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VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V6.7]

Course Details
Code: EDU-VSO67
Tuition (USD): $1,700.00 • Classroom (2 days)
$1,700.00 • Virtual (2 days)

This two-day training course is for operators and administrators who create and manage virtual machines. This course provides you with an understanding of VMware virtual machine features in VMware vSphere® 6.7. By combining lecture and hands-on labs, you gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware virtual machines.

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
  • Describe the concepts of server, network, storage, and desktop virtualization
  • Deploy, configure, clone, and manage virtual machines
  • Use VMware vCenter Server® to monitor virtual machine resource usage
  • Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines
  • Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ and VMware vSphere® High Availability to optimize the performance of your vSphere virtual environment

Who Can Benefit

Technical professionals with system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using VMware ESXi™ and vCenter Server.

Prerequisites

  • System administration experience on Microsoft, Linux, and Solaris
  • Understanding of basic network and storage concepts

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • ESXi 6.7
  • vCenter Server 6.7

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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

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

vCenter Server

  • Describe the vCenter Server architecture
  • Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
  • Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
  • Add data center and organizational objects to vCenter Server
  • Add hosts to vCenter Server
  • Discuss how to create custom inventory tags for inventory objects
  • Monitor VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Monitor vCenter Server Appliance for service and disk space usage
  • Use vSphere alarms for resource exhaustion and service failures

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe the virtual switch connection types
  • Configure and view standard switch configurations, such as virtual machine port group, VMkernel port, VLAN, and security features
  • List the features comparison of standard and distributed switches

Virtual Storage

  • Describe vSphere storage technologies and datastores

Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Enable guest operating system customization by vCenter Server
  • Upgrade a virtual machine’s hardware
  • Perform an instant clone of a VM
  • Describe virtual machine settings and options
  • Add a hot-pluggable device
  • Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
  • Add a raw device mapping (RDM) to a virtual machine
  • Perform a vSphere vMotion migration
  • Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Use the performance-tuning methodology and resource monitoring tools
  • Use performance charts to view and improve performance
  • Monitor the key factors that can affect the virtual machine’s performance: CPU, memory, disk, and network bandwidth use
  • Create alarms with condition-based triggers
  • Create alarms with event-based triggers
  • View and acknowledge triggered alarms

vSphere HA

  • Describe the options that you can configure to make your vSphere environment highly available
  • Discuss the response of vSphere HA when an ESXi host, a virtual machine, or an application fails

vSphere DRS

  • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Create a vSphere DRS cluster
  • View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster