This three-day, hands-on training course is an introduction to VMware vSphere®. In this course, you acquire the skills needed to perform Day 2 operational tasks that are typically assigned to the roles of operator or junior administrator in a vSphere environment.
Product Alignment: VMware ESXi 7.0, VMware vCenter Server 7.0
Attending this course is recommended to achieve the following certification: VMware Certified Technical Associate - Data Center Virtualization (VCTA-DCV)
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe virtualization and virtual machines
Describe vSphere components and the software-defined data center (SDDC)
Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
Monitor network and datastore configurations in VMware vSphere® Client™
Deploy, configure, and clone virtual machines
Migrate, monitor, and manage virtual machines
Monitor tasks and events in VMware vSphere® Client™
Recognize how vSphere DRS and VMware vSphere® High Availability improve performance and availability of a vSphere cluster
Who Can Benefit
Technical professionals with basic system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server®
This course has the following prerequisites:
Working knowledge of operating systems
Understanding of basic network, storage, and computer hardware concepts
Introductions and course logistics
Virtualization and vSphere Concepts
Describe how virtual machines (VMs) work
Recognize the purpose of a hypervisor
Describe how VMs share resources in a virtualized environment
Recognize the components of an SDDC
Describe the relationship between vSphere, the SDDC, and cloud computing
Recognize the functions of the components in a vSphere environment
Access and view vSphere graphical user interfaces
Identify VMware solutions that integrate with vSphere in the SDDC
Navigating the vSphere Client
View and organize the inventory objects managed by vCenter Server
Add and assign vSphere licenses
Change the log level of vCenter Server
Edit the startup policy of ESXi services
Describe how vCenter Server roles and permissions work
Add permissions to virtual machines
Lifecycle of Virtual Machines
Add and remove VM virtual hardware components
Identify the purpose of different VM files
Configure VM settings
Create and delete virtual machines
Recognize the benefits of installing VMware Tools™
Install VMware Tools into a guest operating system
Upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware compatibility
Describe virtual networking
Recognize ways that virtual switches connect VMs and ESXi hosts to the network
View components and properties of a vSphere standard switch configuration
View a vSphere distributed switch configuration in vSphere Client
Recognize when and how to use the settings for the security networking policy
Recognize when and how to use the settings for the traffic shaping networking policy
Describe how the NIC teaming and failover policy helps maintain network connectivity
Perform basic checks to diagnose VM connectivity issues
Describe the function of a datastore
Recognize types of vSphere datastores
View datastore information in vSphere Client
Monitor datastore usage in vSphere Client
Virtual Machine Management
Recognize the benefits of using VM templates
Create and update a VM template
Deploy a VM from an existing template
Clone a virtual machine
Recognize how to use guest OS customization specifications
Deploy VMs from a content library
Deploy a virtual appliance from an OVF template
Perform a hot and cold migrations of VMs
Identify requirements for using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration
Identify use cases for VM snapshots
Create and manage snapshots of a virtual machine
Recognize the purpose of each type of VM resource control
Configure the resource allocation settings of a VM
Observe the behavior of virtual machines with different share values
Manage and acknowledge vSphere alarms
Use performance charts to monitor VM CPU and memory usage
Monitor tasks and events in vSphere Client
View information about the services that a vSphere cluster offers
Recognize how vSphere HA responds to different types of failures
Monitor vSphere HA during a host failure
Describe how vSphere DRS works
Interpret DRS scores given to VMs
Recognize how to apply the appropriate vSphere DRS automation and migration threshold levels
Describe how vSphere Fault Tolerance works
Recognize how Enhanced vMotion Compatibility works
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
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They are very good and made sure we had all the appropriate materials for class.
The training was great . But i expected some of the Networking concepts would be covered in this certification .
Instructor was great, course was mostly very good except for too much focus on pricing