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VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V8]

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Duration

5 Days

30 CPD hours

About this course

System administrators
System engineers

Overview

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Install and configure ESXi hosts
Deploy and configure vCenter
Use the vSphere Client to create the vCenter inventory and assign roles to vCenter users
Configure vCenter High Availability
Create and configure virtual networks using vSphere standard switches and distributed switches
Create and configure datastores using storage technologies supported by vSphere
Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
Configure and manage a VMware Tools Repository
Create content libraries for managing templates and deploying virtual machines
Manage virtual machine resource use
Migrate virtual machines with vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion
Create and configure a vSphere cluster that is enabled with vSphere High Availability and vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
Manage the life cycle of vSphere to keep vCenter, ESXi hosts, and virtual machines up to date
Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
Use host profiles to manage VMware ESXi host compliance
Monitor the vCenter, ESXi, and VMs performance in the vSphere client

Description

This five-day, extended hour course takes you from introductory to advanced VMware vSphere© 8 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 8, which includes VMware ESXi 8 and VMware vCenter Server© 8.

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
vSphere and Virtualization Overview
  • Explain basic virtualization concepts
  • Describe how vSphere fits in the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
  • Recognize the user interfaces for accessing vSphere
  • Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, storage, and GPUs
  • Install an ESXi host
vCenter Management
  • Recognize ESXi hosts communication with vCenter
  • Deploy vCenter Server Appliance
  • Configure vCenter settings
  • Use the vSphere Client to add and manage license keys
  • Create and organize vCenter inventory objects
  • Recognize the rules for applying vCenter permissions
  • View vSphere tasks and events
  • Create a vCenter backup schedule
  • Recognize the importance of vCenter High Availability
  • Explain how vCenter High Availability works
Deploying Virtual Machines
  • Create and provision VMs
  • Explain the importance of VMware Tools
  • Identify the files that make up a VM
  • Recognize the components of a VM
  • Navigate the vSphere Client and examine VM settings and options
  • Modify VMs by dynamically increasing resources
  • Create VM templates and deploy VMs from them
  • Clone VMs
  • Create customization specifications for guest operating systems
  • Create local, published, and subscribed content libraries
  • Deploy VMs from content libraries
  • Manage multiple versions of VM templates in content libraries
Configure and Manage vSphere Networking
  • Configure and view standard switch configurations
  • Configure and view distributed switch configurations
  • Recognize the difference between standard switches and distributed switches
  • Explain how to set networking policies on standard and distributed switches
Configure and Manage vSphere Storage
  • Recognize vSphere storage technologies
  • Identify types of vSphere datastores
  • Describe Fibre Channel components and addressing
  • Describe iSCSI components and addressing
  • Configure iSCSI storage on ESXi
  • Create and manage VMFS datastores
  • Configure and manage NFS datastores
  • Discuss vSphere support for NVMe and iSER technologies
Managing Virtual Machines
  • Recognize the types of VM migrations that you can perform within a vCenter instance and across vCenter instances
  • Migrate VMs using vSphere vMotion
  • Describe the role of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility in migrations
  • Migrate VMs using vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Take a snapshot of a VM
  • Manage, consolidate, and delete snapshots
  • Describe CPU and memory concepts in relation to a virtualized environment
  • Describe how VMs compete for resources
  • Define CPU and memory shares, reservations, and limits
  • Recognize the role of a VMware Tools Repository
  • Configure a VMware Tools Repository
  • Recognize the backup and restore solution for VMs
vSphere Monitoring
  • Monitor the key factors that can affect a virtual machine's performance
  • Describe the factors that influence vCenter performance
  • Use vCenter tools to monitor resource use
  • Create custom alarms in vCenter
  • Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline
  • Recognize uses for Skyline Advisor Pro
Deploying and Configuring vSphere Cluster
  • Use Cluster Quickstart to enable vSphere cluster services and configure the cluster
  • View information about a vSphere cluster
  • Explain how vSphere DRS determines VM placement on hosts in the cluster
  • Recognize use cases for vSphere DRS settings
  • Monitor a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Describe how vSphere HA responds to different types of failures
  • Identify options for configuring network redundancy in a vSphere HA cluster
  • Recognize the use cases for various vSphere HA settings
  • Configure a cluster enabled for vSphere DRS and vSphere HA
  • Recognize when to use vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Describe the function of the vCLS
  • Recognize operations that might disrupt the healthy functioning of vCLS VMs
ESXi Operations
  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Recognize the benefits of using configuration profiles
Managing the vSphere Lifecycle
  • Generate vCenter interoperability reports
  • Recognize features of vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Describe ESXi images and image depots
  • Enable vSphere Lifecycle Manager in a vSphere cluster
  • Validate ESXi host compliance against a cluster image and remediate ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager automatic recommendations
  • Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware
Network Operations
  • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Describe how VMware vSphere Network I/O Control enhances performance
  • Define vSphere Distributed Services Engine
  • Describe the use cases and benefits of vSphere Distributed Services Engine
Storage Operations
  • Describe the architecture and requirements of vSAN configuration
  • Describe storage policy-based management
  • Recognize components in the vSphere Virtual Volumes architecture
  • Configure Storage I/O Control
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Delivery by TDSynex, Exit Certified and New Horizons an VMware Authorised Training Centre (VATC)

Nexus Humans VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V8] training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V8] course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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