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VMware vSphere: Fast Track

Övrig Information:

  • Kursnummer: WMW_VSFT67
  • Lunch ingår.
  • Kursmaterial ingår.
  • Leveranssätt: Klassrum


This five-day, intensive course takes you from introductory to advanced VMware vSphere management skills. Building on the installation and configuration content from our best-selling course, you will also develop advanced skills needed to manage and maintain a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will install, configure and manage vSphere 6.7. You will explore the features that build a foundation for a truly 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 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7.


• System administrators
• System engineers


This course has the following prerequisites:
• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Kursens mål:

• Install and configure ESXi hosts
• Deploy and configure VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
• Use VMware Host Client™, VMware vSphere® Web Client, and VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration
• Create virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
• Describe the storage technologies supported by vSphere
• Configure virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage
• Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
• Use vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
• Create a content library for deploying virtual machines
• Manage virtual machine resource usage and manage resource pools
• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
• Describe the methods for protecting and recovering virtual machine data
• Create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
• Create virtual networks with VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™ and enable distributed switch features
• Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines
• Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
• Describe how vSphere storage APIs help storage systems integrate with vSphere
• Configure and use virtual machine storage policies
• Configure VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control and VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™
• Encrypt virtual machines for additional security


1.Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
• Describe the content of this course
• Gain a complete picture of the VMware
certification system
• Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the
VMware Education Learning Zone
• Identify additional resources

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

• Describe how vSphere fits into the softwaredefined
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
• Install and configure ESXi host settings
• Identify the advantages of ESXi Quick Boot

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

4.vCenter Server

• Describe the vCenter Server architecture
• Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with
vCenter Server
• Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance
• Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter
Server inventory
• Add data center, organizational objects, and
hosts to vCenter Server
• Create custom inventory tags
• Describe the rules for applying permissions
• Create a custom role in vCenter Server
• Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup
• Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
• Monitor vCenter Server Appliance

5.Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

• Describe, create, and manage standard switches
• Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping
and load-balancing policies
• Compare vSphere distributed switches and
standard switches
• Describe the virtual switch connection types
• Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture
• Use VLANs with standard switches

6.Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

• Identify storage protocols and storage device
• Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre
Channel storage
• Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS
and NFS datastores
• Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS,
and Fibre Channel storage
• Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN™

7.Virtual Machine Management

• Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual
• Modify and manage virtual machines
• Create an instant clone of a virtual machine
• Identify the types of content libraries and how to
deploy and use them
• Add a hot-pluggable device
• Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
• Use customization specification files to customize
a new virtual machine
• Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage
vMotion migrations
• Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

8.Resource Management and Monitoring

• Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a
virtualized environment
• Describe what overcommitment of a resource
• Identify additional technologies that improve
memory usage
• Configure and manage resource pools
• Describe methods for optimizing CPU and
memory usage
• Use various tools to monitor resource usage
• Create and use alarms to report certain
conditions or events

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

• Explain the vSphere HA architecture
• Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
• Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
• Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies
during failover
• Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and
datastore heartbeats
• Examine the features and functions of vSphere
Fault Tolerance
• Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual
• Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability
with vSAN
• Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere
Fault Tolerance virtual machines
• Examine the features and functions of vSphere

10.vSphere DRS

• Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
• Create a vSphere DRS cluster
• View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
• Configure virtual machine affinity, DRS groups,
and VM-host affinity rules
• Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

11.Network Scalability

• Configure and manage vSphere distributed
• Explain distributed features such as port
mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow
• Configuring port mirroring on a distributed switch

12.vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

• Describe the architecture, components, and
capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
• Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the
patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
• Examine the features and functions of vSphere
Update Manager EAM integration
• Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere
• Describe and use host profiles

13.Storage Scalability

• Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array
Integration, VMware vSphere® API for Storage
Awareness™, and vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
• Configure and assign virtual machine storage
• Configure vSphere Storage DRS and Storage I/O

14. Securing Virtual Machines

• Set up encryption in your vSphere environment
• Encrypt virtual machines
• Encrypt core dumps
• Enable encrypted vSphere vMotion
• Describe support for virtual machine security
features, such as UEFI secure boot, vTPM, and
virtualization-based security