Operation of IP Data Networks

Functions of Routers, Switches, Bridges and Hubs

OSI and TCP/IP models

Data flow between two hosts across a network

LAN Switching Technologies

Identify basic switching concepts

– Types of Switching

– Collision / Broadcast Domains

– CAM Table

Configure and verify initial switch configuration

Switch operation (ping, telnet and ssh)

Identify enhanced switching technologies


– Ether channels

Configure and verify VLANs / Trunking

– DTP / Auto negotiation

Configure and verify PVSTP operation

– Root bridge election / STP Modes

IP Services

Configure and verify DHCP (IOS Router)

– Configuring router interfaces to use DHCP

– DHCP options

– Excluded addresses, Lease time

ACL (Types, Features & Applications of ACLs)

– Standard, Extended, Named & Numbered

– Log option

Configure and verify ACL

Identify the basic operation of NAT

– Purpose, Pool, Static, 1 to 1 & Overloading

– Source addressing & One way NAT

Configure and verify NAT

Configure and verify NTP as a client

Recognize High availability (FHRP, VRRP, HSRP & GLBP)

Configure and verify Syslog.

Describe SNMP v2 & v3

IP Routing Technologies

Describe basic routing concepts

– C E F

– Packet forwarding

– Router lookup process

Describe the boot process of Cisco IOS routers

Configure and verify basic Router configuration

Configure and verify interface (serial and Ethernet)

Configure and verify Static & Default routing

Manage Cisco IOS Files

– Boot preferences / Cisco IOS image(s)

– Licensing

Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols

– Static vs. Dynamic

– Link state vs. Distance Vector

– Administrative distance

Configure and verify OSPF (single area)

– Benefit of single area

– neighbor adjacencies

– OSPF states, Multi area

– Configure OSPF v2 & OSPF v3

– Router ID, Passive interface, LSA types

Configure and verify EIGRP (single AS)

– Feasible Distance / Feasible Successors

– Administrative distance

– Feasibility condition

– Metric composition

– Router ID, Auto summary, Path selection

– Load balancing (Equal & Unequal)

– Passive interface

Inter VLAN routing (Router on a stick)

– sub interfaces, encapsulation

Configure SVI interfaces


Identify and correct common network problems

Utilize net flow data

Troubleshoot and Resolve VLAN problems

– Identify that VLANs are configured

– port membership correct

– IP address configured

Troubleshoot and Resolve trunking problems

– correct trunk states

– correct encapsulation configured

– correct vlans allowed

Troubleshoot and Resolve STP

– Root switch

– Priority

– Mode is correct

– Port states

Troubleshoot and Resolve routing issues

– Routing is enabled

– Routing table is correct

– Correct path selection

Troubleshoot and Resolve OSPF problems

– Neighbor advances

– Hello and Dead timers

– OSPF area

– Interface MTU

– Network types

– Neighbor states

– OSPF topology database

Troubleshoot and Resolve EIGRP problems

– Neighbor adjancies

– AS number

– Load balancing

Troubleshoot and Resolve inter VLAN

– Connectivity

– Encapsulation

– Subnet

– Native VLAN

– Port mode trunk status

Troubleshoot and Resolve ACL issues

– Statistics, Permitted networks, Direction

Troubleshoot and Resolve WAN implementation issues

– Serial interfaces, PPP, Frame relay

Monitor Net Flow statistics

Troubleshoot ether channel problems




Introduction to Router and Routing Protocols:

Static Routing, Dynamic Routing, Default Routing

IP Addressing, Summarization (Auto and Manual)

Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol

EIGRP Features, EIGRP Update Process

Configuration and Verification of EIGRP Tables

EQUAL and UNEQUAL Metric Route Load Sharing

Summarization, EIGRP Metric Tuning

Manipulating Hello and Hold Timer, Static Neighbor configuration

Passive Interfaces, Authentication

Neighbor ship over WAN, EIGRP Stub features

Default Route with EIGRP

Route Filtering by using ACL, IP Prefix-list and Route-Map.

Route Redistribution

Redistribution Concepts and Process.

Redistributing into EIGRP / OSPF / RIP

Route Redistribution

Redistribution Concepts and Process.

Redistributing into EIGRP / OSPF / RIP

Advance Redistribution:

Redistribution with Route-Map / Distribute-list .

Issues with Multiple Redistribution Points


OSPF Link State Features, Packet Types.

OSPF Neighbors and Adjacencies on LAN and WAN

LSA TYPES, OSPF Metric Calculation and Tuning

OSPF Network Types (Point-to-Point, BMA, NBMA)

OSPF Configuration and Verification, Route Filtering

Route Summarization, Default Route in OSPF

Special Areas (Stub, Totally Stubby, NSSA, Totally NSSA)

OSPF Virtual Link with Authentication / No Authentication

Manipulating Hello and Dead Intervals


Basics of Internet Routing and Addressing.

Internet Route Aggregation, BGP ASNs (Public and Private ASNs)

Single Homed, Dual Homed, Single Multi homed, Dual Multi homed

Internal BGP: Next-hop Issue with IBGP, Split-Horizon, IBGP Mesh

Clearing BGP Peers (Inbound and Outbound Filtering)

IBGP Neighbors with Loopback Address

External BGP: ebgp Neighbors with Loopback Address)

BGP Update Messages and BGP States

Effect of Auto Summarization in BGP

BGP Path Attributes: Weight, Local Preference, As-path Pre-pend

Origin Codes, Multi Exit Discriminator

BGP Route Filtering and BGP PATH Selection Process


Enterprise Campus Network Design

Hierarchical Network Design.

Layer 2 Switch Operation.

Multi Layer Switch Operation, Types of Multi Layer Switch.

Switching Tables CAM / TCAM.

Ethernet Concepts: Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet.

o    G10 Gigabit Ethernet / Metro Ethernet

Switch Port Cables and Connectors

Switch Port Configuration: Port Speed & Port Duplex Mode

VLAN Trunking Protocol: VTP Domain / Modes / Advertisement.

o    GTrunk Encapsulation (ISL/Dot1q), DTP

VLAN Trunking Protocol: VTP Domain / Modes / Advertisement

o VTP Version and VTP Pruning

Aggregating Switch Link

Switch Port Aggregating with Ether Channel.

Ether Channel Load Balancing

Ether Channel Negotiation Protocol (PAgP, LACP)

Spanning Tree Protocol


STP States, STP Timers.

Types of STP: CST/PVST /PVST+.

STP Root Bridge Placement and Configuration.

STP Customization, Modifying STP Timers.



Advance Spanning Tree Protocol

Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol:

o    GBPDU & Convergence in RSTP

Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol:

o    GMST Region, Instances with MST


Type of Interfaces in MLS.

Inter VLAN Routing in MLS

Multi-Layer Switching with CEF

Layer 3 High Availability


Supervisor and Route Processor Redundancy

Configuring Redundancy Modes & Supervisor Synchronization

Non Stop Forwarding

LINUX (Admin)


Linux Usage Basics

Logging In, Managing your password, Root User, Becoming a Super User .

Understanding Shell

Different Shells, Shell Usage, Where does shell fit in, Variables, profiles and More..

Running Commands and Getting Help.

Getting around File systems

File System Hierarchy, Directories, Files, Absolute and Relative Paths, Finding Files and Directories.

Understanding and Managing Users and groups

Commands to list users and groups, passwd, shadow and group files, Naming Information Services.

Understanding File and Directories in detail

Permissions, File Owner, Group, Special Permissions, Access/Modify and Create Time .

Understanding File System Structure

Listing file systems, understanding partitions, Understanding file system components inodes, superblock etc

Basic System Configuration

vi Editor

Standard IO and pipes

Understanding and Managing Processes

Starting, Listing and Killing Processes, background and foreground processes, PID, PPID and More.

Understanding Networking and Network Applications

IP Addresses, Network connectivity, Network applications -telnet, ftp, ssh, etc…

Understanding Package Basics

rpm listing



Boot Process -Starting the Linux Operating System

BIOS, GRUB Boot Loader, Kernel Initialization, First process and /etc/inittab, Run Levels, Controlling Services

Linux File System Administration

Partitioning Hard Disks, Managing FileSystems, FileSystem Management and Automounter, Access Control List

Package Management Red hat

Package Manager, Understanding RPM and RPM commands, managing packages using Centralised Repos.

User Administration

User Account Management, Basic User Environment, Shell Profiles, Disk Quotas, Groups, PAM, Network Authentication -NIS and LDAP

stem Administration Tools

Network Configuration, Cron and at, System Logs

Advanced Partitioning

Software RAID, Logical Volume Management

Linux Installation

Installation of Linux OS, Understanding the requirement.



Apache and Squid

Apache Web Server, Access Configuration, Virtual Hosts, Squid Web Proxy Server

Network File Sharing Services

Configuring NFS Server, Client Side NFS, FTP, Samba Services

Domain Name Services

Understanding DNS, BIND, Utilities

Naming Information Services

Understanding NIS, NIS Server and Client

Other Networking Services

Internet Services Daemon, SSH, DHCP, NTP

Securing Services

tcp_wrappers, Firewalls.

Linux Kernel Limits

Semaphores, shared memory, open files etc.

LINUX (Device Drivers)



o    Building and Running Modules

o    Setting Up Your Test System

o    The Hello World Module

o    Kernel Modules Versus Applications

o    Compiling and Loading

o    The Kernel Symbol Table

o    Preliminaries

o    Initialization and Shutdown

o    Module Parameters

o    Doing It in User Space

Data Types in the Kernel

o    Use of Standard C Types

o    Assigning an Explicit Size to Data Items

o    Interface-Specific Types

o    Other Portability Issues

o    Linked Lists

The Linux Device Model

o    Kobjects, Ksets, and Subsystems

o    Low-Level Sysfs Operations

o    Hotplug Event Generation

o    Buses, Devices, and Drivers

o    Classes

o    Putting It All Together

o    Hotplug

o    Dealing with Firmware

Memory Mapping and DMA

o    Memory Management in Linux

o    The mmap Device Operation

o    Performing Direct I/O

o    Direct Memory Access

Communicating with Hardware

o    I/O Ports and I/O Memory

o    Using I/O Ports

o    An I/O Port Example

o    Using I/O Memory

Block Drivers

o    Registration

o    The Block Device Operations

o    Request Processing

Char Drivers

o    The Design of scull

o    Major and Minor Numbers

o    Some Important Data Structures

o    Char Device Registration

o    open and release

o    scull’s Memory Usage

o    read and write

o    Playing with the New Devices

Interrupt Handling

o    Preparing the Parallel Port

o    Installing an Interrupt Handler

o    Implementing a Handler

o    Top and Bottom Halves

o    Interrupt Sharing

o    Interrupt-Driven I/O

Debugging Techniques

o    Debugging Support in the Kernel

o    Debugging by Printing

o    Debugging by Querying

o    Debugging by Watching

o    Debugging System Faults

o    Debuggers Tools

Concurrency and Race Conditions

o    Pitfalls in scull

o    Concurrency and Its Management

o    Semaphores and Mutexes

o    Completions

o    Spinlocks

o    Locking Traps

o    Alternatives to Locking

Time, Delays, and Deferred Work

o    Measuring Time Lapses

o    Knowing the Current Time

o    Delaying Execution

o    Kernel Timers

o    Tasklet

o    Workqueues

Memory Management

o    The Real Story of kmalloc

o    Lookaside Caches

o    get_free_page and Friends

o    Gmalloc and Friends

o    Per-CPU Variables

o    Large Buffer processing

Advanced Char Driver Operations

o    ioctl

o    Blocking I/O

o    poll and select

o    Asynchronous Notification

o    Seeking a Device

o    Access Control on a Device File

Network Drivers

o    How snull Is Designed

o    Connecting to the Kernel

o    The net_device Structure

o    Opening and Closing

o    Packet Transmission

o    Packet Reception

o    The Interrupt Handler

o    Receive Interrupt Mitigation

TTY Drivers

o    Small TTY Driver

o    tty_driver Function Pointers

o    TTY Line Settings

o    ioctls

o    proc and sysfs Handling of TTY Devices

o    The tty_driver Structure

o    The tty_operations Structure

o    The tty_struct Struc

LINUX (Red Hat)

Red Hat Linux

Introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

o    GNU

o   Linux

o    RHEL

Introduction to GNU/Linux

o    GNU Tools and Utilities

o    Linux Kernels

o    GNU/Linux Distributions

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux

o    Installation Options

o    Server Install

o    Workstation Install

o    CD Install

o    Kickstart Install

o    Network Install

o    Customizing the Install

Booting Red Hat Enterprise Linux

o    Firmware Phase

o    Boot Loader Phase

o    Kernel Phase

o    Kernel Boot Parameters

o    init Phase

Automating Programs

o    Run Levels

o    /etc/rc.d Files

o    Customization of Run Levels

o    cron and anacron

o    at and batch

Login Options

o    Console Logon

o    Controlling Console Login

o    Virtual Consoles

o    Serial Login

o    Remote Login

o    ssh Login

Building a Custom Linux Kernel

o    Kernel Versions

o    Kernel Source Files

o    Kernel Patch Files

o    Kernel Configuration

o    Kernel Building

o    Testing a New Kernel

The GNU/Linux Filesystem

o    Partition Types

o    Filesystem Types

o    Mounting

o    Automount

o    File Types

o    File Security

Key Filesystem Locations

o    Boot Files

o    User Files

o    Administrator Files

o    Configuration Files

o    Log Files

The /proc Pseudo Filesystem

o    Process Info

o    Kernel Config Info

o    Hardware Info

o    Changing /proc Info

o    sysctl

BASH – Borne Again Shell

o    Key /bin Commands

o    Key /sbin Commands

o    history

o    man and info

o    vi

o    Shell Scripts

User Management

o    Users and Groups

o    Home Directories

o    Password Files

o    PAM

o    Quotas

o    NIS

Software Management

o    tar Files

o    Patch Files

o    RPM

Hardware Management

o    Types of Devices

o    /dev Namespace

o    GModules

Network Management

o    Types of Network Devices

o    Monitoring Network Devices

o    Controlling Network Services

o    xinted

o    iptables

Network Services – Part I

o    DHCP

o    DNS

o    SSH

o    CUPS

Network Services – Part II

o    FTP

o    NFS

o    Samba

Network Services – Part III

o    sendmail

o    Apache

o    Squid Proxy Server

The X Window System

o    X Servers and X Clients

o    XFree86

o    Window Managers and Display Managers

o    X Fonts

o    GTK and KDE

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer(MCSE)

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Topics

Network & Operating System Essentials.

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008

Administering Windows Server 2008

Configuring Windows Server 2008 Services.

Active Directory Domain Services


Configuring File Server.

File Server Resource Manager

Configuring Shared Resources

Storage Spaces and Storage Pools and RAID.

Implementing Security Restrictions.

Group Policies

Group Policy Preferences

Network Essentials

Networking Concepts, History of Server OS.

Introduction to windows server 2008 .

Features of Windows Server 2008

Installation of Windows Server 2008

Introduction and Creation of Users accounts

RODC & Physical Structure of AD-DS

Introduction & Configuration of Read-Only Domain Controller.

SITES and Global Catalog.

Backup Strategies

Replication between the Domain Controllers

Active Directory – Domain Services

IP Addressing.

Logical Topologies – Peer-Peer & Domain Models .

Introduction to Directory Services

Features of Active Directory

Installing Active Directory – Domain Controller

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

Introduction and Configuration of DHCP Server.

DHCP Client Configuration .


BOOTP Server

DHCP Backup

Configuring DHCP Failover

Member Servers, Clients, User Configuration

Configuring Member Servers and Clients.

Creating Users in AD-DS

User Logon policies

Password policies

Account Lockout policies

User properties

Domain Name System (DNS)

Internet Basics, Host DNS Naming Hierarchy

Lookup Zones – Forward and Reverse lookup Zones

Types of Zones – Primary, Secondary & Stub Zone

Resource Records, Integration with ADS, SRV Records, Forwarders

Permissions/Access Control Lists

File Systems

Security and Sharing Permissions – Folders & Files

Internet Information Services(IIS)

IIS 8.0 Configuration

Hosting Websites, Virtual Directories

Redirecting Web Sites

Backup & Restoring Sites

FTP Server Configuration

Creating Organisational Unit

Delegating Control to a User

DFS Namespace

DFS Folders

Windows Deployment Services

Introduction and Configuration of WDS Server

Logical Structure of AD – DS

Configuring ADC

Tree Structure – Child Domain

Forest Structure

FSMO Roles of AD – DS

Roles of AD – DS

Transferring of Roles

Seizing of Roles

Routing & Remote Access

Routing Configuration – Static Routes

NAT, Remote Access Server Configuration


Remote Desktop Services

Remote Administration Mode

Solaris System Admin



o    The history of UNIX

o    Kernel

o    Shell

o    File System

o    The network

o    Distributed processing


o    Time sharing vs. Central vs. Distributed

o    Configurations


o    Introduction

o    Client/Server relationship

o    Solaris Installation Options

o    Hardware Requirements

o    Installation

o    Booting with the DVD

o    Configuring the workstation

o    File Systems

o    The final states

o    The root password


o    SPARC bootstrap procedure

o    /sbin/init Process


o    shutdown command

o    init command

o    halt command

o    reboot command


o    The kernel

o    /kernel directory

o    /platform directory

o    /usr/kernel directory

o    /etc/system file

o    Kernel parameters


o    About device drivers

o    physical device names

o    logical device names

o    instance device names

o    dmesg command

o    format command

o    prtconf command


o    Disk terminology

o    Disk slices

o    format Utility

o    partition menu

o    Viewing the VTOC

o    mounting a file system


o    About NFS

o    NFS Server tasks

o    sharing and unsharing the file system

o    NFS Server daemons

o    NFS Client tasks

o    mounting and unmounting

o    NFS Client daemons


o    The Automounter

o    The automount command

o    The autofs filesystem

o    The automountd daemon

o    Master map

o    Direct map

o    Indirect map


o    Volume management

o    Access to diskettes

o    Access to DVDs and CDs

o    The vold daemon

o    The /etc/vold.conf file


o    Backups

o    The ufsdump command

o    Incremental backups

o    The ufsrestore command

o    Other archiving commands


o    Software administration

o    How is a package added?

o    Verification of a package

o    How to remove a package


o    Peripherals

o    Adding a new device

o    Setting up terminals

o    Setting up terminals with Solstice AdminSuite

o    The sacadm command

o    The ttyadm command

o    The pmadm command


o    Structure of a user account

o    Where user accounts live

o    Managing user and group accounts with the shell command line

o    Managing user and group accounts With the SMC CGI

o    Shell initialization files


o    Common sense rules to security

o    Restricted shells

o    User status

o    Restricted root access

o    The /etc/default/su file

o    Automated Security Enhancement Tool

o    ASET security

o    ASET tasks

o    ASET reports

o    ASET master files

o    The aset command


o    The Domain Name Service

o    What is the Network Information Service?

o    NIS maps

o    What is NIS?


o    Setting up the NIS root master

o    Setting up a NIS client

o    Setting up an LDAP client

Storage Area Network


SNIA Basis

State the advantages, features, and functions of a storage system

–    Identify the key features of NetApp® product series

–    Distinguish between SAN and NAS topologies

–    Describe the basic functions of the Data ONTAP operating system

–    Basic Architecture.

–    Graphical User Interfaces (GUI)

–    Command Line Interfaces (CLI)


–    Aggregates and volume concepts in Data ONTAP

–    Define and create a traditional and a flexible volume

–    Define Flexclone volume

–    Execute vol and qtree commands

NAS Implementation

–    NFS setup

–    NFS troubleshooting

–    Exporting And Mounting a file system

–    CIFS Environment and Setup.

–    Configure the storage system to participate in the Common Internet File System (CIFS) environment

–    Share a resource on the storage system

–    Map a drive from a client to the shared resource on the storage system

–    CIFS troubleshooting

SAN Implementation

–    Identify the supported configurations for a SAN

–    Distinguish between Fibre Channel and iSCSI protocols

–    Access and manage a LUN from a Windows host

–    Use the lun setup command and FilerView to create iSCSI LUNs


–    Describe the function of Snapshot copies

–    Articulate the benefits of Snapshot copies i.e Snap Restore


–    Describe NDMP concepts and models

–    Enable and configure NDMP on storage systems

–    Describe NDMP concepts and models

–    Enable and configure NDMP on storage systems

–    Snapvault best practices

–    Snapmirror best practices

–    Active-Active Controller

–    Clustering

Other concepts

–    Define and create virtual interfaces (vifs)

–    Discuss the operation and method for routing in VLANs

–    Identify the configuration of network settings and components in Data ONTAP

–    Vfilers

VMware vSphere

VMware vSphere

MODULE 1: Introducing VMware vSphere 6

MODULE 2: Planning and Installing VMware ESXi

MODULE 3: Installing and Configuring vCenter Server

MODULE 4: vSphere Update Manager and the vCenter Support Tools

MODULE 5: Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks

MODULE 6: Creating and Configuring Storage Devices

MODULE 7: Ensuring High Availability and Business Continuity

MODULE 8: Securing VMware vSphere

MODULE 9: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

MODULE 10: Using Templates and vApps

MODULE 11: Managing Resource Allocation

MODULE 12: Balancing Resource Utilization

MODULE 13: Monitoring VMware vSphere Performance

MODULE 14: Automating VMware vSphere

MODULE 1: Introducing VMware vSphere 6

Exploring VMware vSphere 6.0

Why Choose vSphere?

MODULE 2: Planning and Installing VMware ESXi

Planning a VMware vSphere Deployment

Deploying VMware ESXi

Performing Postinstallation Configuration

MODULE 3: Installing and Configuring vCenter Server

Introducing vCenter Server

Choosing the Version of vCenter Server

Planning and Designing a vCenter Server Deployment

Installing vCenter Server and Its Components

Installing vCenter Server in a Linked Mode Group

Deploying the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance

Exploring vCenter Server

Creating and Managing a vCenter Server Inventory

Exploring vCenter Server’s Management Features

Managing vCenter Server Settings

vSphere Web Client Administration

MODULE 4: vSphere Update Manager and the vCenter Support Tools

vSphere Update Manager

Installing vSphere Update Manager

Configuring vSphere Update Manager

Creating Baselines

Routine Updates

Upgrading Hosts with vSphere Update Manager

Performing an Orchestrated Upgrade

Investigating Alternative Update Options

vCenter Support Tools

The Bottom Line

MODULE 5: Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks

Putting Together a Virtual Network

Working with vSphere Standard Switches

Working with vSphere Distributed Switches

Examining Third-Party Distributed Virtual Switches

Configuring Virtual Switch Security

Looking Ahead

MODULE 6: Creating and Configuring Storage Devices

Reviewing the Importance of Storage Design

Examining Shared Storage Fundamentals

Implementing vSphere Storage Fundamentals

Leveraging SAN and NAS Best Practices

MODULE 7: Ensuring High Availability and Business Continuity

Understanding the Layers of High Availability

Clustering VMs

Implementing vSphere High Availability

Introducing vSphere SMP Fault Tolerance

Planning for Business Continuity

MODULE 8: Securing VMware vSphere

Overview of vSphere Security

Securing ESXi Hosts

Securing vCenter Server

Securing Virtual Machines

MODULE 9: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

Understanding Virtual Machines

Creating a Virtual Machine

Installing a Guest Operating System

Installing VMware Tools

Managing Virtual Machines

Modifying Virtual Machines

MODULE 10: Using Templates and vApps

Cloning vMs

Creating Templates and Deploying Virtual Machines

Using OVF Templates

Using Content Libraries

Working with vApps

Importing Machines from Other Environments

MODULE 11: Managing Resource Allocation

Reviewing Virtual Machine Resource Allocation

Working with Virtual Machine Memory

Managing Virtual Machine CPU Utilization

Using Resource Pools

Regulating Network I/O Utilization

Controlling Storage I/O Utilization

MODULE 12: Balancing Resource Utilization

Comparing Utilization with Allocation

Exploring vMotion

Ensuring vMotion Compatibility

Using Storage vMotion

Combining vMotion with Storage vMotion

Introducing Cross vCenter vMotion

Exploring vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler

Working with Storage DRS

MODULE 13: Monitoring VMware vSphere Performance

Overview of Performance Monitoring

Using Alarms

Working with Performance Charts

Working with resxtop

Monitoring CPU Usage

Monitoring Memory Usage

Monitoring Network Usage

Monitoring Disk Usage

MODULE 14: Automating VMware vSphere

Why Use Automation?

vSphere Automation Options

Automating with PowerCLI

Using vCLI from vSphere Management Assistant

Using vSphere Management Assistant for Automation with vCenter


Leveraging the Perl Toolkit with vSphere Management Assistant

Automating with vRealize Orchestrator


VMWare Course Content

1:  Course Introduction

2:  Introduction to VMware virtualization

Discussion of virtualization and vSphere components

3:  VMware Workstation

Installation of VMware Workstation

Creation of VMs and Settings of VMs

Installation of different Guest OS’s

Installing VMware Tools



4:  Configuring ESX/ESXi

Installing ESXi and ESX

Configuring ESXi and ESX

Connecting to ESXi using Vsphere Client, Putty and Web Access

5:  Installing and Configuring VMware vCenter Server

Install and configure vCenter Server

vCenter Server Installer

Creating and Managing vCenter Server Inventory

Use the VMware vSphere Client to manage vCenter Server Inventory hierarchies

Adding and Creating Inventory Objects

6:  Installing and Configurationing vCenter Update Manager

Installing vCenter Update Manager

Installing the vCenter Update Manager Plug-In

Configuring vCenter Server Update Manager

Patching using vCenter Update Manager

7:  vNetworking

Discussing about vNetwork Components

Configuration of vNetwork standard and distributed switches, network connections and port groups

Configuring NIC Teaming

8:  Storage

Storage management technologies

Installation of Open Filer

Configuration of Open Filer

Mapping LUNs to Hosts

9:  Virtual Machine Management

Creating Templates

Deploying virtual machines using templates

VMware vCenter Converter and Guided consolidation

Migrating virtual machines

VMware File Extensions

10:  Managing Resource Allocation

Allocating VM Resources

Allocating Memory and CPU capacity

Resource Pools

11:  Monitoring VMware vSphere Performance


Monitoring CPU Usage, Memory Usage, Networking Usage and Disk Usage

12:  High Availability,DRS and Data Protection

Setup of a VMware High Availability

Implementing VMware Fault Tolerance

Exploring VMware DRS

Backup and recovery of virtual machines using VMware Data Recovery

13:  Installing ESX/ESXI on Bare Metal (Optional)

Installation of ESX/ESXi on Bare Metal


Lab exercises are interspersed throughout the course.

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons