VMware vSphere: Bootcamp [V6]




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    Course Information

    This VMware vSphere: Bootcamp [V6] course is a combination of best-selling and intensive vSphere course. This is a hands-on training program in which you get the training delivered in two parts across five days of extended hours. 

    Part I – The prime focus is on making you learn about installing, configuring and managing vSphere 6 that includes VMware vCenter Server™ 6.0 and VMware ESXi™ 6.0 concepts. 

    Part II – This part mainly focuses on building advanced skills into Configuring and maintaining scalable and highly available infrastructure.


    Introductions and course logistics 

    • Course objectives 
    •  Software-Defined Data Center 
    • Introduce components of the software-defined data center 
    • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture 
    • Install and use vSphere 
    • Client Overview of ESXi 
    • Creating Virtual Machines 
    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files 
    • Create and work with virtual machines 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 
    • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks 
    • Describe, create, and manage standard switches 
    • Describe and modify standard switch properties 
    • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms 
    • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups 
    • 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™ 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 
    • Resource Management and Monitoring 
    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts 
    • Configure and manage resource pools 
    • Describe 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 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 Host Scalability 
    • Describe the 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 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 VMware Management Resources 
    • Understand the purpose of VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface commands 
    • Discuss options for running vSphere CLI commands 
    • Deploy and configure vSphere Management Assistant 
    • Use vmware-cmd for virtual machine operations vSphere Security 
    • Configure ESXi host access and authentication Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines 
    • Performance in a Virtualized Environment 
    • Review the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology 
    • Explain software and hardware virtualization techniques and their effects on performance 
    • Use vSphere performance monitoring tools Network Scalability 
    • Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow Network Performance Troubleshooting
    • Explain the performance features of network adapters 
    • Explain the performance features of vSphere networking 
    • Monitor key network performance metrics 
    • Use vSphere Management Assistant to manage virtual network configurations 
    • Troubleshoot common network performance problems Storage Scalability 
    • Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and VMware vSphere® API for Storage AwarenessTM 
    • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies 
    • Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O 
    • Control Storage Optimization 
    • Diagnose storage access problems 
    • Configure VMware vSphere® Flash Read Cache™ 
    • Monitor key storage performance metrics 
    • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems CPU Performance 
    • Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance 
    • Monitor key CPU performance metrics 
    • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems Memory Performance 
    • Monitor key memory performance metrics 
    • Troubleshoot common memory performance problems Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization 
    • Describe guidelines for optimizing virtual machine configuration 
    • Discuss how vGPU usage affects virtual machine performance 
    • Troubleshoot common vSphere cluster problems Host and Management Scalability 
    • Describe and use host profiles 
    • Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™ 
    • Use Virtual Machine Converter 
    • Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy


    • Experienced system administrators 
    • Systems engineers
    • System integrators


    System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification


    Name Code Fee
    VMware Certified Professional (VCP) - [VCP6-DCV] VCP6-DCV USD 276
    VMware Certified Associate (VCA) - [VCA] VCA USD 138

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