Beta training in Frimley: VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Advanced Usage and Dashboard Design

May 8th – 10th 2013 VMware will host  a 3 day beta training at their Frimley UK HQ for their new VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Advanced Usage and Dashboard Design training.

This training course focuses on the advanced capabilities of VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™ 5.6, such as adapters, customization and management topics. You will learn how to use adapters, define custom super metrics, customize dashboards, and use the Custom user interface.

I have been fortunate enough to participate in an alpha training for this class and must say I enjoyed it very much. Very useful for people that want to customize their vCOps environment to show specific metrics or combined metrics

Cost for this training is around 50% of the normal price

See the attached info sheet, and if interested, register for this training here

Space is limited

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Objectives: •  Identify the capabilities of adapters, their use cases, availability, and installation.
•  Describe super metrics, attributes, and attribute packages as well as object tagging.
•  Manage user access to the VMware vCenter Operations Manager Custom UI.
•  Work with smart alerts and custom alert notification.
•  Use custom dashboards to build specific views for operations and application monitoring.
Intended Audience: System administrators and consultants responsible for customizing vCenter Operations Manager to expand from the vSphere User Interface to a customized environment
Prerequisites: •  Install and configure basic settings in vCenter Operations Manager.
•  Log in and use the vSphere user interface of vCenter Operations Manager.
•  Identify the difference between badges and metrics.
Outline: 1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
2  vCenter Operations Manager Advanced Architecture
•  Introduce vCenter Operations Manager architecture
•  Explain sizing guidelines
•  Describe vCenter Operations Manager availability and backup
3  Advanced Capacity Planning
•  Examine planning models
•  Define policy management
4  Adapters for Data Collection
•  Understand adapters
•  Identify available adapters
•  Install and configure adapters
•  Troubleshoot adapters
5  Applications, Groups, and Tags
•  Introduce the application design concept in vCenter Operations Manager
•  Configure and use attribute packages and KPIs
•  Create tags and groups
6  Metrics, Super Metrics, KPI, and Attribute Packaging
•  Understanddata collection
•  Describe super metrics
7  Dashboards
•  Introduce custom dashboards
•  Manage widgets
•  Manage interactions
•  Manage templates
8  Smart Alerts and Custom Alerts
•  Work with and troubleshoot alerts
•  Configure alert notifications
9  Report Customization
•  Introduce custom reports
•  Understand data sources and report structure
•  Manage custom reports
10  User and Role Management
•  Manage user and role permissions for the vSphere UI
•  Manage user  and group permissions for the Custom UI
11  Troubleshooting
•  Identify the basic troubleshooting workflows
•  Understand Self Info and self-monitoring of vCenter Operations Manager
•  Examine the Support Page in the Custom UI


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