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VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track [V6.0]

National Business Training - Computer Training

Course Summary

This intensive, extended-hours and hands-on lab training course focuses on installing, configuring, managing and mastering VMware vSphere® 6.0, including VMware ESXi™ 6.0 and VMware vCenter™ 6.0.

Course Schedule

    • This course is not currently scheduled. Call 919-595-8200 or email info@nationalbusinesstraining.com for dates or private training.
  • S - ScheduledGTR - Guaranteed to Run

Course Outline

1 – Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • References and resources

2 – Software-Defined Data Center

  • Introduce components of the software-defined data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere Client
  • Overview of ESXi

3 – Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine

4 – vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vSphere Web Client
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

5 – Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group

6 – Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce storage protocols and device names
  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Create and manage VMFS datastores
  • Introduce Virtual SAN datastores
  • Introduce Virtual Volumes

7 – Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create VMware vSphere® vApp(s)™
  • Introduce content libraries

8 – Access and Authentication Control

  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Discuss ESXi host access and authentication
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory

9 – Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage

10 – vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  • Introduce VMware vSphere® Replication™
  • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

11 – Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
  • Discuss distributed switch features, such as private VLANs, discovery protocols, Network I/O Control, NetFlow, and port mirroring

12 – Host Scalability

  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together

13 – Storage Scalability

  • Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Array Integration and VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™
  • Explain policy-driven storage
  • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
  • Introduce vSphere Storage I/O Control
  • Create a datastore cluster
  • Configure vSphere Storage DRS

14 – Patch Management

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts

15 – VMware Management Resources

  • Describe VMware vSphere® Management Assistant
  • Configure vSphere Management Assistant
  • Discuss the VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface command set
  • Perform command-line operations for host management, network management, storage management, and performance monitoring

16 – Installing VMware Components

  • Describe vCenter Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)

17 – Host & Management Scalability

  • Configure and manage VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management™
  • Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™
  • Use vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI to create an ESXi installation image
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host

 

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 VMware vCenter Server™ architecture Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter™ Server Appliance™ Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, VMware Virtual SAN™, and VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™ Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots 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 Use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts 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 basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations Manage role-based access to the VMware® virtual infrastructure Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance and large-scale deployment Use vSphere distributed switches to scale networking Use VMware vSphere ® Network I/O Control to ensure network service availability Use VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control to ensure storage availability Use policy-driven storage and VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ to scale storage Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI to create an ESXi image and use that image with VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi.

 

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