Our Vmware vSphere course is aligned with our Graduate Diploma of Virtualisation Technologies and has additional assessment requirements.

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration and management of VMware vSphere™, which consists of ESXi and vCenter Server. The course is based on ESXi 6.5 and vCenter Server 6.5. Completion of this course also satisfies as a prerequisite to take the VMware Certified Professional VCP6-DCV exam.



National Code 0008VM007
Study Areas Certifications
Study Level Short Course

David Brooks/Frank Mentiplay

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration and management of VMware vSphere™, which consists of ESXi and vCenter Server. The course is based on ESXi 6.5 and vCenter Server 6.5. Completion of this course satisfies as a prerequisite to take the VMware Certified Professional VCP6-DCV exam .

 

1 Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2 Introduction to VMware Virtualization
• Introduce virtualization, virtual machines, 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

3 Create 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
• Introduce vCenter Server appliance
• Configure and manage vCenter Server appliance
• Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

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

6 Configure and Manage Virtual Storage
• Introduce storage protocols and device names
• Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
• Create and manage vSphere datastores
• Deploy and manage the VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance

7 Virtual Machine Management
• Deploy virtual machines using templates and cloning
• Modify and manage virtual machines
• Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
• Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and Storage vMotion migrations
• Create a vSphere vApp

8 Access and Authentication Control
• Control user access through roles and permissions
• Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
• Configure ESXi lockdown mode
• Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
• Introduce VMware vShield Zones

9 Resource Management and Monitoring
• Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
• Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
• Configure and manage resource pools
• Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms

10 High Availability and Fault Tolerance
• Introduce new vSphere High Availability (HA) architecture
• Configure and manage a vSphere High Availability cluster
• Introduce VMware Fault Tolerance

11 Scalability
• Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster
• Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
• Use vSphere HA and DRS together

12 Patch Management
• Manage ESXi patching using vCenter Update Manager
• Install Update Manager and Update Manager plug-in
• Create patch baselines
• Scan and remediate hosts

13 Installing VMware Components
• Introduce ESXi installation
• Describe boot from SAN requirements
• Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
• Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
• Install vCenter Server (Windows based)

 

System administration experience in Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.
Some networking and storage experience would also be beneficial but not essential.

Student course manuals and Lab manuals are provided as well as access to our remote labs.

This course is suitable for the following target audience:

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Operators responsible for VMware® ESXi, and VMware vCenter™ Server

At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality in VMware vSphere 6.5 and be able to:

  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
  • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
  • Use VMware vCenter Update Manager to apply ESXi patches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection
Last updated: December 18, 2018 03:33pm