This five-day course provides hands-on training to equip students with a range of skills: from performing routine VMware vSphere® 7 administrative tasks to complex vSphere operations and configurations. Through lab-based activities, students are immersed in real-life situations faced by VMBeans, a fictitious company. These situations expose students to real-life scenarios faced by companies that are building and scaling their virtual infrastructure.
This course uses scenario-based lab exercises and does not provide guided step-by-step instructions. To complete the scenario-based lab exercises, you are required to analyze the task, research, and deduce the required solution. References and suggested documentation are provided.
Approximately 90% of the class is application-focused and taught through labs. The course aligns fully with the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Virtualization Deploy exam objectives.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Enable cluster features and configure vSphere storage and networking
Use host profiles to automate host configurations
Use Cluster Quickstart to create a VMware vSAN™ enabled cluster
Configure the VMware vCenter Server® identity provider
Troubleshoot host connectivity and storage connectivity
Perform lifecycle operations on vSphere components
Implement security hardening guidelines to vSphere and virtual machines
Who Can Benefit
This course requires the following prerequisites:
Completion of VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7] course
VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
VMware ESXi™ 7
VMware vCenter Server 7
Introductions and course logistics
Introduction to fictitious company: VMBeans
Creating and Configuring Management Clusters
Enable cluster features that help to improve resource allocation and availability of virtual machines
Use standard virtual switches to create networking in a cluster
Recognize when to use VMware vSphere® vMotion®
Recognize requirements for using iSCSI
Identify the purpose of iSCSI multipathing
Select the appropriate vSphere storage types to meet requirements
Recognize when to configure ESXi NTP support
Recognize ESXi user account best practices
Configure ESXi host settings
Use host profiles appropriately
Creating and Configuring Productions Clusters
Use Cluster Quickstart to create a vSAN enabled cluster
Configure advanced vSphere HA settings
Recognize the benefits of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
Configure the vCenter Server identity provider
Assign specific permissions and roles to ADFS users
Recognize how Enhanced vMotion Compatibility benefits VM mobility
Perform a Cross vCenter Server Migration
Use content libraries to share virtual machine templates between sites
Troubleshooting vSphere and Backing Up Configurations
Troubleshoot ESXi connectivity issues
Troubleshoot iSCSI storage issues
Troubleshoot vSphere cluster resources
Troubleshoot VMware PowerCLI™ issues
Back up vCenter Server
Troubleshoot upgrade-blocking issues
Increase logging levels on vCenter Server
Configure a VMware Tools™ shared repository
Upgrade vCenter Server
Upgrade VMware Tools
Upgrade Virtual Machine Compatibility
Work with VM placement rules
Manage advanced virtual machine configurations
Configure a key management server
Encrypt virtual machines using vSphere VM encryption
Secure VMs in transit with encrypted vSphere vMotion
Identify and implement different ESXi CPU scheduler options
Apply security hardening guidelines to ESXi hosts
Replace vCenter Server certificates with trusted CA-signed certificates
Deploy a new vCenter Server instance
Reconfigure the primary network identifier for vCenter Server
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.
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Does ExitCertified deliver group training?
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?
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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.
Course was great and the instructor had an answer for anything that was asked during the course.
Great instructor, clear and concise course. Labs were easy to follow and worked perfectly.
Overall ExitCertified is a great training provider and the remote learning is as effective as in person.
The training was good but needed the basic skills of maximo before getting deep in the configuration of it.
Provided good amount of material and a great instructor to teach the material.