VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7]

VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7]

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VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] Course with detailed hands-on labs – VMware Training Credits: 26 VTC

This two-day VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] course is for operators and administrators who create and manage virtual machines. This VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] course provides you with an understanding of VMware virtual machine features in VMware vSphere® 6.7.

By combining lecture and hands-on labs, you gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware virtual machines.

Product Alignment:

• ESXi 6.7
• vCenter Server 6.7

Main Topics Covered:

• VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] – Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
• VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] – Virtual Machine Management
• VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] – Virtual Storage
• VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] – Resource Management and Monitoring

Duration: 2 days

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• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] course is defined here:

• System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures

Class Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] course are:

• System administration experience on Microsoft, Linux, and Solaris
• Understanding of basic network and storage concepts

Objectives:

After completing this VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] course, attendees will be able to:

• Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
• Describe the concepts of server, network, storage, and desktop virtualization
• Deploy, configure, clone, and manage virtual machines
• Use VMware vCenter Server® to monitor virtual machine resource usage
• Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines
• Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ and VMware vSphere® High Availability to optimize the performance of your vSphere virtual environment

VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators Training [V6.7] – Course Syllabus:

1 Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2 Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

• Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
• Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
• Use vSphere Client to access and manage your vCenter Server system and ESXi host
• Compare virtual machine hardware version 14 to other versions
• Identify the virtual network adapters, and describe the enhanced VMXNET3
• Compare the types of virtual disk provisioning

3 Creating Virtual Machines

• Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
• Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
• Describe how to import a virtual appliance OVF template

4 vCenter Server

• Describe the vCenter Server architecture
• Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
• Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
• Add data center and organizational objects to vCenter Server
• Add hosts to vCenter Server
• Discuss how to create custom inventory tags for inventory objects
• Monitor VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
• Monitor vCenter Server Appliance for service and disk space usage
• Use vSphere alarms for resource exhaustion and service failures

5 Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

• Describe the virtual switch connection types
• Configure and view standard switch configurations, such as virtual machine port group, VMkernel port,
VLAN, and security features
• List the features comparison of standard and distributed switches

6 Virtual Storage

• Describe vSphere storage technologies and datastores

7 Virtual Machine Management

• Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
• Enable guest operating system customization by vCenter Server
• Upgrade a virtual machine’s hardware
• Perform an instant clone of a VM
• Describe virtual machine settings and options
• Add a hot-pluggable device
• Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
• Add a raw device mapping (RDM) to a virtual machine
• Perform a vSphere vMotion migration
• Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration

8 Resource Management and Monitoring

• Use the performance-tuning methodology and resource monitoring tools
• Use performance charts to view and improve performance
• Monitor the key factors that can affect the virtual machine’s performance: CPU, memory, disk, and network
bandwidth use
• Create alarms with condition-based triggers
• Create alarms with event-based triggers
• View and acknowledge triggered alarms

9 vSphere HA

• Describe the options that you can configure to make your vSphere environment highly available
• Discuss the response of vSphere HA when an ESXi host, a virtual machine, or an application fails

10 vSphere DRS

• Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
• Create a vSphere DRS cluster
• View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
• Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

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