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VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V6.7]

Summary:  
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 2 Days
Overview:
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.

Product Alignment
•  ESXi 6.7
•  vCenter Server 6.7

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 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
 
Intended Audience:    Technical professionals with system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using VMware ESXi™ and vCenter Server.
 
Prerequisites:    This course has the following prerequisites:
•  System administration experience on Microsoft, Linux, and Solaris
•  Understanding of basic network and storage concepts
 
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  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

3  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

4  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

5  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

6  Virtual Storage
•  Describe vSphere storage technologies and datastores

7  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

8  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

9  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

10  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