VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V6]

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- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 2 Days
This two-day technical classroom training course is designed to help operators and administrators who create and manage virtual machines. This course provides you with a strong understanding of VMware virtual machine features in vSphere 6.0. By combining lecture and hands-on labs, this course will help you gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware virtual machines. This course is based on VMware ESXi™ 6.0 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6.0.

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  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 vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage
•  Use VMware vSphere® vApp(s)™ to bundle and manage multiple interoperating virtual machines and software applications
•  Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines
•  Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™, VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance, VMware vSphere® Data Protection™, and VMware vSphere® Replication™ to optimize the performance of your vSphere virtual environment
Intended Audience:    Technical professionals with system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using ESXi and vCenter Server
Prerequisites:    •  System administration experience on Microsoft, Linux, Solaris
•  Understanding of basic network and storage concepts
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course goals and objectives
    • Online vSphere resources
    • Location of online vSphere documentation

  2. VMware Virtualization Overview
    • Compare the components and concepts of traditional architecture and virtual architecture
    • Identify the benefits of virtual architecture
    • Describe the VMware virtualization infrastructure
    • Describe vSphere products and features
    • Describe inventory objects managed by vSphere
    • Describe the main features of vCenter Server

  3. vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client
    • Identify the differences between the VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client interfaces
    • Access, navigate, and customize vSphere Web Client
    • Use vSphere Web Client to monitor and manage vSphere objects
    • Perform searches in vSphere Web Client
    • Explain how roles and permissions can be assigned to users and user groups using vSphere Web Client

  4. Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
    • Create and manage virtual machines
    • Install a guest operating system and VMware Tools™
    • Explain how to use clones and templates to manage virtual machines
    • Explain the importance of content libraries
    • Configure virtual machines
    • Manage virtual machines using snapshots
    • Explain how raw device mapping (RDM) allows a virtual machine to directly access and use a storage device

  5. Monitor Virtual Machine Resources
    • Explain virtual machine resource monitoring concepts
    • Monitor virtual machine resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
    • Describe and monitor tasks
    • Describe, monitor, and manage events
    • Describe, monitor, manage, and acknowledge alarms

  6. Using vSphere vApp(s)
    • Describe a vApp
    • Create a vApp
    • Add objects to a vApp
    • Edit vApp settings
    • Clone a vApp
    • Manage power operations for a vApp

  7. Migrating Virtual Machines
    • Describe the types of vSphere migration
    • Explain the importance of vSphere vMotion
    • Identify and verify vSphere vMotion requirements
    • Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration
    • Perform a shared-nothing vSphere vMotion migration
    • Explain how to migrate virtual machines across virtual switches, vCenter Server systems, and long distances

  8. Using vSphere for Scalability and Business Continuity
    • Explain how vSphere DRS can be used to optimize the performance of the hosts and virtual machines in a cluster
    • Explain how vSphere HA can be used to increase the availability of your virtual machines
    • Explain how vSphere Fault Tolerance can be used for continuous availability of a virtual machine
    • Explain how vSphere Data Protection and vSphere Replication can be used to replicate backup and restore data in your virtual environment