VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]


Advanced Level
  • Education Order

    Public Closed Group

  • Number of days

    5 Day(s)

  • Training Hours

    10:00 - 17:00

  • Recommended exam

    Professional VMware vSphere 7.x

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage is the best selling training in VMware training list.

Participants will learn installation, configuration and management issues related to VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server intensively during the training, both as lectures and hands-on. 

This training lays the foundation for a VMware vSphere sub-platform environment of any scale and other software-based VMware technologies.

At the end of the training, participants can take the title of VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 2020 exam (VCP-DCV 2020). 

  • Microsoft Windows and Linux operating system knowledge at system administration level.
At the end of this training, participants are expected to gain proficiency in the following subjects.
  • vRealize Operations interface review
  • vSphere components and their functions in infrastructure
  • Capacity risks and monitoring of the use of infrastructure resources
  • Management, monitoring, backup and protection of vCenter Server Appliance
  • Creating virtual networks with vSphere Standard Switches
  • Learning storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Configuring virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Creating virtual machines, templates, clone and snapshots with vSphere Client
  • Creating a content library and installing a virtual machine from the templates in the content library
  • Managing virtual machine resource uses
  • Move virtual machines with vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Creating and managing vSphere High Availability and vSphere DRS-enabled clusters
  • Solutions to manage vSphere life cycle
  • Updating ESXi hosts and virtual machines with Lifecycle Manager

•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

•  Explain basic virtualization concepts
•  Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
•  Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
•  Recognize the user interfaces for accessing the vCenter Server system and ESXi hosts
•  Describe the ESXi host architecture
•  Navigate the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to configure an ESXi host
•  Recognize ESXi host user account best practices
•  Install an ESXi host
•  Use VMware Host Client™ to configure ESXi host setting

•  Create and provision a virtual machine
•  Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
•  Install VMware Tools
•  Identify the files that make up a VM
•  Recognize the components of a VM
•  Recognize virtual devices supported by a VM
•  Describe the benefits and use cases for containers
•  Identify the parts of a container system

•  Describe the vCenter Server architecture
•  Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
•  Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
•  Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
•  Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
•  Use roles and permissions to enable users to access objects in the vCenter Server inventory
•  Back up vCenter Server Appliance
•  Monitor vCenter Server tasks, events, and appliance health
•  Use VMware vCenter Server® High Availability to protect a vCenter Server Appliance

•  Create and manage standard switches
•  Describe the virtual switch connection types
•  Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping, and load-balancing policies
•  Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches

•  Identify storage protocols and storage device types
•  Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
•  Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
•  Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
•  Recognize the components of a VMware vSAN™ configuration

•  Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
•  Modify and manage virtual machines
•  Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library
•  Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
•  Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
•  Describe the Enhanced vMotion Compatibility feature
•  Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
•  Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® Replication™
•  Describe the benefits of VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Data Protection

•  Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
•  Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
•  Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
•  Use various tools to monitor resource use
•  Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events

•  Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
•  Create a vSphere DRS cluster
•  Monitor a vSphere cluster configuration
•  Describe options for making a vSphere environment highly available
•  Explain the vSphere HA architecture
•  Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
•  Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance

•  Recognize the importance of vCenter Server Update Planner
•  Describe how VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ works
•  Describe how to update ESXi hosts using baselines
•  Validate ESXi host compliance using a cluster image
•  Describe how to upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware

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