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VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.5

Duration: 5 Days
Course Price: $4,125

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

Describe the software-defined data center

Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure

Deploy an ESXi host Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™

Use a local content library as an ISO store and deploy a virtual machine

Describe vCenter Server architecture

Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client

Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches

Configure standard switch policies

Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, virtual SAN, Fibre Channel, and VMware Virtual SAN™

Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots

Create, clone, and export 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 esxtop to identify and solve performance issues

Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster architecture

Configure vSphere HA Manage vSphere HA 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

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

Describe the software-defined data center

Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure

Deploy an ESXi host Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™

Use a local content library as an ISO store and deploy a virtual machine

Describe vCenter Server architecture

Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client

Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches

Configure standard switch policies

Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, virtual SAN, Fibre Channel, and VMware Virtual SAN™

Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots

Create, clone, and export 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 esxtop to identify and solve performance issues

Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster architecture

Configure vSphere HA Manage vSphere HA 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

1 - COURSE INTRODUCTION

Introductions and course logistics Course objectives Describe the content of this course Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone Identify additional resources

2 - INTRODUCTION TO VSPHERE & THE SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATA CENTER

Describe the topology of a physical data center Explain the vSphere virtual infrastructure Define the files and components of virtual machines Describe the benefits of using virtual machines Explain the similarities and differences between physical architectures and virtual architectures Define the purpose of ESXi Define the purpose of vCenter Server Explain the software-defined data center Describe private, public, and hybrid clouds

3 - CREATING VIRTUAL MACHINES

Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files Identify the files that make up a virtual machine Discuss the latest virtual machine hardware and its features Describe virtual machine CPU, memory, disk, and network resource usage Explain the importance of VMware Tools™ Discuss PCI pass-through, Direct I/O, remote direct memory access, and NVMe Deploy and configure virtual machines and templates Identify the virtual machine disk format

4 - VCENTER SERVER

Introduce the vCenter Server architecture Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance Use vSphere Web Client Backup and restore vCenter Server Examine vCenter Server permissions and roles Explain the vSphere HA architectures and features Examine the new vSphere authentication proxy Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses Access and navigate the new vSphere clients

5 - CONFIGURING & MANAGING VIRTUAL NETWORKS

Describe, create, and manage standard switches Configure virtual switch security and loadbalancing policies Contrast and compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches Describe the virtual switch connection types Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture Use VLANs with standard switches

6 - CONFIGURING & MANAGING VIRTUAL STORAGE

Introduce storage protocols and storage device types Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5 Introduce Virtual SAN Describe guest file encryption

7 - VIRTUAL MACHINE MANAGEMENT

Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines Modify and manage virtual machines Clone a virtual machine Upgrade virtual machine hardware to version 12 Remove virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore Customize a new virtual machine using customization specification files Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations Create and manage virtual machine snapshots Create, clone, and export vApps Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

8 - RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & MONITORING

Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts Explain virtual memory reclamation techniques Describe virtual machine overcommitment and resource competition Configure and manage resource pools Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage Use various tools to monitor resource usage Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events Describe and deploy resource pools Set reservations, limits, and shares Describe expandable reservations Schedule changes to resource settings Create, clone, and export vApps Use vCenter Server performance charts and esxtop to analyze vSphere performance

9 - VSPHERE HA & VSPHERE FAULT TOLERANCE

Explain the vSphere HA architecture Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster Use vSphere HA advanced parameters Define clusterwide restart ordering capabilities Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with Virtual SAN Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines Introduce vSphere Replication Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

10 - HOST SCALABILITY

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 VMware 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

11 - VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER & HOST MAINTAINANCE

Describe the new vSphere Update Manager architecture, components, and capabilities Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi, virtual machine and vApp patching Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in Create patch baselines Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance Scan and remediate hosts

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