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VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict

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Description

VMware vCenter Operations Manager is an automated operations management solution 2 day instructor-led course that provides integrated performance, capacity, and configuration management for highly virtualized and cloud infrastructure. VMware vCenter Operations Manager is purpose-built for VMware administrators to more effectively manage the performance of their VMware environments as they move to the private cloud.
Students of our VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict course will receive the following key benefits:

  • Learn how to get actionable intelligence to automate manual operations processes
  • Increase your management visibility across infrastructure and applications for rapid problem resolution
  • Ensure optimal resource utilization for cloud infrastructure performance
  • Learn about the vCenter Operations Manager feature changes that can be used to manage policy and groups
  • Learn the integration USE cases where vCenter Operations Manager can be used to perform enterprise group management
  • Facilitate your company’s journey to the managing clouds

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course and it’s labs you should be able to:

  • Understand major and minor badges and their underlying metrics.
  • Use these badges to find root causes of common operational issues in a vSphere environment.
  • Perform capacity management and what-if analyses.
  • Use the Operations tab, the Planning tab, the Alerts tab, the Analysis tab, and the Reports tab.
  • Navigate the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 user interface.
  • Use heat maps and create a custom heat map.
  • Use smart alerts to detect system issues.
  • Articulate the use case for the new policy structure in vCenter Operations Manager and how it can be used to define configuration settings for objects in a vSphere environment.
  • Work with groups to classify virtual objects in logical and business-related structures and how to apply them to policies.
  • Define new use cases based on the optimized integration with VMware® vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™ products like VMware® vCenter Configuration Manager™, VMware® vFabric™ Hyperic®, VMware® vCenter™ Infrastructure Navigator™, and other adapters.

Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Introduction to VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite

  • Understand the role of operations management in the cloud era
  • Understand the vCenter Operations Management Suite and its packaging

Module 3: Architecture and Concepts

  • Understand the data collection methodology of the vCenter Operations Manager architecture
  • Learn how vCenter Operations Manager collects data
  • Master the main components of the dashboard view
  • Navigate the objects tree and understand the badge pane

Module 4: Working with Dashboards and Badges

  • Understand the functions of major and minor badges
  • Use the Health major badge
  • Use the Risk major badge
  • Use the Efficiency major badge
  • Use the Operations tab to navigate to details

Module 5: Analyzing with Heat Maps

  • Work with predefined and custom heatmaps through the Analysis tab

Module 6: Working with Smart Alerts

  • Configure and use smart alerts
  • Set up email notifications

Module 7: Working with Capacity Planning and Reports

  • Schedule, use, and export predefined capacity management reports
  • Perform what-if analyses

Module 8: Installing and Configuring vCenter Operations Manager

  • Understand and meet preinstallation requirements
  • Install vCenter Operations Manager
  • Configure vCenter Operations Manager to gather data from its environment

Module 9: VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite Update

  • Discuss the VMware management suite solution and products
  • List the key components and capabilities of vCenter Operations Management Suite
  • Describe the main features available in each of the vCenter Operations Management Suite products and editions

Module 10: VMware vCenter Operations Manager v5.6 Changes

  • Discuss configuration of policies and groups
  • Identify basic use cases and benefits from using policies and groups
  • Make changes to the vCenter Operations Manager 5.6 configurations
  • Explain changes to badges, metrics, and reports in version 5.6 of vCenter Operations Manager

Module 11: Integration with Other VMware Products

  • Identify use cases for the integration of additional vCenter Operations Management Suite products
  • Discuss integration with vCenter Operations Manager for group management
  • Learn about new dashboard badges in vCenter Operations Manager

PreRequisites

Hands-on experience administering vSphere 5 deployments is required
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0) (VICM) is recommended

Audience

  • Data Center Engineers
  • Data Center Operations Professionals
  • Cloud Administrators
  • System Administrators
  • System Integrators/Partners
$1645.00 List Price

2 Days Course

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