vSphere: Install, Configure & Manage [v6.5]


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This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing 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.

HUSK! at du kan betale for dette kursus med PSO credit. 


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

  • Backup 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 VMFS and NFS datastores

  • Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5

  • Introduce Virtual SAN

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 and vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • 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 Virtual SAN

  • Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines

  • Introduce vSphere Replication

  • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data


10. Host Scalability

  • 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


11. vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

  • 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


  • System administrators

  • System engineer


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 vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client

  • Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches

  • Configure standard switch policies 

  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, virtual SAN, Fibre Channel, and VMware Virtual SAN™  

  •  Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots

  • Create, clone, and export 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

  • Use esxtop to identify and solve performance issues  

  • Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster architecture

  • Configure vSphere HA

  • Manage vSphere HA 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 basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations

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