VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]

Code: 5673

5 days

List Tuition : $4,250.00 USD

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This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server 6.5. You will learn how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

  • System administrators
  • System engineer
  • 1.Course Introduction
    ◦Introductions and course logistics
    ◦Course objectives
    ◦Describe the content of this course
    ◦Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
    ◦Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
    ◦Identify additional resources


    2.Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
    ◦Describe the topology of a physical data center
    ◦Explain the vSphere virtual infrastructure
    ◦Define the files and components of virtual machines
    ◦Describe the benefits of using virtual machines
    ◦Explain the similarities and differences between physical architectures and virtual architectures
    ◦Define the purpose of ESXi
    ◦Define the purpose of vCenter Server
    ◦Explain the software-defined data center
    ◦Describe private, public, and hybrid clouds


    3.Creating Virtual Machines
    ◦Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    ◦Identify the files that make up a virtual machine
    ◦Discuss the latest virtual machine hardware and its features
    ◦Describe virtual machine CPU, memory, disk, and network resource usage
    ◦Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
    ◦Discuss PCI pass-through, Direct I/O, remote direct memory access, and NVMe
    ◦Deploy and configure virtual machines and templates
    ◦Identify the virtual machine disk format


    4.vCenter Server
    ◦Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
    ◦Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    ◦Use vSphere Web Client
    ◦Backup and restore vCenter Server
    ◦Examine vCenter Server permissions and roles
    ◦Explain the vSphere HA architectures and features
    ◦Examine the new vSphere authentication proxy
    ◦Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
    ◦Access and navigate the new vSphere clients


    5.Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
    ◦Describe, create, and manage standard switches
    ◦Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
    ◦Contrast and compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
    ◦Describe the virtual switch connection types
    ◦Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture
    ◦Use VLANs with standard switches


    6.Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
    ◦Introduce storage protocols and storage device types
    ◦Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    ◦Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
    ◦Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5
    ◦Introduce Virtual SAN
    ◦Describe guest file encryption


    7.Virtual Machine Management
    ◦Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
    ◦Modify and manage virtual machines
    ◦Clone a virtual machine
    ◦Upgrade virtual machine hardware to version 12
    ◦Remove virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore
    ◦Customize a new virtual machine using customization specification files
    ◦Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    ◦Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    ◦Create, clone, and export vApps
    ◦Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them


    8.Resource Management and Monitoring
    ◦Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    ◦Explain virtual memory reclamation techniques
    ◦Describe virtual machine overcommitment and resource competition
    ◦Configure and manage resource pools
    ◦Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    ◦Use various tools to monitor resource usage
    ◦Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
    ◦Describe and deploy resource pools
    ◦Set reservations, limits, and shares
    ◦Describe expandable reservations
    ◦Schedule changes to resource settings
    ◦Create, clone, and export vApps
    ◦Use vCenter Server performance charts and esxtop to analyze vSphere performance


    9.vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance
    ◦Explain the vSphere HA architecture
    ◦Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
    ◦Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
    ◦Define clusterwide restart ordering capabilities
    ◦Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
    ◦Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
    ◦Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
    ◦Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
    ◦Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with Virtual SAN
    ◦Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
    ◦Introduce vSphere Replication
    ◦Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data


    10.Host Scalability
    ◦Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster
    ◦Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
    ◦Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
    ◦Describe the new capabilities for what-if analysis and proactive vSphere DRS
    ◦Highlight the evolution of vSphere DRS using predictive data from VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
    ◦Perform preemptive actions to prepare for CPU or memory changes
    ◦Describe the vCenter Server embedded vSphere Update Manager, VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI, and VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy capabilities
    ◦Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity


    11.vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
    ◦Describe the new vSphere Update Manager architecture, components, and capabilities
    ◦Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi, virtual machine and vApp patching
    ◦Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
    ◦Create patch baselines
    ◦Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance
    ◦Scan and remediate hosts

    System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

  • Software-defined data center
  • vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Deploy an ESXi host
  • Deploy VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use a local content library as an ISO store and deploy a virtual machine
  • vCenter Server architecture
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web Client
  • Virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Configure standard switch policies
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere VMFS, NFS, virtual SAN, Fibre Channel, and VMware Virtual SAN
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create, clone, and export a vApp
  • Use the content library
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
  • Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
  • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Use esxtop to identify and solve performance issues
  • VMware vSphere High Availability cluster architecture
  • Configure vSphere HA
  • Manage vSphere HA and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Use VMware vSphere Replication and VMware vSphere Data Protection to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
  • Use VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
  • Use VMware vSphere Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
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