Class Details

Price: $4,495

5-Day Course Includes:

  • Class exercises in addition to training instruction
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Courseware books, notepads, pens, highlighters and other materials
  • Full breakfast with variety of bagels, fruits, yogurt, doughnuts and juice
  • Tea, coffee, and soda available all day
  • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon - * only at participating locations

For group training options, please call us at (240) 667-7757 or email promo@phoenixts.com

Course Outline

Course Introduction 

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • VMware certification system
  • VMware Education Learning Zone benefits
  • Additional resources

Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

  • Physical data center topology
  • vSphere virtual infrastructure 
  • Virtual machines files and components
  • Virtual machines benefits
  • Physical architectures and virtual architectures
  • ESXi
  • vCenter Server
  • Software-defined data center
  • Private, public and hybrid clouds

Creating Virtual Machines 

  • Virtual machines, virtual machine hardware and virtual machine files
  • Virtual machine files
  • Virtual machine hardware and its features
  • Virtual machine CPU, memorty, disk and network resource usage
  • VMware Tools
  • PCI pass-through, Direct I/O, remote direct memory access and NVMe
  • Virtual machines and templates
  • Virtual machine disk format

vCenter Server

  • vCenter Server architecture
  • vCenter Server Appliance
  • vSphere Web Client
  • vCenter Server backup
  • vCenter Server permissions and roles
  • vSphere HA architecture and features
  • vSphere authentication proxy
  • vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  • vSphere Clients

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Standard switches
  • Virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
  • vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
  • Virtual switch connection types
  • TCP/IP stack architecture
  • VLANs with standard switches

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Storage protocols and storage device types
  • ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • VMFS and NFS datastores
  • VMFS 6.5 features
  • Virtual SAN
  • Guest file encryption

Virtual Machine Management

  • Deploy new virtual machines using templates and cloning
  • Virtual machines modification and management
  • Virtual machine cloning
  • Virtual machine hardware upgrade to version 12
  • vCenter Server inventory and datastore removal from virtual machines
  • New virtual machine customization
  • vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Create, clone and export vApps
  • Content libraries

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Virtual memory reclamation
  • Virtual machine overcommitment and resource competition
  • Resource pools configuration and management
  • Optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Monitoring tools
  • Alarms
  • Resource pools
  • Set reservations, limits and shares
  • Expandable reservations
  • Schedule changes to resource settings
  • Create, clone and export vApps
  • Use vCenter Server performance charts and esxtop to analyze vSphere performance

vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • vSphere HA architecture
  • vSphere HA cluster configuration and management
  • vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Clusterwide restart ordering capabilities
  • Infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
  • vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
  • vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines consolidation
  • vSphere Replication
  • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

Host Scalability

  • vSphere DRS cluster functions and benefits
  • vSphere DRS cluster configuration and management
  • Affinity and anti-affinity rules
  • vSphere DRS capabilities
  • vSphere DRS using predictive data from VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • CPU or memory changes preemptive actions
  • vCenter Server embedded vSphere Update Manager, VMware vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI and VMware vSphere Auto Deploy capabilities
  • vSphere HA and vSphere DRS business continuity

vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

  • vSphere Update Manager architecture, components and capabilities
  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi, virtual machine and vApp patching
  • vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in installation
  • Patch baselines
  • Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance
  • Scan and remediate hosts

 

Objectives

At the conclusion of this class, students will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the software defined data center
  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Deploy an ESXi host
  • Deploy VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use a local content library as an ISO store and deploy a virtual machine
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Describe virtual networks with vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere
  • Configure standard switch policies
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create. clone and export a vApp
  • Describe and use the content library
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
  • Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
  • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Use esxtop to identify and solve performance issues
  • Discuss the VMware vSphere High Availability cluster architecture
  • Configure vSphere HA
  • Manage vSphere HA and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Use VMware vSphere Replication and VMware vSphere Data protection to protect virtual and perform data recovery
  • Use VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler cluster to improve host scalability
  • Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines and vCenter Server Operations