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Course 2 VMware vSphere vCenter [V5.

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Overview: Module 1: Overview Features and Topology
The learner will be able to describe vCenters components and infrastructure requirements, present the
management clients (VI Client and the Web Client), and provide an overview of their interfaces with specific
emphasis on features that are only available via the Web Client.

Module 2: vCenter Server Design Constraints
Identify database, infrastructure connections, network considerations and security choices that will affect selection,
configuration, type and quantity of servers and any other pre-requisites in order to meet a customers needs.

Module 3: vCenter Scalability Features and Benefits
Provide an explanation of the benefits and pre-requisites of each of the distributed services that vSphere 5.5 can
provide.
Objectives: At the end of this course the learner will be able to:
Explain the components and features of vCenter
Communicate design choices in order to facilitate the selection of the correct vCenter solution configuration
Explain the key features of the distributed services, their benefits and the impact those features will have on a final design
Explore the customers requirements to define any dependencies that those requirements will create
Module 1: Overview Features and
Topology
Module Objectives
What is VMware vCenter?
vCenter Installable and vCenter
Appliance
vCenter Installable and vCenter
Appliance (2)
vCenters Components and Connectivity
vCenter License Versions
vSphere Client User Interface Options
vCenter Infrastructure Management Features
Overview
vCenter Infrastructure Management Features
(1)
vCenter Infrastructure
Management Features (2)
Perfmon DLL in VMware Tools
vCenter Statistics & Database Size
Calculator
Finding and Retrieving Logs
vCenter Support Assistant
vCenter. Missing Components
vSphere. Which Client?
Module 1 Summary
Module 2: vCenter Server Design
Constraints
2.2. Module 2 Objectives
2.3. Configuration Maximums for vCenter
2.4. Multiple Site Deployment
2.5. Linked Mode Benefits and Requirements
2.6. Databases
2.7. Directory Services
2.8. Web Client
2.9. Network Connectivity Requirements
2.10. Required Ports vCenter Server
Plug-ins and Add-Ons
Service and Server Resilience
vCenter Server Heartbeat (1)
vCenter Server Heartbeat (2)
vCenter Server Heartbeat (3)
vCenter Server Heartbeat (4)
Environment Scaling for vCenter Server (1)
Environment Scaling for vCenter Server (2)
Benefits of vCenter Multisite Configuration
(Q)
Benefits of vCenter Multisite Configuration (A)
vCenter Database Selection (Q)
vCenter Database Selection (A)
Module 2 Summary
Module 3: vCenter Scalability Features and
Benefits
Module 3 Objectives
Presenting vMotion (1)
Presenting vMotion (2)
Presenting vMotion (3)
Presenting HA (1)
Presenting HA (2)
Presenting DRS (1)
Presenting DRS (2)
Presenting DRS (3)
Presenting DRS (4)
Presenting DPM (1)
Presenting DPM (2)
Presenting FT (1)
Presenting FT (2)
Presenting Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler
(SDRS) (1)
Presenting Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler
(SDRS) (2)
Presenting Host Profiles (1)
Presenting Host Profiles (2)
Presenting Host Profiles (3)
Presenting Storage Profiles (1)
Presenting Storage Profiles (2)
Distributed Virtual Switches
Auto Deploy
vSphere Storage Appliances (1)
vSphere Storage Appliances (2)
Planned Maintenance (Q)
Planned Maintenance (A)
vSphere Standard License (Q)
vSphere Standard License (A)
Module Summary