ExpiredVMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.0

Lorie Gregorchuk

  • March 27, 2017 - March 31, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • February 6, 2017 - February 10, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course Delivery: Online Live                                                                         Course Length: 5 days

Overview: This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

Prerequisites: Before attending this course, students must have:

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification

Target Audience:

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe the software-defined data center
    • Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
    • Describe 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
    • 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 vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
    • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches
    • Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations

Course Outline:

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics

Course objectives

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

Creating Virtual Machines

Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files

Create and work with virtual machines

vCenter Server

Introduce the vCenter Server architecture

Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance

Install and use vSphere Web Client

Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Explain the benefits of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

Describe, create, and manage standard switches

Describe and modify standard switch properties

Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

Introduce storage protocols and storage device names

Discuss ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage

Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores

Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™

Virtual Machine Management

Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines

Modify and manage virtual machines

Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

Create a vApp

Introduce the various types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

Resource Management and Monitoring

Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts

Configure and manage resource pools

Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage

Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage

Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events

Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management

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 vSphere Replication

Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

Host Scalability

Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster

Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster

Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules

Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together

vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching

Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in

Create patch baselines

Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance

Scan and remediate hosts

Installing VMware Components

Introduce ESXi installation

Describe boot-from-SAN requirements

Introduce vCenter Server deployment options

Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements

Discuss installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance


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