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.
After introducing the basic concepts of the Enterprise Cloud Platform, participants will understand how to rack a Nutanix block, install and configure a cluster, and use different interfaces to manage a cluster.
The program then delves into the details of managing VMs in Acropolis, monitoring cluster health and performance, protecting data and optimizing cluster capacity, and performining in-place hypervisor conversion. Various failure scenarios in datacenters are presented and participants will learn how to implement strategies to safeguard their data.
Participants will also understand how to use Nutanix's Prism interface to monitor and manage multiple activities across clusters, review and analyze resource needs, and assess future resource requirements.
The program also covers basic Nutanix troubleshooting tools, including how to solve common problems and when to escalate to Nutanix support. Finally, participants will learn essential lifecycle operations, covering starting and stopping a cluster, shutting down nodes, expanding a cluster, upgrading the Acropolis software and firmware, and maintaining licensing.
Primary audience: IT administrators, architects, and business leaders who need to manage Nutanix clusters in the datacenter. Anyone seeking baseline preparation for the Nutanix Platform Professional (NPP) certifcation.
Secondary audience: Managers and technical staff seeking more detailed information before making a purchase decision.
After completing this course, attendees will:
Developed a working knowledge of the Nutanix product family.
Understand the requirements and considerations involved in setting up a Nutanix cluster.
Familiarised themselves with cluster management and monitoring via the Prism web console.
Learnt how to create, manage, and migrate VMs, set up data protection services, and plan for business continuity.
Understand how to plan and handle upgrades, assess future requirements, and create what-if scenarios to adress scaling for business needs.
Be able to maximize value of investment through optimal configuration and operation of the Nutanix cluster.
Ensure business continuity by implementing an integrated data protection strategy.
Gain hands-on experience with new features in a safe lab environment.
Validate skills by preparing for and completing the Nutanix Platform Professional certification.
Familiarity with traditional virtualization storage architectures.
Comfort with Unix/Linux command line interface.
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
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 for configuring data protection
Module 13: Prism Central
Review and analyze resource to assess future resource requirements
Create "what if" scenarios to assess future resource requirements.
View information about VMs, clusters, hosts, disks, containers, and storage containers.
Create and monitor performance graphs for selected entities.
Address potential capacity issues.
View and monitor alerts.
View statistics about a range of entities across clusters and organize that information.
Provision and manage VMs in a self-service manner
Add Prism Central and its managed/registered clusters to a whitelist
Translate the dashboard and menus to a selected language
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.