VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v7.0

Price
$4,250.00

Duration
5 Days

 

Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 7 and VMware vCenter Server® 7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. This course is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Describe the software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Install and configure VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Deploy and configure VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration
  • Manage, monitor, back up, and protect vCenter Server Appliance
  • Create virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Describe the storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Configure virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
  • Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library
  • Manage virtual machine resource use
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
  • Discuss solutions for managing the vSphere life cycle
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines
  • Who Should Attend?

    System administrators, System engineers, System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

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    Course Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Agenda

    1 - COURSE INTRODUCTION

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

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

    • Explain basic virtualization concept
    • Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
    • Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
    • Recognize the user interfaces for accessing the vCenter Server system and ESXi hosts
    • Use VMware Host Client™ to access and manage ESXi host

    3 - VIRTUAL MACHINES

    • Create and remove a virtual machine
    • Provision a virtual machine with virtual devices
    • Identify the files that make up a virtual machine
    • Explain the importance of VMware Tools

    4 - VCENTER SERVER

    • Describe the vCenter Server architecture
    • Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
    • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    • Use the vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
    • Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
    • Use roles and permissions to enable users to access objects in the vCenter Server inventory
    • Back up vCenter Server Appliance
    • Monitor vCenter Server tasks, events, and appliance health
    • Use vCenter Server High Availability to protect a vCenter Server Appliance

    5 - CONFIGURING AND MANAGING VIRTUAL NETWORKS

    • Create and manage standard switches
    • Describe the virtual switch connection types
    • Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping and load-balancing policies
    • Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches

    6 - CONFIGURING AND MANAGING VIRTUAL STORAGE

    • Identify storage protocols and storage device types
    • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
    • Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Deploy virtual machines on a VMware vSAN™ datastore

    7 - VIRTUAL MACHINE MANAGEMENT

    • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library
    • Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
    • Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
    • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    • Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® Replication™

    8 - RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING

    • Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
    • Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
    • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Use various tools to monitor resource use
    • Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events

    9 - VSPHERE CLUSTERS

    • Describe options for making a vSphere environment highly available
    • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
    • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
    • Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
    • Configure a vSphere cluster using ESXi Cluster Quickstart
    • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
    • Create a vSphere DRS cluster

    10 - VSPHERE LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

    • Describe how VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ works
    • Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to update ESXi hosts in a cluster
     

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