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VMware vCenter Configuration Manager for Virtual Infrastructure Management [V5.x]

Course Details

In this hands-on course, you will build your skills with VMware© vCenter Configuration Manager?. You will gain 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 virtual infrastructure.

Course Prerequisites

  • 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

Course Agenda

1. Configuration, Compliance, and Change Management

  • vCenter Configuration Manager and its position in the VMware management solution set
  • Common challenges that customers face in IT configuration, compliance, and change management
  • Key features of vCenter Configuration Manager and how they benefit IT departments managing configuration, compliance, and change

2. Components and Processes

  • System architecture
  • CARMA concept
  • Database
  • Collector
  • Processes

3. Configuration for Virtual Infrastructure Systems

  • Identifying and using vCenter Configuration Manageruser interface components
  • Configuring management agents
  • Adding and configuring settings for vCenter Server, vCloud Director, and vShield systems
  • Licensing vSphere systems
  • Collecting data from vSphere systems
  • Managing certificates
  • Setting up an alternative Managing Agent machine

4. Using the Upper Console

  • Viewing dashboards
  • Viewing and managing alerts
  • Change management in the virtual infrastructure
  • Using the Virtual Infrastructure node

5. VMware vSphere System Compliance Management

  • Compliance analysis
  • Creating a rule group
  • Creating a rule group filter
  • Creating a rule group compliance condition
  • Creating and run a compliance template

6. Working with Reports

  • vSphere system-related reports available in vCenter Configuration Manager
  • Generating custom reports with the Report wizard
  • Managing reports

7. Basic Settings and Configuration

  • General settings
  • Configuring settings for integration with vCenter Operations Manager and the vCenter Configuration Manager plug-in in VMware vSphere© Client™
  • Configuring virtualization settings

8. Creating Collection Filters

  • Creating collection filter sets and collection filter set groups

9. User and Role Management

  • vCenter Configuration Manager access controlled by access rules and roles
  • Creating access rules and using them in a role
  • Managing access rules and roles
  • Adding and manage vCenter Configuration Manager logins

10. Job Management

  • Function of Job Manager
  • Viewing a running job
  • Adding a job
  • Scheduling a job
  • Editing a job

11. Alert Management

  • Adding an alert rule
  • Entering an alert configuration

12. Using the Content Wizard

  • Content Wizard
  • Importing and using imported templates

13. Using the Import/Export Utility

  • Import/Export utility
  • Where the Import/Export utility is used

14. Using the Debug Event Viewer

  • Debug Event Viewer
  • Filtering events

15. Installing VMware vCenter Configuration Manager

  • Prerequisites
  • Architecture (single-tier or multitier)
  • Installation
  • Meeting pre-installation requirements
  • Installing vCenter Operations Manager
  • Configuring vCenter Configuration Manager to gather data from its environment