New course: VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict

New course: VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict

After the FREE training VMware now announced a new training course called “VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict [V5.X]“. This is a 2 day course which can be done online and (live) onsite.


This course, for experienced VMware vSphere® personnel, teaches skills for the use of VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™ as a forensic and predictive tool. The course is based on VMware vSphere® ESXi™ 5.0, VMware® vCenter™ Server 5.0, and vCenter Operations Manager 5.0.


  • Understand major and minor badges and their underlying metrics.
  • Use these badges to find root causes of common operational issues in a vSphere environment.
  • Perform capacity management and what-if analyses.
  • Use the Operations tab, the Planning tab, the Alerts tab, the Analysis tab, and the Reports tab.
  • Navigate the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 user interface.
  • Use heat maps and create a custom heat map.
  • Use smart alerts to detect system issues.


  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  2. Introduction to VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite
    • Understand the role of operations management in the cloud era
    • Understand the vCenter Operations Management Suite and its packaging
  3. Architecture and Concepts
    • Understand the data collection methodology of the vCenter Operations Manager architecture
    • Learn how vCenter Operations Manager collects data
    • Master the main components of the dashboard view
    • Navigate the objects tree and understand the badge pane
  4. Working with Dashboards and Badges
    • Understand the functions of major and minor badges
    • Use the Health major badge
    • Use the Risk major badge
    • Use the Efficiency major badge
    • Use the Operations tab to navigate to details
  5. Analyzing with Heat Maps
    • Work with predefined and custom heat maps through the Analysis tab
  6. Working with Smart Alerts
    • Configure and use smart alerts
    • Set up email notifications
  7. Working with Capacity Planning and Reports
    • Schedule, use, and export predefined capacity management reports
    • Perform what-if analyses
  8. Installing and Configuring VMware vCenter Operations Manager
    • Understand and meet preinstallation requirements
    • Install vCenter Operations Manager
    • Configure vCenter Operations Manager to gather data from its environment

Fore more information and registration head over to the mylearn page.

Niels Engelen
Working as a Global Technologist in Product Strategy for Veeam Software with an interest for anything virtual and cloud. Niels is as a VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV 4, 5, 6) and a Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA). Niels also gained the VMware vExpert award (2012-2017) and is an ex-PernixPro.
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