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VMware vSphere: Practitioner Workshop [V6.7]

  • Tuition USD $3,700 GSA  $3,168.77
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4762 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-VSPW67
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

In this five-day workshop, you perform various tasks that a system administrator performs on a regular basis. These tasks include updating and upgrading an existing basic VMware vSphere® environment and troubleshooting common problems. You apply the concepts learned during the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course, while you increase your skill and competence.

Skills Gained

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

  • Explore VMware vSphere® Distributed SwitchTM configuration options
  • Construct a vSphere Distributed Switch for VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VM Traffic
  • Discuss vSphere storage concepts
  • Differentiate between VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Construct an iSCSI VMkernel Interface on a vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Create VMFS datastores
  • Discuss vSphere vMotion migration workflow
  • Discuss VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® migration workflow
  • Complete virtual machine storage migrations
  • Automate virtual machine migrations using VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource SchedulerTM
  • Discuss VMware vCenter Server® migration paths
  • Complete a migration of Windows vCenter Server to VMware vCenter® Server ApplianceTM
  • Discuss VMware vSphere® Update ManagerTM concepts
  • Perform VMware ESXiTM hosts upgrades using vSphere Update Manager
  • Employ host profiles to configure an ESXi host
  • Configure VMware vSphere® High Availability
  • Demonstrate the ESXi Cluster Quickstart feature
  • Create a content library
  • Create a virtual machine template
  • Create customization specifications
  • Deploy a virtual machine from a template in the content library
  • Clone virtual machines
  • Configure vCenter Server Appliance backup
  • Forward vCenter Server Appliance log files to a remote syslog server
  • Configure VMware vCenter Server® High Availability

Who Can Benefit

System administrators and engineers, with beginner to intermediate knowledge of vSphere, who want to gain proficiency in the management of the vSphere lifecycle.

Prerequisites

Completion of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • ESXi 6.7
  • vCenter Server 6.7

Course Modules

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Overview of modules and course objectives

vSphere Networking

  • Describe vSphere Distributed Switch architecture
  • Create and configure a vSphere Distributed Switch for virtual machine and vMotion traffic
  • Migrate vSphere networking interfaces to a vSphere Distributed Switch

vSphere Storage

  • Identify storage protocols and iSCSI storage components
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI

vSphere vMotion

  • Perform vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Use vSphere DRS clusters to improve host scalability
  • View information about a vSphere DRS cluster

vSphere Upgrade

  • Discus vCenter Server migration paths and steps
  • Migrate and upgrade vCenter Server for Windows to vCenter Server Appliance
  • Describe the architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the update of ESXi hosts

vSphere Cluster Operations

  • Add ESXi hosts to vCenter Server
  • Describe and use host profiles
  • Customize ESXi host configuration
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Create and customize a cluster using the Quickstart workflow

Virtual Machine Management

  • Define and use content libraries
  • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine

Native Features of vCenter Server Appliance

  • Access and configure the vCenter Server Appliance management interface
  • Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
  • Configure vCenter Server High Availability

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.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

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.

How do I get started with certification?

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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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