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VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track [V6.5]

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National Business Training - Computer Training

Course Summary

This course takes you from introductory to advanced VMware vSphere management skills. Building on the installation & configuration content, you will also develop advanced skills needed to manage & maintain a highly available virtual infrastructure.

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 – CONFIGURING AND MANAGING VIRTUAL NETWORKS
◾Describe, create, and manage standard switches
◾Configure virtual switch security and loadbalancing 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 VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores
◾Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5
◾Introduce 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 12
◾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
◾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 over commitment 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, VSPHERE FAULT TOLERANCE, AND PROTECTING DATA
◾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
◾Describe the high availability options for vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller™
◾Describe and use VMware vCenter Server® High Availability

10 – 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 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
◾Explain how Proactive DRS enhances virtual machine availability

11 – VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER
◾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

12 – NETWORK SCALABILITY
◾Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
◾Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

13 – STORAGE SCALABILITY
◾Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Array Integration and VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™
◾Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
◾Configure vSphere Storage DRS and vSphere Storage I/O Control

14 – NETWORK SCALABILITY
◾Configure vSphere to encrypt virtual machines, core dumps, and vSphere vMotion migrations

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
  • Describe the vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Back up and restore vCenter Server
  • Deploy vCenter Server Appliance to be highly available
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage the vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of storage
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server
  • Create a vApp Describe and 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
  • Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability 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 upgrades
  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
  • Configure and use virtual machine storage policies Configure VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  • Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™

Target Audience

System administrators and systems engineers.

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