VMware vSphere Skills for Public Sector Administrators V6.7

Duration: 
5 days
Versions: 
V6.7

Overview

  • This five-day, intensive course takes you from introductory to advanced VMware vSphere management skills. Building on the installation and configuration content from VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7], you will 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 6.7. You will explore the features that build a foundation for a 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 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7.
  • Product Alignment
  • ESXi 6.7
  • vCenter Server 6.7

Audience

Intended Audience:

  • System administrators
  • System engineers

Skills Gained

Objectives: By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Install and configure ESXi hosts
  • Deploy and configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use VMware Host Client , VMware vSphere Web Client, and VMware vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration
  • 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 vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a content library for deploying virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machine resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion and VMware vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Describe the methods for protecting and recovering virtual machine data
  • Create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines
  • Encrypt virtual machines for additional security

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: This course has the following prerequisites:

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

Course Outline

Outline: 1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the content of this 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 and vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • 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 and Host Maintenance
  • 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 Securing Virtual Machines
  • Set up encryption in your vSphere environment
  • Encrypt virtual machines
  • Encrypt core dumps
  • Enable encrypted vSphere vMotion
  • Describe support for virtual machine security features, such as UEFI secure boot, vTPM, and virtualization- based security

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