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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7]

  • Tuition USD $4,250 GSA  $3,639.80
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 687 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-VSICM67
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7. 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.

Skills Gained

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
  • Add ESXi hosts to a VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ instance
  • Manage 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 Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® 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, iSCSI, and RDM
  • Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN™
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Migrate virtual machine storage with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Monitor resource usage, and manage resource pools
  • Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability (vSphere HA) 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
  • Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

Who Can Benefit

  • System administrators
  • System engineers

Prerequisites

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • ESXi 6.7
  • vCenter Server 6.7

Outline

Course Introduction

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

Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
  • Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
  • Use vSphere Client to access and manage your vCenter Server system and ESXi host
  • Compare virtual machine hardware version 14 to other versions
  • Identify the virtual network adapters, and describe the enhanced VMXNET3
  • Compare the types of virtual disk provisioning
  • Install and configure ESXi host settings
  • Identify the advantages of ESXi Quick Boot

Creating Virtual Machines

  • Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
  • Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
  • Describe how to import a virtual appliance OVF template

vCenter Server

  • Describe the vCenter Server architecture
  • Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
  • Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
  • Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
  • Create custom inventory tags
  • Describe the rules for applying permissions
  • Create a custom role in vCenter Server
  • Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
  • Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
  • Monitor vCenter Server Appliance

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  • Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping and load-balancing policies
  • 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

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 VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN™

Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create an instant clone of a virtual machine
  • Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
  • Add a hot-pluggable device
  • 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

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
  • Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
  • Identify additional technologies that improve memory usage
  • 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

vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data

  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
  • Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
  • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  • Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
  • Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
  • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication

vSphere DRS

  • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Create a vSphere DRS cluster
  • View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configure virtual machine affinity, DRS groups, and VM-host affinity rules
  • Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

vSphere Update Manager

  • Describe the architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
  • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Update Manager EAM integration
  • Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS

vSphere Troubleshooting

  • Apply a troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency
  • Review troubleshooting tools
  • Find important log files
  • Use vSphere Syslog Collector

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.

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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Vince included some relevant stories and banter that kept the delivery interesting. I think this is very helpful for this type of training as it could otherwise be very dry.

Vince is a stellar instructor. Theres no fluff. If he doesnt know the answer to something, he gets back to you as soon as possible with an updated answer. Hes been around the block and loves teaching. If I take another VMware course and I have the option to select an instructor, Id choose Vince in a heartbeat.

Brain Perry was amazing. His level of knowledge was outstanding. Extremely clear and precise with instructions and examples.

The instructor was knowledgeable on to topics discussed. He presented the topics clearly pointing out known user pitfalls and tips as we moved from topic to topic. Excellent all around pacing and delivery.

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