vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [v6.0]

5 days

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  • Orlando
      $3,595.00
    • Monday, December 18, 2017 (filled)

Course Description

This authorized VMware training course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6, which includes VMware ESXi 6 and VMware vCenter Server 6. Approximately 45 percent of class time is dedicated to completing hands-on labs. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

Prior to obtaining a VCP6 level certification, candidates must first pass the vSphere 6 Foundations exam. This course will prepare you for the Foundations exam and put you on the path to obtaining the VCP6-DCV, VCP6-CMA, VCP6-NV, and VCP6-DTM certifications.

What You'll Learn

  • Software-defined data center
  • Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
  • vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web Client
  • Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a vApp
  • Use the content library
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
  • Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
  • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Use VMware vRealize Operations Manager to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts
  • Manage VMware vSphere High Availability 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 vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
  • Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations

Who Should Attend

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers

Prerequisites

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Understanding of virtual data center concepts comparable to those needed for VCA-DCV certification

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lessons

Lesson 1: Software-Defined Data Center

  • Introduce Components of the Software-Defined Data Center
  • Where vSphere Fits into the Cloud Architecture
  • Install and Use vSphere Client
  • Overview of ESXi

Lesson 2: Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Hardware, and Virtual Machine Files
  • Create and Work with Virtual Machines

Lesson 3: vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server Architecture
  • Deploy and Configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Install and Use vSphere Web Client
  • Manage vCenter Server Inventory Objects and Licenses
  • Explain the Benefits of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

Lesson 4: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Create and Manage Standard Switches
  • Modify Standard Switch Properties
  • Configure Virtual Switch Load-Balancing Algorithms
  • Create, Configure, and Manage vSphere Distributed
  • Switches, Network Connections, and Port Groups

Lesson 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce Storage Protocols and Storage Device Names
  • Discuss ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel Storage
  • Create and Manage VMware vSphere VMFS Datastores
  • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN

Lesson 6: Virtual Machine Management

  • Use Templates and Cloning to Deploy Virtual Machines
  • Modify and Manage Virtual Machines
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion Migrations
  • Create and Manage Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Create a vApp
  • Introduce the Various Types of Content Libraries and How to Deploy and Use Them

Lesson 7: Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce Virtual CPU and Memory Concepts
  • Configure and Manage Resource Pools
  • Methods for Optimizing CPU and Memory Usage
  • Use vCenter Server Performance Graphs and Alarms to Monitor Resource Usage
  • Create and Use Alarms to Report Certain Conditions or Events
  • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for Data Center Monitoring and Management

Lesson 8: vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • Explain the vSphere HA Architecture
  • Configure and Manage a vSphere HA Cluster
  • Use vSphere HA Advanced Parameters
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on Virtual Machines
  • Introduce vSphere Replication
  • Use vSphere Data Protection to Back Up and Restore Data

Lesson 9: Host Scalability

  • Functions of a vSphere DRS Cluster
  • Configure and Manage a vSphere DRS Cluster
  • Work with Affinity and Anti-Affinity Rules
  • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS Together

Lesson 10: vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to Manage ESXi Patching
  • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager Plug-In
  • Create Patch Baselines
  • Use Host Profiles to Manage ESXi Configuration Compliance
  • Scan and Remediate Hosts

Lesson 11: Installing VMware Components

  • ESXi Installation
  • Boot-from-SAN Requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server Deployment Options
  • vCenter Server Hardware, Software, and Database Requirements
  • Installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server Instance

Labs

Lab 1: Installing vSphere Client

  • Access Your Student Desktop System
  • Install vSphere Client

Lab 2: Configuring ESXi Hosts

  • Examine the ESXi Host Hardware Configuration
  • Configure the DNS and Routing Information for an ESXi Host
  • Configure an ESXi Host to Use Directory Services

Lab 3: Working with Virtual Machines

  • Create a Virtual Machine
  • Install a Guest Operating System in a Virtual Machine
  • Identify the Virtual Machine's Disk Format and View Storage Metrics
  • Install VMware Tools on a Virtual Machine Installed with a Windows OS

Lab 4: Working with vCenter Server

  • Access vCenter Server Appliance
  • Install vCenter Server Appliance and Host License Keys
  • Create a Data Center Object
  • Add Your ESXi Host to the vCenter Server Inventory
  • Configure Your ESXi Host as an NTP Client

Lab 5: Using vSphere Web Client

  • Navigate vSphere Web Client
  • Pin and Unpin Panes
  • Hide the Getting Started Tabs
  • Upgrade the Virtual Machine's Hardware

Lab 6: Creating Folders in vCenter Server Appliance

  • Create a Host and Cluster Folder
  • Create Virtual Machine and Template Folders

Lab 7: Using Standard Switches

  • View the Standard Switch Configuration
  • Create a Standard Switch with a Virtual Machine Port Group
  • Attach Your Virtual Machine to the New Virtual Machine Port Group

Lab 8: Using vSphere Distributed Switches

  • Create a Distributed Switch
  • Add the ESXi Hosts to the New Distributed Switch
  • Examine Your Distributed Switch Configuration
  • Migrate the Virtual Machines to a Distributed Switch Port Group

Lab 9: Accessing iSCSI Storage

  • Add a VMkernel Port Group to a Standard Switch
  • Configure the iSCSI Software Adapter and Connect It to the Storage

Lab 10: Accessing NFS Storage

  • Configure Access to NFS Datastores
  • View NFS Storage Information

Lab 11: Managing VMFS Datastores

  • Change the Name of a VMFS Datastore
  • Create VMFS Datastores for the ESXi Host
  • Expand a VMFS Datastore to Consume Unused Space on a LUN
  • Remove a VMFS Datastore
  • Extend a VMFS Datastore

Lab 12: Using Templates and Clones

  • Create a Virtual Machine Template
  • Create Customization Specifications
  • Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template
  • Clone a Powered-On Virtual Machine

Lab 13: Modifying Virtual Machines

  • Increase the Size of a VMDK File
  • Adjust Memory Allocation on a Virtual Machine
  • Rename a Virtual Machine in the vCenter Server Inventory
  • Add and Remove a Raw LUN on a Virtual Machine
  • Expand a Thin-Provisioned Virtual Disk

Lab 14: Migrating Virtual Machines

  • Migrate Virtual Machine Files from the Local Storage to the Shared Storage
  • Create a Virtual Switch and a VMkernel Port Group for vSphere vMotion Migration
  • Perform a vSphere vMotion Migration of a Virtual Machine on a Shared Datastore
  • Perform a Cross-Host vSphere Storage vMotion Migration to a Local Datastore

Lab 15: Managing Virtual Machines

  • Unregister a Virtual Machine from the vCenter Server Appliance Inventory
  • Register a Virtual Machine in the vCenter Server Appliance Inventory
  • Unregister and Delete a Virtual Machine from the Disk
  • Take Snapshots of a Virtual Machine
  • Revert to a Snapshot
  • Delete an Individual Snapshot
  • Use the Delete All Function in the Snapshot Manager

Lab 16: Managing vApps

  • Create a vApp
  • Power On a vApp
  • Remove a vApp

Lab 17: Managing Resource Pools

  • Create CPU Contention
  • Create Resource Pools
  • Verify Resource Pool Functionality

Lab 18: Monitoring Virtual Machine Performance

  • Create CPU Workload
  • Use Performance Charts to Monitor CPU Utilization
  • Undo Changes Made to the Virtual Machines

Lab 19: Using Alarms

  • Create a Virtual Machine Alarm to Monitor a Condition
  • Create a Virtual Machine Alarm to Monitor an Event
  • Trigger Virtual Machine Alarms and Acknowledge the Alarms
  • Disable Virtual Machine Alarms

Lab 20: Using vSphere HA

  • Create a Cluster Enabled for vSphere HA
  • Add Your ESXi Host to a Cluster
  • Test vSphere HA Functionality
  • View the vSphere HA Cluster Resource Usage
  • Manage vSphere HA Slot Size
  • Configure a vSphere HA Cluster with Strict Admission Control

Lab 21: Implementing a vSphere DRS Cluster

  • Create a Load Imbalance
  • Create a vSphere DRS Cluster
  • Verify Proper vSphere DRS Cluster Functionality
  • Create, Test, and Disable a VM-VM Affinity Rule
  • Create, Test, and Disable an Anti-Affinity Rule
  • Create, Test, and Disable a VM-Host Affinity Rule

Lab 22: Using vSphere Update Manager

  • Install the vSphere Update Manager Server
  • Install vSphere Update Manager
  • Modify the Cluster Settings
  • Configure vSphere Update Manager
  • Create a Patch Baseline
  • Attach a Baseline and Scan for Updates
  • Stage the Patches onto the ESXi Hosts
  • Remediate the ESXi Hosts