vSphere: ICM plus Optimize & Scale Fast Track [V6.5] R


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Varighed: 5 Dage
Lunch : Included
Courseware : Included
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- Formats: ClassroomLive OnlineOnsite

- Length: 5 Days



This intensive, extended-hours course takes you from introductory to advanced VMware vSphere® 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 optimize vSphere 6.5. 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 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.5.

Product Alignment

•  ESXi 6.5

•  vCenter Server 6.5



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

•  Describe the software-defined data center

•  Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines

•  Describe the vCenter Server architecture

•  Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™

•  Back up and restore vCenter Server

•  Deploy vCenter Server Appliance to be highly available 

•  Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host

•  Configure and manage the vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® 

   Web Client

•  Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches 

•  Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability

•  Use vCenter Server to manage various types of storage  

•  Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots

•  Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server

•  Create a vApp

•  Describe and use the content library

•  Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® 

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

•  Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools

•  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 and perform upgrades

•  Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise

•  Configure and use virtual machine storage policies

•  Configure VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control

•  Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™

•  Encrypt virtual machines for additional security


This course prepares you for the following certification:

•  VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)


Intended Audience:

•  System administrators

•  System engineers



This course requires the following prerequisites:

•  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems



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 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. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches

  • Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies

  • Contrast and 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

  • Introduce 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

  • Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5

  • Introduce VMware vSAN™

  • Describe guest file encryption


7.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 12

  • Remove virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore

  • Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine

  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

  • Create, clone, and export vApps

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


8. Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce 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


9. 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

  • Describe the high availability options for vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller™

  • Describe and use VMware vCenter Server® High Availability


10. 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 proactive vSphere DRS

  • Highlight 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

  • Explain how Proactive DRS enhances virtual machine availability


11. Network Scalability

  • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches

  • Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow


12. vSphere Update Manager

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

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi, virtual machine, and vApp patching

  • 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


13. Storage Scalability

  • Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™

  • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies

  • Configure vSphere Storage DRS and vSphere Storage I/O Control


14. Network Scalability

  • Configure vSphere to encrypt virtual machines, core dumps, and vSphere vMotion migrations


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