Veeam Certified Architect v11
Veeam Certified Architect is the highest level of Veeam technical certifications. Engineers who complete both Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management and Veeam Backup & Replication V11: Architecture and Design programs (courses + exams) will be granted with the "Veeam Certified Architect" (VMCA) title by Veeam.
This Veeam Certified Architect course consists of the two courses which lead to VMCA status.
The Veeam® Availability Suite™ v11: Configuration and Management training course is a three-day, technical deep dive focused on teaching IT professionals the skills to configure, manage and support a Veeam Availability Suite v11 solution. With extensive hands-on-labs, the class enables administrators and engineers to effectively manage data in an ever-changing technical and business environment, bringing tangible benefit to businesses in the digital world.
The two-day, Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v11: Architecture and Design training course, is focused on teaching IT professionals how to effectively architect a Veeam solution through attaining technical excellence following the Veeam Architecture Methodology used by Veeam’s own Solution Architects.
This course is suitable for anyone responsible for configuring, managing or supporting a Veeam Availability Suite v11 environment. This includes Senior Engineers and Architects responsible for creating architectures for Veeam environments.
- Students should be experienced professionals with solid knowledge of servers, storage, networking and virtualization.
- 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.
VMCA status does not require a specific exam but is awarded to all participants who pass both the VMCE and VMCE-A exams.
After completing this course, attendees should 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
The lab environment used in this course will be available for 10 days after course completion
Days 1-3: Veeam Availability Suite v11: Configuration and Management
- 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
- 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™
- Locate, migrate or restore backup configuration
Days 4-5: Veeam Backup & Replication V11: Architecture and Design
- Review the architecture principles
- Explore what a successful architecture looks like
- Review Veeam’s architecture methodology
- Analyze the existing environment
- Uncover relevant infrastructure metrics
- Uncover assumptions and risks
- Identify complexity in the environment
- 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
- 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
- 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