VMware vSphere V6.7: Install, Configure, Manage


This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.7, including VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organisation of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

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Note: This course is based on beta software.

Target Audience

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers

Technical pre-requisites:

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Add ESXi hosts to a VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ instance
  • Manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use a local content library as an ISO store, and deploy a virtual machine
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Configure standard switch policies
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM
  • Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN™
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Migrate virtual machine storage with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Monitor resource usage, and manage resource pools
  • Discuss the 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
  • Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency.

Course Content:

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

£ 3,095.00 ex.vat

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Course Duration 5 Days
Location Various