VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6]

Date: 03-07-2017 s/d 07-07-2017   |   Category: VMware   |   Instructor: -

Delivery Mthod : Classroom, 
Duration           : 5 Days

Overview:
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6.

This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size and forms the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

This course meets the prerequisite for advanced vSphere courses, which can be found at www.vmware.com/education.

This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] - On Demand.

Objectives:   
•  Describe the software-defined data center
•  Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
•  Describe vCenter Server architecture
•  Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server™ Appliance™ 
•  Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host 
•  Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® 
   Web Client
•  Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches 
•  Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, virtual    
   SAN, and Virtual Volumes  
•  Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
•  Create a vApp
•  Describe and use the content library
•  Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
•  Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage 
•  Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
•  Use VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™ to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts  
•  Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability 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 vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
•  Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi 
   hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
 
Intended Audience:    •  System administrators
•  Systems engineers
 
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
 
Outline:   

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • References and resources
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
Creating Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Create and work with virtual machines and templates
vCenter Server
  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vSphere Web Client
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and license
Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  • Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
  • Introduce storage protocols and storage device types
  • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™
  • Introduce Virtual Volumes
Virtual Machine Management
  • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Create vApps
  • Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • 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
  • Identify and troubleshoot virtual machine resource issues
  • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management
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
Host Scalability
  • Describe the functions and benefits 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 for business continuity
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 host configuration compliance
  • Scan and remediate hosts
Installing vSphere Components
  • Install ESXi
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Discuss installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance
  • Demonstrate vCenter Server installation

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