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This hands-on training course builds your skills with VMware® vCenter Configuration Manager™ (VCM). It will provide you with the knowledge and skills to install and configure VCM, navigate the user interface, manage compliance, and perform administrative and configuration tasks against your virtual infrastructure.

You Will Learn How To

  • Understand the position of VCM in the VMware management solution set
  • Recognize the role of VCM in enterprise configuration and change and compliance management
  • Use the VCM console to configure VCM for management of VMware vSphere® systems
  • Navigate the VCM console
  • Collect data from vSphere systems from the VCM console
  • Manage vSphere system compliance with VCM
  • Generate reports in VCM
  • Create custom reports in the VCM console
  • Perform VCM administration tasks to manage VCM setup and collection of data, user access, VCM jobs, and alerts
  • Discuss the installation options for VCM and perform a basic VCM installation

Important Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Experience in performing basic administration tasks on VMware vSphere® ESXi™ hosts, VMware® vCenter Server™, VMware vCloud® Director™, VMware® vShield™, and virtual machines
    • System administration experience in a Windows, Linux, or Solaris environment

    Learning Tree Training Vouchers cannot be used to pay for the tuition fee for this course.

    This course is delivered by a Learning Tree approved training partner.

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • VCM overview
  • Configuration, Compliance, and Change Management
  • Provide a high-level overview of VCM and its position in the VMware management solution set
  • Discuss some of the common challenges customers face in IT configuration, compliance, and change management
  • Describe the key features of VCM and how they benefit IT departments managing configuration, compliance, and change
  • Components and Processes
  • Understand the System Architecture
  • Describe and discuss the CARMA concept
  • Database
  • Collector
  • Processes
  • Configuration for VMware vSphere Systems
  • Identify and use VCM user interface components
  • Describe and configure management agents
  • Add and configure settings for vCenter Server, vCloud Director, and vShield systems
  • License vSphere systems
  • Collect data from vSphere systems
  • Manage certificates
  • Setup alternative Managing Agent Machine
  • Using the Upper Console
  • View dashboards
  • View and manage alerts
  • Change management in the virtual infrastructure
  • Use the Virtual Infrastructure node
  • VMware vSphere System Compliance Management
  • Describe compliance analysis
  • Create a rule group
  • Create a rule group filter
  • Create a rule group compliance condition
  • Create and run a compliance template
  • Working with Reports
  • List vSphere system-related reports available in VCM
  • Generate custom reports with the report wizard
  • Manage reports
  • Basic Configuration Settings
  • Work with general settings
  • Configure settings for integration with VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™ and VMware vSphere® Client™ VCM plug-in
  • Configure virtualization settings
  • Collection Filters
  • Describe collection filters
  • Create collection filters
  • Create collection filter sets and collection filter set groups
  • User and Role Management
  • Discuss how VCM access is controlled by access rules and roles
  • Create access rules and use them in a role
  • Manage access rules and roles
  • Add and manage VCM logins
  • Job Management
  • Describe the function of Job Manager
  • View a running job
  • Add a job
  • Schedule a job
  • Edit a job
  • Alert Management
  • Add an alert rule
  • Discuss and input alert configuration
  • Using the VMware Content Wizard
  • Describe the VMware Content wizard
  • Import and use imported templates
  • Migrating Data with the Import/Export Utility
  • Describe the Import/Export utility
  • Discuss where the Import/Export utility is used
  • Using the Debug Event Viewer
  • Discuss how the Debug Event Viewer works
  • Describe how to filter events
  • VMware vCenter Configuration Manager Installation
  • Prerequisites
  • Architecture (single- or multitier)
  • Installation
  • Understand and meet preinstallation requirements
  • Install vCenter Operations Manager
  • Configure VCM to gather data from its environment
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