IT TRAINING

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager – Install, Configure, Manage [v5.7]

In this course you will learn about the basics of  VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 5.7, VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server.

Other topics covered in this course include knowledge and skills to navigate the user interface, perform administrative and configuration tasks against your infrastructure.

Bittnet carries out VMware trainings through authorized partners.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at IT managers and Virtual infrastructure administrator.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:
Install vCenter Configuration Manager
Use vCenter Configuration Manager to access and apply to compliance tool kits that cover a broad range of standards, including security best practices, vendor hardening guidelines, and regulatory mandates
Use vCenter Configuration Manager to create configuration baselines and assess managed systems against those baselines
Use vCenter Configuration Manager to remediate managed systems that are out of compliance
Use vCenter Configuration Manager to automatically manage and deploy vendor and software patches
Use vCenter Configuration Manager to support infrastructure hardening through deep configuration data collection and change tracking
Configure vCenter Configuration Manager for use with these virtual machines and services:
Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X virtual machines
Active Directory services
vCenter Server systems and ESXi hosts

Prerequisites

Prerequisite
Students need to have:
Experience in performing basic administration tasks on VMware ESXi hosts, VMware vCenter Server, VMware vCloud Director, VMware vShield, and virtual machines
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux, Operating Systems

Course outline

Course Outline

1. Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
2. Introduction to vCenter Configuration Manager
Describe the VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite
Describe vCenter Operations Manager integration with vCenter Configuration Manager
Describe the architecture and main components of vCenter Configuration Manager
Describe how vCenter Configuration Manager can be used to manage configuration, compliance, and change management
Describe the CARMA methodology
3. Using the vCenter Configuration Manager User Interface
Describe the parts of the vCenter Configuration Manager interface
Use the vCenter Configuration Manager toolbar
Use the vCenter Configuration Manager machine group selector
Use the vCenter Configuration Manager data grid toolbar
Use the vCenter Configuration Manager data grid or summary report
Use the vCenter Configuration Manager navigation sliders
4. Managing Windows Machines
Verify domains and network authority
Run the discovery process
License machines and install vCenter Configuration Manager agents
Manage Windows data in the lower console
Create and modify Windows machine groups
5. Managing UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X Machines
Configure the installation delegate machine
Discover UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X machines
Manually add UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X machines
License and install the agent
Collect data from UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X machines
Manage UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X data in the lower console
Create and modify UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X machine groups
6. Managing the Virtual Environment
Configure the managing agent machine
Add and configure vCenter Server systems in vCenter Configuration Manager
Collect data from vCenter Server systems
Manage vCenter Server system and ESXi host data in the upper console
Add and configure VMware vCloud® Networking and Security App systems in vCenter Configuration Manager
Collect data from vCloud Networking and Security App systems
Manage vCloud Networking and Security App system data
Use the virtual environment dashboards and change log
7. Managing Active Directory
Configure vCenter Configuration Manager for AD
Collect AD data
Examine AD data
8. Managing Compliance
Describe the compliance process and components
Use compliance templates
Use the Compliance Content wizard
Configure vCenter Configuration Manager rule groups
Configure vCenter Configuration Manager rules
Configure vCenter Configuration Manager filters
Configure vCenter Configuration Manager exceptions
Configure vCenter Configuration Manager machine group compliance templates
Resolve noncompliance
Manage compliance alerts
Run AD compliance
9. Patch Management
Describe the Windows patch assessment and deployment process
Complete manual patching of Windows machines
Configure event-driven automatic patching
Configure scheduled automatic patching
Describe the Linux and UNIX patch assessment and deployment process
10. Creating Custom Reports
Describe as-is reports
Use the vCenter Configuration Manager report wizard
Report scheduling
11. Managing vCenter Configuration Manager Security Roles
Describe VCM security roles
Configure VCM access for AD users and groups
12. Customizing and Managing vCenter Configuration Manager
Create custom collection filters
Describe administration settings that affect vCenter Configuration Manager performance
Describe and use the Import
13. Installing vCenter Configuration Manager
Describe single-tier, two-tier, and three-tier installations.
Describe vCenter Configuration Manager installation prerequisites
Describe the difference between the vCenter Configuration
Manage typical installation and the vCenter Configuration
Manage advanced installation

Follow on
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Certification programs
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