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VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5] (VVWN6.5)

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Course Content

In this three-day, hands-on training course, you will explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 6.5 and VMware ESXi™ 6.5. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures will teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 6.5. This class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6.5 into their existing vSphere environment.

Who should attend

  • System Architects
  • System Administrators
  • IT Managers

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of one the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESX®/ESXi and vCenter Server:


The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

  • Install and configure ESX or ESXi
  • Install vCenter Server
  • Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
  • Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
  • Create and modify a standard switch
  • Create and modify a distributed switch
  • Connect an ESX/ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
  • Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
  • Enable vSphere vMotion on an ESX/ESXi host
  • Use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine
  • Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
  • Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion.
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster with resource pools
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster


If you cannot complete all of these tasks, then VMware recommends that you instead take the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (VICM6.5)

Course Objectives

  • List and describe key enhancements in vSphere 6.5
  • Use the user interface of the new VMware vSphere® Client™, the new VMware Host Client™ and the appliance shell of VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Add users to the lockdown exception users list and test the lockdown mode
  • Configure virtual machines to check for and install newer versions of VMware Tools™
  • Upgrade virtual machines to the current hardware
  • Create a multisite content library for synchronizing virtual machine templates, vApps, ISO images and scripts across vCenter Server instances
  • Enable the VMware vSphere® Authentication Proxy service to automatically add new hosts to the Active Directory domain
  • Configure NFS- and iSCSI-backed virtual volumes to provide a common storage platform, independent of the underlying storage hardware
  • Create storage policies and use these policies with virtual machines and virtual volume datastores
  • Work with VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control to create and configure a distributed switch
  • Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® to migrate virtual machines across vCenter Server instances
  • Activate the high availability feature of vCenter Server Appliance
  • Back up vCenter Server Appliance by using a file-based backup solution from the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
  • Set up your environment to encrypt and decrypt virtual machines
  • Set up your environment to use encrypted vSphere vMotion to securely migrate encrypted virtual machines
  • Migrate from Windows vCenter Server to vCenter Server Appliance
  • Configure vCenter Server and associated services to use VMware Platform Services Controller™ high availability

Outline: VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5] (VVWN6.5)

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Introduction to vSphere 6.5

  • Discuss vSphere 6.5 feature enhancements
  • Use vSphere Client, VMware Host Client, and the appliance shell of vCenter Server Appliance

Module 3: Installation and Upgrade

  • Describe new vCenter Server architecture features
  • Choose between a distributed configuration and an embedded configuration based on your requirements
  • Describe the enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
  • Describe the vCenter Server Appliance deployment
  • Describe the hardware requirements for installing vCenter Server Appliance
  • Identify the information that is needed before you begin the installation
  • Deploy a Platform Services Controller appliance
  • Describe how to upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 5.x to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
  • Describe how to upgrade an ESXi 5.x host to an ESXi 6.5 host
  • List the benefits of using the content library
  • Create a basic content library
  • Synchronize a content library across vCenter Server instances

Module 4: Compute Enhancements

  • Discuss the enhancements to vSphere 6.5 scalability and performance
  • Discuss the additional features to support hot-plug and SMART solid-state drives
  • Describe new capabilities of host profiles introduced in vSphere 6.5
  • Discuss the improvements to lockdown settings
  • Describe the addition of smart-card authentication
  • Explain the changes that enhance user accountability
  • Discuss how virtual hardware 12 extends virtual machine resource configurations
  • Describe how using large receive offload reduces CPU-associated costs for network packet processing
  • Discuss how hot-add memory is distributed across NUMA nodes in vSphere 6.5

Module 5: Storage Enhancements

  • Discuss the benefits of using VMFS 6 with vSphere
  • Upgrade from VMFS 5 to VMFS 6
  • Discuss the benefits of using VMFS 6 with vSphere
  • Discuss the benefits of using NFS v4.1 with vSphere
  • Identify the differences between NFS v3 and NFS v4.1
  • Describe the implications of using NFS v4.1
  • Describe the advantages of the new VMware Virsto™ on-disk file system
  • Describe the advantages of the vsanSparse snapshot format
  • Describe the advantages of fault domains to withstand rack-local failures
  • Describe the benefits of applying different default policies to different VMware Virtual SAN™ datastores
  • Describe the benefits of using virtual volumes
  • Describe per virtual machine, policy-based policy management
  • Describe how VMDK data operations are offloaded to storage arrays through the use of VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™

Module 6: Network Enhancements

  • Work with Network I/O Control
  • Upgrade Network I/O Control to version 3
  • Enable network resource management on VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
  • Configure bandwidth allocation for system and virtual machine traffic based on shares and reservations.
  • Discuss IPv6 support in vSphere 6.5

Module 7: Management Enhancement

  • List the core security modules that are part of Platform Services Controller
  • List the VMware certificate management components
  • Describe certificate use changes in vSphere 6.5
  • List the certificate management components that are part of Platform Services Controller
  • Describe the primary services provided by the VMware Certificate Authority component
  • Describe the primary services provided by the VMware Endpoint Certificate Store component
  • Define VMware CA certificate replacement options
  • Describe ESXi certificate replacement options
  • Discuss certificate-based guest authentication

Module 8: Availability Enhancements

  • Describe the new TCP/IP stack for vSphere vMotion
  • Explain the changes that make vSphere vMotion migrations across high-latency networks possible
  • Discuss the requirements for migrating a virtual machine across vCenter Server instances
  • Explain how VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance supports virtual machines with multiple virtual CPUs
  • Describe how vSphere Fault Tolerance maintains the secondary virtual machine in a ready state
  • Explain the mechanism by which the primary virtual machine is determined
  • Discuss the improvements made in handling all paths down and permanent device lost conditions
  • Describe the increased scalability of vSphere HA
  • Explain the additional compatibility supported by vSphere HA

Module 9: Security Enhancements

  • Plan for secure boot support for ESXi host
  • Deploy enhanced vCenter Server events and alarms, and vSphere logging
  • Evaluate virtual machine encryption
  • Enable encrypted vSphere vMotion
  • Use encrypted core dumps
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