VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

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Overview

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

This course is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Intended Audience

  • System administrators
  • System engineers

At Completion

​After completion of this course, students will be able 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 (vSphere HA) 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

Prerequisites

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Exams & Certifications

​VCP5-DCV


Materials


Course Outline

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
  • • Install and configure ESXi host settings
  • • 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

 

4. vCenter Server

  • • Describe the vCenter Server architecture
  • • Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
  • • Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • • Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
  • • Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
  • • Create custom inventory tags
  • • Describe the rules for applying permissions
  • • Create a custom role in vCenter Server
  • • Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
  • • Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
  • • Monitor vCenter Server Appliance

 

5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  • • Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping 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
  • • Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • • Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN

 

7. Virtual Machine Management

  • • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • • Create an instant clone of a virtual machine
  • • Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
  • • Add a hot-pluggable device
  • • Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
  • • Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
  • • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

 

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 machines7 Virtual Machine Management
  • • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • • Create an instant clone of a virtual machine
  • • Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
  • • Add a hot-pluggable device
  • • Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
  • • Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
  • • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • • 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 architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
  • • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
  • • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Update Manager EAM integration
  • • Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS

 

12. vSphere Troubleshooting

  • • Apply a troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency
  • • Review troubleshooting tools
  • • Find important log files
  • • Use vSphere Syslog Collector

 

 

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