VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7]




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    Course Information

    This five-day intensive hands-on training course enables you to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere® 6.7, VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7. It helps you to administer the vSphere infrastructure for your organization irrespective of size.

    The course forms the foundation for several VMware technologies in the software-defined data center. It aligns with the product ESXi 6.7 and vCenter Server 6.7.

    Course Objective:

    On completion of the course, you will be able to

    • Describe software-defined data center, vCenter Server architecture, vSphere standard switches, vSphere components and their function, Discuss (vSphere HA) cluster architecture, and Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN™  features and functions
    • Use vCenter Server, Local content library as ISO store, VMware vSphere® Replication™, VMware vSphere® Data Protection™, VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™, VMware vSphere® Update Manager™.
    • Add ESXi hosts to the VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
    • Configure and manage
      • vCenter Server Appliance
      • vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® Client™
      • Resource usage, and resource pools
      • vSphere HA
      • vSphere HA and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
      • Standard switch policies
      • Host storage Types: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM
      • Virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
    • Migration of Virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®; Virtual machine storage with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
    • Troubleshooting methodologies


    1. Course Introduction

    • Introduction, logistics, objectives, and content
    • VMware education benefits
    • Additional resources

    2. Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

    • vSphere in the software-defined data center
    • vSphere Interaction: CPUs, Memory, Network, Storage
    • Access and manage vCenter Server system and ESXi host
    • Virtual network adapters, VMXNET3, Virtual disk provisioning types
    • ESXi host settings installation and configuration
    • ESXi Quick Boot advantages

    3. Creating Virtual Machines

    • Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
    • VMware Tools™ significance
    • Import virtual appliance OVF template

    4.  vCenter Server

    • vCenter Server architecture
    • ESXi hosts communication with vCenter Server
    • Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    • Manage the vCenter Server inventory
    • Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
    • Create custom inventory tags, custom role, vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
    • Rules for applying for permissions
    • Monitoring and restorage of vCenter Server Appliance

    5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

    • Standard switches: configuration and management
    • Configure virtual switch security
    • vSphere distributed and standard switches
    • Virtual switch connection types
    • TCP/IP stack architecture
    • Use of VLANs with standard switches

    6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

    • Storage protocols and device types
    • Use of iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores
    • Multipathing works
    • Advantages of VMware vSAN™

    7.  Virtual Machine Management

    • Deploy, modify, customize, and, manage new virtual machines
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Instant cloning of a virtual machine
    • Content libraries types and deployment
    • Migration of vSphere vMotion and Storage
    • Virtual machine snapshots

    8.  Resource Management and Monitoring

    • CPU and memory concepts
    • Resource overcommitment of a resource means
    • Resource pools management and configuration
    • CPU optimization and memory usage
    • Creation and use of alarms

    9.  vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data

    • vSphere HA architecture, configuration, and, management
    • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
    • Infrastructural or intra-app dependencies
    • vSphere Fault Tolerance, features, support, interoperability, and functions
    • vSphere Replication features and functions

    10.  vSphere DRS

    • vSphere DRS cluster creation and functions
    • Configuration of
      • Virtual machine affinity
      • DRS groups
    • VM-host affinity rules
    • Removal of the host from a vSphere DRS cluster

    11.  vSphere Update Manager

    • Architecture, Components, and Capabilities
    • ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps patching
    • vSphere Update Manager EAM integration features and functions
    • Integration of vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS

    12.  vSphere Troubleshooting

    • Diagnosis, Application, review, and enhancement of troubleshooting efficiency
    • Log files and use of vSphere Syslog Collector


    • System administrators
    • System engineers


    • System administration experience on
      • Microsoft Windows or
      • Linux operating systems


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