In this three-day, hands-on training course, you explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 7.0 and VMware ESXi™ 7.0. Real-world use-case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 7.
This course is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 7 in their existing vSphere environment.
This course is also available in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) format.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Recognize the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 6.7 update releases and vSphere 7
Migrate a vCenter Server system for Windows to VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ 7.0
Upgrade a vCenter Server instance to vSphere 7
Describe vCenter Server, VMware ESXi™, storage, network, virtual machine, and security enhancements in vSphere 7
Update templates in the content library
Use Identity Federation to configure vCenter Server to use external identity sources
Use the VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage certificates
Use VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™ to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to manage vSphere deployments and updates
Describe the cloning and migration operations on encrypted VMs
Describe the purpose of scalable shares and the improvements to vSphere DRS
Describe how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server
Identify new hardware device support in ESXi 7.0
Recognize the enhancements available with VM compatibility version 17
Recognize the enhancements available with VM compatibility version 18
Recognize the importance of containers and Kubernetes in a modern data center
Who Can Benefit
System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures
This course requires completion of one the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage, VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale, VMware vSphere: Fast Track,VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting
The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
Install and configure ESXi
Install vCenter Server
Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
Create and modify a standard switch
Create and modify a distributed switch
Connect an ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
Use a content library template to create a virtual machine
Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster
Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster
Use VMware vSphere® Update ManagerTM to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and VMs
Introductions and course logistics
Installation and Upgrade
Describe the new vCenter Server Appliance deployment model
Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0
Migrate a Windows vCenter Server instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0
Identify enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
Upgrade an ESXi host to version 7.0
Recognize how to create and apply vCenter Server profiles
Identify the scaling and performance improvements for vCenter Server Appliance
Describe the support provided for dynamic DNS
Recognize how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server
Identify enhancements to the vCenter Server file-based backup
Identify enhancements to tools provided by the vSphere Client Developer Center
Describe prefix-based MAC address allocation
Identify VMware NSX-T™ logical switches and their properties in the vSphere Client
Use virtual distributed port groups to connect to NSX-T Data Center logical switches
Use vSphere Bitfusion to support artificial intelligence and machine learning based workloads
Describe version control and management of VM templates in Content Library
Perform a VM template in-place update in Content Library
Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
Configure identity federation
Manage certificates using the vSphere Client
Explain the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline™
Recognize the enhancements made to ESXi security
Identify hardware support updates in ESXi 7.0
Describe the support for AMD SEV-ES in vSphere 7
Recognize layout changes in the ESXi 7.0 system storage partitions
Describe the enhancements made to ESXi timekeeping options in vSphere 7
Describe the enhancement to vSphere vMotion in vSphere 7
Identify the characteristics of VM compatibility level for ESXi 7.0
Describe the support provided for new virtual devices in vSphere 7
Recognize improvements to guest customization
Migrate VMs with attached devices
Describe the enhancements to NVMe support
Describe the enhancements to VMware Pluggable Storage Architecture
Describe the purpose of the High-Performance Plug-in
Describe the support for iSER in vSphere 7
Describe support for iSER in vSphere 7
Identify VMware vSAN™ enhancements for vSphere 7
Describe the enhancements to cloning, migration, and encryption operations
Identify the enhancements to the VM encryption architecture in vSphere 7
Recognize new VM encryption events and alarms
Describe the benefits and use cases of VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™
Explain the general architecture of vSphere Trust Authority
Configure vSphere Trust Authority
Recognize how to configure clusters using the vSphere Cluster Quickstart workflow
Recognize improvements to vSphere DRS
Identify improvements to vSphere ESX Agent Manager
Describe scalable shares
Configure VMware vSphere® DirectPath I/O™
vSphere Lifecycle Management
Describe features of vCenter Server Update Planner
Run vCenter Server upgrade prechecks and interoperability reports
Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager
Compare vSphere Lifecycle Manager to vSphere Update Manager
Identify the components of an ESXi image
Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager and NSX-T Data Center integration
Define a cluster image and update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
Introduction to VMware vSphere® with Tanzu
Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
Identify the parts of a container system
Recognize the steps in a basic Docker workflow
Explain the importance of Kubernetes
Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes
Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow
Identify the capabilities and benefits of vSphere with Tanzu
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.
I registered a day before class and am happy that I received all the materials and links in time for the class. Thanks.
Topics, material and specially instructor (Graham Godfrey) was beyond my expectations.
Great instructor, clear and concise course. Labs were easy to follow and worked perfectly.
had a good time with the course, however some topics were left out due to the compact amount of time for training.
Brandon was a great instructor. The virtual course materials and labs provided were very informative.