VMware vSphere: What’s New

Days 2    Code VMSWN   Fee £1050

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.

Course Details

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 courses.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Course Introduction

    Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives
    Other vSphere 5 learning resources

  • Module 3: 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

  • Module 5: 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

  • Module 7: 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

  • Module 2: Intrduction to VMware vSphere 5.0

    Key enhancement 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

  • Module 4: 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

  • Module 6: Scalability

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

  • Module 8: 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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