VMware vSphere 4.x/5.x to vSphere 5.5 Upgrade and New Technology Ultimate Bootcamp

Course Overview
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to upgrade from VMware 4.x/5.x to
VMware’s new vSphere 5.5 product.
Course Introduction 2m
Course Introduction
Chapter 01 – Course Introduction and Methodology 5m
Course Flip Book Site
Certified Virtualization Expert (CVE) Certification
VMTraining’s Physical Setup
VMTraining’s Setup – Student to Datacenter
VMTraining’s Network IP Setup
Lab Terms Used
Lab Conventions Used
Chapter 01 Review
Chapter 02 – Overview of vSphere 5.1 & 5.5 54m
Topic 1: vSphere 5.x New Technology Overview
The Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC)
vCloud Suite 5.5
vCloud Suite 5.5 – Add-ons
VMware vSphere 5.5
vSphere 5.x New Technology Overview
vSphere 5.5 – Hypervisor Enhancements
vSphere 5.5 – Virtual Machine Enhancements
vSphere 5.5 – vCenter Server Enhancements
vSphere 5.5 – Storage Enhancements
vSphere 5.5 – Networking Enhancements
Type 1 and Type 2 Hypervisors
VMware ROI TCO Calculator V 4.0
VMware TCO Comparison Calculator
Topic 2: Licensing
vCenter Server 5.x & ESXi Host Licensing Model
vSphere Essentials 5.5 for Small Business
vSphere 5.5 License Types and Pricing
New Features per vSphere 5.1 License Type
Windows Licensing Calculator
VMware and Microsoft License Purchase Deal
Topic 3: vSphere 5 Requirements
ESXi Hardware Requirements
vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 (VMware ESXi)
VMware ESXi 5.x
vCenter Server 5.x Summary
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1c
vCenter Server 5.5/5.5a/5.5b & 5.5 Update 1
vCenter Server 5.x Specifications
Managing Multiple Enterprise Locations
vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 SSO
vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 Connection through SSO
SSO 5.5 Interoperability
vCenter Server 5.5 Architecture
vCenter Server Database Overview
vCenter Server 5 Database Sizing
SQL Server vCenter Database Setup
vCenter 5.5 Installation Options
Order of vCenter 5.5 Manual Installation Method
Install Single Sign On Service (SSO) 5.5
vCenter Server 5.5 Simple Install (Windows)
vCenter Server 5.5 Post Install
Chapter 02 Review
Chapter 03 – Upgrade or Migrate to vSphere 5.5 27m
Topic 1: Upgrades and Migrations
Upgrade to 5.5 Methodology
Upgrade vCenter to 5.0 Steps
Upgrade – All on 1 Server
Upgrade vCenter to 5.5 – Separate Servers (Med-Lg Org)
Upgrade of Multiple vSphere Products to Use vCenter 5.5
Install vSphere Web Client 5.5
Install vSphere 5.5 Inventory Service
Upgrade Inventory Service 5.0 to 5.1/5.5
Upgrade vCenter 4.1 to 5.5
Upgrade Update Manager 4.1 to 5.5
Upgrade Host to ESXi 5.5 Using Media
ESX/ESXi Upgrade Using Update Manager (5.0 or 5.1 or 5.5)
ESX/ESXi Migration to New Hardware
Upgrade Distributed Switch to 5.5
Upgrade the Virtual Machines
Use the vSphere Client to Upgrade the VMware Tools
Use vSphere Client to Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware V10
Use Update Manager to Upgrade Virtual Machines
Chapter 03 Review
Chapter 04 – Virtual Machine Enhancements 1h 6m
Topic 1: VM Details
VM Virtual Hardware
VM Properties HW v9 via vSphere Web Client
vSphere 5.5 – Virtual Machine Enhancements
VM Graphics HW v10 via vSphere Web Client
Types of Virtual NICs (vNIC)
Virtual Machine Files
VMDK Stub File Creation
VM Swap Files
VMDK Disk Provisioning
Virtual Disk
Larger 62 TB Virtual Disks
AHCI SATA Controller
Install Guest OS into VM
Hot Add Memory and CPUs
VM Properties – Hardware Tab
Adding USB Devices to VM
VM Properties – Options Tab
Renaming a Virtual Machine
vmware-cmd.pl (vCLI)
Kill a VM with esxcli
VM Console & Menus
VMware Tools
VMware Tools 5.0 & Earlier vs. 5.1/5.5
Topic 2: Templates & Clones
Clones & Templates
Deploy VM from Template
Customizing the OS in a Virtual Machine
Customization Specification Manager
Topic 3: VMware Converter 5.5
VMware Converter 5.5
VMware Converter Sources
VMware Converter Standalone 5.5
Post Conversion Steps
VMware Converter Standalone 5.5 (Cont’d)
Chapter 04 Review
Chapter 05 – Managing vSphere 5.x Administration 1h 4m
Topic 1: Host Profiles
Host Profiles Overview
Per Host Answer Files
Edit Host Profile
Topic 2: Host Deployment Options
vSphere 5.x ESXi Image Builder CLI
vSphere 5.x Auto Deploy for ESXi PXE Boot
vSphere 5 Auto Deploy Process
vSphere 5 Auto Deploy Architecture
Topic 3: ESXi 5.5 Management
vCenter Server 5.0 & 5.x Host Functionality
ESXi Host & vCenter Server Management Overview
Direct Console User Interface (DCUI)
Managing ESXi with the vSphere Client (VIC)
The Management User Interface (MUI) (ESX/ESXi/vCenter)
SSH Access: PuTTY, SecureCRT, FastSCP, etc.
Troubleshooting Options: ESXi 5.x
Configuration of Troubleshooting Options in ESXi 5.x
CLI Commands Overview
CLI Commands
esxcli, vimsh, vim-cmd, “commands”
vSphere Command Line Interface (vCLI)
vCLI Commands
Managing ESX/ESXi with the vSphere CLI (vCLI)
vCLI Command Syntax
vSphere SDK for Perl
vSphere Management Assistant (vMA 5.5)
PowerCLI 5.5 Release 2
Common Command Line Interface (CLI) Options
ESXi 5.x Text Editor
Topic 4: vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) Specifications
Topic 5: vSphere Web Client
vSphere Web Client
vSphere Web Client – Requirements
Install vSphere Web Client 5.5
Using vSphere Web Client 5.5
Topic 6: New Update Manager Features
Update Manager 5.5 Patching
Shavlik Protect (Standard & Advanced)
Update Manager 5.5 Install (Windows)
Update Manager vSphere Client Plugin
Update Manager Baselines
Update Manager Remediation Defaults and Configuration Options
Update Manager Events
Update Manager Notifications
Patch Repository
Update Manager Download Service
Update Manager Sizing Estimator
Update Manager Tab
Topic 7: vCenter Server 5.x Management
Collecting Windows vCenter Log Files
Collecting vCSA Log Files
Collecting vCenter Diagnostics Data
Configuring Syslog on ESXi (GUI)
Sending Logs to a Syslog Server (CLI)
Syslog Servers
vCenter Server 5.1 Shows Disabled Plug-ins
Chapter 05 Review
Chapter 06 – Networking 43m
Topic 1: Virtual Networks
vSphere 5.x Virtual Switch Types
Cisco Discovery Protocol
Modifying vSwitch Properties (Ports Tab)
Custom MAC Address
Physical Switch Configuration
Topic 2: vSphere Distributed Virtual Switches
vSphere Distributed vSwitch (vDS) Overview
vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.0
vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.1
vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.5
Creating a vSphere Distributed Switch
Edit dvSwitch Settings
Edit dvSwitch Uplink Policy Settings
Edit dvSwitch Port Group Settings
Port Binding Methods
Private VLANs
Private VLAN (PVLAN) Tagging
Migrating Service Console Port or VMkernel Port to vDS
Network I/O Control (NIOC)
Network I/O Control (NIOC) – Best Practices
Create NetFlow
Using Port Mirroring
vDS Health Check
Create a LACP LAG
Configure LAG Without Losing Connectivity
Use Template Mode to Assign NICs to the LAG on Multiple Hosts
Make the LAG Active to Finish Configuration
Networking Review
Topic 3: Creating & Modifying Virtual Networks using CLI
Networking CLI Commands
Physical NIC Commands
Configure Physical NICs
Virtual Switch Commands
Configure Virtual Switches
VMkernel Port Commands
Configure the VMkernel Port
Chapter 06 Review
Chapter 07 – Storage 51m
Topic 1: Storage Concepts
vSphere’s Family of Storage APIs
Storage APIs – Array Integration
Storage APIs – Multipathing
Path Selection Considerations
Viewing Multipathing
All Paths Down (APD)
Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
SIOC Enhancements
SIOC Monitoring
Multipathing Commands
Multipathing Commands (vCLI)
Multipathing Command Examples
Topic 2: iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line)
Setup Steps – Multipathing with Software iSCSI
iSCSI Software Initiator Networking
Configuring iSCSI
Configure Software Initiator
Bind VMkernel ports to Storage Adapter (GUI)
Bind VMkernel ports to Storage Adapter (CLI)
Discovering iSCSI Targets
Jumbo Frames
iSCSI Session Options (CLI)
Topic 3: Fibre Channel Storage
What is Fibre Channel?
ESX / ESXi and Fibre Channel SAN Environment and Addressing
Scanning Fibre Channel LUNs
Topic 4: VMFS Datastores
Virtual Machine File System (VMFS-5)
Virtual Machine File System (Updates in vSphere 5.5)
Upgrade VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
Viewing and Creating a VMFS-5 Datastore
Advanced I/O Management
Topic 5: NAS Storage and NFS Datastores
Network Attached Storage (NAS) and ESX/ESXi
Mount an NFS Datastore to Host
NFS Configuration Options (CLI)
Topic 6: Profile Driven Storage, Datastore Clusters & Storage DRS (SDRS)
Profile-Driven Storage
vSphere Storage API for Storage Awareness (VASA)
Manage Storage Capabilities
Enable VM Storage Profiles
Expert Tip: Known Port Conflict
Create VM Storage Profiles
Apply VM Storage Profiles to VMs
Datastore Clusters
Storage DRS (SDRS)
Create a Datastore Cluster for SDRS
Datastore Cluster Information
Edit a Datastore Cluster
Topic 7: Solid State Disks (SSD)
Solid State Disks (SSD)
Host Cache Configuration
When ESXi Fails to Identify Solid State Disks
Using SMART with SSD
Topic 8: vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)
vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) – Overview (v5.1.1, replaced 5.1)
vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) – Components
vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) – New Features in 5.1/5.1.1
vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) – Architecture
Topic 9: vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC)
vSphere Virtual Flash
Configure a Virtual Flash Resource
Configure Virtual Flash Host Swap
Virtual Flash Read Cache
Topic 10: VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
VSAN Overview
VSAN Device Configuration
VSAN Cluster Configuration
VSAN Architecture
Chapter 07 Review
Chapter 08 – Availability 45m
Topic 1: vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5 (vDP)
vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5
vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5 Installation & Features
vSphere Data Protection 5.5.5 – What’s New
vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.5.5
vDP 5.5.5 – Configure Settings
Using VDP to Backup a VM
Using VDP to Restore a VM
File Level Restore (FLR)
Replication to/from Avamar
Direct-to-Host Restore
Topic 2: vSphere Replication 5.5
vSphere Replication v5.5
vSphere Replication v5.5 – New Features
VR v5.5 Setup
VR v5.5 Configure Replication
VR v5.5 Recovery
Topic 3: Site Recovery Manager 5.5 (SRM)
VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5
VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5 – Features
VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5 – What’s New
SRM Architecture Overview
SRM – Site Recovery Processes
Topic 4: High Availability (HA)
New vSphere 5 HA Features
New vSphere 5.1 HA Features
New vSphere 5.5 HA Features
vSphere 5 HA in Action
Configure HA Cluster
VMware HA: Virtual Machine Options
Host Isolation
Guidelines for Isolation Response Setting
HA VM Monitoring
App HA – Application High Availability
App HA – Policies
App HA – Architecture
HA Datastore Heartbeating
Viewing your HA Cluster
Troubleshooting VMware HA
Chapter 08 Review
Chapter 09 – Security Enhancements 14m
Topic 1: Managing Firewalls
ESXi 5.x Firewall
TCP & UDP Ports
Data Encryption
Security Certificates
ESXi Firewall Configuration via vSphere Client
ESXi Host Firewall Commands
Topic 2: ESXi Active Directory (AD) Integration
AD-ESX/ESXi 4.1/5 Authentication Services
Assign ESXi 4.1/5 Permissions Directly to AD Users
Topic 3: vShield Family
vCloud Networking & Security
VMsafe Components
vShield Product Family Overview
vShield App
vShield Edge
vShield Endpoint
For More Security Information
Chapter 09 Review
Course Closure
Total Duration: 6h 11m

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