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VMware vSphere: Design Workshop [V6.5]

  • Tuition USD $2,775
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 945 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-VSDW65
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This three-day training course equips you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design a VMware vSphere® 6.5 virtual infrastructure. You follow a proven approach to design a virtualization solution that is available, scalable, manageable, recoverable, and secure, and that uses VMware best practices.
This course discusses the benefits and risks of available design alternatives and provides information to support making sound design decisions. Given a case study, you practice your design skills by working with peers on a design project. This three-day training course equips you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design a VMware vSphere® 6.5 virtual infrastructure. You follow a proven approach to design a virtualization solution that is available, scalable, manageable, recoverable, and secure, and that uses VMware best practices.
This course discusses the benefits and risks of available design alternatives and provides information to support making sound design decisions. Given a case study, you practice your design skills by working with peers on a design project.  

The course is based on VMware ESXi? 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.5.

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Assess the business and application requirements of the current environment
  • Apply a framework to a design
  • Analyze design choices and best-practice recommendations
  • Create a design that ensures availability, manageability, performance, recoverability, and security
  • Design the core management infrastructure for an enterprise
  • Design the virtual data center for an enterprise
  • Design the compute infrastructure for an enterprise
  • Design the storage and networking infrastructures for an enterprise
  • Design virtual machines to run applications in a vSphere infrastructure
  • Design security, management, and recoverability features for an enterprise

Certifications
This course helps prepares you for the following certification: 
VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization Design (VCAP-DCV-Design)

Target Audience
Experienced system integrators and consultants responsible for designing and deploying vSphere environments

Prerequisites
This course requires completion of the following prerequisites:
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5]

Course Delivery Options
  • Classroom
  • Onsite

 Course Modules

1. Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. Infrastructure Assessment
  • Follow a proven process to design a virtualization solution
  • Define customer business objectives
  • gather and analyze business and application requirements
  • Document design requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks
  • Use a systematic method to evaluate and document design decisions
  • Create a conceptual design

3. Core Management Infrastructure
  • Determine the number of vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller instances to include in a design
  • Choose the appropriate platforms for vCenter server components
  • Choose the appropriate single sign-on identity source
  • Choose the time synchronization method
  • Choose methods to collect log files end ESXi core dumps
  • Design a vCenter Server deployment topology that is appropriate for the size and requirements of the data center

4. Virtual Data Center Infrastructure
  • Calculate total capacity requirements for a design
  • Create a virtual data center cluster design that meets business and workload requirements
  • Evaluate the use of several management services, such as VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler?, in the virtual data center design
  • Evaluate the use of resource pools in the virtual data center design

5. Compute Infrastructure
  • Create a compute infrastructure design that includes the appropriate ESXi boot, installation, and configuration options
  • Choose the ESXi host for the compute infrastructure

6. Storage Infrastructure
  • Calculate storage capacity and performance requirements for a design
  • Evaluate the use of various storage platform and storage management solutions
  • Design a storage platform and storage management architecture that meets the needs of the vSphere environment

7. Network Infrastructure
  • Evaluate the use of various network component and network management solutions
  • Design a network component architecture that includes information about network segmentation and virtual switch types
  • Design a network management architecture that meets the needs of the vSphere environment

8. Virtual Machine Design
  • Make virtual machine design decisions, including decisions about resources
  • Design virtual machines that meet the needs of the applications in the vSphere environment and that follow VMware best practices

9. Infrastructure Security
  • Make security design decisions for various layers in the vSphere environment
  • Design a security strategy that meets the needs of the vSphere environment and follows VMware best practices
 

Who Can Benefit

  • Experienced system integrators and consultants responsible for designing and deploying vSphere environments

Course Details

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Infrastructure Assessment

  • Follow a proven process to design a virtualization solution
  • Define customer business objectives
  • Gather and analyze business and application requirements
  • Document design requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks
  • Use a systematic method to evaluate and document design decisions
  • Create a conceptual design

Core Management Infrastructure

  • Determine the number of vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller™ instances to include in a design
  • Choose the appropriate platforms for vCenter Server components
  • Choose the appropriate single sign-on identity source
  • Choose the time synchronization method
  • Choose methods to collect log files and ESXi core dumps
  • Design a vCenter Server deployment topology that is appropriate for the size and requirements of the data center

Virtual Data Center Infrastructure

  • Calculate total capacity requirements for a design
  • Create a virtual data center cluster design that meets business and workload requirements
  • Evaluate the use of several management services, such as VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™, in the virtual data center
  • Evaluate the use of resource pools in the virtual data center design

Compute Infrastructure

  • Create a compute infrastructure design that includes the appropriate ESXi boot, installation, and configuration options
  • Choose the ESXi host hardware for the compute infrastructure

Storage Infrastructure

  • Calculate storage capacity and performance requirements for a design
  • Evaluate the use of various storage platform and storage management solutions
  • Design a storage platform and storage management architecture that meets the needs of the vSphere environment

Network Infrastructure

  • Evaluate the use of various network component and network management solutions
  • Design a network component architecture that includes information about network segmentation and virtual switch types
  • Design a network management architecture that meets the needs of the vSphere environment

Virtual Machine Design

  • Make virtual machine design decisions, including decisions about resources
  • Design virtual machines that meet the needs of the applications in the vSphere environment and that follow VMware best practices

Infrastructure Security

  • Make security design decisions for various layers in the vSphere environment
  • Design a security strategy that meets the needs of the vSphere environment and follows VMware best practices

Infrastructure Manageability

  • Make VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ design decisions that meet the requirements of the virtual data center
  • Make infrastructure management design decisions about the required areas
  • Design an infrastructure management strategy that meets the needs of the vSphere environment and follows VMware best practices

Infrastructure Recoverability

  • Make infrastructure recoverability design decisions in the required areas
  • Design an infrastructure recoverability strategy that meets the needs of the vSphere environment and follows VMware best practices

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Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

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Lab infraestructure is very suitable and works pretty good help to understand better the concepts exposed during the training.

Helpful and prompt with responses. I coordinated the scheduling of the class with them and, since day 1, all parties involved have been excellent! Knowledgeable, responsive, and accommodating.

Course trainer was excellent, content was well organized. However, labs should be instructor lead versus on your own. Much time is wasted for newbees in getting acclimated to tool set, AWS environment, navigating and setting up things to complete tasks. This was my third class and I was barely able to finish most of the labs. (The first 2 classes I only finished one lab exercise for the 2 together.)

Very happy with the initial communication in getting me the materials and credentials to obtain resources for the course. Course videos, labs and guides were made available during and for 1 year after completion of the course.
Thomas was the classroom instructor and did a great job. He's knowledgeable, engaging and made the course enjoyable.

The learning format is great and allows one to still keep up with daily work activities.

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