VMware vSphere : Fast Track V6.5

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This intensive, extended-hours training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.5. This course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced tasks and skills for configuring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6.5. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 6 exam. Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several more advanced vSphere courses.

3200 € HT 5 jours FT VM

VMware vSphere : Fast Track V6.5

Programme

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Introduce virtualization and vSphere components
  • Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere user interfaces
  • Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings

3 Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine

4 VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduce vCenter Server architecture
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

5 Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
  • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

6 Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce storage protocols and device names
  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
  • Introduce VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance

7 Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vSphere vMotion® and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create a vSphere vApp
  • Use VMware vCenter Converter™ Standalone to hot-clone a system

8 Access and Authentication Control

  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Discuss ESXi host access and authentication
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
  • Introduce VMware® vShield™ products

9 Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage

10 High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Explain the vSphere High Availability architecture
  • Configure an manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) on a virtual machine

11 Host Scalability

  • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Configure and manage a vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster (DRS)
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
  • Configure and manage vSphere Distributed Power Management (vSphere DPM)

12 Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
  • Discuss distributed virtual switch features, such as PVLANs, discovery protocols, Network I/O Control, NetFlow, and port mirroring

13 Storage Scalability

  • Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Array Integration and Storage Awareness
  • Explain profile-driven storage
  • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
  • Introduce storage I/O control
  • Create a datastore cluster
  • Configure Storage DRS™

14 Data Protection

  • Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  • Introduce the VMware® Data Recovery appliance
  • Discuss solutions for efficiently backing up virtual machines

15 Patch Management

  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to manage ESXi patching
  • Install Update Manager and the Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts

16 VMware vSphere Management Assistant

  • Describe VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA)
  • Configure vMA
  • Discuss the VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface command set
  • Perform command-line operations for host management, network management, storage management, and performance monitoring

17 Installing VMware Components

  • Use vCenter Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)
  • Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
  • Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
  • Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host