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VMware vSphere: Fast Track v6.7

This is a 5 day, instructor-led course.

This five-day, intensive, extended hours course takes you from introductory to advanced VMware vSphere® management skills. Building on the installation and configuration content from our best-selling course, you will also develop advanced skills needed to manage and maintain a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will install, configure and manage vSphere 6.7. You will explore the features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size using vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7.

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

•   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 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

  • System administrators
  • System engineers

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

VMware vSphere: Fast Track v6.7

This is a 5 day, instructor-led course.

This five-day, intensive, extended hours course takes you from introductory to advanced VMware vSphere® management skills. Building on the installation and configuration content from our best-selling course, you will also develop advanced skills needed to manage and maintain a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will install, configure and manage vSphere 6.7. You will explore the features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size using vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7.

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

•   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 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

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Certifications

This course prepares you for the following certification:

•   VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV)

Course Contents

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 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

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

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

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

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™

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

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

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 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

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

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

vSphere Update Manager 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

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

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

Price per delegate

£4995

Scheduled Classes

Remote Access:

30 Nov – 04 Dec 2020
07 – 11 Dec 2020

Please complete the contact form below or call 0141 221 5676 for further course information and available dates.
Alternatively you can email us at info@indiciatraining.com

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