IT Training

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

Course Overview

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.

Product Alignment
•  ESXi 6.7

•  vCenter Server 6.7.


Course Objectives

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
•  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



  •  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


Course Duration

  • 5 days of instructor-led training
  • 60% lecture and 40% hands-on lab


Target Audience

  • System Administrators
  • Systems Engineers
  • Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server


Course Modules

  • 1  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

    2  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

    3  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

    4  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

    5  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

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

    7  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

    8  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

    9  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

    10  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

    11  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

    12  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


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