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Introduction :
• What is Virtualization?
• Why Virtualization?
• What are Rack Out and Rack In?
• Benefits of Virtualization
• Virtualization overview in Industry
• VMware History
• Host Based and Hypervisor based Virtualization
• Other Virtualization Product in Market
• Role of VMware in Cloud Computing.

VMware ESX and ESXi:
• ESX/ESXi: Virtualization Platform
• ESXi Installable, ESXi Embedded, and ESX
• ESX/ESXi Architecture
• Configuring ESXi
• Configuring ESXi: root Access
• Configuring ESXi: Management Network
• Connecting to an ESX/ESXi Host
• ESX/ESXi as an NTP Client
• Network Setting: DNS and Routing

Virtual Machines :
• Virtual Machine concepts,
• File in VM, VM hardware like CPU, memory, virtual disk, network
card, console,
• Creating new VM, installing windows, Linux and Solaris in VM,
• VMware tools and its roles
• Modifying VMs, how to add and remove device,
• Creating RDM from SAN
• Managing Virtual Machines: creating and managing snapshots,
snapshot files
• Managing VM’s with vApp, Removing and migrating VM
• Various Migration types, Storgae VMotion
• Virtual Machine Problem

Template
• Creating templates and clones
• Deploying virtual Machine from Templates,
• Cloning VM
• OVF template
VMware VCentre Server:
• Installing VCentre Server
• VCentre Architecture, components
• VCentre Pre-requisite hardware and software
• VCentre pre-requisite hardware and software
• VCentre Database Requirement
• VCentre Server Services
• VCentre Server option
• VCentre server data stores and Networks
• Adding host to VCentre Server
• VCentre server Events, logos,admin
• VCentre server virtual appliance

VMotion Migration:
• VMotion migration concepts, requirement for Vmotion
• CPU constraints on VMotion Migration, Verifying VMotion layout,Troubleshooting errors
• Real time scenario for VMotion

Data Protection:
• Backing up hosts, Virtual Machines, Backup solutions
• Data recovery and Reduplication Store
• Installation and Configuring Data Recovery

Security Control:
• Access control overview,
• User and groups, roles, assigning Permission
• Various Permission Scenarios

Resource Monitoring :
• Resource control and Resource Pools, resource Management
• Virtual Machine CPU memory and I/O settings.
• Why we need Resource pools, its attributes, different scenario,
• Admission control for CPU and Memory
• Reservations, Multicore processors, hyde threading, CPU, LoadBalancing
• Memory Virtualization Overview
• Memory Reclamation and compression techniques
• Performance tunings methods, how to use perfmon, VCentre
Performance,
• How to analyses Data from Tools

Alarms:
• Alarm Settings and Triggers, conditional and event triggers,
configuring reporting, VCentre notification

Linked Mode Admin:
• VCentre Linked Mode and its Architecture, Requirement for Linked
Mode
• Joining Linked Mode Group, Isolating from VCentre, Trouble shooting
VMFS Datastore
• Using VMFS data store with ESX/ESXI
• Creating and browsing data store
• Increasing size of data store
• Various methods to increase
• Deleting VMFS data store,
• Multipathing with Fiber channel, iSCSI storage,
• Managing multiple storage paths, Load Balancing
• Integration with NetApp & Clariion

VCentre Converter :
Components, requirements for converter
• Hot cloning and Importing of VM’s

Distributed Resource Scheduler:
• Pre-requisite, cluster settings: Automation level, EVC, EVC
requirement
• Swap File Location Affinity rules for VM, DRS group, Customizing DRS
for VMs, monitoring cluster Status
• Maintenance and standby Mode, Trouble shooting and real time
Scenario

HA cluster Administration:
• What is High Availability and Fault tolerance?
• VMware HA, FT and other Clustering
• VCentre HA, how to use HA and DRS together
• Troubleshooting host failures Enable or Disable HA, modifying settings
• Advance option in HA, Planning Resource for HA and DRS
• NIC teaming in HA, Add network in HA, VShere Architecture
• Failed slare, master host

Fault Tolerance:
• What is FT, concepts and mechanism?
• FT’s Do’s and Don’ts
• Enabling FT on host s and VM
• Managing FT for VMS
• Implementing FT from Primary to Secondary and Secondary to
Primary
• Troubleshooting FT, Real Time Scenarios

Update Manager Administration:
• Concepts, Capabilities, Components.
• Installing Update Manage, Modifying
• Settings, Creating and Attaching Baseline groups
• Scanning Objects and Remediating selected hosts, cluster, DRS