VMAP: VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict (V5.x)

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About This Course

This course, for experienced VMware vSphere® personnel, teaches skills for the use of VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™ as a forensic and predictive tool. The course is based on VMware vSphere® ESXi™ 5.x, VMware® vCenter™ Server 5.x, and vCenter Operations Manager 5.x.


  • Hands-on experience administering vSphere 5 deployments
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x] recommended
  • By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Understand major and minor badges and their underlying metrics
  • Use these badges to find root causes of common operational issues in a vSphere environment
  • Perform capacity management and what-if analyses
  • Use the Operations tab, the Planning tab, the Alerts tab, the Analysis tab, and the Reports tab
  • Navigate the vCenter Operations Manager 5.x user interface
  • Use heat maps and create a custom heat map
  • Use smart alerts to detect system issues
  • Articulate the use case for the new policy structure in vCenter, Operations Manager and how it can be used to define configuration settings for objects in a vSphere environment.
  • Work with groups to classify virtual objects in logical and business-related structures and how to apply them to policies. 
  • Define new use cases based on the optimized integration with VMware® vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™ products like VMware® vCenter Configuration Manager™, VMware vFabric™ Hyperic®, VMware® vCenter™ Infrastructure Navigator™, and other adapters

Course Outline

Module 1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course goals and objectives

Module 2: Introduction to VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite

  • Understand the role of operations management in the cloud era

  • Understand the vCenter Operations Management Suite and its packaging

Module 3: Architecture and Concepts

  • Understand the data collection methodology of the vCenter Operations Manager architecture

  • Learn how vCenter Operations Manager collects data

  • Master the main components of the dashboard view

  • Navigate the objects tree and understand the badge pane

Module 4: Working with Dashboards and Badges

  • Understand the functions of major and minor badges

  • Use the Health major badge

  • Use the Risk major badge

  • Use the Efficiency major badge

  • Use the Operations tab to navigate to details

Module 5: Analyzing with Heat Maps

  • Work with predefined and custom heat maps through the Analysis tab

Module 6: Working with Smart Alerts

  • Configure and use smart alerts

  • Set up email notifications

Module 7: Working with Capacity Planning and Reports

  • Schedule, use, and export predefined capacity management reports

  • Perform what-if analyses

Module 8: Installing and Configuring VMware vCenter Operations Manager

  • Understand and meet preinstallation requirements

  • Install vCenter Operations Manager

  • Configure vCenter Operations Manager to gather data from its

  • environment

A: VMware vCenter Operatiosn Suite Update

  • Discuss the VMware managment suite solution and products

  • List the key components and capabiltities of vCenter Operations Management Suite

  • Describe the main features available in each of the vCenter Operations Management Suite products and editions

B: VMware vCenter Operations Manager v5.6 Changes

  • Discuss configuration of policies and groups

  • Identify basic use cases and benefits from using policies and groups

  • Make changes to the vCenter Operations Manager 5.6 configurations

  • Explain changes to badges, metrics, and reports in version 5.6 of vCenter Operations Manager

C: Integration with Other VMware Products

  • Identify use cases for the integration of additional vCenter Operations management Suite Products

  • Discuss Integration with vCenter Operations Manager for group management

  • Learn about new dashboard badges in vCenter Operations Manager




Who Should Attend


Experienced system administrators and system integrators