Course Duration:

2 Days

Overview:

This hands-on training course explores new features in VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.1 and VMware vSphere® ESXi™ 5.1. Topics include VMware vSphere® 5.1 installation and how to upgrade from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.1.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several advanced vSphere 5.1 courses. Go to http://www.vmware.com/education for advanced course options.

Objectives:

• List and describe key enhancements in vSphere 5.1
• Upgrade a deployment from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.1
• Use the VMware vSphere® Web Client to manage virtual machines
• List and describe key networking enhancements, including the ESXi firewall and new features in vNetwork distributed switches
• Upgrade and manage a VMware vSphere® VMFS-5 datastore
• Understand and configure policy-driven storage
• Create a datastore cluster and configure Storage DRS
• Live migration of a virtual machine without shared storage
• Secure the virtual machines using VMware® vShield Endpoint™ (now included in base vSphere product)
• Backup and recover a vSphere environment using vSphere Data Protection
• Replicate vSphere for SRM deployments using vSphere Replication
• Use new displays to monitor VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster activity
• Use the Linux-based VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
• Use Auto Deploy to install a stateless or stateful ESXi host
• Use Image Builder to modify and export an image profile

Intended 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

Outline:

1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
• Other vSphere 5 learning resources
2 Introduction to VMware vSphere 5.1
• Key enhancements in ESXi, vCenter Server, and VMware vSphere® Update Manager™
• Upgrade vSphere components from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.1, including vCenter Server, Update Manager, and ESXi
3 Virtual Machine Management
• Describe new virtual machine version 9 hardware features
• Explain virtual machine snapshot consolidation
• Describe the vCenter Solutions Manager
• Upgrade a virtual machine to version 9 hardware
• Install, register, and use the vSphere Web Client
4 Network Management
• Describe the ESXi firewall
• Describe new features of vNetwork distributed switches including NetFlow, port mirroring, Link Aggregation (LACP), Link Layer Discover Protocol (LLDP), and SR-IOV
• Describe enhancements to network I/O control, including 802.1p priority tagging and user-defined virtual machine resource pools
• Configure the ESXi firewall
• Configure and test port mirroring
5 Storage Management
• Describe new storage features, including VMFS-5, Fibre Channel over Ethernet software adapters, policy-driven storage vStorage API for Storage Awareness, and VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance
• Describe enhanced features, including snapshot support for VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®, solid-state disk support, and new primitives in the vStorage API for Array Integration
• Upgrade VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
• Create user-defined storage capabilities and virtual machine storage profiles
6 Scalability and Security
• Describe scaling enhancements to resource pools and VMware vSphere® vMotion®
• Describe VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ operation
• Create a datastore cluster
• Configure Storage DRS
• Configure vShield Endpoint
7 High Availability
• Describe enhancements to VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance and Enhanced vMotion Compatibility features
• vMotion a virtual machine without shared storage.
• Explain the new master-slave architecture of vSphere HA
• View the new informational displays to monitor vSphere HA cluster activity
• Replicate vSphere using vSphere Replication.
• Backup and recover virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Data Protection
8 New VMware vSphere Deployment Alternatives
• Configure and use the Linux-based VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
• Use Image Builder to create an installation image profile
• Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host
• Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateful ESXi host