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Veeam Certified Architect Package (VMCA)

Learn how to design, configure, manage, support, and optimize your Veeam Availability Suite.

This five-day, technical deep dive is focused on teaching you how to configure, manage, and support a Veeam Availability Suite v11 solution. You’ll also learn how to effectively scope, size, design, optimize, automate, and troubleshoot a deployment. This class covers security, governance, audit, and compliance considerations.

Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA) exam (VEEAM-EV- Exam Voucher SKU).

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Who Should Attend?

Senior Engineers and Architects responsible for creating architectures for Veeam environments

What You'll Learn

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

  • Describe Veeam Availability Suite components usage scenarios and relevance to your environment.
  • Effectively manage data availability in on-site, off-site, cloud and hybrid environments.
  • Ensure both Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) are met.
  • Configure Veeam Availability Suite to ensure data is protected effectively.
  • Adapt with an organization’s evolving technical and business data protection needs.
  • Ensure recovery is possible, effective, efficient, secure and compliant with business requirements.
  • Provide visibility of the business data assets, reports and dashboards to monitor performance and risks
  • Design and architect a Veeam solution in a real-world environment
  • Describe best practices, review an existing infrastructure and assess business/project requirements
  • Identify relevant infrastructure metrics and perform component (storage, CPU, memory) quantity sizing
  • Provide implementation and testing guidelines in line with designs
  • Innovatively address design challenges and pain points, matching appropriate Veeam Backup & Replication features with requirements

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Describe RTOs and RPOs, what they mean for your business, how to manage and monitor performance against them
  • The 3-2-1 Rule and its importance in formulating a successful backup strategy
  • Identify key Veeam Availability Suite components and describe their usage scenarios and deployment types

 

Building backup capabilities

  • Backup methods, the appropriate use cases and impact on underlying file systems
  • Create, modify, optimize and delete backup jobs, including Agents and NAS Backup jobs. Explore different tools and methods to maximize environment performance
  • Ensure efficiency by being able to select appropriate transport modes while being aware of the impact of various backup functions on the infrastructure

 

Building replication capabilities

  • Identify and describe the options available for replication and impacts of using them
  • Create and modify replication jobs, outline considerations to ensure success
  • Introduce the new Continuous Data Protection (CDP) policy Secondary backups
  • Simple vs. advanced backup copy jobs, how to create and modify them using best practices to ensure efficient recovery
  • Discuss using tapes for backups

 

Advanced repository capabilities

  • Ensure repository scalability using a capability such as SOBR on-premises and off-site including integration with cloud storage
  • Ensure compatibility with existing deduplication appliances
  • Introduce the new hardened repository

 

Protecting data in the cloud

  • Review how Veeam can protect the data of a cloud native application
  • Review how Veeam Cloud Connect enables you to take advantage of cloud services built on Veeam
  • Review how Veeam can be used to protect your Office 365 data

 

Restoring from backup

  • Ensure you have the confidence to use the correct restore tool at the right time for restoring VMs, bare metal and individual content such as files and folders
  • Utilize Secure Restore to prevent the restoration of malware
  • Describe how to use Staged Restore to comply with things like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) before releasing restores to production
  • Identify, describe and utilize the different explores and instant recovery tools and features

 

Recovery from replica

  • Identify and describe in detail, failover features and the appropriate usage
  • Develop, prepare and test failover plans to ensure recovery
  • Disaster recovery from replica to meet a variety of real-world recovery needs

 

Testing backup and replication

  • Testing backups and replicas to ensure you can recover, what you need, when you need to
  • Configure and setup virtual sandbox environments based on backup, replicas and storage snapshots

 

Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and Veeam ONE

  • Introduce the concept of monitoring your virtual, physical and cloud environments with Veeam
  • Backup Enterprise Manager and Veeam ONE™

 

Configuration backup

  • Locate, migrate or restore backup configuration

 

Discovery

  • Analyze the existing environment
  • Uncover relevant infrastructure metrics
  • Uncover assumptions and risks
  • Identify complexity in the environment

 

Conceptual design

  • Review scenario and data from discovery phase
  • Identify logical groups of objects that will share resources based on requirements
  • Create a set of detailed tables of business and technical requirements, constraints, assumptions and risks
  • Review infrastructure data with each product component in mind
  • Create high level design and data flow

 

Logical design

  • Match critical components and features of VBR with requirements
  • Create logical groupings
  • Determine location of components and relationship to logical grouping
  • Aggregate totals of component resources needed per logical grouping
  • Calculate component (storage, CPU, memory) quantity sizing

 

Physical/tangible design

  • Convert the logical design into a physical design
  • Physical hardware sizing
  • Create a list of physical Veeam backup components

 

Implementation and Governance

  • Review physical design and implantation plan
  • Review Veeam deployment hardening
  • Describe the architect’s obligations to the implementation team
  • Provide guidance on implementation specifics that relate to the design

 

Validation and Iteration

  • Provide framework for how to test the design
  • Further develop the design according to a modification scenario
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Labs Outline

Theory/exercises: 55/45

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Prerequisites

Recommended:

Students should be experienced professionals with solid knowledge of servers, storage, networking and virtualization.


Suggested:

To prepare for the class, Veeam Partners would benefit from completing the Veeam Sales Professional (VMSP) and Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP) certifications within the ProPartner website. Veeam customers would benefit from completing the free Veeam Availability Suite on-demand training on www.veeam.com.

 

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