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vSphere Install, Congure, Manage [v6.0] (5 days)

VMware vSphere: Install, Congure, Manage is our best-selling course. It features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, conguring, 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.

Who Should Attend?

• System administrators
• Systems engineers
Prerequisites
• System administration experience on Microsoft
Windows or Linux operating systems.
• Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware
Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for
VCA-DCV certication.

Course Objectives

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

• Describe the software-dened data center
• Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
• Describe vCenter Server architecture
• Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server™ Appliance™
• Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
• Congure and manage vSphere infrastructure with
VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
• Congure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
• Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage
• Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
• Create a vApp
• Describe and use the content library
• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
• Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
• Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
• Describe and use the content library
• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
• Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
• Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
• 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, and vCenter Server operations.


Lesson 1: Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

Lesson 2: Software-Dened Data Center

• Introduce components of the software-dened data center
• Describe where vSphere ts into the cloud architecture
• Install and use vSphere Client
• Overview of ESXi

Lesson 3: Creating Virtual Machines

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

Lesson 4: vCenter Server

• Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
• Deploy and congure vCenter Server Appliance
• Install and use vSphere Web Client
• Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
• Explain the benets of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

Lesson 5: Conguring and Managing Virtual Networks

• Describe, create, and manage standard switche properties
• Congure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
• Create, congure, and manage vSphere distributed
switches, network connections, and port groups
Lesson 6: Conguring 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™
Lesson 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

Lesson 8: Resource Management and Monitoring

• Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
• Congure 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

Lesson 9: vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

• Explain the vSphere HA architecture
• Congure 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

Lesson 10: Host Scalability

• Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
• Congure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
• Work with anity and anti-anity rules

Lesson 11: vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

• Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
• Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update
Manager plug-in
• Create patch baselines
• Use host proles to manage ESXi conguration compliance
• Scan and remediate hosts

Lesson 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 Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance Install, Configure & Manage a Software Defined Datacenter

VMware vSphere Professional Camp [v6.0] 5 Day Accelerated Training Camp
download full PDF course overview


The VMware vSphere Professional Camp is our most popular course where students can get their hands dirty mastering VMware vSphere 6.0 inside our state-of-the-art data center. This course combines best practices and covers content from 6 of VMware’s most popular course titles into one powerful accelerated training camp.

Training Umbrellas ’s experts also supplement detailed courseware and lab time with lectures to give students a 360􀂃
tour of the products capabilities and limitations, providing tips on what and what not to do with VMware vSphere. There is a big difference between what happens in the classroom and what happens in the real world. Customized training solves this problem. Students will learn throughout the course how to identify issues, troubleshoot and resolve real world management problems. This is the most comprehensive look at VMware vSphere 6.0 and is designed for students looking to
immediately apply their new skills in a production environment.

Who should take this course? 
  • 􀂇New and experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators with 1-3 years experience working in an administator role seeking superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office.
Why Real World Training?
6 VMware Classes - 1 Camp!
􀂇Install, Configure & Manage
􀂇Optimize & Scale
􀂇Skills For Operators
􀂇Troubleshooting

􀂇What’s New!
􀂇Third Party Tools
Tailored Training Solutions
Customizable Training
More Hands-on Labs!

Taking a “one-size-fits-all” approach to training is not always the right way to go. Instead, being able to work with our team
to customize training to the specific VMware license features makes for a much richer delivery and relevant training experience.

Unlike typical VMware training with 20 or so labs, customized training provides over 70+ hands-on labs with step-by-step
instructions showing how vSphere is applied in a real world production enviroment.

Course Overview

Turn good Administrators into Great Ones! This is the kind of training students hope for, but rarely get with off-the-shelf training. The ability to understand and know when to apply the tools of virtualization cannot be understated in the real world. Just ask any virtualization administrator and they will tell you Virtual Computing, Networking and Storage are complex technical concepts. Knowing when to use features of VMware
products or look to alternative solutions or applications are invaluable skills to possess.

Why Take This Course?
  • VMware vSphere Professional Camp [v6.0]
  • License Specific Training
Today VMware vSphere comes in 5 flavors.

• Essentials
• Essentials Plus
• Standard
• Enterprise
• Enterprise Plus

One of the biggest differences between off-the-shelf training and a Professional Camp is the ability to align content to match the VMware licensed product inside the vSphere suite. Using our Moodle® modular consultative approach to learning, this course can be modified to address only the pertinent information being utilized inside the IT department, and leave all the fluff out so students can focus on the real world tasks
needed to master the company’s existing environment. 

Exceeding expectations is a common occurrence around Training Umbrella’s custom training solutions. There is a lot to be said about well-planned training events. Work with our course development team to align course objectives to organizational needs and deliver a superior training experience.

Customizable Training

Because this is a vendor neutral course, we are able to cover additional third party content not found in a vendor specific training class. Integration of third party tools can simplify task, bring potentially greater flexibility and efficiency, and streamline processes inside the virtual environment. This course will broaden the administrators perspective, exposing them to conditions they will encounter daily in their jobs and enhance their ability to mitigate issues and maximize the return on a company’s investment in VMware.

Course Objectives

􀂇Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center 
Virtualization Fundamentals Course for VCA-DCV Certification.
􀂇Create a vApp
􀂇Describe and use the content library
􀂇Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
􀂇Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to
migrate virtual machine storage
􀂇Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
􀂇Use VMware vRealize Operations
Manager to identify and solves 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 host, virtual machines, and vCenter Server Operations

Students will be able to:

Describe the software defined data center
􀂇Deply an ESXi host and create a virtual machine
􀂇Describe vCenter Server architecture
􀂇Deploy a vCenter Server instance or
VMware vCenter Server Appliance
􀂇Use vCenter Server to manage various types of storage
􀂇Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
Customizable Training
Build a Complete Software Defined Datacenter
VMware vSphere Professional Camp [v6.0]

Section 1: Course Introduction and Overview
• VMware Certified Professional Course
Introduction
• Course Overview
• Overview of Lab and Data Center
Environment

Section 2: Virtualization
• Virtualization Foundation
• Exploring Virtualization
• IP Addresses
• Business Opportunity
• Cloud Overview

Section 3: Introducing VMware
• VMware vSphere Editions
• VMware vSphere Features
• Building a Virtualization Platform
• Exploring vSphere Desktop Client
• Exploring Web Client 

Section 4: Plan, Install, and Configure ESXi
• Planning ESXi
• Installing ESXi
• Direct Console User Interface Overview
• DCUI Administration Tasks

Section 5: Virtual Machines
• Planning a Virtual Machine
• Provisioning a Virtual Machine
• SCSI
• Virtual Machine Paths
• Creating a Virtual Machine
• Virtual Machine Appendix

Section 6: Exploring vCenter Server
• Planning vCenter Server
• Installing vCenter Server
• Configuring vCenter Server
• Manage vCenter Server
• Single Sign-On Overview
• Single Sign-On Deployment Modes
• Single Sign-On Installation
• Troubleshooting vCenter Single Sign-On
• Creating vCenter Server Folders

Section 7: Networking & Switches
• vSphere Networking Overview
• Understanding Physical Switches
• Understanding Virtual Switches
• Switch Configurations
• Standard vSwitch Ports and pNICs
• More Standard vSwitch Settings
• vSphere Distributed Switches
• Managing vSphere Distributed Switches
• Troubleshooting Switches
• Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
• Private VLAN

Section 8: Storage
• vSphere Storage Overview
• Installing vSphere Storage
• Configuring vSphere Storage
• Storage - Fibre Channel
• Storage – iSCSI
• Storage - VM File Systems
• Network File System (NFS)
• Solid State Drives
• Storage Area Network (SAN) Outline Manage, Scale, Optimize, Backup, & Troubleshoot a Software Defined Datacenter VMware vSphere Professional Camp [v6.0]

Section 9: Manage Virtual Machines
• Basic VM Management
• Resource Management
• Virtual Machine CPU Management
• Virtual Machine Reporting
• Provisioning and Reclamation
• VMware Converter
• Manage vSphere vApps
• vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
• DRS Clusters and Affinity Rules
• vSphere Distributed Power Management

Section 10: Clusters
• vSphere Clustering
• Microsoft Clustering

Section 11: Business Continuity
• Understanding Business Continuity
• Latency
• High Availability
o Understanding High Availability
o Configuring High Availability
• Fault Tolerance
• Templates and Clones
• Snapshots

Section 12: Backup and Disaster
Management
• Backup Options
• Disaster Recovery Solutions
• Memory Management
• Resource Pools
• Permissions

Section 13: Balancing Resource Utilization
• Migrating Virtual Machines

Section 14: Monitoring VMware
vSphere Performance
• Performance Monitoring
• Performance Badges
• Understanding What If Options
• Performance Monitoring 3rd Party Tools
• Alarms

Section 15: Patching, Updating, and
Upgrading
• Patch and Update ESXi and VMs
• Upgrading ESXi and VMs

Section 16: Troubleshooting
• Troubleshooting ESXi Hosts
• Troubleshooting Networking
• Troubleshooting Storage
• Troubleshooting VMs

Section 17: Best Practices

Section 18: Appendix
A1 - Third Party Advanced Installation
Options
A2 - Distributed Switch Configuration
and Management
A3 - VMware vCloud Director

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