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VMware VSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (v6.5) - Australia

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Duration: 5 Days*

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  • Learn how to install, configure and manage VMware vSphere 6.5
  • Administer a vSphere infrastructure

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This 5-day course will provide delegates with practical training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.5. Candidates will also learn how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

After successfully completing this course, delegates will be able to explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure, deploy an ESXi host, describe the software-defined data center, use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host and many other skills.

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The following topics will be covered during this course:


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


Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe the topology of a physical data center

  • Explain the vSphere virtual infrastructure

  • Define the files and components of virtual machines

  • Describe the benefits of using virtual machines

  • Explain the similarities and differences between physical architectures and virtual architectures

  • Define the purpose of ESXi

  • Define the purpose of vCenter Server

  • Explain the software-defined data center

  • Describe private, public, and hybrid clouds


Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files

  • Identify the files that make up a virtual machine

  • Discuss the latest virtual machine hardware and its features

  • Describe virtual machine CPU, memory, disk, and network resource usage

  • Explain the importance of VMware Tools™

  • Discuss PCI pass-through, Direct I/O, remote direct memory access, and NVMe

  • Deploy and configure virtual machines and templates

  • Identify the virtual machine disk format


vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture

  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance

  • Use vSphere Web Client

  • Backup and restore vCenter Server

  • Examine vCenter Server permissions and roles

  • Explain the vSphere HA architectures and features

  • Examine the new vSphere authentication proxy

  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

  • Access and navigate the new vSphere clients


Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches

  • Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies

  • Contrast and 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


Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce storage protocols and storage device types

  • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage

  • Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores

  • Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5

  • Introduce Virtual SAN

  • Describe guest file encryption


Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines

  • Modify and manage virtual machines

  • Clone a virtual machine

  • Upgrade virtual machine hardware to version 12

  • Remove virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore

  • Customize a new virtual machine using customization specification files

  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

  • Create, clone, and export vApps

  • Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them


Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts

  • Explain virtual memory reclamation techniques

  • Describe virtual machine overcommitment and resource competition

  • 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

  • Describe and deploy resource pools

  • Set reservations, limits, and shares

  • Describe expandable reservations

  • Schedule changes to resource settings

  • Create, clone, and export vApps

  • Use vCenter Server performance charts and esxtop to analyze vSphere performance


vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture

  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster

  • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters

  • Define cluster-wide restart ordering capabilities

  • Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover

  • Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats

  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines

  • Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with Virtual SAN

  • Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines

  • Introduce vSphere Replication

  • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data


Host Scalability

  • Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster

  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster

  • Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules

  • Describe the new capabilities for what-if analysis and proactive vSphere DRS

  • Highlight the evolution of vSphere DRS using predictive data from VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™

  • Perform preemptive actions to prepare for CPU or memory changes

  • Describe the vCenter Server embedded vSphere Update Manager, VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI, and VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy capabilities

  • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity


vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

  • Describe the new vSphere Update Manager architecture, components, and capabilities

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi, virtual machine and vApp patching

  • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in

  • Create patch baselines 

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Delegates must have some system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating system before taking this course.


Who should attend this course?

This course has been specifically created for System Engineers and System Administrators.

Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
System Engineers System Administrators
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 5 days
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (v6.5) certification in Australia starts from $3209
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (v6.5).
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