PlateSpin Recon 4.1: Consolidation Assessments and Data Center Management
Course 8258

This course teaches students how to use PlateSpin Recon 4 to perform a Consolidation Assessment. The goal is to give students a good idea of what PlateSpin Recon can do for them during an infrastructure assessment for consolidation planning. A second goal is to show students what Recon can do for them as an on-going data center optimization and protection tool. It will start by showing them how to discover and Inventory servers in their infrastructure and then how to report their findings and to produce a consolidation project. This course is needed to train customers, partners and NetIQ consulting staff in the product.

  • Learn about what PlateSpin Recon is and does
  • Learn about what a Consolidation Assessment Project is
  • Understand the PlateSpin Recon Assessment Process
  • Learn how to do a consolidation assessment with PlateSpin Recon
  • Learn about different consolidation scenarios
  • Learn about reasons to keep PlateSpin Recon for on-going data center management

Course Information

Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom, Classroom

Course Duration: 1 day

Course Level: Intermediate

Key Objectives

The objectives of this course are to help you to:

  • Learn about what PlateSpin Recon is and does
  • Learn about what a Consolidation Assessment Project is
  • Understand the PlateSpin Recon Assessment Process
  • Learn how to do a consolidation assessment with PlateSpin Recon
  • Learn about different consolidation scenarios

Learn about reasons to keep PlateSpin Recon for on-going data center management

Audience Summary

The target audience for this course should be somewhat familiar with operating systems and virtualization. It is targeted at technical staff at NetiQ partners, customers and consultants. Itis designed to show them how to actually use the product to perform a consolidation assessment project.

Course Outline

Section 1 – The PlateSpin Product Suite

Section 2 – PlateSpin Recon Overview

Section 3 – Recon Technical Information

Section 4: – Recon Client

Lab 1: Use the Console and Import Snapshots

1.1 – Prepare the lab Environment

1.2 – Tune the Recon Service

1.3 – Import Server Data from a Snapshot

1.4 – View Server Data in the Console

Section 5 – Consolidation Assessments

Section 6 – Recon Assessment Process

Lab 2: Discovery, Inventory and Monitoring

2.1 – Discover Windows, Linux and ESX Hosts

2.2 – Inventory Servers by Machine

2.3 – Inventory Servers by CSV File

2.4 – Inventory and Monitor a Server by IP Address

2.5 – Start Monitoring Inventoried Server

2.6 – Inventory an ESX Host

Section 7 – Recon Project Wizard

Lab 3: Create Projects and Scenarios

3.1 – Create a Customer Server Template for a New Server

3.2 – Create another Custom Server Template

3.3 – Create A Consolidation Candidates Group

3.4 – Create a Consolidation Project

3.5 – Create Project Scenarios

3.6 – Examine the Project Results

Section 8 – Sample Consolidation Assessment

Lab 4: PlateSpin Recon Reports

4.1 – Import the Consolidation Assessment Kit

4.2 – Generate Inventory Reports

4.3 – Generate Utilization Reports

4.4 – Generate Consolidation Candidate Reports

Section 9 – Recon for Ongoing Data Center Management

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of virtualization and operating systems.