VMware vSphere: Advanced Administration Workshop [V7]

Classroom Schedule
Live Online Schedule
vFlex-ILT Schedule
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
This five-day course provides hands-on training to equip students with a range of skills, from performing routine VMware vSphere® 7 administrative tasks to complex vSphere operations and configurations. Through lab-based activities, students are immersed in real-life situations faced by VMBeans, a fictitious company.  These situations expose students to real-life scenarios faced by companies that are building and scaling their virtual infrastructure.
Approximately 90% of the class is application-focused and taught through labs.  The course aligns fully with the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Virtualization Deploy exam objectives.

Product Alignment
•  VMware ESXi 7
•  VMware vCenter Server 7

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Configure and manage complex storage solutions in a vSphere environment (including NFS, iSCSI, and so
•  Configure and manage complex, scalable vSphere networking operations (vSphere Standard Switch and
   Distributed Switches)
•  Deploy, manage, and optimize virtual machines (advanced configuration, content library, latency-sensitive
   workloads, and more)
•  Manage business continuity and operations in your vSphere environment (VMware vCenter® Server
   Appliance™ file-based backup, VMware vCenter Server® profiles, host profiles, and so on)
•  Plan and implement increased vSphere security (use a Key Provider, VM Encryption, CPU scheduler
   remediations, and so on)
•  Troubleshoot the vSphere environment
•  Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to upgrade to VMware ESXi™ hosts and virtual machines
   (VUM, image-based clusters, and so on)
•  Implement vSphere cluster solutions (Cluster QuickStart wizard, VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource
   Scheduler™, VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSAN™, and so on)
•  Implement resource optimizations to streamline vSphere deployments
•  Create an advanced configuration of vCenter Server (including an identity source)
Intended Audience:    •  System administrators
•  System engineer
Prerequisites:    This course requires the following prerequisites:
•  Completion of VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7] course
•  VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification
•  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
•  Introduction to fictitious company: VMBeans

2  Configure and Manage Your vSphere Environment
•  Perform various vCenter Server configurations
•  Configure an external identity source
•  Configure virtual networking with advanced options
•  Configure and manage advanced storage configurations
•  Configure vSphere clusters (also using Cluster QuickStart)

3  Management and Operations in Your Data Center
•  Collect vSphere log files
•  Configure vCenter Server file-based backup
•  Working with vCenter Server profiles
•  Configure and manage advanced cluster settings
•  Create and configure advanced host options
•  Create and manage host profiles
•  Manage and remediate clusters using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
•  Create and configure a Content Library
•  Update a managed virtual machine template
•  Configure a central VMware ToolsTM installation repository
•  Manage vSphere roles and permissions

4  Troubleshoot Your Data Center Environment
•  Troubleshoot vSphere configuration issues
•  Troubleshoot resource pool configuration issues
•  Troubleshoot network and storage issues
•  Troubleshoot ESXi host issues
•  Troubleshoot vCenter Server resource issues

5  Increasing Security in Your Data Center
•  Create and manage a Key Management solution
•  Create an encrypted virtual machine
•  Configure CPU scheduler options to achieve security remediations

6  Performance and Optimization in Your Data Center
•  Manage advanced virtual machine configurations
•  Identify and implement vSphere resource optimization opportunities