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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6]

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- Formats: Classroom, Lab, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
Overview:
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size and forms the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

This course meets the prerequisite for advanced vSphere courses, which can be found at www.vmware.com/education.

This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] - On Demand.

Objectives:    •  Describe the software-defined data center
•  Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
•  Describe vCenter Server architecture
•  Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server™ Appliance™
•  Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
•  Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere®
   Web Client
•  Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
•  Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, virtual SAN,
   and Virtual Volumes  
•  Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
•  Create 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 VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™ to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts  
•  Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability 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 vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
•  Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi
   hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
 
Intended Audience:    •  System administrators
•  Systems engineers
 
Prerequisites:    •  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for
   VCA-DCV certification
 
Outline:   
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
    • References and resources

  2. Software-Defined Data Center
    • Introduce components of the software-defined data center
    • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
    • Install and use vSphere Client
    • Overview of ESXi

  3. Creating Virtual Machines
    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Create and work with virtual machines and templates

  4. vCenter Server
    • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
    • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    • Use vSphere Web Client
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

  5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
    • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
    • Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
    • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups

  6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
    • Introduce storage protocols and storage device types
    • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI and NFS storage
    • Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
    • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™
    • Introduce Virtual Volumes

  7. Virtual Machine Management
    • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    • Create vApps
    • Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

  8. Resource Management and Monitoring
    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • 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
    • Identify and troubleshoot virtual machine resource issues
    • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management

  9. vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
    • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
    • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
    • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
    • Introduce vSphere Replication
    • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

  10. 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
    • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity

  11. vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
    • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi 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

  12. Installing vSphere Components
    • Install ESXi
    • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
    • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
    • Discuss installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance
    • Demonstrate vCenter Server installation