Thursday May 07, 2009

Free xVM Ops Center 2.0 Training

Sun Learning Services has just released a free online training class on xVM Ops Center 2.0 (we're working on a 2.1 update now).  If you're just getting started with Ops Center, then this is a great resource.

Here's the course outline:

Module 1 - Sun xVM Ops Center Overview

  • Sun xVM Ops Center Value Proposition
  • Webscale Virtualization and Management
  • Physical and Virtual Management
  • Sun xVM Portfolio
  • Sun xVM Virtualization Key Components
  • Ops Center UI
  • Key Capabilities
  • Key Features
  • Sun xVM Ops Center 2.0
  • Unique Benefits
  • Solaris Supported Platforms
  • Linux Knowledge Channels

Module 2 - Sun xVM Ops Center Architecture

  • Sun xVM Infrastructure
  • Sun xVM Ops Center Architecture Overview
  • Sun xVM Ops Center Tiers
  • Connection Modes
  • Fully Connected Operation
  • Semi-Disconnected Operation
  • Fully-Disconnected Operation
  • xVM Ops Center Controllers
  • Communication Model
  • xVM Ops Center Jobs
  • Notification Model
  • Key Technologies
  • Sun's Knowledge Base
  • Discovery Element
  • Monitoring System and OS Data
  • Provisioning Firmware and OS
  • Updating and Patching OS
  • Managing Virtual Assets

Module 3 - Sun xVM Ops Center Implementation, Gear Discovery and Administration

  • Use Cases
  • Sun xVM Ops Center System Requirements
  • Cache Requirements
  • Installation Choices
  • Gear Discovery
  • Automatic Discovery
  • Register Gear
  • Custom Discovery
  • Enterprise Controller Overview
  • Manage xVM Ops Center Libraries
  • Manage OS Provisioning
  • Create OS Image
  • Create OS Profile
  • Manage Firmware Provisioning
  • Create Firmware Image
  • Create Firmware Profiles
  • Update Management Using Sun xVM Ops Center
  • Update Management Prerequisites
  • Create and Manage Update Jobs
  • Create Profiles and Policies

 To check out the training, just click here.

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