VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7
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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7

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VMware 13161 5 Day(s) $4,125.00
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This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most VMware technologies in the software-defined data center and helps accelerate the transformation to cloud computing.

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] also fulfills a course requirement for the VMware Certified Professional 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV) exam.


What you will learn:
• The software-defined data center
• Understand the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
• Add ESXi hosts to a VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ instance
• Manage vCenter Server Appliance
• Use a local content library as an ISO store, and deploy a virtual machine
• Know vCenter Server architecture
• Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
• Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® Client™ Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
• Configure standard switch policies
• Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM
• Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN™
• Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
• Migrate virtual machine storage with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
• Monitor resource usage, and manage resource pools
• Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster architecture
• Configure vSphere HA
• Manage vSphere HA 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 VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
• Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You will spend approximately 45% of class time completing hands-on labs.

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