Course Duration : 5 Days


VMware vSphere : Install, Configure, Manage [v6.0]

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.

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

•  System administrators
•  Systems engineers

    1. Course Introduction
      • Introductions and course logistics
      • Course objectives
      • References and resources
    2. 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
    3. Creating Virtual Machines
      • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
      • Create and work with virtual machines and templates
    4. vCenter Server
      • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
      • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
      • Use vSphere Web Client
      • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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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