VMWare Training: Infrastructure Planning & Implementation


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course Infrastructure Planning & Implementation (VMWare Training) makes the case for the planning and implementation of a virtualization infrastructure with VMWare. The course covers everything from basic virtualization technologies to the physical implementation of VMWare virtualization solution. The course covers the complete implementation of high performance networks, high capacity storage and core enterprise servers. The training also includes the implementation and adoption of processes and measurement strategies.

Course Dates and Pricing


Nov 3 - 6, 2020$3,500.00Dec 1 - 4, 2020$3,500.00Jan 19 - 22, 2021$3,500.00Feb 16 - 19, 2021$3,500.00Mar 16 - 19, 2021$3,500.00Apr 20 - 23, 2021$3,500.00

Course Outline

Understanding the Benefits of Virtualization

Why Virtualize?
Identifying the Benefits for your Specific Organization
Identifying the Target Infrastructure’s Requirements
Validating the Requirements
Understanding the Overall Architecture of a Virtualized Infrastructure
Designing the Overall Architecture
Designing for Redundancy, Failover and Fault Tolerance
Understanding Network Requirements
Understanding Storage Requirements
Understanding Routing Requirements
Finalizing the High Level Architecture

Understanding the Hardware Requirements

Understanding Server Roles: Core, Slave and Other Services
Understanding Network Requirements: Virtual Networks, Firewalls and Routing
Delving into Network Capacity: Ensuing the Availability of Sufficient Bandwidth
Delving into Storage Requirements: Ensuring Sufficient IO Speed and Storage Space
Delving into Server Capacity: Ensuring Sufficient Hardware to Run Critical Services
Giving Consideration to Power Requirements
Creating a Detailed Architecture Plan
Creating an Implementation Plan

Building the Core Services

Creating a Detailed Implementation Plan for vCenter
Installing and Configuring vCenter
Configuring the Base vCenter Installation
Configuring vCenter Services
Configuring vCenter for Failover
Configuring vCenter Security
Configuring Slaves
Testing the Configuration
Next Steps

Building the Network

Creating a Detailed Implementation Plan for the Network
Configuring Cisco Routers: Virtual Networks and Routing
About Firewalls and Policies
Testing the Topology for Compliance and Performance
Connecting the vCenter Core Services
Testing Virtualization Capabilities
Measuring Performance

An Improvement Plan

Designing a Measurement Strategy
Planning for Measurement Capabilities
Implementing Measurement as a Strategic Activity
Verifying Results
Creating a Service Improvement Plan
Validating Results

Disaster Recovery

Performing a SPOF Analysis
Creating a Detailed IT Service Continuity Plan (ITSCP)
Implementing the ITSCP
Testing the Continuity Plan

Designing Processes for Continued Compliance

Understanding the Need for Processes
Identifying the Critical Processes
Designing the Processes: How and Why?
Implementing the Process
Ensuring Process Compliance

Case Studies

Case Study 1: Small Employer with a Single Site
Case Study 2: Medium Employer with a Single Site
Case Study 3: Large Employer with multiple Canadian Sites
Case Study 4: Large Multinational Employer

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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