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Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Administration (ECA)

SS Course: 64973

Course Overview

If you already have experience with administering a Nutanix environment, this course will extend, deepen, and broaden your knowledge as you grow in your career as a Nutanix administrator.Designed with Prism Central as the focal point, this course illustrates the breadth and depth of Nutanixs centralized management capabilities, and allows you to explore the wide variety of features that are available in this one, single web console.ECA is divided into four major sections:                                                                  

Scheduled Classes

04/23/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
05/07/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
05/20/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
06/04/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
06/17/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn



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    Understand performance monitoring features in Prism Central
    • Create sessions, charts, and reports
    • Create custom dashboards in Prism Central
    • Lab: Creating a Prism Central performance monitoring dashboard
    • Lab: Creating charts to analyze metrics using Prism Central
    • Lab: Creating and managing reports
    • Understand health monitoring features in Prism Central and Prism Element
    • Get summarized and detailed health information from Prism
    • Use Nutanix Cluster Check
    • Collect logs
    • Lab: Using Nutanix Cluster Check health checks
    • Lab: Collecting logs for Support
    • Lab: Creating and managing reports
    • Understand alerts and events and the associated dashboards in Prism Central
    • Identify problematic or inefficient VMs
    • Potential methods of remediating problematic VMs
    • Lab: Working with Alerts
    • Lab: Exploring Events
    • Performing health checks
    • Using maintenance mode
    • Starting and stopping nodes and clusters
    • Adding nodes to or removing nodes from clusters
    • Lab: Verifying cluster health
    • Lab: Putting a node into maintenance mode & removing it
    • Understanding LCM and the LCM workflow
    • Performing an upgrade using LCM
    • Licensing a cluster and managing licenses
    • Lab: Use Life Cycle Manager to upgrade NCC
    • Understand three-tier and hyperconverged infrastructure
    • Lab: Prism Central initial configuration
    • Understand Nutanix Cloud Solution Packages
    • Understand nodes, blocks, clusters, and cluster services
    • Get Started with Prism Central and Prism Element
    • Understand when to use Prism Central and when to use Prism Element
    • Lab: Connecting to and exploring the Prism Web Console
    • Lab: Adding data services IP, an NTP server, and a name server
    • Lab: Configuring Active Directory authentication
    • Lab: Exploring Prism Central
    • Understand Nutanixs approach to security
    • Use Prism Central to configure authentication, users, and RBAC
    • Understand Policies in Flow Network Security
    • Use Prism Element to configure Data-at-Rest Encryption
    • Lab: Adding a local user
    • Lab: Verifying a new user account
    • Understand AHV networking terminology
    • Use Prism Central to monitor cluster networks
    • Use Prism Element to explore the Network Visualizer
    • Create and update subnets and virtual switches
    • Understand subnet extension and network segmentation
    • Lab: Creating unmanaged and managed networks
    • Lab: Exploring the AHV network configuration
    • Lab: Managing virtual switches and uplinks
    • Lab: Viewing virtual switches from the Prism Web Console
    • Understand the image service
    • Use Prism Central to monitor, upload, import, and manage images
    • Lab: Uploading and importing images to Prism Central
    • Lab: Configuring an image placement policy
    • Use Prism Central to create VMs
    • Use Prism Centrals self-service capabilities to create VM templates
    • Install and enable Nutanix Guest Tools
    • Lab: Creating Windows and Linux VMs
    • Lab: Installing Windows and Linux operating systems
    • Lab: Installing Nutanix Guest Tools on Windows and Linux
    • Update, clone, customize, export, and apply placement rules to VMs
    • Create and apply storage policies to VMs
    • Create playbooks to automate common VM administrative tasks
    • Lab: Updating a VM
    • Lab: Creating a template and a clone
    • Lab: Exporting a VM as an OVA
    • Lab: Creating and running a playbook
    • Lab: Creating a storage policy
    • Understand data protection terms and concepts
    • Understand synchronous and asynchronous replication capabilities
    • Use Prism Element to configure local and remote backup and DR
    • Use Prism Central to create protection policies with Leap
    • Lab: Creating protection domains and local VM restore
    • Lab: Creating containers for replication
    • Lab: Configuring remote sites and creating protection domains
    • Lab: Performing VM migration and migrating back to primary
    • Understand AOS Distributed Storage
    • Understand key storage concepts such as storage pools, storage containers, redundancy factor, replication factor, capacity reservation, and snapshots
    • Understand fault tolerance and failure handling mechanisms
    • Create and update storage containers
    • Use various capacity optimization features
    • Lab: Exploring the Storage dashboard
    • Lab: Creating containers with and without compression
    • Lab: Comparing data in a compressed vs uncompressed container
    • Lab: Migrating vdisks between storage containers
    • Understand, install, and upgrade Nutanix Move
    • Use Move to migrate VMs
    • Download Move logs
    • Lab: Preparing a VM for migration
    • Lab: Deploying a Move VM
    • Lab: Configuring Move and a migration plan



        Who Should Attend

        Administrators, engineers, and others who manage Nutanix clusters in the datacenter
        • Managers and technical staff seeking information to drive purchase decisions
        • Anyone seeking the Nutanix Certified Professional - Multicloud Infrastructure (NCP-MCI) certification

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