VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]

    Summary Duration: - Length: 5 Days

    This five-day 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.

    This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link:  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] - On Demand.

    Product Alignment
    •  VMware ESXi 7.0
    •  VMware vCenter Server 7.0


    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
    •  Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline
    •  Install and configure ESXi hosts
    •  Deploy and configure VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
    •  Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server
    •  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® Lifecycle Manager™ to perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines

    Attending this course meets the training requirement to achieve the following certification:
    •  VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)

    Intended Audience:

    •  System administrators
    •  System engineers

    This course has the following prerequisites:
    •  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

    1  Course Introduction
    •  Introductions and course logistics
    •  Course objectives

    2  Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
    •  Explain basic virtualization concepts
    •  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
    •  Describe the ESXi host architecture
    •  Navigate the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to configure an ESXi host
    •  Recognize ESXi host user account best practices
    •  Install an ESXi host
    •  Use VMware Host Client™ to configure ESXi host settings
    •  Describe how to proactively manage your vSphere environment using VMware Skyline

    3  Virtual Machines
    •  Create and provision a virtual machine
    •  Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
    •  Install VMware Tools
    •  Identify the files that make up a VM
    •  Recognize the components of a VM
    •  Recognize virtual devices supported by a VM
    •  Describe the benefits and use cases for containers
    •  Identify the parts of a container system

    4  vCenter Server
    •  Describe the vCenter Server architecture
    •  Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
    •  Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    •  Use 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 VMware 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
    •  Recognize the components of a VMware vSAN™ configuration

    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
    •  Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
    •  Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    •  Describe the Enhanced vMotion Compatibility feature
    •  Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    •  Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® Replication™
    •  Describe the benefits of VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Data Protection

    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 the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
    •  Create a vSphere DRS cluster
    •  Monitor a vSphere cluster configuration
    •  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
    •  Describe the function of the vSphere® Cluster Service

    10  vSphere Lifecycle Management
    •  Recognize the importance of vCenter Server Update Planner
    •  Describe how VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ works
    •  Describe how to update ESXi hosts using baselines
    •  Validate ESXi host compliance using a cluster image
    •  Describe how to upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware
    •  Describe VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ and VMware vSAN™ integration
    • Manufacturer:VMware

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