Daniel Langenhan

Cloud - Architect - Designer - Consultant

Workshops and Seminars

Workshop Basis Automation

 

 This workshop focuses on the basic programming skills needed for people that want to start automating their Vmware Infrastructure tasks. What could your Vmware infrastructure admin do instead of wasting time on repetitive tasks such as clean up or reconfigurations. How much better can your response time to incidents be, if a pro-active automation is monitoring your systems?

In this workshop we will look at PowerShell to help us automate some typical Admin tasks. For example, using a one-line command to reconfigure the NTP settings of all your ESXi servers. Reduce the time consuming Admin tasks by using easy to learn scripting.

 

vRealize Orchestrator is a visual programing system. Its vSphere WebClient integration allows you to directly run Workflows from the WebClient. The plugin technology allows you to access various other infrastructure elements such as NetApp or EMC storage, Cisco UCS Cassis management, f5 loadbalancers and way more.

 If you don’t have the infrastructure or don’t want to open up your environment we can bring our ready-to-go lab environment. 

Time:

5 Days in total, customized to the abilities and needs of the customer.

Technologies

vSpehre 6, PowerShell, VMware PowerCLI, vRealize Orchestrator 7

Pre-requisites

 

 

Hard- and Software

 

·         Windows Workstations with Instantiation rights

·         vSphere 5.5.x or 6.x

·         2vCPU, 4GB (vRO Appliance)

participants

·         Base understanding vSphere

·         Windows

Customization Options

·         “Ready-to-go” lab environment

·         Python instead of PowerShell


 

Workshop Orchestrator High gear

This is a fully customized workshop focusing on your needs and infrastructure. The content will include: working with the API, implementing snmp, sending emails, working with polices to monitor events and reacting to emails or snmp traps, Integration into vRealize Automation and lots more.

If you don’t have the infrastructure or don’t want to open up your environment we can bring our read-to-go lab environment. 

Time:

5 days

Technologies

vRealize Orchestrator 7, vSpehre 6

Pre-requisites

 

 

Hard- and Software

 

·         Windows Workstations with Instantiation rights

·         vSphere 5.5.x or 6.x

·         2vCPU, 4GB (vRO Appliance)

participants

·         Base vRealize Orchestrator understanding

or

·         vRealize Orchestrator Essentials Book

Customization Options

·         “Ready-to-go” lab environment

·         3rd party Plugins (see solutionexchange.vmware.com)


vRealize Operations (vROPS) Basis Workshop

This workshop designed to not only introduce you to vROPS and its capabilities but also make sure you know how to use the product and get a return on your investment by optimizing, controlling and planning your vSphere infrastructure.

We use vROPS to troubleshoot, analyse, report and alarm on your infrastructure. We also show you how to install and configure it as well as adapt it to your needs.

If you don’t have the infrastructure or don’t want to open up your environment we can bring our read-to-go lab environment.

Time:

3 days

Technologies

vSpehre 6, vROPS 6

Pre-requisites

 

 

Hard- and Software

 

·         Windows Workstations with Crome or Firefox

·         vSphere 5.5.x or 6.x

·         4vCPU, 8GB (vROPS Appliance)

participants

·         Base understanding vSphere

Customization Options

·         “Ready-to-go” lab environment (+ 100 EUR/day)

·         vROPS for View

·         Integration of 3rd Party plugins (see solutionexchange.vmware.com)

 

vROPS advanced Workshop

We kick it into high gear. We will be looking at super matrixes, work extensively with policies and advanced alarming as well as creating next generation dashboards. We will also discuss scale out and how to configure pro & pre-active automation.

 If you don’t have the infrastructure or don’t want to open up your environment we can bring our read-to-go lab environment.

Time:

3 days

Technologies

vSpehre 6, vROPS 6

Pre-requisites

 

 

Hard- and Software

 

·         Windows Workstations with Crome or Firefox

·         vSphere 5.5.x or 6.x

·         4vCPU, 8GB (vROPS Appliance)

participants

·         vROPS basis Workshop

Customization Options

·         “Ready-to-go” lab environment (+ 100 EUR/day)

·         vROPS for View

·         Integration of 3rd Party plugins

 

Introduction to vRealize Automation  

From NULL to Cool!

This workshop focuses on showing you first-hand how vRealize Automation works. We bring a fully ready Lab, eliminating install and configuration time. We focus on not only showing how it works but also guiding your playtime and giving you the opportunity to try  things out.

In this workshop we will focus on: vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator and NSX. We will showcase how to integrate other infrastructure elements such as Active Directory.

Time:

2 days

Technologies

vSpehre 6, vRealize Automation 7, vRealize Orchestrator 7, NSX

Pre-requisites

 

 

Hard- and Software

 

·         Windows Workstations with Crome or Firefox

participants

·         Base understanding vSphere

 

vShpere Troubleshoot

This is NOT a traditional Trouble shooting seminar but one that will show you how to use your basic vSphere knowhow as well as methods used in experimental physics to solve problems. One of the most common problems when dealing with error or performance problems is to know what is a symptom and what is a root cause, what is the difference between a systematic error and just noise. In this workshop we will dive into the fundamentals of virtualisation and will discuss problems on concrete data examples.

Time:

3 Days
(2 onsite – 1 offiste Report)

Technologies

vSpehre 6, vROPS, HealthCheck appliance

Pre-requisites

 

 

Hard- and Software

 

·         1vCPU, 2GB (HealthCHeck appliance)

·         4vCPU, 8GB (vROPS Appliance)

·         Windows Workstations with Crome or Firefox

·         vSphere 5.5.x or 6.x

participants

·         Base understanding vSphere

Customization Options

·         View Horizon Analysing with Stratosphere UX (+1d)

·         View (+1d)

·         vRealize Automation (+1d)

·         vCloud Director (+1d)

 

Architecture and Design

One of the most fundamental problems in organization is preparing an Architecture and/or Design of vSphere (vRealize Automation or View). An Architecture contains decision made about what should be used were and why. A design will specify how a certain solution will look like.

In this workshop we will be addressing not only the technical challenges of vSpehre (vRealize Automation or View) but also how such documents should look like and what they should contain. We will work towards creating a documentation set that encompasses the solution and will help management to make the best decisions going forward.

Time:

3 days

Technologies

vSphere

Pre-requisites

 

 

Hard- and Software

 

·        

 

participants

·         Advanced understanding of vSphere

Customization Options

·         vRealize Automation (+2d)

·         View (+1d)

 

Comprehensive health checks (vShpere/View/vRealize Automation)

A full health check that not only dives into the technical aspects of the installation but also addresses Organizational and documentation issues as well as performance issues. For this Health check we will install vROPS (trial licence) on your infrastructure 3 weeks in advance of the actual in order to collect performance and usage data.

A final report will be created (in English or German) and will address all problems and suggestions found during the health check.

Time:

3 Days
(2 onsite – 1 offiste Report)

Technologies

vSpehre 6, vROPS, HealthCheck appliance

Pre-requisites

 

 

Hard- and Software

 

·         1vCPU, 2GB (HealthCHeck appliance)

·         Windows Workstations with Instantiation rights

·         vSphere 5.5.x or 6.x

·         2vCPU, 4GB (vRO Appliance)

participants

·         Base understanding vSphere

·         Windows

Customization Options

·         View Horizon Analysing with Stratosphere UX (+1d)

·         View (+1d)

·         vRealize Automation (+1d)

·         vCloud Direcor (+1d)

·         German Report (+50EUR)

 

Disaster Recovery (DR) 101

This workshop focuses on transferring the base know-how about how to understand DR, prepare your company for DR, what is involved in creating a DR design, understanding DR tests and how to control and resolve a real DR scenario.

You will learn what technologies are involved in DR, what people and skills are needed as well as what the financial dimensions of an DR plan and events look like.

The workshop can be customized to address customers wishes and plans.

Time:

2 Days

Technologies

DR Software, Backup Software, ROI, ROT

Pre-requisites

 

 

Hard- and Software

 

·         Projector, Whiteboard

participants

·         Base understanding IT

Customization Options

·         vSphere 5.5.x or 6.x (+1d)

·         View (+1d)

·         vRealize Automation (+1d)

·         vCloud Director (+1d)

 

Ready-to-go Lab

You need a Lab to play or test. We bring you a mini-lab, fully configured and ready to go.

Our lab is one box (21x20x33 cm, 4Kg) that comes with a fully VLAN capital router and WiFi Access point, pre-installed lab environment that includes an infrastructure services (AD, email, SQL, DHCP, DNS, CA, IIS, SMB, NFS, AMQP) and vSphere (6 vCenter, one physical ESXi, and up to 2 virtual ESXi).

We are happy to additional install and configure several other VMware products for you.

Technologies

Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, WiFi Router, Mail server, AMQP server, AD Certification CA, HTTPS configured IIS, NFS & SMB share, VLANs, vSphere 6.0 (vCenter, pESXi, vESXis), MS-SQL 2014, Windows 2012

Pre-requisites

 

 

Hard- and Software

 

·         Power

participants

·         Windows Admin knowhow

·         VMware Admin knowhow

Customizations

·         NSX

·         vRealize Orchestrator

·         vRealize Automation

·         View Horizon

·         vROPS

·         Loginsight