VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.5 to V6] - On Demand

- Format: Subscription
- Length: 30 Days
VMware vSphere: What’s New is a hands-on training course that explores the newest features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server™ 6 and VMware ESXi™ 6. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lecture material teach the skills you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 6. This class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6 into their existing vSphere environment.

Students who complete this course will be prepared for more advanced vSphere 6 courses, available at www.vmware.com/education.

This course is also available in an ILT format. For more information, select this link: VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.5 to V6].

Objectives:    •  Discuss the key enhancements made to vSphere 6
•  Determine when to apply increased maximum configuration allowances in vSphere 6
•  Configure new ESXi security and account management features
•  Apply vSphere 6 upgrade and deployment processes to ESXi and vCenter Server
•  Determine when to deploy the different VMware Platform Services Controller™ models
•  Discuss the differences between VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client in the
   vSphere 6 release
•  Upgrade virtual machines to virtual hardware version 11
•  Apply the uses and benefits of VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™
•  Configure storage policies
•  Create and use virtual volumes
•  Allocate network resources by using VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control
•  Migrate running virtual machines between vCenter Server instances by using VMware vSphere® vMotion®
   and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
•  Discuss the key enhancements made to VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
Intended Audience:    vSphere administrators, systems engineers and operators who have attended vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V5.x or have the equivalent experience.
Prerequisites:    vSphere 5.5 knowledge equivalent to attending vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x] and system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course goals and objectives
    • Online vSphere resources
    • Location of online vSphere documentation

  2. Introduction to vSphere 6
    • Discuss vSphere 6 feature enhancements
    • Describe how vRealize Operations Manager is used to manage the software-defined data center

  3. Install and Upgrade
    • Discuss the differences between vSphere 5.5 and vSphere 6 installation process.
    • Confirm the system requirements for each component of vSphere 6
    • Determine which vCenter Server deployment mode is required.
    • Discuss the vSphere 6 upgrade process
    • Discuss vSphere 6 installation media
    • Determine the correct database option for various deployment scenarios of vSphere 6

  4. Compute Enhancements
    • Discuss the enhancements to vSphere 6 scalability and performance
    • Discuss the additional features to support hot-plug and SMART solid-state drives
    • Discuss the improvements to lockdown settings
    • Discuss how virtual hardware 11 extends virtual machine resource configurations
    • Discuss how hot-add memory is distributed across NUMA nodes in vSphere 6

  5. Management Enhancements
    • Discuss VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™ authentication process
    • Discuss new features of vSphere 6 Certificate Authority
    • Discuss certificate-based guest authorization
    • Discuss how ESXi hosts and vCenter Server communicate securely over SSL
    • Describe changes for ESXi certificate replacement
    • Discuss upgrading the vSphere License Service
    • License ESXi 6 and vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client

  6. Storage Enhancements
    • Discuss VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™
    • Configure storage-based policies
    • Discuss share reservations and file locking
    • Discuss the benefits and effects of NFS 4.1 with vSphere.
    • Discuss Kerberos and Remote Procedure Call (RPC) header authentication

  7. Network Enhancements
    • Work with Network I/O Control
    • Upgrade Network I/O Control to version 3
    • Enable network resource management on a vSphere distributed switch
    • Configure bandwidth allocation for system and virtual machine traffic based on shares, reservations, and limits
    • Discuss how IPv6 is supported in the vSphere 6 release

  8. Availability Enhancements
    • Discuss enhancements made to vSphere vMotion
    • Migrate virtual machine across vCenter Server instances by using vSphere vMotion
    • Discuss the multiprocessor fault tolerance features and symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) capabilities in vSphere 6
    • Discuss the benefits of VMware vCloud® Air™
    • Describe how vCloud Air integrates with vSphere 6