VMware vSphere: Practitioner Workshop [V6.7]

Classroom Schedule
Live Online Schedule
vFlex-ILT Schedule
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 3 Days
In this three-day workshop, students perform various tasks that a system administrator performs on a regular basis.  These tasks include updating and upgrading an existing basic VMware vSphere® environment and troubleshooting common problems. Students apply the concepts learned during the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course while they increase their skill and competence.

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:
•  Explore VMware vSphere® Distributed SwitchTM configuration options
•  Construct a vSphere Distributed Switch for VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VM Traffic
•  Discuss vSphere storage concepts
•  Differentiate between VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores
•  Construct an iSCSI VMkernel Interface on a vSphere Distributed Switch
•  Create VMFS datastores
•  Describe the architecture and requirements of vSAN configuration
•  Explain how to create and use vSAN disk groups and storage policies
•  Discuss vSphere vMotion migration workflow
•  Discuss VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® migration workflow
•  Complete virtual machine storage migrations
•  Automate virtual machine migrations using VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource SchedulerTM
•  Configure vSphere DRS groups and rules
•  Discuss VMware vCenter Server® migration paths
•  Complete a migration of Windows vCenter Server to VMware vCenter® Server ApplianceTM
•  Discuss VMware vSphere® Update ManagerTM concepts
•  Perform VMware ESXiTM hosts upgrades using vSphere Update Manager
•  Employ host profiles to configure an ESXi host
•  Configure VMware vSphere® High Availability
•  Demonstrate the ESXi Cluster Quickstart feature
•  Create a content library
•  Create a virtual machine template
•  Create customization specifications
•  Deploy a virtual machine from a template in the content library
•  Clone virtual machines
•  Configure vCenter Server Appliance backup
•  Restore a vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
•  Forward vCenter Server Appliance log files to Remote Syslog Server
•  Configure VMware vCenter Server® High Availability
Intended Audience:    System administrators and engineers, with beginner to intermediate knowledge of vSphere, who want to gain proficiency in the management of the vSphere lifecycle
Prerequisites:    Completion of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Overview of modules and course objectives

2  vSphere Networking
•  Describe vSphere Distributed Switch architecture
•  Create and configure a vSphere Distributed Switch for virtual machine and vMotion traffic
•  Migrate vSphere networking interfaces to a vSphere Distributed Switch

3  vSphere Storage
•  Identify storage protocols and iSCSI storage components
•  Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
•  Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI
•  Describe vSAN disk groups and storage policies

4  vSphere vMotion
•  Perform vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
•  Use vSphere DRS clusters to improve host scalability
•  View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
•  Configure DRS groups and rules

5  vSphere Upgrade
•  Discus vCenter Server migration paths and steps
•  Migrate and upgrade vCenter Server for Windows to vCenter Server Appliance
•  Describe the architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
•  Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the update of ESXi hosts

6  vSphere Cluster Operations
•  Add ESXi hosts to vCenter Server
•  Describe and use host profiles
•  Customize ESXi host configuration
•  Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
•  Create and customize a cluster using the Quickstart workflow
•  Configure VMware vSAN™ in a cluster

7  Virtual Machine Management
•  Define and use content libraries
•  Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
•  Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine

8  Native Features of vCenter Server Appliance
•  Access and configure the vCenter Server Appliance management interface
•  Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
•  Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
•  Configure vCenter Server High Availability