VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training [V6.0]

VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training [V6.0]

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Course Overview:

VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training [V6.0] Hands-on

This intensive, extended-hours and hands-on VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training [V6.0] course focuses on installing, configuring, managing and mastering VMware vSphere® 6.0, including VMware ESXi™ 6.0 and VMware vCenter™ 6.0. This VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training course combines the content of our best-selling VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced scalability and performance monitoring tasks and skills needed for configuring highly available and scalable vSphere environments. You will gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs.

Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) exam.

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● If you are familiar with some aspects of this VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training [V6.0] course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training [V6.0] course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
● If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training [V6.0] course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training [V6.0] course:

• Administrators with foundational knowledge of virtualization along with experienced system administrators, systems engineers, and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office.

Related Courses:

VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training [V6.0]
VMware vSphere: Design and Deploy Fast Track Training [V6]

Prerequisites:

• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
• Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification
• Hands-on experience with vSphere

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training [V6.0] course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Describe the software-defined data center
• Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
• Describe the VMware vCenter Server™ architecture
• Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter™ Server Appliance™
• Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
• Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
• Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
• Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, VMware Virtual SAN™, and VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™
• Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
• Create a vApp
• Describe and use the content library
• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
• Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
• Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
• Use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts
• Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
• Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
• Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
• Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
• Manage role-based access to the VMware® virtual infrastructure
• Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance and large-scale deployment
• Use vSphere distributed switches to scale networking
• Use VMware vSphere ® Network I/O Control to ensure network service availability
• Use VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control to ensure storage availability
• Use policy-driven storage and VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ to scale storage
• Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI to create an ESXi image and use that image with VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi host

VMware vSphere: Install Configure Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track Training [V6.0] Course Syllabus:

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
References and resources

Software-Defined Data Center

Introduce components of the software-defined data center
Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
Install and use vSphere Client
Overview of ESXi

Creating Virtual Machines

Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
Deploy a single virtual machine

vCenter Server

Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Use vSphere Web Client
Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
Describe and modify standard switch properties
Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

Introduce storage protocols and device names
Configure ESXi with iSCSI and NFS storage
Create and manage VMFS datastores
Introduce Virtual SAN datastores
Introduce Virtual Volumes

Virtual Machine Management

Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
Create VMware vSphere® vApp(s)™
Introduce content libraries

Access and Authentication Control

Control user access through roles and permissions
Discuss ESXi host access and authentication
Integrate ESXi with Active Directory

Resource Management and Monitoring

Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
Configure and manage resource pools
Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage

vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

Explain the vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
Introduce VMware vSphere® Replication™
Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

Network Scalability

Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
Discuss distributed switch features, such as private VLANs, discovery protocols, Network I/O Control, NetFlow, and port mirroring

Host Scalability

Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together

Storage Scalability

Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Array Integration and VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™
Explain policy-driven storage
Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
Introduce vSphere Storage I/O Control
Create a datastore cluster
Configure vSphere Storage DRS

Patch Management

Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
Create patch baselines
Scan and remediate hosts

VMware Management Resources

Describe VMware vSphere® Management Assistant
Configure vSphere Management Assistant
Discuss the VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface command set
Perform command-line operations for host management, network management, storage management, and performance monitoring

Installing VMware Components

Describe vCenter Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
Introduce ESXi installation
Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)

Host and Management Scalability

Configure and manage VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management™
Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™
Use vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI to create an ESXi installation image
Use vSphere Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host

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