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Nutanix® Enterprise Cloud Platform Administration 5.0, 4 days

The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform Administration course covers all the tasks that Nutanix administrators perform on the job. Beginning with setting up the environment, it walks the participant through the process of configuring and maintaining that environment.

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The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform Administration course covers all the tasks that Nutanix administrators perform on the job. Beginning with setting up the environment, it walks the participant through the process of configuring and maintaining that environment.

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Module 1: Introduction to Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform
Define the Nutanix product family: Nutanix Acropolis and Nutanix Prism.
Define the App Mobility Fabric (AMF) architecture
Explain the functionality of Prism Element and Prism Central and how they differ from one another
State where to find information on the hardware platform specifications and product mixing restrictions
Identify the foundational unit for the Nutanix cluster
Define a Nutanix block
List and define the components of a Nutanix cluster within the hypervisor client
Describe the types of AOS licenses
Module 2: Administering the Nutanix Cluster
Discuss requirements for installing a Nutanix block, including power and networking
List the considerations for mounting a Nutanix block in a rack
Module 3: Configuring the Cluster
Configure a Nutanix cluster, including name servers, network connections, filesystem whitelists, NTP and SMTP Servers, and SNMP
Change Prism language settings
Describe the mechanisms Nutanix provides to maintain cluster security
Configure user authentication methods
Install an SSL Certificate
Define a Nutanix block
Control cluster access using key-based SSH access
Explain how data-at-rest encryption secures data stored on disk
Prepare for and configure data-at-rest encryption for drives in a Nutanix cluster
Module 4: User Interfaces
List the four Nutanix user interfaces you can use to manage your cluster
Register a cluster with Prism Central and use the console to manage the cluster
State the purpose of the Acropolis self-service portal
Assign IP addresses to all cluster components
Create a cluster
Install a Nutanix Platform License on a cluster
Module 5: Health Monitoring and Alerts
Explain how to monitor the health of a Nutanix cluster.
Describe the Health dashboard and its major components.
Configure a health check.
Explain how to monitor alerts and events.
Configure the alert email settings for a cluster Register a cluster with Prism Central and use the console to manage the cluster
Module 6: Health Monitoring and Alerts
Discuss Open vSwitch.
Discuss the default network factory configuration.
List best practices for configuring network.
View network configuration.
Discuss virtual network segmentation.
Module 7: VM Management
Create an image using the Nutanix Image Service
Create a VM (Windows and AHV)
Install Nutanix guest tools
Perform a self-service restore from Nutanix data protection snapshots.
Manage a VM (AHV)
Customize VMs using Cloud-Init and SysPrep
Define MapReduce Tiering
Define live migration
Define High Availability
Define Data Path Redundancy
Module 8: Distributed Storage Fabric
Explain how Nutanix manages storage
List and explain some of the various storage components, including Storage Tiers, Storage Pools, Containers, Volume Groups, vDisks, and data stores
Navigate the Storage Dashboard
Discuss how deduplication allows for sharing of guest VM data in storage tiers
Explain how erasure coding works to increase cluster capacity
Create a storage pool
Create a storage container
Perform an in-place hypervisor conversion
Define hypervisor integration
Explain how vLANs work
Module 9: AHV Workload Migration
List prerequisites for Windows VM migration
Migrate Windows VM from ESXi to AHV cluster
List prerequisites for Linux VM migration
Migrate Linux VM from ESXi to AHV cluster
Module 10: Services
Define Acropolis Block Services
Define block relationships
List steps to enable ABS
Define Acropolis File Services
Discuss Quotas, Notifications, and Policies
Discuss AFS Load Balancing
Module 11: Business Continuity
List failure scenarios.
Discuss redundancy factor
Discuss protection strategies
Module 12: Data Protection
Create a remote site.
Create and modify a protection domain.
Discuss the protection domain failover process.
Explain the cloud connect feature.
List best practices and guidelines for configuring data protection.
List limitations f

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