VMware vSphere: What’s New [V6.7 to V7]


Beginner Level
  • Education Order

  • Number of days

    3 Day(s)

  • Training Hours

    10:00 - 17:00

VMware vSphere: What’s New tutorial covers new features and enhancements for VMware vCenter Server 7.0 and VMware ESXi 7.0.

It aims to convey the installation and configuration issues that the participants need in the most efficient way with real world scenarios, applied laboratories and subject expression. This training is recommended for companies / users who use vSphere in their existing infrastructure and will switch to vSphere 7.0.

After this training, participants can also participate in other advanced training on vSphere 7.0.

Participants who previously hold VCP-DCV 2019 certification will have the title of VCP-DCV 2020 without taking any exam at the end of the training.


  • Microsoft Windows and Linux operating system knowledge at system administration level.
  • Command line experience.
  • Having participated in VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage training or having equal knowledge
At the end of this training, participants are expected to gain proficiency in the following subjects.
  • Identify key features and enhancements in vSphere 6.7 update releases and vSphere 7.0
  • Migrate Windows vCenter Server to VMware vCenter Server Appliance 7.0
  • Upgrade vCenter Server to vSphere 7.0
  • Explanation of vCenter Server, VMware ESXi, storage, network, virtual machine and security enhancements in vSphere 7.0
  • Updating the templates in the Content Library
  • Using Identity Federation to configure VMware vCenter Server to use an external identity source
  • Certificate management using VMware vSphere Client
  • Using VMware vSphere Trust Authority to secure the infrastructure of Encypted virtual machines
  • Using VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager to manage vSphere deployments and updates
  • Explanation of cloning and migration processes in Encypted virtual machines
  • Explanation of the purpose of scalable shares and improvements in vSphere DRS
  • Explanation of how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server
  • Identifying new hardware device support in ESXi 7.0
  • Get to know the current enhancements with virtual machine version 17
  • Understanding the importance of Container and Kubernetes in a modern data center

•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

•  Describe the new vCenter Server Appliance deployment model
•  Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0
•  Migrate a Windows vCenter Server instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0
•  Identify enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
•  Upgrade an ESXi host to version 7.0

•  Recognize how to create and apply vCenter Server profiles
•  Identify the scaling and performance improvements for vCenter Server Appliance
•  Describe the support provided for dynamic DNS
•  Recognize how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server
•  Identify enhancements to the vCenter Server file-based backup
•  Identify enhancements to tools provided by the vSphere Client Developer Center
•  Describe prefix-based MAC address allocation
•  Identify VMware NSX-T™ logical switches and their properties in the vSphere Client
•  Describe version control and management of VM templates in Content Library
•  Perform a VM template in-place update in Content Library
•  Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
•  Configure identity federation
•  Manage certificates using the vSphere Client
•  Explain the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline™

•  Recognize the enhancements made to ESXi security
•  Identify hardware support updates in ESXi 7.0
•  Recognize layout changes in the ESXi 7.0 system storage partitions
•  Describe the enhancements made to ESXi timekeeping options in vSphere 7

•  Identify the characteristics of VM compatibility level for ESXi 7.0
•  Describe the support provided for new virtual devices in vSphere 7
•  Recognize improvements to guest customization
•  Migrate VMs with attached devices

•  Describe the enhancements to NVMe support
•  Describe the enhancements to VMware Pluggable Storage Architecture
•  Describe the purpose of the High-Performance Plug-in
•  Describe the support for iSER in vSphere 7
•  Describe support for iSER in vSphere 7
•  Identify VMware vSAN™ enhancements for vSphere 7

•  Describe the enhancements to cloning, migration, and encryption operations
•  Identify the enhancements to the VM encryption architecture in vSphere 7
•  Recognize new VM encryption events and alarms
•  Describe the benefits and use cases of VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™
•  Explain the general architecture of vSphere Trust Authority
•  Configure vSphere Trust Authority

•  Recognize how to configure clusters using the vSphere Cluster Quickstart workflow
•  Recognize improvements to vSphere DRS
•  Identify improvements to vSphere ESX Agent Manager
•  Describe scalable shares
•  Configure VMware vSphere® DirectPath I/O™

•  Describe features of vCenter Server Update Planner
•  Run vCenter Server upgrade prechecks and interoperability reports
•  Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager
•  Compare vSphere Lifecycle Manager to vSphere Update Manager
•  Identify the components of an ESXi image
•  Define a cluster image and update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager

•  Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
•  Identify the parts of a container system
•  Recognize the steps in a basic Docker workflow
•  Explain the importance of Kubernetes
•  Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes
•  Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow

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