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Course Introduction

Module 1

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Importance

This course guides administrators in using VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM) to automate configuration management across their virtual infrastructure. VCM is a policy-driven configuration automation solution that detects detailed system changes and checks whether those changes are compliant with industry, regulatory, and your own best practices. VCM automates critical IT configuration management and compliance processes across thousands of asset, security, and configuration settings from VMware vSphere ESXi and VMware ESX, Windows, UNIX, or Linux servers, and user desktops.

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Learner Objectives

After this course, you should be able to do the following: Recognize what role VCM plays in virtual infrastructure configuration, compliance, and change management. Use the VCM console to configure VCM. Navigate the VCM console. Collect and manage data from VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud, and VMware vShield systems. Create, run, and analyze compliance assessments Generate reports in VCM or create custom reports in the VCM console. Perform VCM administration tasks to manage VCM setup and collection of data, user access, jobs, and alerts. Discuss the installation options for VCM and perform a basic VCM installation.

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You Are Here

Course Introduction Configuration, Compliance, and Change Management Components and Processes Configuration for Virtual Infrastructure Systems Using the Upper Console vSphere Compliance Management Working with Reports Basic Settings and Configuration

Creating Collection Filters User and Role Management Job Management Alert Management Using the Content Wizard Using the Import/Export Utility Using the Debug Event Viewer Installing VCM

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Typographical Conventions

The following typographical conventions are used in this course:


Monospace Filenames, folder names, path names, command names: the bin directory
What the user types: Type ipconfig and press Enter.

Monospace bold

Boldface
Italic

Graphical user interface items: the Configuration tab


Book titles and emphasis: vSphere Datacenter Administration Guide Placeholders: <ESXi_host_name>

<filename>

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What Is VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite?


VMware vFabric Application Management Suite Provisioning vCenter Operations VMware vCenter Manager Manager Operationsfor View for View Performance Management Performance management Capacity Management Capacity management VMware VMware IT Business IT Business Management Suite Management Suite

End-user computing management

Optimization

Application management

VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite Performance management Capacity management Configuration, compliance, and change management

IT business management

Monitoring

IT financial IT Financial management Management


IT governance, IT Governance, risk, and Risk and compliance Compliance

Infrastructure and operations management

Service portfolio Service Portfolio management Management

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VMware Online Resources


VMware Communities: http://communities.vmware.com Start a discussion, and access communities and user groups. VMware Support: http://www.vmware.com/support Access the knowledge base, documentation, technical papers, and compatibility guides. VMware Education: http://www.vmware.com/education Access the course catalog and worldwide course schedule. Access information about advanced courses to continue on your virtualization training path. For easy access to online resources, install the VMware toolbar.

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VCM Product Documentation


For VCM product documentation, go to http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.
See the VCM manuals at this Web site to find current guides on installation, administration, troubleshooting, security, and complementary tools.

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Housekeeping Items

Sign-in sheet Breaks and finish time Restrooms Fire exits Meals Class introductions Questions

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