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VM-VSFT67
VMware vSphere: Fast Track v6.7

Duration: 5 days
Price: $6475

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 ESXiTM 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7.

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • 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

Course Modules

  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 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
    • 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 template

  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 schedule
    • Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
    • Monitor vCenter Server Appliancen

  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 types
    • 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 machines
    • 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 means
    • 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 machines
    • Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
    • Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
    • Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication

  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 switches
    • 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 DRS
    • 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 policies
    • Configure vSphere Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control

  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
This course is intended for System Administrators and System Engineers.

Prerequisites:

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

This course prepares you for VMware Certified Professional 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV)