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Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Administration [V5.5]

The Enterprise Cloud Administration [V5.5] course is designed to train system, network, and storage administrators to successfully deploy Nutanix in the datacenter.

GK# 9915

Course Overview


The course covers all of the tasks Nutanix administrators perform, including configuring and maintaining a Nutanix environment. It also introduces basic Nutanix troubleshooting tools, offers tips for solving common problems and provides guidelines for escalating problems to Nutanix support.


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What You'll Learn


This course covers new and updated features including:

• Support for VMware® vCenter 6.5

• Support for mixing all-flash and hybrid SSD/HDD nodes within the same cluster

• Single-click, centralized upgrades of AOS on managed clusters and single-click registration of Prism Element

• Hot plugging of memory and CPU on virtual machines

• Support for Data Replication (Metro Availability and Synchronous Replication) across different hardware vendors

• Support for Citrix® XenServer® hypervisor


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Module 1: Introduction

 The module introduces Distributed Storage Fabric (DSF), App Mobility Fabric (AMF) and the native Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). Additionally, the module describes Prism and other Nutanix cluster components, including Acropolis.


Module 2: Managing the Nutanix Cluster

 In this module, participants learn how to configure a Nutanix cluster, including setting up a name server and adding network connections.


The module also shows how to use Prism Element to manage clusters and set up file system whitelists.


Module 3: Securing the Nutanix Cluster

 This module shows how to secure a Nutanix cluster through user authentication, SSL certificate installation and cluster access control.


Module 4: Networking

 In Module 4, participants learn how to manage networks using Open vSwitch (OVS). The module also describes how to configure bridges, bonds, and VLANs.


Module 5: VM Management

 This module shows how to create and manage virtual machines. Participants learn how to create a guest VM and how to import a new image they can apply to the VM.


Module 6: Health Monitoring and Alerts

 This module demonstrates how to use the Health Dashboard to monitor cluster health and performance in addition to configuring health checks for various components. The module also provides instructions for monitoring cluster performance and the handling and customization of system alerts and events


Module 7: Distributed Storage Fabric

 Module 7 provides an overview of the various Nutanix storage components, including Storage Tiers, Pools, Containers, Volume Groups, vDisks, and Datastores/SMB Shares.


Module 8: AHV Workload Migration

 This module shows how to migrate workloads in AHV.


Module 9: Services

 Module 9 demonstrates how Acropolis Block Services (ABS) provide high-availability, high-performance block storage through simple client configuration.


Module 10: Business Continuity

 This module shows how Nutanix provides comprehensive data protection at all levels of the virtual datacenter: VM, file, and volume group.


Module 11: Data Protection

 In this module, participants learn how to use the Prism Web Console to create a remote site and a Protection Domain.


Module 12: Prism Central

 The module describes the multiple capabilities of Prism Central, including monitoring and managing multiple activities across a set of clusters.


Module 13: Maintaining the Nutanix Cluster

 This module introduces Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC), a framework of scripts that helps diagnose cluster health.


Module 14: Life Cycle Operations

 The final module provides an overview of essential lifecycle operations, including starting/stopping a Nutanix cluster, starting/shutting down a cluster node and searching/updating inventory.


Participants will also learn how to expand a cluster, manage licenses and upgrade software and firmware.



Familiarity with traditional virtualization storage architectures.

Comfort with Unix/Linux command line interface.

Who Should Attend


Primary audience:

IT administrators, architects, and business leaders who need to manage Nutanix clusters in the datacenter

Anyone who is seeking baseline preparation for the Nutanix Certified Professional (NCP) Certification


Secondary Audience:

Managers and technical staff seeking more detailed information before making a purchase decision

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 4 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 4 day

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