About the Course
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. 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.
Topics Covered1. Course Introduction
2. Configuration, Compliance, and Change Management
3. Components and Processes
4. Configuration for Virtual Infrastructure Systems
5. Basic Administration and Machines Manager
6. Using the Upper Console
7. Using the Upper Console on Physical and Guest OS Machines
8. Using the Lower Console on Physical and Guest OS Machines
9. VMware vSphere System Compliance Management
10. Active Directory Management
11. Working with Reports
12. Basic Settings and Configuration
13. Basic Settings and Configuration for Physical and Guest OS Machines
14. Creating Collection Filters
15. User and Role Management
16. Job Management
17. Alert Management
18. Patching for Physical and Guest OS Machines
19. Operating System Provisioning
20. Software Provisioning
21. Using the Content Wizard
22. Using the Import/Export Utility
23. Using the Debug Event Viewer
24. Installing VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
A. VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite Update
B. VMware vCenter Configuration Manager v5.6 Changes
C. Integration with Other Products
Who should attendVirtual infrastructure administrator
Pre-requisites*Experience in performing basic administration tasks on VMware ESXi hosts, VMware vCenter Server, VMware vCloud Director, VMware vShield, and virtual machines
*System administration experience in a Windows, Linux, or Solaris environment
What you need to bringLaptop
Key TakeawaysAt the end of vCenter Configuration Manager for Virtual Infrastructure and OS Management training course, participants will be able to:
*Understand the position of vCenter Configuration Manager in the VMware management solution set.
*Recognize the role of vCenter Configuration Manager in enterprise configuration and change and 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 and 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.
*Generate reports in vCenter Configuration Manager.
*Create custom reports in the vCenter Configuration Manager console.
*Perform vCenter Configuration Manager administration tasks to manage vCenter Configuration Manager setup and collection of data, user access, jobs, and alerts.
*Discuss the installation options for vCenter Configuration Manager and perform a basic installation.
*Use vCenter Configuration Manager Patching to patch physical and guest operating systems.
*Configure and use an operating system provisioning server to provision Windows and Linux operating systems.
*Provision software applications on Windows machines.
*Identify changes in the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite including new products and packaging in a high-level overview.
*Articulate the use case for the new integration with VMware vCenter Operations Manager to maintain a compliant infrastructure.
*Learn about the improvements in change log and report management.