VMware vCenter Configuration Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training [V5.7]

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training

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Course Overview:

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training v5.7 Course Description

This hands-on VMware vCenter Configuration Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCenter Configuration Manager™ 5.7. The VMware vCenter Configuration Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training v5.7 course is built on VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™. This VMware vCenter Configuration Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training v5.7 course 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 infrastructure.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this VMware vCenter Configuration Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware vCenter Configuration Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training course:

• Virtual infrastructure administrators
• IT managers

Related Courses:

VMware vSphere: Fast Track Training [V6.5]
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Training [V6]

Prerequisites:

• Experience in performing basic administration tasks on ESXi hosts, vCenter Server, and virtual machines through the VMware vSphere® Web Client
• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this VMware vCenter Configuration Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Install vCenter Configuration Manager
• Configure vCenter Configuration Manager for use with these virtual machines and services:
• Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X virtual machines
• Active Directory directory services
• vCenter Server systems and ESXi hosts
• 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

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 7: Managing Active Directory

Configure vCenter Configuration Manager for AD
Collect AD data
Examine AD data

Module 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

Module 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

Module 10: Creating Custom Reports

Describe as-is reports
Use the vCenter Configuration Manager report wizard
Report scheduling

Module 11: Managing vCenter Configuration Manager Security Roles

Describe VCM security roles
Configure VCM access for AD users and groups

Module 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 Export command line (for backup)
Describe and use Debug Event Viewer

Module 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 Manager typical installation and the vCenter Configuration Manager advanced installation

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