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VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6]

CODE: VM-VS-FT-V6

LENGTH: 5 days

PRICE: $6,475.00

Description

This intensive, extended-hours and hands-on lab training course focuses on installing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting VMware vSphere® 6, including VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This course combines the content of our best-selling VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with troubleshooting skills needed for maintaining highly available and scalable vSphere environments. Students will gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs.

Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) exam.

Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several more advanced vSphere courses. For advanced course options, go to www.vmware.com/education.

Audience

New and experienced system administrators, systems engineers, and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office

Prerequisites

• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification

Programme

1.Course Introduction ◦Introductions and course logistics ◦Course objectives

2.Software-Defined Data Center ◦Introduce virtualization and vSphere components ◦Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization ◦Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture ◦Install and use vSphere user interfaces ◦Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings

3.Creating Virtual Machines ◦Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files ◦Deploy a single virtual machine ◦Explain the importance of VMware Tools™ ◦Describe how to import an OVF template

4.VMware vCenter Server ◦Introduce vCenter Server architecture ◦Introduce vCenter Server Appliance ◦Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance ◦Use the vSphere Web Client ◦Configure VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™ and VMware Platform Services Controller™ ◦Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

5.Troubleshooting vSphere ◦Use a structured approach to troubleshoot issues in vSphere ◦Discuss options for running vSphere commands ◦Locate and use important vSphere log files

6.Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks ◦Describe, create, and manage a standard switch ◦Describe and modify standard switch properties ◦Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group ◦Describe, create, and manage a distributed switch ◦Troubleshoot virtual networking

7.Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage ◦Introduce storage protocols and device names ◦Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage ◦Create and manage vSphere VMFS datastores ◦Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™ datastores ◦Troubleshoot virtual storage

8.Virtual Machine Management ◦Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines ◦Modify and manage virtual machines ◦Create and manage virtual machine snapshots ◦Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations ◦Create VMware vSphere® vApp™ ◦Describe the types of content libraries ◦Troubleshoot virtual machines and snapshots

9.Resource Management and Monitoring ◦Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts ◦Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage ◦Configure and manage resource pools ◦Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage ◦Use vRealize Operations Manager to manage a software-defined data center ◦Troubleshoot ESXi and vCenter Server

10.vSphere HA and vSphere FT ◦Explain the vSphere HA architecture ◦Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster ◦Set vSphere HA advanced parameters ◦Enable vSphere FT on a virtual machine ◦Describe vSphere Replication and vSphere Data Protection ◦Troubleshoot vSphere HA

11.Host Scalability with vSphere DRS ◦Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster ◦Create a vSphere DRS cluster ◦View information about a vSphere DRS cluster ◦Troubleshoot vSphere DRS clusters

12.vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance ◦Describe, install, and configure vSphere Update Manager ◦Describe and use host profiles ◦Use baselines and remediate ESXi hosts ◦Perform patch management

13.Installing vSphere Components ◦Describe how to install ESXi interactively ◦Identify the basic requirements for an ESXi host to boot from SAN ◦Identify system requirements to install vCenter Server ◦Install vCenter Server on a supported Windows system

Test and Certification

• Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines • Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter™ Server Appliance™ • Configure and manage the vSphere infrastructure with the VMware vSphere® Client™ and the VMware vSphere® Web Client • Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches • Describe and use a content library • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® • Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage • Use VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™ to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts • 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 vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches • Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, vCenter Server, virtual networking, virtual storage, and other vSphere operations

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