VMware vCenter Configuration Manager for Virtual Infrastructure and OS Management - V5.5

מק"ט: #4445 | משך קורס: 40 שעות אק'

This hands-on training course builds your skills with VMware® vCenter Configuration Manager™ (VCM). It will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to install and configure VCM, navigate the user interface, manage compliance, and perform administrative and configuration tasks against your physical and virtual infrastructure. You will learn how to manage Active Directory (AD), create and use compliance templates, use VCM for patching, deploy operating systems and Windows software applications, and use VCM tools to download, import, and export compliance templates, and view and collect debug information.

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*שדות חובה


  • 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
  • Use the VCM console to configure VCM for physical and guest operating system management
  • 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
  • Use VCM Patching to patch physical and guest operating systems
  • Configure and use an operating system provisioning server to provision Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Provision software applications on Windows machines

קהל יעד

  • Virtual infrastructure administrator
  • IT managers

תנאי קדם

  • 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

משך הקורס

משך הקורס הינו 40 שעות


1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • VCM overview


2 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


3 Components and Processes

  • Understand the system architecture
  • Describe and discuss the CARMA concept
  • Database
  • Collector
  • Processes


4 Configuration for Virtual Infrastructure 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
  • Set up an alternative Managing Agent machine


5 Basic Administration and Machines Manager

  • Manage UNIX/Linux machines
  • Work with ignored machines and machine snapshots
  • Work with machine collection status and the machine collection log
  • Work with machine groups


6 Using the Upper Console

  • View dashboards
  • View and manage alerts
  • Use change management in the virtual infrastructure
  • Use the Virtual Infrastructure node


7 Using the Upper Console on Physical and Guest OS Machines

  • Dashboards
  • Change management (for physical or guest operating system)
  • Windows and UNIX remote commands
  • Overview of enterprise applications


8 Using the Lower Console on Physical and Guest OS Machines

  • Operating System node and subnodes
  • Security node and subnodes
  • Directory Services node and subnodes


9 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


10 Active Directory Management

  • Configure VCM for AD collections
  • Collect and analyze AD data
  • Work with AD compliance


11 Working with Reports

  • List vSphere system–related reports available in VCM
  • Generate custom reports with the Report wizard
  • Manage reports


12 Basic Settings and Configuration

  • Work with general settings
  • Configure settings for integration with VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™ and the VMware vSphere® Client™ VCM plug-in
  • Configure virtualization settings


13 Basic Settings and Configuration for Physical and Guest OS Machines

  • Work with general settings
  • Work with Asset Extension settings
  • Configure UNIX settings
  • Configure AD settings
  • Configure Windows settings
  • Configure with VCM for AD
  • Configure for network authorities


14 Creating Collection Filters

  • Describe collection filters
  • Create collection filters
  • Create collection filter sets and collection filter set groups


15 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


16 Job Management

  • Describe the function of the Job Manager
  • View a running job
  • Add a job
  • Schedule a job
  • Edit a job


17 Alert Management

  • Add an alert rule
  • Discuss and input alert configuration


18 Patching for Physical and Guest OS Machines

  • Describe the VCM Patching process
  • Access patching requirements for a machine group\
  • Patch Windows machines
  • Patch to UNIX/Linux machines


19 Operating System Provisioning

  • Describe collection filters
  • Create collection filters
  • Create collection filter sets and collection filter set groups


20 Software Provisioning

  • Describe software provisioning components and their relationship to one another
  • Build software packages with Package Studio
  • Configure a software repository
  • Configure Package Manager
  • Create a software package and provision it with VCM


21 Using the Content Wizard

  • Describe the Content wizard
  • Import and use imported templates


22 Using the Import/Export Utility

  • Describe the Import/Export utility
  • Discuss where the Import/Export utility is used


23 Using the Debug Event Viewer

  • Discuss how the Debug Event Viewer works
  • Describe how to filter events


24 Installing VMware vCenter Configuration Manager

  • Prerequisites
  • Architecture (single-tier or multitier)
  • Installation
  • Understand and meet preinstallation requirements
  • Install vCenter Operations Manager
  • Configure VCM to gather data from its environment