VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V7]

Price

$8,070.00 (AUD)

Duration

5 Days

Modality

Live Online

Course code

EDU-VSFT7-OE

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Course Overview

This five-day, intensive course takes you from introductory to advanced VMware vSphere® 7 management skills. Building on the installation and configuration content from our best-selling course, you will also develop advanced skills needed to manage and maintain a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will install, configure and manage vSphere 7. You will explore the features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure and discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size using vSphere 7, which includes VMware ESXi 7 and VMware vCenter Server® 7. 

Course Objectives

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 VMware ESXi hosts
  • Deploy and configure VMware vCenter® Server Appliance
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration
  • 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 and manage resource pools
  • 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
  • Create virtual networks with VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch and enable distributed switch features
  • Discuss solutions for managing the vSphere life cycle
  • Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle ManagerTM to perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines
  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Describe how vSphere storage APIs help storage systems integrate with vSphere 
  • Configure and use virtual machine storage policies 

Target Audience

  • System administrators
  • System engineers.

Prerequisites

This course has the following prerequisites:

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Product Alignment

  • ESXi 7.0
  • vCenter Server 7.0 

Target Audience

  • System administrators
  • System engineers.

Prerequisites

This course has the following prerequisites:

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Product Alignment

  • ESXi 7.0
  • vCenter Server 7.0 

Module 1

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2

Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Centre

  • Explain basic virtualisation concepts
  • Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data centre and the cloud infrastructure
  • Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
  • Recognise 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
  • Recognise ESXi host user account best practices
  • Install an ESXi host
  • Use VMware Host ClientTM to configure ESXi host settings
  • Describe how to proactively manage your vSphere environment using VMware Skyline

Module 3

Virtual Machines

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

Module 4

vCenter Server

  • Describe the vCenter Server architecture
  • Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use the vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
  • Add data centre organisational 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 vCenter Server High Availability to protect a vCenter Server Appliance

Module 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

Module 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
  • Recognise the components of a VMware vSANTM configuration

Module 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 customisation specification files to customise a new virtual machine
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Describe Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® ReplicationTM
  • Describe the benefits of vSphere Storage APIs – Data Protection

Module 8

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualised environment
  • Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
  • Describe methods for optimising CPU and memory usage
  • Use various tools to monitor resource use
  • Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events

Module 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

Module 10

Network Scalability

  • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Describe how VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control enhances performance
  • Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring and NetFlow

Module 11

vSphere Lifecycle Management

  • Recognise the importance of vCenter Server Update Planner
  • Describe how VMware vSphere® Lifecycle ManagerTM 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 ManagerTM and VMware vSANTM integration

Module 12

Host and Management Scalability

  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Create and manage resource pools in a cluster
  • Describe how scalable shares work

Module 13

Storage Scalability

  • Explain why VMware vSphere® VMFS is a high- performance, scalable file system
  • Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration, VMware vSphere® API for Storage AwarenessTM, and vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
  • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
  • Create VMware vSANTM storage policies
  • Recognise components of the vSphere Virtual Volumes architecture
  • Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRSTM and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control

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