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VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7

Course Overview

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you 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.

Who Should Attend

System Administrators and System Engineers

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives: (a) Describe the software-defined data center; (b) Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure; (c) Add ESXi hosts to a VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ instance; (d) Manage vCenter Server Appliance; (e) Use a local content library as an ISO store, and deploy a virtual machine; (f) Describe vCenter Server architecture; (g) Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host; (h) Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® Client™; (i) Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches; (j) Configure standard switch policies; (k) Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM; (l) Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN™; (m) Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots; (n) Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®; (o) Migrate virtual machine storage with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®; (p) Monitor resource usage, and manage resource pools; (q) Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster architecture; (r) Configure vSphere HA; (s) Manage vSphere HA and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance; (t) Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery; (u) Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability; (v) Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations; and (w) Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency.

Course Outline

1 - Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the content of the 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 how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
  • Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
  • Use vSphere Client to access and manage your vCenter Server system and ESXi host
  • Compare virtual machine hardware version 14 to other versions
  • Identify the virtual network adapters, and describe the enhanced VMXNET3
  • Compare the types of virtual disk provisioning
  • Identify the advantages of ESXi Quick Boot

3 - Creating Virtual Machines

  • Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
  • Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
  • Describe how to import a virtual appliance OVF template
  • Manage VMware Tools
  • Explain troubleshooting OS installation and VMware Tools

4 - vCenter Server

  • Describe the vCenter Server architecture
  • Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
  • Identify the vCenter Server services, components, and modules
  • Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
  • Describe the rules for applying permissions
  • Create a custom role in vCenter Server
  • Create a backup schedule
  • Restore vCenter Server Appliance from backup
  • Monitor vCenter Server Appliance

5 - Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  • Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
  • 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

  • Identify storage protocols and storage device types
  • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5
  • Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN™
  • 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 14
  • Remove virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore
  • Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Create, clone, and export vApps
  • Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

8 - Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
  • Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
  • Identify additional technologies that improve memory usage
  • 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

9 - vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data

  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
  • Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
  • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  • Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
  • Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
  • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication

10 - vSphere DRS

  • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Create a vSphere DRS cluster
  • View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configure virtual machine affinity, DRS groups, and VM-host affinity rules
  • Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

11 - vSphere Update Manager

  • Describe the new architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
  • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance
  • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Update Manager EAM integration
  • Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS
  • Scan and remediate hosts

12 - vSphere Troubleshooting

  • Define the scope of troubleshooting
  • Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
  • Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

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