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VMware vSphere 6: Fast Track (VVFT6)

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Course Content

This intensive, extended-hours course combines instructor training with hands-on labs to focus on how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot VMware vSphere® 6, including VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with troubleshooting skills needed for maintaining highly available and scalable vSphere environments. Students 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.

Who should attend

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

Course Objectives

  • 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 othervSphere operations

Detailed Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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

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

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

Troubleshooting vSphere

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 6,045
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Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 6,045
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