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VMware Data Center Virtualization: Core Technical Skills

  • Tuition USD $3,400
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4762 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-DCVCTS
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This three-day, hands-on training course is an introduction to VMware vSphere®. In this course, you acquire the skills needed to perform Day 2 operational tasks that are typically assigned to the roles of operator or junior administrator in a vSphere environment.

  • Product Alignment: VMware ESXi 7.0, VMware vCenter Server 7.0
  • Attending this course is recommended to achieve the following certification: VMware Certified Technical Associate - Data Center Virtualization (VCTA-DCV)

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe virtualization and virtual machines
  • Describe vSphere components and the software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
  • Monitor network and datastore configurations in VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Deploy, configure, and clone virtual machines
  • Migrate, monitor, and manage virtual machines
  • Monitor tasks and events in VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Recognize how vSphere DRS and VMware vSphere® High Availability improve performance and availability of a vSphere cluster

Who Can Benefit

Technical professionals with basic system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server®

Prerequisites

This course has the following prerequisites:

  • Working knowledge of operating systems
  • Understanding of basic network, storage, and computer hardware concepts

Course Details

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Virtualization and vSphere Concepts

  • Describe how virtual machines (VMs) work
  • Recognize the purpose of a hypervisor
  • Describe how VMs share resources in a virtualized environment
  • Recognize the components of an SDDC
  • Describe the relationship between vSphere, the SDDC, and cloud computing
  • Recognize the functions of the components in a vSphere environment
  • Access and view vSphere graphical user interfaces
  • Identify VMware solutions that integrate with vSphere in the SDDC

Navigating the vSphere Client

  • View and organize the inventory objects managed by vCenter Server
  • Add and assign vSphere licenses
  • Change the log level of vCenter Server
  • Edit the startup policy of ESXi services
  • Describe how vCenter Server roles and permissions work
  • Add permissions to virtual machines

Lifecycle of Virtual Machines

  • Add and remove VM virtual hardware components
  • Identify the purpose of different VM files
  • Configure VM settings
  • Create and delete virtual machines
  • Recognize the benefits of installing VMware Tools™
  • Install VMware Tools into a guest operating system
  • Upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware compatibility

vSphere Networking

  • Describe virtual networking
  • Recognize ways that virtual switches connect VMs and ESXi hosts to the network
  • View components and properties of a vSphere standard switch configuration
  • View a vSphere distributed switch configuration in vSphere Client
  • Recognize when and how to use the settings for the security networking policy
  • Recognize when and how to use the settings for the traffic shaping networking policy
  • Describe how the NIC teaming and failover policy helps maintain network connectivity
  • Perform basic checks to diagnose VM connectivity issues

vSphere Storage

  • Describe the function of a datastore
  • Recognize types of vSphere datastores
  • View datastore information in vSphere Client
  • Monitor datastore usage in vSphere Client

Virtual Machine Management

  • Recognize the benefits of using VM templates
  • Create and update a VM template
  • Deploy a VM from an existing template
  • Clone a virtual machine
  • Recognize how to use guest OS customization specifications
  • Deploy VMs from a content library
  • Deploy a virtual appliance from an OVF template
  • Perform a hot and cold migrations of VMs
  • Identify requirements for using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration
  • Identify use cases for VM snapshots
  • Create and manage snapshots of a virtual machine

Resource Monitoring

  • Recognize the purpose of each type of VM resource control
  • Configure the resource allocation settings of a VM
  • Observe the behavior of virtual machines with different share values
  • Manage and acknowledge vSphere alarms
  • Use performance charts to monitor VM CPU and memory usage
  • Monitor tasks and events in vSphere Client

vSphere Clusters

  • View information about the services that a vSphere cluster offers
  • Recognize how vSphere HA responds to different types of failures
  • Monitor vSphere HA during a host failure
  • Describe how vSphere DRS works
  • Interpret DRS scores given to VMs
  • Recognize how to apply the appropriate vSphere DRS automation and migration threshold levels
  • Describe how vSphere Fault Tolerance works
  • Recognize how Enhanced vMotion Compatibility works

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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