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certified information security management systems lead Implementer Virtual
Engineer 6.0

Course Overview

  • 5 Days
  • $3,500
  • 40 CPE Credits

The Certified Virtual Machine Engineer course is designed for those who need to understand virtualization and the impacts it can have on an organization. This high impact course provides not only the foundational level of knowledge needed for an efficient datacenter. It also provides the most recent in virtualization and cloud technologies which gives the Certified Virtual Machine Engineer the knowledge and skills necessary to design and manage the datacenter effectively. When virtualization is properly utilized in an organization, it allows the organization to focus on their core business instead of being stopped by IT obstacles.

This course covers design, installation, configuration, best practices, performance monitoring, and just about everything else in between for VMware vSphere 6.0!

Upon Completion

Students will:

  • Have learned the pros, cons, best practices, and skills of virtualization.
  • Be able to design, secure, deploy, and manage virtual machines.
  • Be ready to sit for the C)VME 6.0 exam.

Course Content

Click on a module to view its agenda.

1: Course Introduction

2: Virtualization and Cloud Overview

Overview of Virtualization
Overview of Cloud Technologies

3: Installing and Managing ESXi

Planning for the Installation
Installing ESXi
-Using the DCUI
-vSphere Client
-ESXi Configuration Settings
—Hostname Resolution
—IP Address
Accessing ESXi
-Management User Interface (MUI)
-SSH Access
Managing ESXi
-esxcli and its many uses

4: Installing and Managing vCenter

vSphere/vCloud Licensing
vCenter Requirements
-Minimum Specifications
-Database Requirements
vCenter Architecture
Planning vCenter Installation
vCenter Single Sign-On
vCenter Installation
vSphere Web Client
vCenter Overview of Capabilities
Managing vCenter related to general tasks
Troubleshooting vCenter Server and Database

5: Configuring and Managing the Network

Virtual Switch Types, Connections and Identification
Physical NIC configuration
vSwitch Features
-Port Types
-Cisco Discovery Protocol
-Security Settings
-Traffic Shaping
-NIC Teaming
-Load Balancing Best Practices
Physical Switch Configuration
Using the CLI to create and manage vSwitches

6: Designing for Security

Designing the Network
Storage Implications
Implications of Management Access

7: Configuring and Managing Storage

Storage Overview
-iSCSI, Fiber Channel and NAS
vStorage API’s
Storage Multipathing
Storage Configuration
-iSCSI, FC and NAS
Monitoring Storage
Storage CLI Commands
Troubleshooting Software iSCSI
Virtual Machine File System
Raw Device Mapping
Solid State Disks
1Storage Views

8: Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines

Overview of VM Hardware
-VMware® Tools
Creating a VM
Virtual Appliances
VMware® Converter
Managing the VM
Troubleshooting the VM

9: vSphere Management

Controlling User Access
Storage vMotion
vCenter Host Cluster
-Covers all Cluster Features
Distributed Resource Scheduler
Using vApps

10: Security and Permissions

Controlling User Access
Active Directory Integration
Managing the Firewall
Hardening SSH
Securing Virtual Machines

11: vSphere Monitoring and Performance

Configuring ESXi resources for best performance
-Understanding the resources such as CPU,
Memory and Disk
Configuring the VM for best performance
Monitoring the vSphere and vCloud Infrastructure
-vCenter Performance Tab
Configuring Alarms
Using Resource Pools properly
Troubleshooting performance issues
vSphere Logs

12: Backup and Disaster Recovery Implementation and Management

High Availability
-Fault Domain Manager
Virtual Machine Fault Tolerance
Microsoft Clustering
-How it works
-Its uses in a vSphere Infrastructure
Backup Solutions
-vSphere Data Protection
-Third Party Solutions
Disaster Recovery Solutions
-vCenter Site Recovery Manager
-Third Party Solutions

13: vSphere Upgrading and Patch Management

Why do we worry about patching and upgrading?
Patching the ESXi host
-Stand Alone
-Using Update Manager
Patching Virtual Appliances
Patching Virtual Machines
Planning the Upgrade
Performing the Upgrade

Training Options

Mile2 offers certification courses around the year and around the globe. You can attend in these ways:

Who Should Attend

The C)VME 6.0 was created to train & certify the network engineer on vitualization. The expertise gained in this course will help business simplify their existing IT processes and is taught at an advanced level. We recommend that students have a couple of years of experience with networking technologies, operating system configuration, server configuration, and a strong interest in learning virtualization in vSphere 6.0!

Exam Information

The Certified Virtual Machine Engineer 6.0 exam is taken on-line through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System Mile2's Assessment and Certification System (MACS), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $400 USD and must be purchased from the store on Mile2.com.

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