VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

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Course ID: C4402

Duration: 5 Days

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This course is designed to provide hands-on training for system administrators and engineers. It teaches students how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for organizations of any size, and is great foundational training for the majority of VMware technologies in the software-defined data center. It teaches students how to install, configure, and manage:

  • VMware vSphere® 6.0

  • VMware ESXi™ 6.0

  • VMware vCenter Server® 6.0

+ Who Should Attend

To attend this course, it is mandatory that students have some amount of system administration experience using either Microsoft Windows or the Linux operating systems. Typical students on this course include:

  • System administrators
  • System engineer

+ Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics 
  • Course objectives

Module 1: 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

Module 2: Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files 
  • Create and work with virtual machines

Module 3: VCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture 
  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance 
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client 
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses 
  • Explain the benefits of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

Module 4: Configuring And Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches 
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties 
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms 
  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups

Module 5: Configuring And Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce storage protocols and storage device names 
  • Discuss ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage 
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores 
  • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™

Module 6: Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines 
  • Modify and manage virtual machines 
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations 
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots 
  • Create a vApp 
  • Introduce the various types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

Module 7: Resource Management And Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts 
  • Configure and manage resource pools 
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage 
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage 
  • Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events 
  • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management

Module 8: 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 vSphere Replication 
  • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

Module 9: Host Scalability

  • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster 
  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster 
  • Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules 
  • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together

Module 10: vSphere Update Manager And Host Maintenance

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

Module 11: Installing VMware Components

  • Introduce ESXi installation 
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements 
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options 
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements 
  • Discuss installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance


+ Prerequisites

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

+ Certifications