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vCenter Configuration Manager for VI & OS Management 5.5 Course Description

You learn how to manage Active Directory (AD), create and use compliance templates, use vCenter Configuration Manager for patching, deploy operating systems and Windows software applications, and use vCenter Configuration Manager tools to download, import, and export compliance templates, and view and collect debug information.

This hands-on training course builds your skills with VMware® vCenter Configuration Manager™. It provides you with the knowledge and skills to install and configure vCenter Configuration Manager, navigate the user interface, manage compliance, and perform administrative and configuration tasks against your physical and virtual infrastructure. This course is 60 percent lecture and 40 percent hands-on lab.

 

vCenter Configuration Manager for VI & OS Management 5.5 Course Learning Outcomes;

  • Understand the position of vCenter Configuration Manager in the VMware® management solution set.
  • Recognize the role of vCenter Configuration Manager in enterprise configuration & change & compliance .
  • Management Use the vCenter Configuration Manager console to configure vCenter Configuration Manager for management of VMware® vSphere® systems.
  • Use the vCenter Configuration Manager console to configure vCenter Configuration Manager for physical & guest operating system management.
  • Navigate the vCenter Configuration Manager console.
  • Collect data from vSphere systems from the vCenter Configuration Manager console.
  • Manage vSphere system compliance with vCenter Configuration Manager.

 

vCenter Configuration Manager for VI and OS Management 5.5 Training – Suggested Audience

This course is aimed at professionals involved in managing a virtual infrastructure. Suggested attendees based on our past programs are:

  • Virtual infrastructure administrator
  • IT managers

 

vCenter Configuration Manager for VI and OS Management 5.5 Training – Prerequisites

  • Experience in performing basic administration tasks on VMware vSphere® ESXi™ hosts, VMware® vCenter Server™, VMware vCloud® Director™, VMware® vShield™, and virtual machines
    System administration experience in a Windows, Linux, or Solaris environment.

 

vCenter Configuration Manager for VI & OS Management 5.5 In-house/Corporate Training

If you have a group of 5-6 participants, apply for in-house training. For commercials please send us an email with group size to hello@pincorps.com

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Course introduction
Introductions and course logistics Details 00:00:00
Course objectives Details 00:00:00
vCenter configuration manager overview  Details 00:00:00
Module 2: Configuration, compliance, and change management
Provide a high-level overview of vCenter configuration manager and its position in the VMware management solution set Details 00:00:00
Discuss some of the common challenges customers face in IT configuration, compliance, and change management Details 00:00:00
Describe the key features of vCenter configuration manager and how they benefit IT departments managing configuration, compliance, and change  Details 00:00:00
Module 3: Components and processes
Understand the system architecture  Details 00:00:00
Describe and discuss the CARMA concept Details 00:00:00
Describe the database  Details 00:00:00
Describe the collector Details 00:00:00
Describe the processes  Details 00:00:00
Module 4: Configuration for virtual infrastructure systems
Identify and use vCenter configuration manager user interface components Details 00:00:00
Describe and configure management agents Details 00:00:00
Add and configure settings for vCenter Server, vCloud Director, and vShield systems Details 00:00:00
License vSphere systems  Details 00:00:00
Collect data from vSphere systems  Details 00:00:00
Manage certificates  Details 00:00:00
Setup an alternative managing agent machine  Details 00:00:00
Module 5: Basic administration and machines manager 
Manage UNIX®/Linux machines Details 00:00:00
Work with ignored machines and machine snapshots Details 00:00:00
Work with machine collection status and the machine collection log Details 00:00:00
Work with machine groups  Details 00:00:00
Module 6: Using the upper console View dashboards
View and manage alerts Details 00:00:00
Use change management in the virtual infrastructure Details 00:00:00
Use the Virtual Infrastructure node  Details 00:00:00
Module 7: Using the upper console on physical and guest OS machines 
Dashboards Details 00:00:00
Change management (for physical or guest operating systems) Details 00:00:00
Windows and UNIX remote commands Details 00:00:00
Overview of enterprise applications  Details 00:00:00
Module 8: Using the lower console on physical and guest OS machines 
Operating System node and subnodes Details 00:00:00
Security node and subnodes Details 00:00:00
Directory Services node and subnodes  Details 00:00:00
Module 9: VMware vSphere system compliance management
Describe compliance analysis  Details 00:00:00
Create a rule group Details 00:00:00
Create a rule group filter Details 00:00:00
Create a rule group compliance condition Details 00:00:00
Create and run a compliance template  Details 00:00:00
Module 10: Active Directory management 
Configure VCM for AD collections Details 00:00:00
Collect and analyze AD data Details 00:00:00
Work with AD compliance Details 00:00:00
Module 11: Working with reports
List vSphere system–related reports available in vCenter Configuration Manager Details 00:00:00
Generate custom reports with the Report wizard Details 00:00:00
Manage reports  Details 00:00:00
Module 12: Basic settings and configuration
Work with general settings Details 00:00:00
Configure settings for integration with vCenter Operations Manager and the vCenter Configuration Manager plug-in in VMware vSphere® Client™ Configure virtualization settings  Details 00:00:00
Module 13: Basic settings and configuration for physical and guest OS machines 
Work with general settings Details 00:00:00
Work with Asset Extension settings Details 00:00:00
Configure UNIX settings Details 00:00:00
Configure AD settings Details 00:00:00
Configure Windows settings  Details 00:00:00
Configure with vCenter Configuration Manager for AD Details 00:00:00
Configure for network authorities  Details 00:00:00
Module 14: Creating collection filters 
Describe collection filters  Details 00:00:00
Create collection filters Details 00:00:00
Create collection filter sets and collection filter set groups  Details 00:00:00
Module 15: User and role management 
Discuss how vCenter Configuration Manager access is controlled by access rules and roles Details 00:00:00
Create access rules and use them in a role Details 00:00:00
Manage access rules and roles Details 00:00:00
Add and manage vCenter Configuration Manager logins  Details 00:00:00
Module 16: Job management
Describe the function of the Job Manager Details 00:00:00
View a running job Details 00:00:00
Add a job Details 00:00:00
Schedule a job Details 00:00:00
Edit a job  Details 00:00:00
Module 17: Alert management 
Add anal alert rule Details 00:00:00
Discuss and input alert configuration  Details 00:00:00
Module 18: Patching for physical and guest OS machines
Describe the vCenter Configuration Manager Patching process Details 00:00:00
Access patching requirements for a machine group Details 00:00:00
Patch Windows machines  Details 00:00:00
Patch to UNIX/Linux machines  Details 00:00:00
Module 19: Operating system provisioning
Describe collection filters  Details 00:00:00
Create collection filters Details 00:00:00
Create collection filter sets and collection filter set groups  Details 00:00:00
Module 20: Software provisioning
Describe software provisioning components and their relationship to one another Details 00:00:00
Build software packages with Package Studio Details 00:00:00
Configure a software repository Details 00:00:00
Configure Package Manager Details 00:00:00
Create a software package and provision it with vCenter Configuration Manager  Details 00:00:00
Module 21: Using the Content wizard 
Describe the Content wizard Details 00:00:00
Import and use imported templates Details 00:00:00
Module 22: Using the Import/Export utility
Describe the Import/Export utility Details 00:00:00
Discuss where the Import/Export utility is used  Details 00:00:00
Module 23: Using the Debug Event Viewer
Discuss how the Debug Event Viewer works Details 00:00:00
Describe how to filter events  Details 00:00:00
Module 24: Installing VMware vCenter Configuration Manager 
Prerequisites Details 00:00:00
Architecture (single-tier or multitier)  Details 00:00:00
Installation Details 00:00:00
Understanding and meeting preinstallation requirements Details 00:00:00
Installing vCenter Operations Manager Configuring vCenter Configuration Manager to gather data from its environment  Details 00:00:00
Module A: VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite update
Discuss the VMware management suite solution and products Details 00:00:00
List the key components and capabilities of the vCenter Operations Management Suite Details 00:00:00
Describe the main features available in each of the vCenter Operations Management Suite products and editions  Details 00:00:00
Module B: VMware vCenter Configuration  Manager v5.6 changes
Discuss changes in configuration of machine groups Details 00:00:00
Identify new features in managing changes and compliance in the virtual infrastructure Details 00:00:00
Improvements in internationalization of vCenter Configuration Manager Details 00:00:00
Generate new reports for the virtual infrastructure  Details 00:00:00
Module C: Integration with other products 
Identify use cases for integration of additional vCenter Operations Management Suite products  Details 00:00:00
Discuss integration with vCenter Operations Manager for group management  Details 00:00:00
Learn about new dashboard badges in vCenter Operations Manager Details 00:00:00

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