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VMware vCenter Operation Manager: Analyze and Predict (v5.x)

In this course, you will learn the skills needed to use VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™ as a forensic and predictive tool. This course is based on VMware vSphere® ESXi™ 5.0, VMware vCenter Server 5.0, and vCenter Operations Manager 5.0.

  • Major and minor badges and their underlying metrics
  • Find root causes of common operational issues in a vSphere environment using badges
  • 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 and create a custom heat mapUse smart alerts to detect system issues

Experienced system administrators and system integrators

  • Hands-on experience administering vSphere 5 deployments
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5] or VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.0] is recommended

1. Introduction to VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite

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


2. Architecture and Concepts

  • Data collection methodology of the vCenter Operations Manager architecture
  • Collecting data using vCenter Operations Manager
  • Mastering the main components of the dashboard view
  • Navigating the objects tree and the badge pane


3. Dashboards and Badges

  • Functions of major and minor badges
  • Using the health major badge
  • Using the risk major badge
  • Using the efficiency major badge
  • Using the operations tab to navigate to details


4. Analyzing with Heat Maps

  • Using the analysis tab, work with predefined and custom heat maps


5. Smart Alerts

  • Configure and use smart alerts
  • Set up e-mail notifications


6. Capacity Planning and Reports

  • Scheduling, using, and exporting predefined capacity management reports
  • Performing what-if analyses


7. Installing and Configuring VMware vCenter Operations Manager

  • Preinstallation requirements
  • Installing vCenter Operations Manager
  • Configuring vCenter Operations Manager to gather data from its environment


You will spend approximately 40% of class time completing hands-on labs.

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