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Introduction
Introduction and Training Prerequisites
Hardware Compatibility

vSphere 5 Licensing and Editions
vSphere 5 Editions and Licensing Part 1
vSphere 5 Editions and Licensing Part 2
vSphere 5 Editions and Licensing Part 3
vSphere 5 Editions and Licensing Part 4
vSphere 5 Editions and Licensing Part 5
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi Free Version)

ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Support Information
ESXi Host and Virtual Machine New Hardware Maximums and Limits
VMFS 5 and Notes on Upgrading to VMFS 5
Virtual Machine Hardware Version 8 and New Virtual Machine Maximums
Virtual Machine Guest Operating System Support

Configuring vCenter
Creating a Datacenter
Adding a ESXi Hosts to vCenter
Creating Folders to Organize ESXi Hosts
Creating Clusters
Configuring vCenter Statistics Levels and Intervals
Configuring vCenter Runtime Settings
Configuring vCenter Server Mail and SNMP Settings
Configuring Other vCenter Server Settings

Configuring ESXi Host Settings
Configuring a Standalone Host vs Configuring vCenter Managed Host
Configuring Time and NTP Settings
Configuring DNS and Routing
Configuring Authentication Services
Configuring Power Management Settings
Configuring Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Order
Configuring Virtual Machine Swapfile Location
Configuring Host Security Profile
Configuring the Host Cache Configuration
Configuring Host System Resource Allocation
Configuring Agent VM Settings
Configuring Advanced Settings

License Key Administration
Adding a License Key to vCenter
Adding and Assigning License Keys for ESXi Hosts that are Managed by vCenter
Viewing License Reports and Licensed Features
Configuring License Keys for a Standalone ESXi Host

ESXi Host Basic Administration
Putting an ESXi Server in Maintenance Mode
Shutting Down or Rebooting the ESXi Host using the vSphere Client
Shutting Down or Rebooting the ESXi Host using the Direct Console User Interface

vSphere Client Configuration
vSphere Client Settings
Configuring the Virtual Console

Virtual Machine and Virtual Hardware Administration
Organizing Virtual Machines with Folders
Migrating Virtual Machines
Deleting and Removing Virtual Machines
Adding Virtual Machines to Inventory
Changing a Virtual Machine Name
Reconnecting a Virtual Machine After a Host Failure
Viewing Virtual Machine Details and Virtual Machine Version Number
Editing Virtual Machine Notes
Hot Adding Memory and CPUs to a Virtual Machine
Adding, Removing, and Configuring Virtual Network Adapters
Adding and Configuring Virtual SCSI Controllers
Using Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter
Adding and Using Virtual CD/DVD ROM Drives and Floppy Drives
Adding SCSI Devices
Using USB Devices with Virtual Machines
Virtual Video Cards, Serial Ports and Parallel Ports
VMDirectPath I/O
Configuring Virtual Machine General Options
Configuring VMware Tools and Power Management
Configuring Virtual Machine Boot Options and Swapfile Options

Virtual Disk Administration
Types of Virtual Disks
Virtual Disk Modes
Remove a Virtual Disk from a Virtual Machine
Copy a Virtual Disk
Move a Virtual Disk
Add a Raw Device Mapping Disk
Converting Disk Type
Hot Extending Virtual Disks
Uploading and Downloading Virtual Disks using the vSphere Client

Managing Virtual Machine Resources
Understanding Virtual Machine Memory Allocation Part 1
Understanding Virtual Machine Memory Allocation Part 2
Understanding Virtual Machine Memory Allocation Part 3
Viewing Virtual Machine Memory Usage
Virtual Machine Resource Reservation and Shares Overview
Understanding and Configuring Virtual Machine CPU and Memory Reservations
Understanding and Configuring Virtual Machine CPU Shares
Understanding and Configuring Virtual Machine Memory Shares
Understanding and Configuring Virtual Disk Storage Shares
Understanding Virtual Machine Resource Limits
Reservation and Shares Summary

vSphere 5 Command Line Administration
Methods of Command Line Administration
Configuring Access to the ESXi Shell
Accessing the ESXi Shell Locally and via SSH
Installing vCLI on Windows
Using the vCLI
Installing the VMware Management Assistant Virtual Machine
Configure DNS IP Pool for vMA and Configuring vMA
Using the vMA
Installing vSphere PowerCLI
Using vSphere PowerCLI Cmdlets
Using ESXCLI from the vSphere PowerCLI
Understanding Lockdown Mode and Command Line Administration

Snapshots
Creating Multiple Snapshots
Reverting to Snapshots from a Snapshot Tree
Deleting Snapshots from a Snapshot Tree
Snapshot Files
Consolidate a Snapshot
Storage DRS and Snapshots

Cloning Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Templates
Cloning a Virtual Machine
Adding Sysprep tools to vCenter for Windows Guest OS Customization
Cloning a Virtual Machine and Customizing the Guest OS Part 1
Cloning a Virtual Machine and Customizing the Guest OS Part 2
Managing and Using Customization Specifications
Creating a Virtual Machine Template and Deploying a Virtual Machine from a Template
Modifying a Virtual Machine Template

Storage Administration
Organizing Datastores with the Datastores View
Storage Adapters, Device Names, and Paths
Configuring Device Path Policy
Creating a Shared iSCSI Datastore
Create a VMKernel Port for iSCSI Traffic
Configuring iSCSI Multipathing with Software iSCSI Initiator
Configuring iSCSI CHAP Authentication
Configuring iSCSI to use Jumbo Frames
Creating a Shared NFS Datastore
Scanning for Fiber Channel SAN LUNs
Changing a Datastore Name
Increase the Size of a Datastore with VMFS Volume Grow
Increasing the Size of a Datastore by Adding Extents
Deleting Datastores
Enabling Storage I/O Control on a Datastore

Networking and Standard vSwitches
What is a VLAN and What are Trunk Ports?
Using VLANs vs Not Using VLANs
Configuring a vSwitch Uplink as Trunk on a Cisco Switch
Create a vSwitch with Trunk Uplink and Configure Port Groups with VLANs
Creating a vmkernel Port Group for iSCSi, NFS, and vMotion
Viewing the vmkernel Routing Table
Configuring a Management Port Group
Types of Teaming Policies for Networking Redundancy and Load Balancing
More NIC Teaming Options
Configuring Teaming
Configuring a Physical Cisco Switch for Etherchannel and Trunking Part 1
Configuring a Physical Cisco Switch for Etherchannel and Trunking Part 2
Configuring Route Based on IP Hash Teaming from the Direct Console User Interface
Configuring Route Based on IP Hash Teaming using the vSphere Client
Configuring the Number of Ports on a vSwitch
Configuring the Layer 2 Security Policy
Configuring the Traffic Shaping Policy
Configuring IPv6
Viewing Uplink Info with Cisco Discovery Protocol
Load Balance vMotion Traffic Across Multiple Uplinks
Standard vSwitch Best Practices Part 1
Standard vSwitch Best Practices Part 2

Distributed Switches
What is a Distributed Switch?
Creating a Distributed Switch
Adding Hosts to a Distributed Switch
Understanding vSphere Distributed Switch Components
Distributed Switch Settings and Port Group Settings
Understanding Teaming and Load Balancing with a Distributed Switch
Managing Physical Network Adapter Uplinks
Adding a Distributed Switch Port Group for Virtual Machines
Migrating Virtual Machines to a Distributed Switch Port Group
Configuring Layer 2 Security Policy on Distributed Port Group
Configuring Traffic Shaping on a Distributed Port Group
Configuring the VLAN for a Distributed Port Group
Configuring Teaming and Failover on a Distributed Port Group
Overriding Policies on a Distributed Port
Blocking Ports on a Distributed Port Group
Configuring a vmkernel Virtual Interface on a Distributed Switch
Migrate vmkernel Virtual Interface from a Standard vSwitch to a Distributed vSwitch
Private VLANs
Enabling Network I/O Control on a Distributed Switch
Configuring Network I/O Control Resource Pools and Understanding Shares
Creating and Assigning a User Defined Network I/O Control Resource Pool
Configuring Port Mirroring
Configure and Enable Netflow for a Distributed Switch

vMotion and Storage vMotion
vMotion and Storage vMotion Requirements
Using vMotion to Migrate a Running Virtual Machine
Using Storage vMotion
Configuring USB Devices for vMotion

Resource Pools
Creating and Configuring a Resource Pool
Understanding Resource Pool Shares
Understanding Resource Pool Reservations
Understanding Resource Pool Limits

High Availability (HA)
Create a Cluster and Add ESXi Hosts to the Cluster
Enable HA on a Cluster
Understanding and Configuring Host Failures Based Admission Control Part 1
Understanding and Configuring Host Failures Based Admission Control Part 2
Understanding and Configuring Spare Resource Percentage Admission Control
Understanding and Configuring Failover Hosts Admission Control
Configuring HA Options for Individual Virtual Machines
Configuring VM Monitoring
Understanding and Configuring Datastore Heartbeating
Seeing a Host Failure

Fault Tolerance (FT)
What is Fault Tolerance and Fault Tolerance Requirements
Create a vmkernel Port for Fault Tolerance
Enable Jumbo Frames on a Cisco Switch
Enable Fault Tolerance on a Virtual Machine
View a Fault Tolerant Virtual Machine
See a Fault Tolerant Failover
Disable or Remove Fault Tolerance on a VM

Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
What is DRS and Enabling DRS on a Cluster
Configuring DRS Automation Level and Migration Threshold
Configuring DRS Automation Level for a Single Virtual Machine
Creating DRS Groups
Creating DRS Rules
Viewing and Applying DRS Recommendations
Running DRS Manually
DRS Initial Placement
Viewing the Resource Distribution Chart, DRS Faults, and DRS History
Configuring Cluster EVC Mode

Distributed Power Management (DPM)
What is DPM?
Configuring iLO and ESXi for DPM
Testing DPM and Wake on LAN
Enabling and Configuring DPM on a Cluster

Storage DRS
What is Storage DRS?
Creating a Datastore Cluster
Datastore Cluster Best Practices
Turning Off SDRS or Changing a Datastore Cluster Automation Level
Seeing Initial Placement of a Virtual Machine
Configuring SDRS Runtime Rules
Configuring SDRS Scheduling
Configuring SDRS Affinity Rules
Adding Storage to a Datastore Cluster
Viewing Storage DRS Recommendations
Applying Storage DRS Recommendations
Overriding Storage DRS Recommendations
Entering Datastore Maintenance Mode

Storage Profiles
What are Storage Profiles?
Creating User Defined Storage Capabilities
Associate User Defined Storage Capability with Datastores
Enable VM Storage Profiles
Create Storage Profiles
Configure a Virtual Machine with a Storage Profile
Checking Virtual Machine Storage Compliance
Deploying Virtual Machine Using Storage Profiles

Host Profiles
What are Host Profiles
Creating a Host Profile from an Existing Host
Exporting and Importing Host Profiles
Editing Host Profiles
Attaching Entities, Checking for Compliance, and Creating Answer Files
Applying Host Profiles
Seeing the Changes Made by Applying Host Profile

Update Manager
Install Update Manager
Install Update Manager Plug-in
Configure the Update Manager Settings
Creating Baselines and Baseline Groups
Attaching Baselines and Scanning for Compliance
Staging Patches
Remediating ESXi Hosts

Security and Permissions
Configuring Security Accounts on a Standalone ESXi Host
Managing User Accounts and Permissions in vCenter
ESXi Lockdown Mode

Scheduled Tasks
Creating Scheduled Tasks

Monitoring and Troubleshooting
Viewing ESXi and Virtual Machine Performance Charts
Viewing Storage Reports
Viewing Events and Viewing, Modifying, Creating, and Getting Emails for Alarms
Using resxtop
Viewing the ESXi Host Logs
Viewing the vCenter Logs
Viewing Active Sessions to vCenter

Backing Up and Restoring Virtual Machines with VMware Data Recovery
What is VMware Data Recovery?
Installing the Data Recovery Plug-in
Installing the Data Recovery Appliance
Initial Configuration of the Data Recovery Appliance
Connect to the Data Recovery Appliance and Configure Backup Locations
Create a Backup Job
View Progress of Backups and Backup Reports
Configuring Email Reports
Managing Backup Locations
Restoring Virtual Machines
Performing a Restore Rehearsal to Test Backups
Performing a File Level Restore
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