VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage and Optimize and Scale Fast Track [V6.5]




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    Course Information

    VMware vSphere ICM and Optimize and Scale Fast Track [V6.5] is an intensive training course that takes you from introductory to advanced VMware vSphere® management skills. You will be able to install, configure, and optimize vSphere 6.5 through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs.

    You will also explore the features that build a foundation for a scalable infrastructure, and discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size using vSphere 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.5.

    Product Alignment

    • ESXi 6.5
    • vCenter Server 6.5


    You should be able to meet the following objectives after the completion of the course:

    • Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
    • Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server
    • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools   machines and perform data recovery
    • Describe the software-defined data center
    • Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™


    You can prepare for the following certification through this course –

    VCP6-DCV VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization  


    1. Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
    • Describe the content of this course

    2. Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
    • Explain the vSphere virtual infrastructure
    • Describe the topology of a physical data center
    • The similarity and difference between physical and virtual architectures

    3. Creating Virtual Machines
    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Identify the virtual machine disk format
    • Explain the importance of VMware Tools™

    4. vCenter Server
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
    • Examine the new vSphere authentication proxy
    • Access and navigate the new vSphere clients

    5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
    • Use VLANs with standard switches
    • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
    • Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture

    6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
    • Introduce VMware vSAN™
    • Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5
    • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores

    7. Virtual Machine Management
    • Learn to Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
    • Upgrade virtual machine hardware to version 12
    • Clone a virtual machine

    8. Resource Management and Monitoring
    • Use vCenter Server performance charts and esxtop to analyze vSphere performance
    • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Create, clone, and export vApps

    9. vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data
    • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
    • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats

    10. vSphere DRS
    • Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
    • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
    • Learn to Perform preemptive actions to prepare for CPU or memory changes

    11. Network Scalability
    • Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow
    • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches

    12. vSphere Update Manager
    • Create Path Business
    • Learn How to Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi, virtual machine, and vApp patching
    • Scan and remediate hosts

    13. Storage Scalability
    • Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs for Array Integration and Awareness™
    • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
    • Configure vSphere Storage DRS and I/O Control

    14. Network Scalability
    • Configure vSphere to encrypt virtual machines, core dumps, and vSphere vMotion migrations


    • System engineers
    • System administrators


    System administration experience on Linux operating systems or Microsoft Windows


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