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CVME - Virtual Machine Engineer 6.0


CVME - Virtual Machine Engineer 6.0


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The Certified Virtual Machine Engineer 5 day course is designed for those who need to understand virtualization and the impacts it can have on an organization. This high impact course provides not only the foundational level of knowledge needed for an efficient datacenter. It also provides the most recent in virtualization and cloud technologies which gives the Certified Virtual Machine Engineer the knowledge and skills necessary to design and manage the datacenter effectively. When virtualization is properly utilized in an organization, it allows the organization to focus on their core business instead of being stopped by IT obstacles.

This course covers design, installation, configuration, best practices, performance monitoring, and just about everything else in between for VMware vSphere 6.0!


Students will:

• Have learned the pros, cons, best practices, and skills of virtualization.
• Be able to design, secure, deploy, and manage virtual machines.
• Be ready to sit for the C)VME 6.0 exam


• A basic familiarity with servers, networking, and O/S installation and configuration.


• Network Engineer
• System Architect
• IT Director
• Chief Information Officer
• Business Continuity Specialist


Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Virtualization and Cloud Overview

  • Overview of Virtualization
  • Overview of Cloud Technologies

Module 3: Installing and Managing ESXi

  • Planning for the Installation
  • Installing ESXi
  • Using the DCUI
  • vSphere Client
  • ESXi Configuration Settings
  • Hostname Resolution
  • NTP
  • IP Address
  • Syslog
  • Accessing ESXi
  • Management User Interface (MUI)
  • SSH Access
  • Managing ESXi
  • esxcli and its many uses
  • Troubleshooting

Module 4: Installing and Managing vCenter

  • vSphere/vCloud Licensing
  • vCenter Requirements
  • Minimum Specifications
  • Database Requirements
  • vCenter Architecture
  • Planning vCenter Installation 
  • vCenter Single Sign-On
  • vCenter Installation
  • vSphere Web Client
  • vCenter Overview of Capabilities
  • Managing vCenter related to general tasks
  • Troubleshooting vCenter Server and Database

Module 5: Configuring and Managing the Network

  • Virtual Switch Types, Connections and Identification
  • Physical NIC configuration
  • vSwitch Features
  • Port Types
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • VLAN’s
  • Security Settings
  • Traffic Shaping
  • NIC Teaming
  • Load Balancing Best Practices 
  • Physical Switch Configuration
  • Using the CLI to create and manage vSwitches

Module 6: Designing for Security

  • Designing the Network
  • Storage Implications
  • Implications of Management Access

Module 7: Configuring and Managing Storage

  • Storage Overview: iSCSI, Fiber Channel and NAS
  • vStorage API’s
  • Storage Multipathing
  • Storage Configuration: iSCSI, FC and NAS
  • Monitoring Storage
  • Storage CLI Commands
  • Troubleshooting Software iSCSI
  • Virtual Machine File System
  • Raw Device Mapping
  • Solid State Disks
  • 1Storage Views

Module 8: Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines

  • Overview of VM Hardware
  • VMware® Tools
  • Creating a VM
  • Clones
  • Templates
  • Virtual Appliances
  • VMware® Converter
  • Managing the VM
  • Snapshots
  • Troubleshooting the VM

Module 9: vSphere Management

  • Controlling User Access
  • vMotion
  • Storage vMotion
  • vCenter Host Cluster: Covers all Cluster Features
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Using vApps

Module 10: Security and Permissions

  • Controlling User Access
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Managing the Firewall 
  • Hardening SSH
  • Securing Virtual Machines

Module 11: vSphere Monitoring and Performance

  • Configuring ESXi resources for best performance
  • Understanding the resources such as CPU, 
  • Memory and Disk
  • Configuring the VM for best performance
  • Monitoring the vSphere and vCloud Infrastructure: vCenter Performance Tab and Esxtop
  • Configuring Alarms
  • Using Resource Pools properly
  • Troubleshooting performance issues
  • vSphere Logs

Module 12: Backup and Disaster Recovery Implementation and Management

  • High Availability: Fault Domain Manager
  • Virtual Machine Fault Tolerance
  • Microsoft Clustering: How it works and its uses in a vSphere Infrastructure
  • Backup Solutions: vSphere Data Protection and Third Party Solutions
  • Disaster Recovery Solutions: vCenter Site Recovery Manager and Third Party Solutions

Module 13: vSphere Upgrading and Patch Management

  • Why do we worry about patching and upgrading?
  • Patching the ESXi host: Stand Alone and Using Update Manager
  • Patching Virtual Appliances
  • Patching Virtual Machines
  • Planning the Upgrade
  • Performing the Upgrade

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