VMware vSphere 6: Install, Configure, Manage

Overview
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.  This course meets the prerequisite for advanced vSphere courses, which can be found at www.vmware.com/education.

Course Content

 Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Software-Defined Data Center

  • Introduce components of the software-defined data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere user interfaces

Module 3: Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual hardware and virtual machine files
  • Create and work with virtual machines

Module 4: VMware 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

Module 5 : Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create and manage standard switches
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
  • Create, configure and manage vSpher distributed switches, network connections and port groups

Module 6: 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™

Module 7: 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

Module 8: Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Describe 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

Module 9: 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

Module 10: Host Scalability    

  • Describe the 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

Module 11: vSphere Update Manager  and  Host Maintenance    

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching  
  •  Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere
  • Update Manager plugin
  • Create patch baselines
  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Scan and remediate hosts

Module 12: Installing VMware Components

  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Discuss installation of vCenter

Target Trainee Profile

Who Should Attend?

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

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