This hands-on training course explores new features in future versions of VMware® vCenter Server and ESX(tm)/ESXi, as well as how to upgrade to vSphere 4.
This course is designed for System architects, system administrators, IT managers, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing VMware Infrastructure architectures.
Please note that In accordance with VMware recommendations all Servers used in the classroom are shared between the delegates.
If you are currently a VCP3. Take and pass the VCP4 exam. This option will only be available until December 31, 2009. The Whats New class is strongly recommended but not mandatory. Beginning in 2010, VCP3s must attend the VMware vSphere 4: What's New class in order to upgrade and then sit the VCP 4 exam in order to upgrade.
If you are not a VCP3, but have attended one of the prerequisite classes (VI3: Install & Configure; VI3: Deploy Secure & Analyze; or VI3: Fast Track).
Take and pass the VCP3 exam OR attend the VMware vSphere4: What's New course.
Take and pass the VCP4 Exam.
Experienced system administrators and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office
Completion of VMware Infrastructure 3: Install and Configure, or equivalent experience with VMware ESX and vCenter Server
Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
At the end of the course, you should possess knowledge and skills for the following:
Upgrading VMware deployments
Deploying distributed virtual switches to simplify datacenter-wide network management
Using VMDirectPath to assign a PCI adapter directly to a virtual machine
Migrating virtual machines storage while they are live with Storage vMotion
Growing virtual disks and VMFS volumes while they are live
Employing VMwares new Pluggable Storage Architecture
Ensuring application availability with VMware Fault Tolerance
Manage more than one vCenter Server from the same client
Use the new host profiles feature to keep hosts uniformly configured
Save energy with VMware Distributed Power Management
Save disk space with thin provisioning
Administer virtual appliances consisting of more than one virtual machine
Module 1: Introducing vSphere 4
Highlights vSphere 4 enhancements by component and reviews upgrade tools and strategies.
Module 2: Infrastructure Administration
Presents vSphere 4 new features that support better infrastructure monitoring and reduce the time it takes to provision ESX/ESXi hosts and virtual machines.
Module 3: Networking
Discusses networking enhancements that simplify configuration, extend support, and improve performance.
Module 4: Storage
Introduces vSphere 4 new storage features that reduce storage costs, streamline management, and optimize performance.
Module 5: Resource Management
Reviews vMotion(tm) compatibility enhancements, new VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler monitoring and management tools, and extended VMware DPM support.
Module 6: Business Continuity
Presents VMware High Availability enhancements and introduces VMware Fault Tolerance and vStorage APIs for data recovery.