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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [6.0] Course Information

Course Length: 5 Days

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6, which includes VMware ESXi 6 and VMware vCenter Server 6. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

This course meets the prerequisite for advanced vSphere courses.


Course Objectives

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web Client
  • Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a vApp
  • Describe and use the content library
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
  • Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
  • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
  • 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, and vCenter Server operations

Pre-requisites

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification

Intended Audience

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers

Sample VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [6.0] Course Outline

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. Software-Defined Data Center

  • Introduce components of the software-defined data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere Client
  • Overview of ESXi

3. Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Create and work with virtual machines

4. vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  • Explain the benefits of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups

6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce storage protocols and storage device names
  • Discuss ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere VMFS datastores
  • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN

7. Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Create a vApp
  • Introduce the various types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

8. Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
  • Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
  • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management

9. vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  • Introduce vSphere Replication
  • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

10. Host Scalability

  • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
  • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together

11. vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Scan and remediate hosts

12. Installing VMware Components

  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Discuss installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [6.0] Certification Information

VMware Certified Professional 6 - Datacenter Virtualization

As the demand for IT professionals with datacenter virtualization skills increases, it is essential to distinguish yourself in the market with a certification that validates your technical capabilities. Becoming a VMware Certified Professional does just that.

This industry-recognized certification requires completion of a VMware-authorized training course and hands-on experience with VMware technologies. Achieving the VCP certification confirms that you have the education needed to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments, as well as the skills obtained by a minimum of six months experience with VMware infrastructure technologies.

VMware Certified Professional - Datacenter Virtualization (on vSphere 6)

Become a VCP6-DV

There are different paths to VCP6-DV certification based on your background. Choose your path and complete the three core validation components:

  • Attend a qualifying VMware authorized course.
  • Gain hands-on experience with VMware vSphere 6.
  • Pass the VCP6-DV Exam.

Certification Price

The cost of the VMware Certified Professional 6 - Datacenter Virtualization certification is $175.00. Testing is available at authorized VMTraining testing centers throughout the world. Click here to purchase a certification exam voucher.