VMware vSphere: Fast Track Training [V6.5]

VMware vSphere: Fast Track Training [V6.5]

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Course Overview:

VMware vSphere: Fast Track Training [V6.5] Course with Lectures and Hands-on Labs

This intensive, extended-hours VMware vSphere: Fast Track Training [V6.5] course combines instructor training with hands-on labs to focus on how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot VMware vSphere® 6, including VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This VMware vSphere: Fast Track Training v6 course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with troubleshooting skills needed for maintaining highly available and scalable vSphere environments. Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. Completion of this VMware vSphere: Fast Track Training v6 course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) exam.

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• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the VMware vSphere: Fast Track Training 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: Fast Track Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware vSphere: Fast Track Training [V6.5] course:

• New and 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: Optimize and Scale Training [V6]
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage 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

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this VMware vSphere: Fast Track Training [V6.5] course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
• Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter™ Server Appliance™
• Configure and manage the vSphere infrastructure with the VMware vSphere® Client™ and the VMware vSphere® Web Client
• Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
• Describe and use a content library
• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
• Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
• 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 vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
• Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches
• Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, vCenter Server, virtual networking, virtual storage, and othervSphere operations

VMware vSphere: Fast Track Training [V6.5] – Course Syllabus:

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Software-Defined Data Center

Introduce virtualization and vSphere components
Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
Install and use vSphere user interfaces
Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings

Creating Virtual Machines

Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
Deploy a single virtual machine
Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
Describe how to import an OVF template

VMware vCenter Server

Introduce vCenter Server architecture
Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Use the vSphere Web Client
Configure VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™ and VMware Platform Services Controller™
Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Troubleshooting vSphere

Use a structured approach to troubleshoot issues in vSphere
Discuss options for running vSphere commands
Locate and use important vSphere log files

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
Describe, create, and manage a distributed switch
Troubleshoot virtual networking

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

Introduce storage protocols and device names
Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
Create and manage vSphere VMFS datastores
Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™ datastores
Troubleshoot virtual storage

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™
Describe the types of content libraries
Troubleshoot virtual machines and snapshots

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
Use vRealize Operations Manager to manage a software-defined data center
Troubleshoot ESXi and vCenter Server

vSphere HA and vSphere FT

Explain the vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
Enable vSphere FT on a virtual machine
Describe vSphere Replication and vSphere Data Protection
Troubleshoot vSphere HA

Host Scalability with vSphere DRS

Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
Create a vSphere DRS cluster
View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
Troubleshoot vSphere DRS clusters

vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

Describe, install, and configure vSphere Update Manager
Describe and use host profiles
Use baselines and remediate ESXi hosts
Perform patch management

Installing vSphere Components

Describe how to install ESXi interactively
Identify the basic requirements for an ESXi host to boot from SAN
Identify system requirements to install vCenter Server
Install vCenter Server on a supported Windows system

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