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VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.5]

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National Business Training - Computer Training

Course Summary

This course features intensive, hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting VMware vSphere® 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server 6.5.

Course Schedule

    • This course is not currently scheduled. Call 919-595-8200 or email info@nationalbusinesstraining.com for dates or private training.
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Course Outline

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
◾Back up 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 – TROUBLESHOOTING VSPHERE
◾Use command-line commands with vSphere
◾Use vSphere Management Assistant
◾Describe the troubleshooting methodology for vSphere
◾Identify the location of vSphere log files

6 – CONFIGURING AND MANAGING VIRTUAL NETWORKS
◾Describe, create, and manage standard switches
◾Configure virtual switch security and loadbalancing policies
◾Compare and contrast vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
◾Describe the virtual switch connection types
◾Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture
◾Use VLANs with standard switches
◾Troubleshoot networks

7 – 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 VMFS and NFS datastores
◾Describe the new features of VMFS6.5
◾Describe guest file encryption
◾Describe storage connectivity and configuration
◾Describe storage multipathing
◾Discuss the use of vSAN and VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™

8 – 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 13
◾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
◾Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

9 – RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING
◾Explain 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
◾Troubleshoot vCenter Server and ESXi hosts

10 – 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
◾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 vSAN
◾Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
◾Introduce vSphere Replication
◾Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data
◾Troubleshoot vSphere HA

11 – VSPHERE DRS
◾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 Predictive DRS
◾Describe 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
◾Troubleshoot vSphere DRS

12 – VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER
◾Describe the new vSphere Update Manager architecture, components, and capabilities
◾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
◾Scan and remediate hosts

 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Explain the 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
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Troubleshoot vSphere environments with VMware vSphere® Management Assistant and command-line commands
  • Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Configure standard switch policies
  • Troubleshoot virtual networks
  • 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
  • Create, clone, and deploy a vApp
  • Describe and use the content library
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Troubleshoot virtual machines Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
  • Troubleshoot vSphere storage
  • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Use esxtop to identify and solve performance issues
  • Troubleshoot ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  • Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster architecture
  • Configure vSphere HA Manage vSphere HA and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Troubleshoot vSphere HA

Target Audience

System administrators and systems engineers.

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