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VMware: Install, Configure, Manage (v6.7)

A 5 day
training course

VMware training course description

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7. 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.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain the vSphere components.
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host.
  • Describe virtual networks with vSphere.
  • Manage VMs, templates, clones, and snapshots.
  • Migrate virtual machines with vMotion.
  • Configure vSphere HA.

VMware training course details

Who will benefit:
Systems administrators and engineers.
Introduction to data communications & networking.
Windows/Linux Administration.
5 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Very good with deep product knowledge."
R. L. Geant
"The instructor is excellent."
T. B. Geant

VMware training course contents

Intro to vSphere and the Software Defined Data Center
How vSphere fits into the software defined data center and the cloud infrastructure. How vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage, Use vSphere Client to access and manage your vCenter Server system and ESXi host, Compare virtual machine hardware version 14 to other versions, Identify the virtual network adapters, and describe the enhanced VMXNET3. Compare the types of virtual disk provisioning, Identify the advantages of ESXi Quick Boot.

Creating Virtual Machines
Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine. Explain the importance of VMware Tools™, Describe how to import a virtual appliance OVF template, Manage VMware Tools, Explain troubleshooting OS installation and VMware Tools.

vCenter Server
Describe the vCenter Server architecture, Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server Identify the vCenter Server services, components, and modules. Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance, Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory, rules for applying permissions, Create a custom role in vCenter Server, Create a backup schedule, Restore vCenter Server Appliance from backup, Monitor vCenter Server Appliance.

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Describe, create, and manage standard switches, Configure virtual switch security and load balancing policies, 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.

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 VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores, Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5, Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN™, Describe guest file encryption.

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 14, 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, Types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them.

Resource Management and Monitoring
CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment, Describe what overcommitment of a resource means, Identify additional technologies that improve memory usage, Configure and manage resource pools, methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage, Use various tools to monitor resource usage, Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events.

vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, Protecting Data
Explain the vSphere HA architecture, Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster, Use vSphere HA advanced parameters, Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover, Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats, Examine the features and functions of 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, Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication.

vSphere DRS
Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster, Create a vSphere DRS cluster, View information about a vSphere DRS cluster, Configure virtual machine affinity, DRS groups, and VM-host affinity rules, Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster. Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

vSphere Update Manager
The new architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager. 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. Examine the features and functions of vSphere Update Manager EAM integration Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS Scan and remediate hosts

vSphere Troubleshooting
Define the scope of troubleshooting. Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems. Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency.

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  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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