VMware vSphere: What’s New - V5.5 to V6

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VMware vSphere: What’s New is a hands-on training course that explores the newest features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server 6 and VMware ESXi 6. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lecture material teach the skills you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere 6. This class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6 into their existing vSphere environment.
vSphere 5.5 knowledge equivalent to attending vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x] and system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
- Discuss key enhancements made to vSphere in version 6
- Discuss new feature and maximum configuration allowances in vCenter Server 6
- Discuss and configure new ESXi security and account management features
- Discuss the deployment process of vSphere 6 release products
- Discuss Platform Services Controller use case scenarios and apply these in vSphere 6 environments
- Discuss the differences between VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web Client in the vSphere 6 release
- Describe and configure enhancements made to virtual machines in the vSphere 6 release
- Apply the uses and benefits of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
- Discuss and apply storage security and policies
- Discuss and configure storage fault domains
- Discuss the benefits of and configure virtual volumes
- Discuss and apply network performance enhancements
- Describe enhancements to VMware vSphere Distributed Resource
- Scheduler and VMware vSphere Storage DRS in the vSphere 6 release
- Discuss and configure cross-vCenter Server systems migration
- Discuss and apply multiprocessor fault tolerance and VMware vSphere App HA enhancements
Course Introduction:
Introductions and course logistics
Course goals and objectives
Online vSphere resources
Location of online vSphere documentation
vCenter Server 6:
Discuss the new features and benefits of vCenter Server 6
Use the new installation process to deploy vCenter Server
Apply vCenter Server configuration maximums
Use Platform Services Controller to manage system services
Use VMware Certificate Authority and VMware Endpoint Certificate Services to manage certificate lifecycles
Use the vSphere Web Client to apply enhanced performance configurations
Virtual Machine Enhancements:
Use virtual hardware version 11 enhancements to virtual
machines in the vSphere 6 release
Management Enhancements:
Discuss VMware vSphere Network I/O Control features
Describe changes between Network I/O Control version 2 and Network I/O Control version 3
Apply virtual machine and distributed switch bandwidth configuration changes to increase performance
Describe IPv6 use cases in the vSphere environment
Storage Enhancements:
Define key storage security enhancements made to the storage stack supported by vSphere 6
Discuss changes in lease management, share reservation, and authentication Remote Procedure Call authentication brought by the vSphere NFS 4.1 client for datastores
Describe and apply disk and storage bandwidth configuration to improve performance
Describe the differences between VMware Virtual SAN™ version 1 and Virtual SAN version 2
Create virtual machine storage policies
Create fault domains
Describe the ways that Virtual Volumes changes how virtual machine storage is presented and managed
Create, discover, and connect to storage containers
Network Enhancements:
Discuss Network I/O Control features
Describe changes between Network I/O Control version 2 and version 3
Discuss virtual machine and distributed switch bandwidth configuration changes to increase performance
Discuss IPv6 use cases in the vSphere environment
Scalability Enhancements:
Discuss and apply vSphere DRS enhancements
Discuss and apply vSphere Storage DRS enhancements
Availability Enhancements:
Configure cross-vCenter Server system migration
Discuss multiprocessor fault tolerance features in vSphere 6
Discuss enhancements to App HA in vSphere 6