VMware vSphere: What's New [V6.7 to V7] – On Demand

Course Datasheet
- Format: Subscription
- Length: 30 Days
In this three-day, hands-on training course, you explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 7.0 and VMware ESXi™ 7.0. Real-world use-case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 7.  

This course is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 7 in their existing vSphere environment.

This course is also available in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) format. For more information, select this link:  VMware vSphere: What's New [V6.7 to V7].

Product Alignment
•  VMware ESXi 7.0
•  VMware vCenter Server 7.0

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Recognize the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 6.7 update releases and vSphere
•  Migrate a vCenter Server system for Windows to VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ 7.0
•  Upgrade a vCenter Server instance to vSphere 7
•  Describe vCenter Server, VMware ESXi™, storage, network, virtual machine, and security enhancements
   in vSphere 7
•  Update templates in the content library
•  Use Identity Federation to configure vCenter Server to use external identity sources
•  Use the VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage certificates
•  Use VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™ to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
•  Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to manage vSphere deployments and updates
•  Describe the cloning and migration operations on encrypted VMs
•  Describe the purpose of scalable shares and the improvements to vSphere DRS
•  Describe how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server
•  Identify new hardware device support in ESXi 7.0
•  Recognize the enhancements available with VM compatibility version 17
•  Recognize the enhancements available with VM compatibility version 18
•  Recognize the importance of containers and Kubernetes in a modern data center

Attending this course allows candidates who hold a valid VCP-DCV 2019 to upgrade to VCP-DCV 2020 without taking the certification exam.
Intended Audience:    System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures
Prerequisites:    This course requires completion of one the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
•  VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale
•  VMware vSphere: Fast Track
•  VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting

The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
•  Install and configure ESXi
•  Install vCenter Server
•  Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
•  Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
•  Create and modify a standard switch
•  Create and modify a distributed switch
•  Connect an ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
•  Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
•  Use a content library template to create a virtual machine
•  Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
•  Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
•  Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster
•  Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster
•  Use VMware vSphere® Update ManagerTM to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and

If you cannot complete these tasks, VMware recommends that you instead take the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] course.
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  Installation and Upgrade
•  Describe the new vCenter Server Appliance deployment model
•  Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0
•  Migrate a Windows vCenter Server instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0
•  Identify enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
•  Upgrade an ESXi host to version 7.0

3  Management Enhancements
•  Recognize how to create and apply vCenter Server profiles
•  Identify the scaling and performance improvements for vCenter Server Appliance
•  Describe the support provided for dynamic DNS
•  Recognize how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server
•  Identify enhancements to the vCenter Server file-based backup
•  Identify enhancements to tools provided by the vSphere Client Developer Center
•  Describe prefix-based MAC address allocation
•  Identify VMware NSX-T™ logical switches and their properties in the vSphere Client
•  Use virtual distributed port groups to connect to NSX-T Data Center logical switches
•  Use vSphere Bitfusion to support artificial intelligence and machine learning based workloads
•  Describe version control and management of VM templates in Content Library
•  Perform a VM template in-place update in Content Library
•  Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
•  Configure identity federation
•  Manage certificates using the vSphere Client
•  Explain the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline™

4  ESXi Enhancements
•  Recognize the enhancements made to ESXi security
•  Identify hardware support updates in ESXi 7.0
•  Describe the support for AMD SEV-ES in vSphere 7
•  Recognize layout changes in the ESXi 7.0 system storage partitions
•  Describe the enhancements made to ESXi timekeeping options in vSphere 7
•  Describe the enhancement to vSphere vMotion in vSphere 7

5  VM Enhancements
•  Identify the characteristics of VM compatibility level for ESXi 7.0
•  Describe the support provided for new virtual devices in vSphere 7
•  Recognize improvements to guest customization
•  Migrate VMs with attached devices

6  Storage Enhancements
•  Describe the enhancements to NVMe support
•  Describe the enhancements to VMware Pluggable Storage Architecture
•  Describe the purpose of the High-Performance Plug-in
•  Describe the support for iSER in vSphere 7
•  Describe support for iSER in vSphere 7
•  Identify VMware vSAN™ enhancements for vSphere 7

7  Security Enhancements
•  Describe the enhancements to cloning, migration, and encryption operations
•  Identify the enhancements to the VM encryption architecture in vSphere 7
•  Recognize new VM encryption events and alarms
•  Describe the benefits and use cases of VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™
•  Explain the general architecture of vSphere Trust Authority
•  Configure vSphere Trust Authority

8  Cluster Enhancements
•  Recognize how to configure clusters using the vSphere Cluster Quickstart workflow
•  Recognize improvements to vSphere DRS
•  Identify improvements to vSphere ESX Agent Manager
•  Describe scalable shares
•  Configure VMware vSphere® DirectPath I/O™

9  vSphere Lifecycle Management
•  Describe features of vCenter Server Update Planner
•  Run vCenter Server upgrade prechecks and interoperability reports
•  Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager
•  Compare vSphere Lifecycle Manager to vSphere Update Manager
•  Identify the components of an ESXi image
•  Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager and NSX-T Data Center integration
•  Define a cluster image and update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager

10  Introduction to VMware vSphere® with Tanzu
•  Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
•  Identify the parts of a container system
•  Recognize the steps in a basic Docker workflow
•  Explain the importance of Kubernetes
•  Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes
•  Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow
•  Identify the capabilities and benefits of vSphere with Tanzu
•  Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service