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VMware vCenter Configuration Manager for Virtual Infrastructure Management (VCMIM)

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Detailed Course Outline

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 Using the Upper Console

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

6 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

7 Working with Reports

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

8 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

9 Creating Collection Filters

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

10 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

11 Job Management

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

12 Alert Management

  • Add an alert rule
  • Discuss and input alert configuration
 

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