Tap Into The Hybrid Cloud World With Nutanix

Tap Into The Hybrid Cloud World With Nutanix

What is Nutanix?

According to Techzine, Nutanix is a so-called hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) solution. A software platform (cluster) that runs on top of different kinds of individual servers (nodes). All these servers are linked together through this HCI software platform. All processors, internal memory, hard disks (storage), and network interfaces are bundled in one cluster to run virtual machines.

The powerful thing about an HCI platform is the way all applications and workloads are distributed across the hardware, to optimize performance as much as possible. There is also redundancy built-in by dividing data and workloads across multiple servers. As soon as one of the nodes fails, the availability of the platform and applications is not affected.

It is now a pure software company, but this hasn’t always been the case. It once started with its own hardware appliance on which the Nutanix software ran. By buying multiple Nutanix appliances (nodes), you could build your own hyper-converged infrastructure. The company is now so big that they no longer need to develop and deliver the hardware itself. The major hardware manufacturers are now lining up to partner with them.

It is great in developing an HCI software platform, but not in building the best hardware. When companies choose Nutanix, they can call Nutanix for software issues, but call their hardware supplier for hardware-related incidents. By doing it this way, customers have the best experience and the best support.

What are the Nutanix Advanced Administration and Performance Management course about?

This course features comprehensive coverage of performance management for Nutanix clusters and details on how to improve data center performance. You’ll learn through hands-on labs how to monitor system performance as well as performance tuning. Also covered are advanced networking and storage to help optimize data center administration.

This course explains in detail how to use the major Acropolis services such as Volumes and Files. The course also explains how to define and manage assets and applications using Calm, including how to connect to clouds, automation of the Life Cycle Management (LCM) application, and how to implement and configure Self Service Portal and governance.

You will learn how to take advantage of Flash mode to improve system performance, as well as how to effectively clone and delete VMs, move them between storage containers, and how to manage VMs (sizing and migration).

This course also covers Data Protection solutions such as Metro Availability with Witness. Advanced management using the new features of Prism Central, and the command line are also covered in detail. This includes how to take advantage of machine learning with entity management and resource optimization and plan for future growth using Scenario Management using Prism Pro.

Target Audience:

IT administrators, architects, and business leaders who already manage Nutanix clusters in the data center, but who would like more in-depth knowledge of Nutanix data center administration. Anyone seeking preparation for the Nutanix Certified Advanced Professional (NCAP) certification (in developments) leaders who already manage Nutanix clusters in the data center, but who would like more in-depth knowledge of Nutanix data center administration. Anyone seeking to prepare for the Nutanix Certified Advanced Professional (NCAP) certification.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies
  • Analyze and configure Nutanix systems for peak operational efficiency
  • Use Nutanix tools to analyze workloads and optimize cluster and VM sizing
  • Perform advanced virtual machine administration
  • Customize security for Nutanix systems
  • Anticipate and plan for future resource needs

Prerequisites:

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Administration 5.5 (ECA 5.5) classroom training or NCP Certification
  • Basic knowledge of Nutanix datacenter administration techniques
  • Familiarity with traditional virtualization storage architectures
  • Comfortable with Linux command-line interface

Course Content:

Module 1: Administering Advanced Virtual Machine Deployments

Module 2: Implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Module 3: Configuring Advanced Networking

Module 4: Enabling and Customizing Security Services

Module 5: Managing Acropolis File and Block Services

Module 6: Administering Prism Central and Prism Pro

Module 7: Managing and Optimizing Performance

Module 8: Utilizing Advanced Management Interfaces

Key learnings:

During this course you will learn how to:

Monitor data center performance and manage components to optimize system performance.

Set up and configure advanced VM administration features such as:

  • Self Service Restore
  • Configuration of Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT)
  • Working with Nutanix storage containers to delete and move vDisks

Implement advanced solutions for business continuity and data protection in Nutanix data centers such as:

  • Cloud Connect
  • Metro Availability
  • Advanced API
  • REST API V3

Configure advanced networking features including:

  • Bridge and uplink management
  • Load balancing across multiple NICs Network visualization
  • Physical switch topology and configuration

Customize Nutanix security features such as:

  • Creating and installing SSH keys for Prism Lockdown Mode
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Using Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)

Eliminate the requirement for a third-party file server when sharing files across user work stations or VMs (Nutanix Files) or designing a scale-out storage solution (Nutanix Volumes).

Use Prism Central to:

  • Identify and fix cluster health problems
  • Exploit machine learning for entity management and resource optimization
  • Plan for future growth
  • Manage assets and applications using Calm, Life Cycle Management (LCM), and Self-Service Portal

Practice advanced data center management procedures using hands-on labs.

Get the most out of Nutanix systems by maximizing configuration and operation for peak efficiency.

Guarantee business continuity through advanced data protection strategies.

Validate your new skills by preparing for and completing the (NCAP) certification (in development).

Conclusion:

If you are looking to learn how to work with one of the most feasible and robust hybrid and multi-cloud solutions, this Nutanix course is the finest there is.

To enroll, contact P2L today!

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