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VMware vSphere: Fast Track 6.5

Description

This 5 day course features intensive, hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, managing,a nd troubleshooting VMware Sphere 6.5. It also 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 other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center. 

This course in intended for: 

  • System Adminstrators
  • System engineers

 

At the completion of this course you will be able 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 ESXo host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client and VMware vSphere Web Client
  • Troubleshoot vSphere environments with VMware VSphere Management Assistant and command-line commands
  • Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Configure standard switch policies
  • Troubleshoot virtual networks
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage; VMware vSphere VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM
  • Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create, clone, and deploy a vApp
  • Describe and use the content library
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
  • Troubleshoot machines
  • Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
  • Troubleshoot vSphere storage
  • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Use esxtop to identify and solve performance issues
  • Troubleshoot ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  • Discuss the VMware Vsphere High Availability cluster architecture
  • Configure vSphere HA
  • Manage vSphere HA and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance 
  • Troubleshoot vSphere HA 
  • 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
  • Troubleshoot vSphere DRS clusters
  • Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and perfomr basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations

 

Certification Exams once course is completed:

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

Prerequisites

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems 

Curriculum

Module 1: 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 Eduation Learning Zone 
  • Identify additional resources 

 

Module 2: Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe the topology of a physicial 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 hybred clouds

 

Module 3: 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
  • Indetify the virtual machine disk format

 

Module 4: vCenter Server 

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vSphere Web Client
  • Back up 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 nw vSphere clients 

 

Module 5: Troubleshooting vSphere

  • Use command-line commands with vSphere
  • Use vSphere Management Assistant 
  • Describe the troubleshooting methodolgy for vSphere
  • Identify the location of vSphere log files

 

Module 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  • Configure virtual switch security and loadbalancing policies
  • Compare and contrast vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
  • Describe the virtual switch connection types 
  • Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture 
  • Use VLANs with standard switches
  • Troubleshoot networks

 

Module 7: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage 

  • Identify storage protocols and storage device
  • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage 
  • Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Describe the new features of VMFS6.5
  • Describe guest file encryption
  • Describe storage connectivity and configuration 
  • Describe storage mulitpathing 
  • Discuss the use of vSAN and VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes  

 

Module 8: 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 13
  • Remove virtual machines from teh vCenter Server inventory and datastore
  • Customize a new 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 
  • Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them 

 

Module 9: Resource Management and Monitoring 

  • Explain virtual CPU and Memory concepts 
  • Explain virtual memory reclaimation 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 perfomrance charts and esxtop to analyze vSphere performance 
  • Troubleshoot vCenter Server and ESXi hosts 

 

Module 10: 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
  • Define clusterwide restart ordering capabilities 
  • Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
  • Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networksand datastore heartbeats
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  • Support vSphere vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
  • Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere 
  • Fault Tolerance virtual machines 
  • Introdue vSphere Replication 
  • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data
  • Troubleshoot vSphere HA

 

Module 11: vSphere DRS 

  • Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Work with afinity and anti-affinity rules
  • Describe the new capabilities for what-if analysis and Predictive DRS
  • Describe 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
  • Troubleshoot vSphere DRS

 

Module 12: vSphere Update Manager

  • Describe the new vSphere Update Manager  architecture, components, and capabilities 
  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
  • Install vSphere Update Manager and teh vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance 
  • Scan and remediate hosts 

 

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