VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v7

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VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v7 is 5 days course with intense hands-on activities that focus on installing and configuring VMware vSphere 7. This course teaches you how to administer an entire virtualized infrastructure for any size organization and covers topics including how to install VMware ESXi as well as configure and manage vCenter Server and all related services. Whether you’re interested in managing an internal IT organization or working for a company that utilizes it for their own business, if you are considering a career in virtualization this is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center. A certificate will be awarded to the candidate who has successfully completed the course and the exam of VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v7.

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Course Information

1 Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
•  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 settings
•  Describe how to proactively manage your vSphere environment using VMware Skyline

3  Virtual Machines
•  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

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4  vCenter Server
•  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

5  Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
•  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

6  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 VMFS and NFS datastores
•  Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
•  Recognize the components of a VMware vSAN™ configuration

7  Virtual Machine Management
•  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

8  Resource Management and Monitoring
•  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

9  vSphere Clusters
•  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
•  Describe the function of the vSphere® Cluster Service

10  vSphere Lifecycle Management
•  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
•  Describe VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ and VMware vSAN™ integration

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Audience Profile:

- System administrators
- System engineers

Prerequisites:

This course has the following prerequisites:
•  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Q: Who this VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v7 course is for?

A: This course is for students who want to have system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems and some networking and storage experience would be helpful but not required. 

Q: Who should take this VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v7 course?

A: This course is designed for: System administrators,  Systems engineers, 

Technicians who are responsible for server virtualization will benefit from this course.

Q: Is the training for the course too basic or with a deep understanding?

A: It depends on your requirements and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths is you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized courses.

Q: What are the requirements of VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v7 course

A: The requirement of the course is to have System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

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