VMware vSphere v6: Fast Track

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Description:
This intensive, extended-hours course combines instructor training with hands-on labs to focus on how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot VMware vSphere® 6, including VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with training in the troubleshooting skills needed for maintaining highly available and scalable vSphere environments. Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs.
Prerequisites:
- System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
- Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification
Objectives:
This course is designed to teach you how to:
Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter™ Server Appliance™
Configure and manage the vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
Configure vSphere standard and distributed switches
Describe and use a content library
Migrate virtual machines and storage with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
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 VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches
Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, vCenter Server, virtual networking, virtual storage, and other vSphere operations.
Course Introduction:
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Software-Defined Data Center:
Introduce virtualization 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
Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings
Creating Virtual Machines:
Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
Deploy a single virtual machine
Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
Describe how to import an OVF template
vCenter Server:
Introduce vCenter Server architecture
Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Use vSphere Web Client
Configure VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™ and VMware Platform Services Controller™
Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
Troubleshooting vSphere:
Use a structured approach to troubleshoot issues in vSphere
Discuss options for running vSphere commands
Locate and use important vSphere log files
Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks:
Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
Describe and modify standard switch properties
Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group
Describe, create, and manage a distributed switch
Troubleshoot virtual networking
Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage:
Introduce storage protocols and device names
Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™ datastores
Troubleshoot virtual storage
Virtual Machine Management:
Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
Create vApps
Describe the types of content libraries
Troubleshoot virtual machines and snapshots
Resource Management and Monitoring:
Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
Configure and manage resource pools
Use vCenter Server performance graphs & alarms to monitor resource usage
Use vRealize Operations Manager to manage a software-defined data center
vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance:
Explain the vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on a virtual machine
Describe vSphere Replication and vSphere Data Protection
Troubleshoot vSphere HA
Host Scalability:
Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
Create a vSphere DRS cluster
View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
Troubleshoot vSphere DRS clusters
vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance:
Describe, install, and configure vSphere Update Manager
Describe and use host profiles
Use baselines and remediate ESXi hosts
Perform patch management