vSphere: Fast Track [v6.5]


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Varighed: 5 Dage
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Courseware : Included
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This extended hours, five-day course features intensive, hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting VMware vSphere® 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.5. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center. The material is presented in the Fast Track format.


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 SoftwareDefined Data Center

• Describe the topology of a physical data center

• Explain the vSphere virtual infrastructure

• Define the files and components of virtual machines

• Describe the benefits of using virtual machines

• Explain the similarities and differences between physical architectures and virtual architectures

• Define the purpose of ESXi

• Define the purpose of vCenter Server

• Explain the software-defined data center

• Describe private, public, and hybrid clouds

3. Creating Virtual Machines

• Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files

• Identify the files that make up a virtual machine

• Discuss the latest virtual machine hardware and its features

• Describe virtual machine CPU, memory, disk, and network resource usage

• Explain the importance of VMware Tools™

• Discuss PCI pass-through, Direct I/O, remote direct memory access, and NVMe

• Deploy and configure virtual machines and templates

• Identify the virtual machine disk format


4. vCenter Server

• Introduce the vCenter Server architecture

• Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance

• Use vSphere Web Client

• Back up and restore vCenter Server

• Examine vCenter Server permissions and roles

• Explain the vSphere HA architectures and features

• Examine the new vSphere authentication proxy

• Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

• Access and navigate the new vSphere clients


5. Troubleshooting vSphere

• Use command-line commands with vSphere

• Use vSphere Management Assistant

• Describe the troubleshooting methodology for vSphere

• Identify the location of vSphere log files


6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

• Describe, create, and manage standard switches

• Configure virtual switch security and loadbalancing policies

• Compare and contrast vSphere distributed switches and standard switches

• Describe the virtual switch connection types

• Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture

• Use VLANs with standard switches

• Troubleshoot networks


7. 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

• Describe the new features of VMFS6.5

• Describe guest file encryption

• Describe storage connectivity and configuration

• Describe storage multipathing

• Discuss the use of vSAN and VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™


8. Virtual Machine Management

• Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines

• Modify and manage virtual machines

• Clone a virtual machine

• Upgrade virtual machine hardware to version 13

• Remove virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore

• Customize a new virtual machine using customization specification files

• Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

• Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

• Create, clone, and export vApps

• Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them


9. Resource Management and Monitoring

• Explain virtual CPU and memory concepts

• Explain virtual memory reclamation techniques

• Describe virtual machine overcommitment and resource competition

• 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

• Describe and deploy resource pools

• Set reservations, limits, and shares

• Describe expandable reservations

• Schedule changes to resource settings

• Create, clone, and export vApps

• Use vCenter Server performance charts and esxtop to analyze vSphere performance

• Troubleshoot vCenter Server and ESXi hosts

10. vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data

• Explain the vSphere HA architecture

• Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster

• Use vSphere HA advanced parameters

• Define clusterwide restart ordering capabilities

• Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover

• Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats

• Introduce 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

• Introduce vSphere Replication

• Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

• Troubleshoot vSphere HA

11. vSphere DRS

• Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster

• Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster

• Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules

• Describe the new capabilities for what-if analysis and Predictive DRS

• Describe the evolution of vSphere DRS using predictive data from VMware vRealize®

Operations Manager™

• Perform preemptive actions to prepare for CPU or memory changes

• Describe the vCenter Server embedded vSphere Update Manager, VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI, and VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ capabilities

• Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity

• Troubleshoot vSphere DRS


12. vSphere Update Manager

• Describe the new vSphere Update Manager architecture, components, and capabilities

• Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps

• Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in

• Create patch baselines

• Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance

• Scan and remediate hosts


  • System administrators

  • System engineers


This course requires the following prerequisites:


  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


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


  • Describe the software-defined data center

  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure

  • Deploy an ESXi host

  • Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™

  • Use a local content library as an ISO store and deploy a virtual machine

  • Describe vCenter Server architecture

  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host

  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client

  • Troubleshoot vSphere environments with VMware vSphere® Management Assistant and command-line commands

  • Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches

  • Configure standard switch policies

  • Troubleshoot virtual networks

  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM

  • Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN™

  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots

  • Create, clone, and deploy a vApp

  • Describe and use the content library

  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®

  • Troubleshoot virtual machines

  • Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage

  • Troubleshoot vSphere storage

  • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools

  • Use esxtop to identify and solve performance issues

  • Troubleshoot ESXi hosts and vCenter Server

  • Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster architecture

  • Configure vSphere HA

  • Manage vSphere HA and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance

  • Troubleshoot vSphere HA

  • 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

  • Troubleshoot vSphere DRS clusters

  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations

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