This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.
This course is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the software-defined data center
Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
Add ESXi hosts to a VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ instance
Manage vCenter Server Appliance
Use a local content library as an ISO store, and deploy a virtual machine
Describe vCenter Server architecture
Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® Client™
Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
Configure standard switch policies
Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM
Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN™
Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
Migrate virtual machine storage with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
Monitor resource usage, and manage resource pools
Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability (vSphere HA) cluster architecture
Configure vSphere HA
Manage vSphere HA 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 VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency
Who Can Benefit
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
vCenter Server 6.7
Introductions and course logistics
Describe the content of the course
Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
Identify additional resources
Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
Use vSphere Client to access and manage your vCenter Server system and ESXi host
Compare virtual machine hardware version 14 to other versions
Identify the virtual network adapters, and describe the enhanced VMXNET3
Compare the types of virtual disk provisioning
Install and configure ESXi host settings
Identify the advantages of ESXi Quick Boot
Creating Virtual Machines
Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
Describe how to import a virtual appliance OVF template
Describe the vCenter Server architecture
Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
Create custom inventory tags
Describe the rules for applying permissions
Create a custom role in vCenter Server
Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
Monitor vCenter Server Appliance
Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Describe, create, and manage standard switches
Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping and load-balancing policies
Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
Describe the virtual switch connection types
Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture
Use VLANs with standard switches
Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
Identify storage protocols and storage device types
Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores
Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN™
Virtual Machine Management
Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Create an instant clone of a virtual machine
Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
Add a hot-pluggable device
Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Resource Management and Monitoring
Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
Identify additional technologies that improve memory usage
Configure and manage resource pools
Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
Use various tools to monitor resource usage
Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data
Explain the vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
Examine the features and functions of vSphere Fault Tolerance
Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication
Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
Create a vSphere DRS cluster
View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
Configure virtual machine affinity, DRS groups, and VM-host affinity rules
Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster
vSphere Update Manager
Describe the architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
Examine the features and functions of vSphere Update Manager EAM integration
Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS
Apply a troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency
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.
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?
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 Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com
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.
Very interactive and in-depth course that really got me ready for the industry
Fantastic and great training. Tons of hands-on labs to really make you understand the material being thought.
The technical data in the AWS Solutions Architect course was very thorough.
Easy to work with. Learning material pdfs were able to be printed out in color which was very nice to write on.
Concise and good to follow along. Although it is a lot to take in under a short period of time.