WEEKEND – 1

DAYS – SAT & SUN

DURATION OF CLASS : 7-8 Hrs

 

 

 Module 1 :

VMware Virtualization

  • What is Virtualization? Why Virtualization?
  • Limitation of Traditional x86 Architecture 
  • Challenges of Traditional Physical Infrastructure and how Virtualization address it? 
  • Benefits of Virtualization
  • Understanding Network, Storage, Application and Desktop Virtualization.
  • Architectural discussion on Fully Virtualization, Para Virtualization and Hardware Assisted Virtualization
  • Advantage and Disadvantages of VMware, Intel and Xen Virtualization
  • Why VMware ESX is Better than Hyper-V and Xen Server

Module 2 :

Understanding VMware Hosted & Bare-Metal Product Architecture

  • Introduction to VMware vSphere Datacenter Virtualization Products
  • What is Cloud Computing and where vSphere fits into Cloud Architecture
  •  Understanding VMware Hosted and Bare-Metal Architecture
  •  Why VMware had to come up with ESX/ESXi as Enterprise Product? 
  • Understanding the Difference between ESX and ESXi?
  • Why VMware has deprecated ESX Product since 5.0 releases?
  •  Why ESXi is more robust and highly reliable than ESX? 

Module 3:

Installing and Configuring ESXi

  • Understanding VMware ESXi licensing model
  • Installing and Configuring VMware Player/Workstation
  • Understanding workstation networking and VM configuration options
  • Install ESXi in a VM and understanding ESXi Boot Process and Partitioning details
  • Exploring ESXi DCUI console and options to configure and manage ESXi Host
  • Exploring VMware command line APIs like esxcfg-* and esxcli*
  • Installing vSphere client and managing ESXi host through vSphere client

 

 

Module 4:

Understanding Virtual Machines 

  • What is VMware Virtual Machines? How VMs are different from Physical Machines?
  • Similarities and Dissimilarities between Virtual Machines and Physical Machines
  • What makes Virtual Machines independent of Underlying Hardware?
  • Why Virtual Machines referred as bunch of files nothing else?
  • How ESX provide Full proof Isolation between VMs running on same ESX Host
  • Understanding Virtual Machines configuration, Disk, BIOS and other files

 

Module 5:

Creating and Modifying Virtual Guest Machines

  • Create a virtual machine with Fresh OS installation
  • VMware Guest OS install guide
  • Changing BIOS settings in Guest VM
  • Hot Add of Hard disk, Network Adapter
  • Mounting ISO images/ Client Device on Guest OS
  • Why do we need VMware Tools?
  • Installing VMware Tools in Guest OS

Module 6:

Understanding Virtual Machines Snapshots 

  • What is Snapshot and Why do we need it? 
  • How Snapshot Technology implemented by VMware in vSphere Environment?
  • Understanding files related to Snapshot like vmsn, vmsd, delta disk etc…
  • Why Snapshot it not a Backup technology?
  • DOs and DONTs of VMware Snapshots Technology
  • Merging and Consolidation of Snapshots
  • Troubleshooting Virtual Machines Snapshots Issues

 

WEEKEND – 2

DAYS – SAT & SUN

DURATION OF CLASS : 7-8 Hrs

 

LAB PRACTICE – 1 :

Installing and Configuring VMware Workstation

  • Installing and Configuring VMware Workstation or VMware Player
  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine in Workstation
  • Installing ESXi in VM using ISO 
  • Enabling SSH and ESXi Shell access to ESXi Host using DCUI Option
  • Performing Networking Configuring like IP setting, DNS setting, Gateway & Firewall using DCUI
  • Exploring ESX command line APIs like esxcfg-* and esxcli-*

LAB PRACTICE – 2 :

Installing VMware vSphere Client

  • Installing VMware vSphere Client
  • Installing all the required software for vSphere client like .NET framework & VJ basic
  • Accessing ESXi host though Graphic Interface using VI Client
  • Exploring Host Configuration & VM Settings option provided in VI Client
  • Assigning License Key to ESXi Host and Reconfiguring network settings through GUI client

 

LAB PRACTICE – 3 :

Creating and Modifying Virtual Machines

  • Creating Virtual Machines and customizing Virtual Hardware 
  • Installing Guest OS like Win7 or Rhel & modifying VM BIOS options
  • Identifying Virtual Machine’s disk format and usage statistics
  • Installing VMware tools in VM and verify tools statistics
  • Doing Hot Add of Virtual Disk & Network Adapter and Verifying it 
  • Exploring Virtual Machines Files and VM options like Snapshots, SuspendResume etc.

 

 

LAB PRACTICE – 4 :

Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines Snapshots

  • Creating Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Configuring multiple Snapshots Points and naming it
  • Restoring Back In Forth to switch between Snapshot Points and Verifying it
  • Deleting Snapshot and Merging snapshots using consolidation operation
  • Performing VM Suspend and Resume Operation and Verifying it
  • verifying all the files created during snapshot and suspend operation
  • Performing Snapshot using Dependent and Independent Disks

LAB PRACTICE 5 :

Installing & Configuring vCenter Server

  • Install W2K8R2 in VM created in Workstation
  • Install SQL2008 Database
  •  Installing and Managing vCenter Server Inventory Objects
  •  Exploring Services gets installed as part of vCenter Server Installation
  • Understanding vxpd, vpxa and hostd agents involved in vCenter Server and ESXi Host Communication
  • Troubleshooting Tips of vCenter Server Installation issues
  • Understanding differences between vSphere client and vCenter Server

 LAB PRACTICE 6 :

Provisioning of Virtual Machines using Cloning, Templates

  • Deploy VM with Cold Clone mechanism using vmkfstools command
  • Deploy VM with Hot Cloning mechanism using vCenter Server
  • Convert VM into VMware Standard Template Format and Clone the Template
  • Deploy multiple VMs using Template and Customize Configurable Parameter like IP, Hostname
  • Export VM into OVF Template Format and Import VM using OVF Format
  • Export VM into OVA Template Format and Import VM using OVA Format
  • Create vAPP and Convert into OVA Template
  • Exploring VM Start up and Shut Down order in vAPP

 

WEEKEND – 3

DAYS – SAT & SUN

DURATION OF CLASS : 7-8 Hrs

 

Module 7 :

Understanding Basics of TCP/IP Networking 

  • Understanding TCP/IP model and significance of each Layer
  • Differences between TCP/UDP and analyzing PDU of TCP Segments
  •  What is role of Network layer and understanding IP protocol functioning
  •  Deep-Dive into Functioning of Layer2 and Layer3 devices in Networking
  • Differences between Switch, Hub and Router? Exploring broadcast & collison Domain
  • Deep-Dive into Functioning of Layer-2 switches and understanding packet forwarding and filtering
  •  Understanding complete networking stack with real-world example

Module 8:

Understanding vSphere Networking Components 

  • Why do we need virtual networking? Limitations of Physical Networking
  • Understanding Virtual Networking Stack, Its Terminology and Components
  • Deep-Dive into vSwitch Functionality and how its different from Physical Switch
  • Deep-Dive into Packet processing details of Virtual Switch and underlying components
  • Understanding difference between vNIC adapter, VMKNIC & VMNIC adapter
  • Why VMware recommends vmxnet3 as default driver rather than e1000?
  • Architecture limitations of interconnecting virtual switches unlike Physical Switches
  • MAC address learning and Packet filtering process handled in Virtual Switch
  • Difference between VMware ESX and ESXi Networking Stack

LAB PRACTICE – 7 :

Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks

  • Creating and Configuring vSwitch and Assigning uplink to it
  • Creating Portgroup and Mapping VMs to respective portgroup
  • Implementing Intra-VM communication using single vSwitch
  • Implementing Inter-VM communication using Multiple vSwithes
  • Installing and Configuring VMkernel Adapter and assign Uplink to it
  • Implementing Communication between VMkernel and VM Traffic 

 

 

Module 9:

Deep-Dive into Virtual Switch Policies 

  • What are Virtual Switch policies and Why do we need these policies?
  • Deep-Dive into VLAN functionality of Physical Switch and Analyzing VLAN PDU
  • How do we implement VLAN in Virtual Networking and Understanding VST, VGT and EST
  • Design considerations of each VLAN policies and Limitations 
  • Understanding Security Policies like Promiscous mode, MAC change and Forge Transmit
  • Deep-Dive into VMware Teaming and Failover policies. Understanding algorithms used to implement MAC, IP and Port Based policies.

Module 10:

Overview of vSphere Distributed Switch

  • Architectural limitations of vSS? How vDS overcomes it?
  • Deep-Dive into Distributed Architecture and Its Advantages over vSS
  • Understanding vDS terminology and Its components
  • Understanding network vMotion and Its significance in Virtual networking
  • Brief overview of Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • Why vDS being controlled by vCenter Server? What if vCenter Server goes down
  • Design discussion on vDS implementation and understanding its pros and cons
  • Design level discussion on implementing Beacon probing or link level failover policy
  • How to Specify Traffic control policies in Virtual Environment using VSS 
  • Limitations of MAC policy over IP policy and vice versa

LAB PRACTICE – 8 :

Creating and Configuring Virtual Switch Policies

  • Creating VLAN in virtual environment and assigning VLAN identifier
  • Implementing VST mechanism and verifying the VLAN tagging Functionality
  • Implementing VGT mechanism and verifying VLAN tagging Functionality
  • Implementing real-time industry based scenarios related to VLAN implementation
  • Creating and configuring Teaming Functionality in Virtual Networking
  • Implementing Failover mechanism to handle NIC failures in Virtual Environment

 

WEEKEND – 4

DAYS – SAT & SUN

DURATION OF CLASS : 7-8 Hrs

 

Module 11 :

Understanding Basics of Storage Technology

  • Evolution of Datacenter Storage Architecture
  • Deep-Dive into Storage Technologies like SAN, NAS and DAS
  •  Components of SAN Technology and Its Components 
  •  Understanding Storage Protocols like FCoE, iSCSI & FC
  • Exploring iSCSI and FCoE addressing like IQN & WWN
  • Understanding LUN masking, Soft Zoning and Hard Zoning
  •  Deep-Dive into all the RAID Models and Its Limitations & Advantages

 

Module 12:

Understanding VMFS File System and Its Architecture 

  • What is Filesystem and why do we need it?
  • Understanding Characteristics of Cluster File System and Its Advantages
  • Technical Overview of VMFS
  • Features of VMFS and Its Benefits over Traditional FileSystems
  • Differences between VMFS-3 and VMFS-5 Filesystem Layout
  • Creation & Formation of VMFS Filesystem
  • Technical overview of VMFS locking Mechanism & SCSI Reservation & Conflicts
  • Understanding VMFS extents and its Limitations
  • Configuring Datastore with Thin & Thick Provisioning Mode

 

LAB PRACTICE – 9 :

Configuring & Managing Virtual Storage

  • Creating and Configuring VMFS datastore
  • Upgrading Datastore from VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
  • Exploring ESX command line to identify VMFS Datastore
  • Understanding VMFS Datastore related statistics populated on vCenter Server
  • Creating VMFS extents and adding to existing VMFS datastore 
  • Best Practices for VMFS Deployment in Industry

 

Module 13:

Technical Overview of RDM vs VMDK

  • Understanding different Storage Allocation policies to VM in Virtual Environment
  • What is RDM and How its different from VMDK
  • Why Use RDM and Real world case study of RDM implementation
  • Mapping RDM to ESXi Host using Software based iSCSI initiator
  • Understanding iSCSI discovery and LUN mapping process
  • Implementation Debate on RDM vs VMFS

Module 14:

Understanding Multipathing & Failover Policies

  • What is Multipathing and Why Do we need it?
  • Understanding Multipathing policies like FP, MRU and RR
  • How to Configure Multipaths and Identify it
  • Understanding VMware LUN Identification Terminology like vmhbaX:CX:TX:LX
  • How to Rescan all newly added Devices and Filesystems
  • Disabling and Re-enabling Multipaths using esxcfg-* command 
  • Understanding “esxcfg-scsidevs” command to explore SCSI devices claimed by VMware
  • Implementing Multipathing using Software based iSCSI Initiator using iSCSI Port Binding
  • Brief Overview of VMware PSA Architecture and NMP plugins

LAB PRACTICE – 10 :

Configuring Multipathing and Failover Policies

  • Installing Openfiler and Configuring as Software based iSCSI Target
  • Creating Volume Manager, LUN, Configuring iSCSI services and Target IQN
  • Adding iSCSI intiator to ESXi Host & discovering Target using Dynamic Discovery
  • Verifying VMware LUN discovery Process and Naming convention
  • Configuring Multipathing and Failover Policies and verifying it
  • Mapping pRDM to VM and verifying it in Guest OS using fdisk command

ITS OUR GUARANTEE NO ONE CAN EVER TEACH YOU VMWARE LIKE US

By Now, You Might Have Got Glipse with Our Unique 100% Job Oriented Trainning Curriculum
Check out Below Link to Explore More Modules & Lab Practices

EXPLORE MORE COURSE MODULES & LAB PRACTICES