Virtualization has become ubiquitous in data centers. More and more organizations are moving towards virtualization because of the enormous cost savings as well as the scalability that it offers.This course will cover all the aspects required to design, configure and manage a Virtual Data Center environment using VMware vSphere Virtualization Technology. The course will provide hands-on Virtual Data Center Infrastructure administration, as no Data Center/Cloud is complete without virtualization today.The training will be given by Senior System/Network Engineers with several years of field experience in Virtualization
Virtualization has evolved tremendously in just a few years. In the past, virtualization technology consisted of just the hypervisor – which provided an abstraction layer between operating systems or the underlying hardware. There were no high–availability, management or security and networking features, which limited the use of virtualization across all workloads. Virtualization has now evolved to include all those capabilities and more. The latest version of VMware vSphere® allows administrators to support and manage all types and sizes of workloads and next–gen apps — even VMs with 1TB of RAM, multiple vCPUs, and 62Tb virtual disks. Virtualization 2.0 provides predictive analytics, converged storage, data protection and security. Predictive analytics can adapt to real–time changes happening hourly or daily, enabling virtual environments to react to those changes by flexibly allocating new resources and balancing the load to streamline resource utilization.
- Components of Virtual Data Center Infrastructure
- Install, Configure and Manage vSphere
- vCenter Server, vSphere Client, Web Client
- Configure and Manage Virtual Networking and Storage
- Create and Manage Virtual Machines
- Configure and Manage VMware Clusters
- Install, Configure and Manage Update Manager
- Backup of VM's using VDP
- vSphere Replication
- Host Profiles and Storage DRS
- Troubleshooting vSphere using CLI
Using VMware to create various environments comprised of virtual servers and networks, allows the student to attain real work experience and “hands on” knowledge. The added benefit is the original intention of VMware, using less hardware to simulate more machines. A real staging environment with a few servers, an ISP connection, routers and switches would not only be costly, but impractical to setup and maintain. Resource allocation is a big part of IT. Having one machine do the work of three, can be a significant savings on money and physical resources.