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VMware VSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V7

Due to Covid-19 safety restrictions PhoenixTS will temporarily be unable to provide food to our students who attend class at our Training Center; however, our Break Areas are currently open where students will find a constant supply of Coffee, Tea and Water. Students may bring their own lunch and snacks to eat in our breakrooms or at their seat in the classroom or eat out at one of the many nearby restaurants.

Course Overview

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere® 7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 7 and VMware vCenter Server® 7. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on labs, this course prepares students to administer a vSphere infrastructure for any organization. This comprehensive course provides the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

At the conclusion of the training students will be able to do the following:
• Describe the software-defined data center (SDDC)
• Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
• Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline
• Install and configure ESXi hosts
• Deploy and configure VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
• Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server
configuration
• Manage, monitor, back up, and protect vCenter Server Appliance
• Create virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
• Describe the storage technologies supported by vSphere
• Configure virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage
• Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
• Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
• Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library
• Manage virtual machine resource use
• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
• Create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere® High Availability and
VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
• Discuss solutions for managing the vSphere life cycle
• Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines

Schedule

Currently, there are no public classes scheduled. Please contact a Phoenix TS Training Consultant to discuss hosting a private class at 240-667-7757.

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Course Outline

Module 1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

 

Due to Covid-19 safety restrictions PhoenixTS will temporarily be unable to provide food to our students who attend class at our Training Center; however, our Break Areas are currently open where students will find a constant supply of Coffee, Tea and Water. Students may bring their own lunch and snacks to eat in our breakrooms or at their seat in the classroom or eat out at one of the many nearby restaurants.

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