3: ESX 3.5 & VirtualCenter 2.5 + Site Recovery Manager -
Trainer: Elias Khnaser
Server consolidation, efficient and fast disaster recovery,
cost savings, high availability and fast virtual server deployments
are just some of the things you can accomplish with VMware ESX
Server 3.0. ESX Server is the most powerful virtualisation software
on the market today and in this training CBT, Eli Khnaser will
guide you through the planning, deployment and administration
of your virtual infrastructure.
is one of the fastest growing companies today and its virtualisation
software is the hottest technology in the computer world today,
so if you are trying to advance your career and need the next
hot thing, ESX Server is that technology that will give you
the edge you need to get ahead. For those of you that are seeking
certification, you are still required to attend the VMware class
as that is a mandatory step in achieving your certification.
You can use our CBT to reinforce what you learned.
If you are trying to learn VMware ESX Server 3.0 because
of a job requirement, this CBT gives you practical, hands on
training from someone who does it on a day to day basis and
has implemented some large ESX deployments.
The CBT contains 10 videos as follows:
- Module 1:
Introduction to Virtualization (free video)
- Module 2: Installing and Configuring ESX
- Module 3: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networking
- Module 4: Configuring and Managing Storage
- Module 5: Installing and Configuring VirtualCenter 2.5
- Module 6: Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
- Module 7: VMware Update Manager
- Module 8: Designing and Implementing a VirtualCenter
- Module 9: Managing Host & Virtual Machine Resources
- Module 10: Creating and Managing VI Disaster Recovery
and Business Continuity
- Module 11: Monitoring & Troubleshooting a Virtual
- Module 12: Site Recovery Manager
(Not Yet Available, but will be offered
free to customers that bought this DVD)
** The Site Recovery Manager videos will be made available
Running Time: 10+ hours; Format: DVD
Module 1: Introduction to Virtualization
In this module we lay down a solid foundation and understanding
of Virtualization, why it's so popular and what it offers. We
go into the different terminologies and the different vendors
that offer the technology. A great introductory module
Module 2: Installing and Configuring ESX
This module walks you through the installation of ESX 3.5 using
media disks such as a CD-ROM, Scripted install using NAS and
other network resources. We also talk about post installation
tweaks and configurations. This module also includes a manual
upgrade from ESX 3.5 to ESX 3.5 Update 1
Module 3: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networking
Virtual networking is one of the coolest concepts in virtualization
and in this module we take a road trip and tackle all the features
and concepts that the VMware Infrastructure offers
Module 4: Configuring and Managing Storage
If you think Virtualization is on fire, take a closer
look at Storage, it is double on fire. Storage in a VMware Infrastructure
is one of the most critical components. This module tackles
Fibre Channel Storage, iSCSI and NAS. Configuring each technology
and leveraging it to the fullest. This module also tackles the
very cool concept of Storage VMotion which is a new feature
introduced with ESX 3.5 that allows you to move a virtual machine's
files from one datastore to another while the machine is online
and being accessed by users. Super cool technology!! It's Magic!
Module 5: Installing and Configuring VirtualCenter
VirtualCenter creates the enterprise. With these words
I like to summarize and stress the importance of VirtualCenter.
It is this application in the VMware Infrastructure suite that
allows enterprise features like VMotion, High Availability and
Distributed Resource Scheduler to function. It is also the applications
that groups and centrally manages all ESX hosts and Virtual
Machines in the environment.
Module 6: Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
This modules walks you through the creation of Virtual
machines, working with Templates and Gold builds. How to quickly
provision VMs. How to configure VMs and tweak their resources
for optimal performance. Brace yourself for an amazing module
filled with information.
Module 7: VMware Update Manager
Patch management is a critical task or shall I call
nightmare that every tech person has to address and find a solution
for. VMware understands this and in this release of ESX, it
introduces VMware Update Manager, an add-on application that
extends VirtualCenter's capabilities and allows for the automated
download and installation of patches for both the ESX hosts
and the Virtual Machines. We go through the installation and
configuration of Update Manager.
Module 8: Designing and Implementing a VirtualCenter
What good is an environment without proper access control
measures in place? In this module we discuss role based access
to your VMware Infrastructure environment. How to delegate control
and implement security.
Module 9: Managing Host & Virtual Machine Resources
A virtual environment is all about Resource management.
The more resources are available the better your VMs and your
hosts will perform. In this module we tackle resource pools,
clusters, VMotion, Distributed Resource Clusters or DRS and
Distributed Power Management or DPM. The latter being a new
feature introduced with ESX 3.5 that aims at conserving power.
A fantastic new technology.
Module 10: Creating and Managing VI Disaster Recovery
and Business Continuity
What organization today does not have the topic or
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity on the table in one
form or another? This module discusses the different ways to
backup and restore your VMs and your Hosts. We also tackle VMware
High Availability clusters and how they can aide keep your environment
running at all times.
Module 11: Monitoring & Troubleshooting a Virtual
Building a great environment is not enough. Maintaining
a great environment is equally challenging. In this module we
take a look at how we can monitor resources in our environment
in order to be proactive and detect issues before they occur.
If you are running low on resources, you need to address this
issue in order to maintain the level of performance you have
grown accustomed to, Resource monitoring also helps you justify
an expansion and gives you data for scalability.
Module 12: Site Recovery Manager (videos not yet
available but will be offered free to customers that purchase
the ESX 3.5 DVD)
How would you like to recover your site to another
site in a different geographic area in a snap? Sounds too good
to be true? I agree, but it works. Better yet how would you
like to have a single VM run on two ESX hosts in 2 different
datacenters and capable of sustaining an entire host failure
without blinking? Magic right? I give you Site Recovery Manager,
one of the most interesting and innovative applications to date
that VMware has introduced. If you were excited when you first
heard of VMotion, you will love SRM.
The Bonus Material on the DVD include:
- White Papers, product video demos and more from DataCore,
VizionCore, and Veeam
- Storage VMotion GUI Plug-in from Andrew Kutz
- The DVD Trailer
** VMware, ESX Server, VMotion, Virtual Center are registered
trademarks of VMware, Inc. All other marks and names mentioned
herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Contact MicroWay on 1300 553 313 or
for further information.
Trainer: Tim Puszynski
It should come as no surprise that virtualization technology
helps companies increase their operational efficiency through
server consolidation, application re-hosting, disaster recovery
and ease of software testing and development. With Microsoft
Virtual Server 2005 and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine
Manager 2007, businesses now have complete support for consolidating
their Microsoft based physical servers within their virtual
datacenter. These new Microsoft virtualization products provide
the ability to rapidly provision and deploy new virtual machines.
With this training CBT, Tim Puszynski will guide you through
the design, planning, deployment and forward management of your
virtualized infrastructure. Microsoft is the largest software
company in the world. With virtualization technology here to
stay, do not get left behind. This technology will only continue
to grow in all aspects of computing from server operating system
virtualization to application virtualization to network virtualization.
If you are just starting out in IT server administration,
trying to advance your career, or simply learning more about
different virtualization technology's for a job requirement,
this CBT is for you. You will gain more knowledge about server
virtualization and management with a practical and hands-on
This CBT contains 10 videos as follows:
- Module 1: Introduction to Virtualization & Microsoft
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007
- Module 2: Planning & Installing Microsoft System
Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007
- Module 3: Managing Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine
- Module 4: Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 & working
- Module 5: Working with VM's, P2V & V2V conversions
- Module 6: Templates, Hardware & Operating System
- Module 7:
Managing the SCVMM Library
- Module 8: VMM Jobs & the Self Service Portal
- Module 9: Reporting & Troubleshooting
- Module 10: Clustering, High Availability & Scripting
Running Time: 6+ hours; Format: DVD
1: Introduction to Virtualisation & Microsoft System Center
Virtual Machine Manager 2007
In module 1, the basics of Virtualization are discussed and
explains why virtualization has become so popular in the
datacenter. Additionally, we discuss the
general components that comprise Microsoft System Center Virtual
Machine Manager 2007 (SCVMM). This is a great
starting module for MS SCVMM.
2: Planning & Installing Microsoft System Center Virtual
Machine Manager 2007
This module walks you through the installation requirements
as well as the actual installation of SCVMM 2007 using the
necessary software files. In this module,
we pay close attention to server and network design while taking
into consideration virtualization growth and capacity planning.
3: Managing Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
This is the first look at the SCVMM console.
Here, we navigate through the different parts that make
up System Center VMM. We also learn how to
utilize the console and how to better manage our virtual infrastructure
using this new management tool.
4: Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 & working with Hosts
This module is very exciting because we
work with the virtual machine hosts. The
main purpose of SCVMM is to manage the Microsoft Virtual Server
hosts and guests. We really take a close
look at virtualization here as Virtual Server 2005 is the main
component of virtualization. This is a really cool module especially
if you have never worked with virtualization technology before!
5: Working with VM's, P2V & V2V conversions
This module walks you through the creation
of Virtual machines, working with Templates and Master/Gold
VM builds. Learn how to quickly provision VM's, how to configure
VM's and how to tweak their resources for optimal performance.
In addition to learning how to create a VM, you will learn about
physical to virtual conversions. You will
see how Microsoft SCVMM uses its P2V conversion utility to convert
a running Windows 2003 Active Directory Domain Controller from
a physical machine to a virtual machine (All done while the
AD DC server is running in production). Brace
yourself for an amazing module filled with information.
6: Templates, Hardware & Operating System Profiles
This modules builds off Module 5 and continues
to walk you through the creation of Virtual machines, working
with Templates and Gold builds. Here you learn how to utilize
templates and profiles to quickly provision VMs. You will see
how these profiles allow us to tweak a server's resources for
7: Managing the SCVMM Library
Much of the virtualization groundwork has been laid down up
to this point. Here, we dive into the MS
SCVMM library and learn about what makes
the SCVMM console work. You will learn about
the different resources that make up the library and learn how
to manage these library resources.
8: VMM Jobs & the Self Service Portal
In Module 8, you will see how jobs work and what the importance
of jobs are. Think of jobs as automated tasks
that help manage the virtual infrastructure.
In addition to jobs, you will learn how to let users
of the virtual infrastructure manage their own VM's based on
rule sets that you create.
9: Reporting & Troubleshooting
If we spent all of this time building a
highly redundant virtual environment, what good would it be
if we had no way to monitor all of the components that make
up the virtual infrastructure. Here you will
see a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager server built
that allows us to enable the reporting features for the SCVMM.
You will also learn how to troubleshoot issues that may
arise within the virtual environment.
10: Clustering, High Availability & Scripting
Business continuity and high availability are discussed here
when the concept of clustering is discussed.
Here you will see demonstrations of virtual machine clusters
when live VM's are powered off and their standby cluster servers
"come to life." You will learn how to design
a virtual infrastructure to be as highly available as possible
so that you can achieve the 5 9's that companies desire.
Lastly, you will learn about scripting within the virtual
environment. You will see how to automate
tasks like building virtual machines or changing VM parameters.
- All the PowerPoint presentations used are available
- All the hand written presentations are also in PowerPoint
** Virtual Server 2005 and System Center Virtual Machine
Manager 2007 are registered trademarks of Microsoft, Inc. All
other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of
their respective owners
Contact MicroWay on 1300 553 313 or
for further information.
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