Course Details

1. Course Introduction

·         Introductions and course logistics

·         Course objectives

·         Describe the content of this course

2. Introduction to vSphere and the SoftwareDefinedData 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

3. 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™

·         Direct I/O, remote direct memory access, and NVMe

·         Deploy and configure virtual machines and templates

·         Identify the virtual machine disk format

4. vCenter Server

·         Introduce the vCenter Server architecture

·         Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance

·         Use vSphere Web Client

·         Back up and restore vCenter Server

·         Examine vCenter Server permissions and roles

·         Explain the vSphere HA architectures and features

·         Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

·         Access and navigate the new vSphere clients

5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

·         Describe, create, and manage standard switches

·         Describe the virtual switch connection types

·         Contrast and compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches

·         Firewall ports and vSphere

·         Network teaming and load-balancing

·         Configure virtual switch security and load balancing policies

·         Upgrading your vDS version

·         Migration to vDS

·         The purpose of traffic shaping

·         Traffic shaping on vDS

·         Network I/O control

·         About jumbo frames

6. 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 vSAN

·         Describe guest file encryption



7. 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 vSpherevMotion 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

8. 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

·         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

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

·         Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats

·         Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

10. vSphere DRS

·         Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster

·         Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster

·         Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules

·         analysis and proactive vSphere DRS

·         Highlight the evolution of vSphere DRS using predictive data from VMware vRealize®

·         Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity

11. vSphere Update Manager

·         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 plugin

·         Create patch baselines

·         Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance

·         Scan and remediate hosts

12. Optimize and Scale vSphere

·         Tuning vSphere Performance

·         Optimizing Virtual Machines

·         Monitoring vSphere Performance

·         Using Host Profiles

·         Securing Your ESXi Hosts

·         Automation Using PowerCLI

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