VMware vSphere 6.5 Install Configure Manage

5 Days

Description

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server 6.5. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most otherVMware technologies in the software-defined data center.  

Audience: 

  • System administrators
  • System engineer

Objectives:

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

  • Describe the software-defined data center. 
  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure. 
  • Deploy an ESXi host. 
  • Deploy VMware 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 vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web 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, virtual SAN, Fibre Channel, and VMware Virtual SAN. 
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots.   
  • Create, clone, and export 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 esxtop to identify and solve performance issues .
  • Discuss the VMware vSphere High Availability 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.   
  • Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
November 27, 2017

$4,125.00
5 Days    10:00am EST - 6:00pm EST
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Course Overview

  • 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. 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.
  • 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. emory access, and NVMe.
    • Deploy and configure virtual machines and templates.
    • Identify the virtual machine disk format. vCenter Server:
    • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture.
    • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance.
    • Use vSphere Web Client. Backup and restore vCenter Server.
    • Examine vCenter Server permissions and roles.
    • Explain the vSphere HA architectures and features.
    • Examine the new vSphere authentication proxy.
    • Manage Center Server inventory objects and licenses.
    • Access and navigate the new vSphere clients.
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks.
    • Describe, create, and manage standard switches.
    • Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing 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.
    • 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 VMFS and NFS datastores.
    • Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5. Introduce Virtual SAN.
    • Describe guest file encryption.
  • 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.
    • Customize a new virtual machine using customization specification files.
    • 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.
  • Resource Management and Monitoring.
    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts.
    • Explain virtual memory reclamation techniques.
    • Describe virtual machine overcommitment 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.
  • vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance.
    • 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 Virtual SAN.
    • Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines.
    • Introduce vSphere Replication.
    • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data.
  • Host Scalability:
    • 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.
  • vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance:
    • 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.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
November 27, 2017

$4,125.00
5 Days    10:00am EST - 6:00pm EST
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
November 27, 2017

$4,125.00
5 Days    10:00am EST - 6:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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