Course Details


Section 1 – Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Concepts Objectives • Define and differentiate features and technologies present in Acropolis, Prism and Calm • Explain the relationship between nodes, blocks and clusters • Recognize the benefits of a Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure solution • Differentiate between physical and logical cluster components • Describe some of the primary AOS services running on the CVM


Section 2 – Managing a Nutanix Cluster Objectives • Identify methods for managing a Nutanix Enterprise Cloud • Identify how to download and configure tools and applications like Prism Central, Cmdlets, and REST API • Utilize Prism Element to configure and monitor a cluster • Describe, differentiate and utilize nCLI/aCLI to configure and monitor a cluster • Differentiate between Pulse and Alert technologies • Use the REST API Explorer to retrieve and/or make changes to a cluster

Section 3 – Securing a Nutanix Cluster Objectives • Describe how Nutanix provides cluster security • Explain security concepts such as two-factor authentication, key management and cluster lockdown • Explain Data-at-Rest Encryption (DARE) functionality • Configure user authentication • Install an SSL certificate.

Section 4 – Networking Objectives • Differentiate AHV managed and unmanaged networks • Describe AHV networking components and configuration settings • Explain and implement network segmentation • Explain how to separate 1GbE and 10GbE interfaces • Identify the default AHV network configuration • Explain IP Address Management (IPAM) • Define and differentiate AHV Bond Modes • Create a Backplane Network • Create a User VM Network • Given a scenario, configure the appropriate AHV Bond Mode

Section 5 – VM Creation and Management Objectives • Explain Live Migration • Describe VM High Availability functionality • Describe VM Data Path Redundancy • Perform guest customization on a Virtual Machine • Perform a Self-Service Restore of a VM • Use the Image Service to deploy a VM

Section 6 – Health Monitoring and Alerts Objectives • Identify dashboards and monitoring tools that can be used to resolve cluster issues • Utilize the Health dashboard and its major components • Configure Alert e-mail settings for a cluster • Utilize methods for configuring and monitoring health dashboards and alerts to resolve a given scenario

Section 7 – Distributed Storage Fabric Objectives • Identify methods for creating a Storage Container • Determine what capacity optimization method(s) should be used based on a given workload • Describe and differentiate technologies used in conjunction with a Distributed Storage Fabric, including snapshots, clones, high availability and disaster recovery • Configure Deduplication, Compression, and Erasure Coding on Nutanix containers • Given a workload, determine how to best optimize storage capacity and explain how the various Nutanix Capacity Optimization features work.

Section 8 – AHV Workload Migration Objectives • Describe the steps needed to perform an ESXi to AHV workload migration from preparation through completion • Migrate a VM from an ESXi cluster to an AHV cluster

Section 9 – Acropolis Services Objectives • Define and differentiate Acropolis Block Services (ABS) and Acropolis File Services (AFS) • Configure Acropolis Block Services (ABS) • Configure Acropolis File Services (AFS) • Determine and implement storage services based on a given workload

Section 10 – Data Resiliency Objectives • Describe the concept of the Redundancy Factor and related requirements • Explain how availability impacts components and VMs within a Nutanix Cluster • Identify Data Resiliency requirements and policies related to a Nutanix Cluster • Describe and differentiate component, service, and CVM failover processes such as Disk Failure, CVM Failure, and Node Failure

Section 11 – Data Protection Objectives • Describe and differentiate Nutanix data protection technologies such as NearSync, Cloud Connect, and Protection Domains • Explain failover and failback processes • Create and modify a Protection Domain • Configure a Remote Site

Section 12 – Prism Central Objectives • Identify Prism Central requirements • Describe and differentiate Prism Element and Prism Central • Identify methods for viewing information about VMs, clusters, hosts, disks, containers, and storage containers • Deploy a Prism Central VM • Register/Unregister a Nutanix Cluster with Prism Central • Create and configure a custom dashboard • Configure a custom report

Section 13 – Cluster Maintenance Objectives • Describe available methods and resources for cluster maintenance • Perform one or more Nutanix Cluster Checks • Install NCC • Configure an HTTP Proxy

Section 14 – Lifecycle Operations Objectives • Describe processes and procedures for license management, including AOS and Prism licenses • Given a scenario, recognize processes to start, stop, and expand a cluster • Install, upgrade and reclaim licenses • Start a node and shut down a node in a Nutanix Cluster • Eject a node from a Nutanix Cluster

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