VMware Data Center Virtualization: Core Technical Skills

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 3 Days
This three-day, hands-on training course is an introduction to VMware vSphere®.  In this course, you acquire the skills needed to perform Day 2 operational tasks that are typically assigned to the roles of operator or junior administrator in a vSphere environment.

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:
•  Describe virtualization and virtual machines
•  Describe vSphere components and the software-defined data center (SDDC)
•  Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
•  Monitor network and datastore configurations in VMware vSphere® Client™
•  Deploy, configure, and clone virtual machines
•  Migrate, monitor, and manage virtual machines
•  Monitor tasks and events in VMware vSphere® Client™
•  Recognize how vSphere DRS and VMware vSphere® High Availability improve performance and
   availability of a vSphere cluster

Attending this course is recommended to achieve the following certification:
•  VMware Certified Technical Associate - Data Center Virtualization (VCTA-DCV)
Intended Audience:    Technical professionals with basic system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server®
Prerequisites:    This course has the following prerequisites:
•  Working knowledge of operating systems
•  Understanding of basic network, storage, and computer hardware concepts
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  Virtualization and vSphere Concepts
•  Describe how virtual machines (VMs) work
•  Recognize the purpose of a hypervisor
•  Describe how VMs share resources in a virtualized environment
•  Recognize the components of an SDDC
•  Describe the relationship between vSphere, the SDDC, and cloud computing
•  Recognize the functions of the components in a vSphere environment
•  Access and view vSphere graphical user interfaces
•  Identify VMware solutions that integrate with vSphere in the SDDC

3  Navigating the vSphere Client
•  View and organize the inventory objects managed by vCenter Server
•  Add and assign vSphere licenses
•  Change the log level of vCenter Server
•  Edit the startup policy of ESXi services
•  Describe how vCenter Server roles and permissions work
•  Add permissions to virtual machines

4  Lifecycle of Virtual Machines
•  Add and remove VM virtual hardware components
•  Identify the purpose of different VM files
•  Configure VM settings
•  Create and delete virtual machines
•  Recognize the benefits of installing VMware Tools™
•  Install VMware Tools into a guest operating system
•  Upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware compatibility

5  vSphere Networking
•  Describe virtual networking
•  Recognize ways that virtual switches connect VMs and ESXi hosts to the network
•  View components and properties of a vSphere standard switch configuration
•  View a vSphere distributed switch configuration in vSphere Client
•  Recognize when and how to use the settings for the security networking policy
•  Recognize when and how to use the settings for the traffic shaping networking policy
•  Describe how the NIC teaming and failover policy helps maintain network connectivity
•  Perform basic checks to diagnose VM connectivity issues

6  vSphere Storage
•  Describe the function of a datastore
•  Recognize types of vSphere datastores
•  View datastore information in vSphere Client
•  Monitor datastore usage in vSphere Client

7  Virtual Machine Management
•  Recognize the benefits of using VM templates
•  Create and update a VM template
•  Deploy a VM from an existing template
•  Clone a virtual machine
•  Recognize how to use guest OS customization specifications
•  Deploy VMs from a content library
•  Deploy a virtual appliance from an OVF template
•  Perform a hot and cold migrations of VMs
•  Identify requirements for using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
•  Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration
•  Identify use cases for VM snapshots
•  Create and manage snapshots of a virtual machine

8  Resource Monitoring
•  Recognize the purpose of each type of VM resource control
•  Configure the resource allocation settings of a VM
•  Observe the behavior of virtual machines with different share values
•  Manage and acknowledge vSphere alarms
•  Use performance charts to monitor VM CPU and memory usage
•  Monitor tasks and events in vSphere Client

9  vSphere Clusters
•  View information about the services that a vSphere cluster offers
•  Recognize how vSphere HA responds to different types of failures
•  Monitor vSphere HA during a host failure
•  Describe how vSphere DRS works
•  Interpret DRS scores given to VMs
•  Recognize how to apply the appropriate vSphere DRS automation and migration threshold levels
•  Describe how vSphere Fault Tolerance works
•  Recognize how Enhanced vMotion Compatibility works