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VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators v6.7

This is a 2 day, instructor-led course.

This two-day training course is for operators and administrators who create and manage virtual machines. This course provides you with an understanding of VMware virtual machine features in VMware vSphere® 6.7. By combining lecture and hands-on labs, you gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware virtual machines.

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will have the skills necessary to:
•   Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
•   Describe the concepts of server, network, storage, and desktop virtualization
•   Deploy, configure, clone, and manage virtual machines
•   Use VMware vCenter Server® to monitor virtual machine resource usage
•   Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines
•   Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ and VMware vSphere® High Availability to optimize the performance of your vSphere virtual environment

Technical professionals with system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using VMware ESXi™ and vCenter Server.

•   System administration experience on Microsoft, Linux, and Solaris
•   Understanding of basic network and storage concepts

VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators v6.7

This is a 2 day, instructor-led course.

This two-day training course is for operators and administrators who create and manage virtual machines. This course provides you with an understanding of VMware virtual machine features in VMware vSphere® 6.7. By combining lecture and hands-on labs, you gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware virtual machines.

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will have the skills necessary to:
•   Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
•   Describe the concepts of server, network, storage, and desktop virtualization
•   Deploy, configure, clone, and manage virtual machines
•   Use VMware vCenter Server® to monitor virtual machine resource usage
•   Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines
•   Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ and VMware vSphere® High Availability to optimize the performance of your vSphere virtual environment

•   System administration experience on Microsoft, Linux, and Solaris
•   Understanding of basic network and storage concepts

Course Contents

Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

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

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
Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
Add data center and organizational objects to vCenter Server
Add hosts to vCenter Server
Discuss how to create custom inventory tags for inventory objects
Monitor VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
Monitor vCenter Server Appliance for service and disk space usage
Use vSphere alarms for resource exhaustion and service failures

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Describe the virtual switch connection types
Configure and view standard switch configurations, such as virtual machine port group, VMkernel port, VLAN, and security features
List the features comparison of standard and distributed switches

Virtual Storage
Describe vSphere storage technologies and datastores

Virtual Machine Management
Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
Enable guest operating system customization by vCenter Server
Upgrade a virtual machine’s hardware
Perform an instant clone of a VM
Describe virtual machine settings and options
Add a hot-pluggable device
Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
Add a raw device mapping (RDM) to a virtual machine
Perform a vSphere vMotion migration
Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration

Resource Management and Monitoring
Use the performance-tuning methodology and resource monitoring tools
Use performance charts to view and improve performance
Monitor the key factors that can affect the virtual machine’s performance: CPU, memory, disk, and network bandwidth use
Create alarms with condition-based triggers
Create alarms with event-based triggers
View and acknowledge triggered alarms

vSphere HA
Describe the options that you can configure to make your vSphere environment highly available
Discuss the response of vSphere HA when an ESXi host, a virtual machine, or an application fails

vSphere DRS
Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
Create a vSphere DRS cluster
View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

Price per delegate

£1345

Scheduled Classes

Indicia Training, Glasgow:

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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