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IT-N 345 - VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7]

Code Start Date Duration Venue
IT-N 345 13 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
IT-N 345 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7. It prepares participants to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

This course is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Add ESXi hosts to a VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ instance
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN™  
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Monitor resource usage, and manage resource pools
  • Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability (vSphere HA) cluster architecture
  • Manage vSphere HA and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
  • Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

Who Should Attend?

  • System administrators
  • System engineers
  • System integrators

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
  • vSphere interaction with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
  • Using vSphere Client to access and manage vCenter Server system and ESXi host
  • Virtual network adapters, and enhanced VMXNET3
  • ESXi host Installation and configuration settings
  • The advantages of ESXi Quick Boot
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Create, provision, and removing a virtual machine
  • The importance of VMware Tools™
  • Importing a virtual appliance OVF template

Day 2

  • VCenter Server architecture
  • Accessing and configuration of vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
  • Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
  • Create custom inventory tags
  • Create a custom role in vCenter Server
  • Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule and restoration 
  • Monitoring vCenter Server Appliance
  • Creating and managing standard switches
  • TCP/IP stack architecture
  • Using VLANs with standard switches

Day 3

  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
  • ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores management 
  • Virtual Machine Management
  • Using templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Creating an instant clone of a virtual machine
  • Adding a hot-pluggable device
  • Customizing a new virtual machine
  • vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Virtual machine snapshots management

Day 4

  • Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Resource pools configuration and managements
  • Optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Alarms 
  • vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data
  • vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
  • vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
  • vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
  • vSphere Replication

Day 5

  • vSphere DRS
  • Creating a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configuring virtual machine affinity, DRS groups, and VM-host affinity rules
  • Removing a host from a vSphere DRS cluster
  • vSphere Update Manager
  • Managing the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
  • vSphere Update Manager EAM integration
  • vSphere Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Important log files search
  • Using vSphere Syslog Collector