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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

Course Details

This authorized VMware training course 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. Approximately 45 percent of class time is dedicated to completing hands-on labs. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

Prior to obtaining a VCP6 level certification, candidates must attend an authorized VMware training course. This course satisfies the training requirement for the VCP6-DCV, VCP6-CMA, VCP6-NV, and VCP6-DTM certifications.

Course Prerequisites

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Understanding of virtual data center concepts comparable to those needed for VCA-DCV certification

Course Agenda

1. Software-Defined Data Center

  • Introduce Components of the Software-Defined Data Center
  • Where vSphere Fits into the Cloud Architecture
  • Install and Use vSphere Client
  • Overview of ESXi

2. Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Hardware, and Virtual Machine Files
  • Create and Work with Virtual Machines

3. 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

4. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Create and Manage Standard Switches
  • Modify Standard Switch Properties
  • Configure Virtual Switch Load-Balancing Algorithms
  • Create, Configure, and Manage vSphere Distributed Switches, Network Connections, and Port Groups

5. 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

6. 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

7. Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce Virtual CPU and Memory Concepts
  • Configure and Manage Resource Pools
  • 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

8. 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

9. Host Scalability

  • 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

10. 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

11. Installing VMware Components

  • ESXi Installation
  • Boot-from-SAN Requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server Deployment Options
  • vCenter Server Hardware, Software, and Database Requirements
  • Installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server Instance