VMware vCenter Operations Manager Fundamentals

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, July 12th, 2012   |  

VMware published a free e-learning course, that we noticed yesterday thanks to Ntpro.nl, focused on vCenter Operations Manager.

The course, 2.5 hours long, covers vCenter Operations Manager’s installation and configuration and gives a brief overview on its principal features.

Objectives:
After completing the course, you should be able to:
  • Diagram the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp Architecture.
  • Describe the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp resource requirements and installation considerations.
  • Discuss the pre-installation tasks you need to complete before you install the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp.
  • Identify the tasks for installing the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp.
  • List the initial configuration tasks.
  • Recognize main function of the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 dashboard and the major and minor badges.
  • Discuss how to interpret the results of the vCenter Operations Manager major and minor badges.
  • Explain how to configure thresholds and notifications.
  • Demonstrate how to use the Operations tab and the Planning tab.
  • Identify the badges, views, and associated metrics.
  • Discuss how smart alerts are configured and used.
  • Demonstrate how to navigate the Alerts tab.
  • Explain how to create and schedule reports on the Reports tab.
Outline:
The course consists of five modules:
  • Technical Overview of vCenter Operations Manager covers the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp architecture and resource requirements, the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp installation considerations, and introduces you to the major and minor badges.
  • Installing and Configuring vCenter Operations Manager discusses how to install and configure vCenter Operations Manager.
  • Using the Dashboards and Badges explains the main function of the major and minor badges, how to interpret the badge results, and how to configure thresholds and notifications.
  • Operations and Planning describes how to use the Operations tab and the Planning tab.
  • Working with Smart Alerts and Reports covers how to configure and use smart alerts, how heat maps are used, and how to work with reports.

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