Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Administration [v5.20]


Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Administration [v5.20]

The course covers all of the tasks Nutanix administrators perform, including configuring and maintaining a Nutanix environment. It also introduces basic Nutanix troubleshooting tools, offers tips for solving common problems and provides guidelines for escalating problems to Nutanix support.

After introducing the basic concepts of the Enterprise Cloud Platform, participants will understand how to rack a Nutanix block, install and configure a cluster, and use different interfaces to manage a cluster.

The program then delves into the details of managing VMs in Acropolis, monitoring cluster health and performance, protecting data and optimizing cluster capacity, and performing in-place hypervisor conversion. Various failure scenarios in data centers are presented and participants will learn how to implement strategies to safeguard their data.

Participants will also understand how to use Nutanixs Prism interface to monitor and manage multiple activities across clusters, review and analyze resource needs, and assess future resource requirements.

Primary audience:

IT administrators, architects, and business leaders who need to manage Nutanix clusters in the datacenter

Anyone who is seeking baseline preparation for the Nutanix Platform Professional (NPP) 5.0 Certification

Secondary Audience:

Managers and technical staff seeking more detailed information before making a purchase decision

Familiarity with traditional virtualization storage architectures.

Comfort with Unix/Linux command line interface.

Module 1: Introduction

The module introduces Distributed Storage Fabric (DSF), App Mobility Fabric (AMF) and the native Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). Additionally, the module describes Prism and other Nutanix cluster components, including Acropolis.

Module 2: Managing the Nutanix Cluster

In this module, participants learn how to configure a Nutanix cluster, including setting up a name server and adding network connections.

The module also shows how to use Prism Element to manage clusters and set up file system whitelists.

Module 3: Securing the Nutanix Cluster

This module shows how to secure a Nutanix cluster through user authentication, SSL certificate installation and cluster access control.

Module 4: Networking

In Module 4, participants learn how to manage networks using Open vSwitch (OVS). The module also describes how to configure bridges, bonds, and VLANs.

Module 5: VM Management

This module shows how to create and manage virtual machines. Participants learn how to create a guest VM and how to import a new image they can apply to the VM.

Module 6: Health Monitoring and Alerts

This module demonstrates how to use the Health Dashboard to monitor cluster health and performance in addition to configuring health checks for various components. The module also provides instructions for monitoring cluster performance and the handling and customization of system alerts and events

Module 7: Distributed Storage Fabric

Module 7 provides an overview of the various Nutanix storage components, including Storage Tiers, Pools, Containers, Volume Groups, vDisks, and Datastores/SMB Shares.

Module 8: AHV Workload Migration

This module shows how to migrate workloads in AHV.

Module 9: Services

Module 9 demonstrates how Acropolis Block Services (ABS) provide high-availability, high-performance block storage through simple client configuration.

Module 10: Business Continuity

This module shows how Nutanix provides comprehensive data protection at all levels of the virtual datacenter: VM, file, and volume group.

Module 11: Data Protection

In this module, participants learn how to use the Prism Web Console to create a remote site and a Protection Domain.

Module 12: Prism Central

The module describes the multiple capabilities of Prism Central, including monitoring and managing multiple activities across a set of clusters.

Module 13: Maintaining the Nutanix Cluster

This module introduces Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC), a framework of scripts that helps diagnose cluster health.

Module 14: Life Cycle Operations

The final module provides an overview of essential lifecycle operations, including starting/stopping a Nutanix cluster, starting/shutting down a cluster node and searching/updating inventory.

Participants will also learn how to expand a cluster, manage licenses and upgrade software and firmware.

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Dec 19-22 (10am-6pm) EST
Jan 17-20 (10am-6pm) EST
Feb 6-9 (10am-6pm) EST
Feb 21-24 (10am-6pm) EST
Mar 6-9 (10am-6pm) EST
Mar 20-23 (10am-6pm) EST


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