vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze & Predict

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official VMware Curriculum

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course, for experienced VMware® vSphere® personnel, teaches skills for the use of VMware® vCenter Operations as a forensic and predictive tool. The course is based on VMware vSphere® ESXi 5.0, VMware® vCenter Server 5.0, and vCenter Operations Manager 5.0.

Delegates will learn how to

  • 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 5.0 user interface.
  • Use heat maps and create a custom heat map.
  • Use smart alerts to detect system issues.

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Course Introduction (2 topics)

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to vCenter Operations Manager (2 topics)

  • Understand the role of Operations Management in the cloud era
  • Understand the vCenter Operations Manager suite and its packaging

Architecture and Concepts (4 topics)

  • Understand the vCenter Operations Manager application architecture data collection methodology
  • Learn how vCenter Operations Manager collects data
  • Master the main components of the Dashboard view
  • Navigate the objects tree and understand the Badge pane

Working with Dashboards and Badges (5 topics)

  • Understand the function 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

Analyzing with Heat Maps (1 topic)

  • Work with predefined and custom heatmaps through the Analysis tab

Working with Smart Alerts (2 topics)

  • Configure and use smart alerts
  • Set up email notifications

Working with Capacity Planning and Reports (2 topics)

  • Schedule, use, and export predefined capacity management reports
  • Perform what-if analysis

Installing and Configuring vCenter Operations Manager (3 topics)

  • Understand and meet preinstallation requirements
  • Install vCenter Operations Manager
  • Configure vCenter Operations Manager to gather data from its environment


  • Hands-on experience administering vSphere 5 deployments
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5] recommended

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