VMware vSphere 6.5: Install, Configure, Manage

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server® . This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Delegates will learn how to

·       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

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 memory 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 vCenter 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


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Program Details
Duration 5 Days
Capacity Max 12 Persons
Training Type Classroom / Virtual Classroom

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