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VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.5]


Price £4,770 before tax
Length: 5 Days
Course code: VMW_VSFT65
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  • London - Dowgate Hill
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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.


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


•  System administrators
•  System engineers


This course requires the following prerequisites:
•  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


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.

Product Alignment
•  ESXi 6.5
•  vCenter Server 6.5

  • Course Introduction

  • Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

  • Creating Virtual Machines

  • vCenter Server

  • Troubleshooting vSphere

  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Virtual Machine Management

  • Resource Management and Monitoring

  • vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data

  • vSphere DRS

  • vSphere Update Manager


Course type

  1. Course Introduction

  2. Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

  3. Creating Virtual Machines

  4. vCenter Server

  5. Troubleshooting vSphere

  6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  7. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  8. Virtual Machine Management

  9. Resource Management and Monitoring

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

  11. vSphere DRS

  12. vSphere Update Manager


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