Get In-Depth Knowledge of VMware vSphere
Merit Professional Development is pleased to present VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.0.
Organizations are using virtualization to better utilize their existing hardware investments, improve operational efficiency and help mitigate risk. This intensive hands-on course focuses on installing, configuring and managing VMware vSphere 6, which includes VMware ESXi 6 and VMware vCenter Server 6. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size and forms the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.
Who Should Attend?
System administrators or systems engineers
Course Objectives

Describe the software-defined 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
Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere VMFS, NFS, virtual SAN and more
Describe and use the content library
Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
Identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts

Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere
Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
Create a vApp
Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
Replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery

1 – Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
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 Client
  • Overview of ESXi
3 – Creating Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Create and work with virtual machines
4 – 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
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 vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
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
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
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
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
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
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 profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Scan and remediate hosts
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

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