VMware vSphere: Fast Track [6.7]

Description

Duration: 5 Days

During this five-day boot camp, students are introduced to VMware vSphere management skills. Of the five days, students will be led through the needed installation and configuration content needed to mage and maintain a highly available and salable virtual infrastructure. Students will install, configure and manage vSphere 6.7.

 

At the completion of this boot camp, student will be able to:

  • Install and configure ESXi hosts
  • Deploy and configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use VMware Host Client, VMware vSphere Web Client, and VMware vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration
  • Create virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Describe the storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Configure virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere VMFS datastores
  • Use vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a content library for deploying virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machine resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion and VMware vSphere Storage vMotion.
  • Describe the methods for protecting and recovering virtual machine data
  • Create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled that is enabled with VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Create virtual networks with VMware vSphere Distributed Switch and enable distributed switch features
  • Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines
  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Describe how vSphere storage APIs help storage systems integrate with vSphere
  • Configure and use virtual machine storage policies
  • Configure VMware vSphere Storage I/O Control and VMware vSphere Storage DRS
  • Encrypt virtual machines for additional security

 

This course is intended for:

  • System Administrators
  • System Engineers

 

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students have Previous knowledge or experience in:

  • System administration on Microsoft Windows
  • Linux Operating systems

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Code Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Code Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.

Methods

  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Curriculum

Module 1: 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

 

Module 2: 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

 

Module 3: 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

 

Module 4: 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

 

Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Identify storage protocols and storage device types
  • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel Storage
  • Create and mange VMware vSphere VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN

 

Module 6: 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

 

Module 7: 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

 

Module 8: vSphere HA, vSphere fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data

  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure and mange 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 machines
  • Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
  • Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
  • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication

 

Module 9: 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

 

Module 10: Network Scalability

  • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Explain distributed features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow
  • Configuring port mirroring on a distributed switch

 

Module 11: vSphere Update Manger and Host Maintenance

  • 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
  • Describe and use host profiles
  • Module 12: Storage Scalability
  • Explain VMware vSphere Storage APIs- Array Integration, VMware vSphere API for Storage Awareness, and vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
  • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
  • Configure vSphere Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control

 

Module 13: Securing Virtual Machines

  • Set up encryption in your vSphere environment
  • Encrypt virtual machines
  • Encrypt core dumps
  • Enable encrypted vSphere vMotion
  • Describe support for virtual machine security features, such as UEFI secure boot, vTPM, and virtualization-based security