Fast Track - VVMware vSphere: Fast Track 6

Fast Track - VVMware vSphere: Fast Track 6

Length : 5 days

In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot VMware vSphere 6, including VMware ESXi 6 and VMware vCenter Server 6. This course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with troubleshooting skills needed for maintaining highly available and scalable vSphere environments. You will gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs.

This fast-track course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) exam. Due to the advanced nature of this course, you should have at least two years of experience using VMware vSphere prior to attending. We suggest taking VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] course for individuals who are new to VMware vSphere.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
• Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server Appliance
• Configure and manage the vSphere infrastructure with the VMware vSphere Client and the VMware vSphere Web Client
• Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
• Use a content library
• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
• Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
• 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, vCenter Server, virtual networking, virtual storage, and other vSphere operations


• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
• Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course (on VMware's website) or VCA-DCV

Who Should Attend

• Experienced system administrators
• Experienced system integrators
• Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

Course Outline

1. Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
2. Software-Defined Data Center
• Introduce virtualization and vSphere components
• Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
• Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
• Install and use vSphere user interfaces
• Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings
3. Creating Virtual Machines
• Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
• Deploy a single virtual machine
• Explain the importance of VMware Tools
• Describe how to import an OVF template
4. VMware vCenter Server
• Introduce vCenter Server architecture
• Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
• Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
• Using the VMware vSphere Web Client
• Configuring VMware vCenter Single Sign-On and VMware Platform Services Controller
• Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
5. Troubleshooting vSphere
• Use a structured approach to troubleshoot issues in vSphere
• Discuss options for running vSphere commands
• Locate and use important vSphere log files
6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
• Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
• Describe and modify standard switch properties
• Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group
• Describe, create, and manage a distributed switch
• Troubleshoot virtual networking
7. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
• Introduce storage protocols and device names
• Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
• Create and manage VMware vSphere VMFS datastores
• Introduce VMware Virtual SAN datastores
• Troubleshoot virtual storage
8. Virtual Machine Management
• Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
• Modify and manage virtual machines
• Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
• Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
• Create a VMware vSphere vApp
• Describe the types of content libraries
• Troubleshoot virtual machines and snapshots
9. Resource Management and Monitoring
• Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
• Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
• Configure and manage resource pools
• Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
• Use vRealize Operations Manager to manage a software-defined data center
• Troubleshoot ESXi and vCenter Server
10. vSphere HA and vSphere FT
• Explain the vSphere HA architecture
• Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
• Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
• Enable vSphere FT on a virtual machine
• Describe vSphere Replication and vSphere Data Protection
• Troubleshoot vSphere HA
11. Host Scalability with vSphere DRS
• Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
• Create a vSphere DRS cluster
• View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
• Troubleshoot vSphere DRS clusters
12. vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
• Describe, install, and configure vSphere Update Manager
• Describe and use host profiles
• Use baselines and remediate ESXi hosts
• Perform patch management
13. Installing vSphere Components
• Describe how to install ESXi interactively
• Identify the basic requirements for an ESXi host to boot from SA
• Identify system requirements to install vCenter Server
• Install vCenter Server on a supported Windows system

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