VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] - AS743D


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives: Describe the software-defined data center Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure Add ESXi hosts to a VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ instance Manage vCenter Server Appliance Use a local content library as an ISO store, and deploy a virtual machine Describe vCenter Server architecture Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host


1 Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Describe the content of the course
Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
Identify additional resources

2 Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
Use vSphere Client to access and manage your vCenter Server system and ESXi host
Compare virtual machine hardware version 14 to other versions
Identify the virtual network adapters, and describe the enhanced VMXNET3
Compare the types of virtual disk provisioning
Identify the advantages of ESXi Quick Boot

3 Creating Virtual Machines
Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
Describe how to import a virtual appliance OVF template
Manage VMware Tools
Explain troubleshooting OS installation and VMware Tools

4 vCenter Server
Describe the vCenter Server architecture
Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
Identify the vCenter Server services, components, and modules
Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
Describe the rules for applying permissions
Create a custom role in vCenter Server
Create a backup schedule
Restore vCenter Server Appliance from backup
Monitor vCenter Server Appliance

5 Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Describe, create, and manage standard switches
Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
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

6 Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
Identify storage protocols and storage device types
Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores
Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5
Identify the advantages of VMware 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 14
Remove virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore
Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Create, clone, and export vApps
Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

8 Resource Management and Monitoring
Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
Identify additional technologies that improve memory usage
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

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
Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
Examine the features and functions of vSphere Fault Tolerance
Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication

10 vSphere DRS
Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
Create a vSphere DRS cluster
View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
Configure virtual machine affinity, DRS groups, and VM-host affinity rules
Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

11 vSphere Update Manager
Describe the new architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
Create patch baselines
Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance
Examine the features and functions of vSphere Update Manager EAM integration
Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS
Scan and remediate hosts

12 vSphere Troubleshooting
Define the scope of troubleshooting
Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency


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