VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5]

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5]

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Course Overview:

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] – Hands-on

This five-day intensive, extended-hours VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] course focuses on installing, configuring, managing, and mastering VMware vSphere® 6.5, including VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.5. This VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.6. You will learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] course:

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

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] course are:

● 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

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

● Describe the vCenter Server architecture
● Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
● Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
● Configure and manage the 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, 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
● Describe the vSAN architecture
● Identify vSAN features and use cases
● Configure vSAN networking components
● Configure a vSAN cluster
● Deploy virtual machines on a vSAN datastore
● Configure virtual machine storage policies
● Perform ongoing vSAN management tasks
● Outline the tasks for upgrading to vSAN 6.6
● Configure vSAN encryption
● Control vSAN resynchronization tasks
● Create and manage nested fault domains
● Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
● Configure a stretched cluster and observe failover scenarios
● Describe vSAN interoperability with vSphere and other products
● Plan and design a vSAN cluster

Certifications This course prepares you for the following certification:

● VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] – Course Syllabus:

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] – Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Identify additional resources

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] – 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 and vCenter Server

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] – Creating Virtual Machines

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

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] – 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 standard switches
Describe and modify standard switches 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 volumes

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training [v6.5] – 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 vSphere vApps
Introduce content libraries

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. and Protecting Data

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 vSphere Replication
Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

vSphere DRS

Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster
Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
Describe the new capabilities for what-if analysis and proactive vSphere DRS
Highlight the evolution of vSphere DRS using predictive data from vRealize Operations Manager
Perform preemptive actions to prepare for CPU or memory changes
Describe the vCenter Server embedded vSphere Update Manager, VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI, and VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy capabilities
Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity

vSphere Update Manager

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

Storage Fundamentals

Define common storage technologies
Identify characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
Identify and explain various types of storage architectures
Identify SAN performance factors

Introduction to vSAN

Describe the vSAN architecture and components
Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN

vSAN Configuration

Identify physical network configuration requirements
Configure vSAN networking
Configure a vSAN cluster
Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality

vSAN Policies and Virtual Machines

Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
Discuss the vsanSparse snapshot format
Explain the considerations for vsanSparse snapshots

Managing and Operating vSAN

Manage hardware storage devices
Manage hardware device failures
Identify vCenter Server alarms for vSAN events
Configure fault domains
Upgrade to vSAN 6.6
Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters
Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
Create a stretched cluster using a two-node configuration
Configure vSphere HA and vSphere DRS for a stretched cluster
Demonstrate stretched cluster failover scenarios

Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN

Use vSphere Web Client to detect problems
Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
Monitor vSAN with vRealize Operations Manager
Use ESXi commands to monitor the vSAN environment
Monitor vSAN with Ruby vSphere Console and vSAN Observer

Interoperability with vSphere Features

Identify vSphere features and VMware products that interoperate with vSAN
Describe how vSAN interoperates with third-party products and solutions

Designing a vSAN Deployment

Discuss vSAN design considerations
Plan and design vSAN clusters
Identify the design and sizing tools for vSAN
Describe vSAN use cases

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus vSAN Fast Track Training – LABS

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