSphere 4 administration experience

Skills

Delegates will learn how to:

•List and describe key enhancements in vSphere 5.0
•Upgrade a deployment from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.0
•Use Image Builder to modify and export an image profile as part of Auto Deploy
•Use Auto Deploy to Install a stateless ESXi host
•Manage a version 8 virtual machine with the next-generation Web-based VMware vSphere Client
•List and describe key networking enhancements, including the ESXi firewall and new features in vNetwork distributed switches
•Upgrade and manage a VMware vSphere VMFS5 datastore
•Understand and configure policy-driven storage management
•Create a datastore cluster and configure Storage DRS
•Configure a VMware High Availability cluster based on the new Fault Domain Manager agents
•Use the Linux-based VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Course Content

Course Introduction

•Introductions and course logistics
•Course objectives
•Other vSphere 5 learning resources
 

Introduction to VMware vSphere 5.0

•Key enhancements in ESXi, vCenter Server, and VMware vSphere Upgrade Manager
•Upgrade vSphere components from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.0, including vCenter Server, Update Manager, and ESXi
 

Virtual Machine Management

•Describe new virtual machine version 8 hardware features
•Explain virtual machine snapshot consolidation
•Describe the vCenter Solutions Manager
•Upgrade a virtual machine to version 8 hardware
•Install, register, and use the Web-based vSphere Client
 

Network Management

•Describe the ESXi firewall
•Describe new features of vNetwork distributed switches including NetFlow, port mirroring, and Link

Layer Discovery Protocol

•Describe enhancements to network I/O control, including 802.1p priority tagging, user-defined virtual machine resource pools, and the host-based replication traffic pool
•Configure the ESXi firewall
•Configure and test port mirroring
 

Storage Management

•Describe new storage features, including VMFS5, Fibre Channel over Ethernet software adapters, policy-driven storage management and vStorage API for Storage Awareness, solid-state disk support, and VMware vSphere vStorage Appliance
•Describe enhanced features, including snapshot support for VMware vSphere Storage vMotion, increased storage performance, and new primitives in the vStorage API for Array Integration
•Upgrade VMFS3 to VMFS5
•Create a storage policy
 

Scalability

•Scaling enhancements to resource pools and VMware vSphere vMotion™
•Describe Storage DRS operation
•Create a datastore cluster for Storage DRS
•Configure Storage DRS
 

High Availability

•Describe enhancements to the VMware Fault Tolerance and Enhanced vMotion Compatibility features
•Describe the operation of VMware HA using the new Fault Domain Manager agents
•Create a VMware HA cluster
 

New VMware vSphere Deployment Alternatives

•Configure the Linux-based vCenter Server Appliance
•Use Image Builder to create an installation image profile
•Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host
 

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