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VMware vSphere Install Configure Manage (Official VMware IT Academy version)

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Duration

4.875 Days

29.25 CPD hours

About this course

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere®. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size and forms the foundation for most otherVMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Overview

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 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
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 ™
Discuss solutions for managing the vSphere life cycle
Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines

Description

This is an official VMware IT Academy course with official courseware and labs.

Course introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
  • Explain basic virtualization concepts
  • Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
  • Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
  • Recognize 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
  • Recognize ESXi host user account best practices
  • Install an ESXi host
  • Use VMware Host Client to configure ESXi host settings
  • Describe how to proactively manage your vSphere environment using VMware Skyline
Virtual Machines
  • Create and provision a virtual machine
  • Explain the importance of VMware Tools
  • Install VMware Tools
  • Identify the files that make up a VM
  • Recognize the components of a VM
  • Recognize virtual devices supported by a VM
  • Describe the benefits and use cases for containers
  • Identify the parts of a container system
vCenter Server
  • Describe the vCenter Server architecture
  • Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
  • Add data center, organizational 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 VMware vCenter Server© High Availability to protect a vCenter Server Appliance
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
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
  • Recognize the components of a VMware vSAN configuration
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 customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Describe the Enhanced vMotion Compatibility feature
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere© Replication
  • Describe the benefits of VMware vSphere© Storage APIs Data Protection
Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
  • Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Use various tools to monitor resource use
  • Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
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
vSphere Lifecycle Management
  • Recognize the importance of vCenter Server Update Planner
  • Describe how VMware vSphere© Lifecycle Manager 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 Manager and VMware vSAN integration
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Delivery by TDSynex, Exit Certified and New Horizons an VMware Authorised Training Centre (VATC)

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