Practitioner Workshop [V6.7]

Session Detail:    Classroom 3 Day

In this three-day workshop, students perform various tasks that a system administrator performs on a regular basis. These tasks include updating and upgrading an existing basic VMware vSphere® environment and troubleshooting common problems. Students apply the concepts learned during the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course while they increase their skill and competence.

Who Can Benefit

System administrators and engineers, with beginner to intermediate knowledge of vSphere, who want to gain proficiency in the management of the vSphere lifecycle


Completion of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introductions and course logistics
  • Lesson 2: Overview of modules and course objectives

Module 2: vSphere Networking

  • Lesson 1: Describe vSphere Distributed Switch architecture
  • Lesson 2: Create and configure a vSphere Distributed Switch for virtual machine and vMotion traffic
  • Lesson 3: Migrate vSphere networking interfaces to a vSphere Distributed Switch

Module 3: vSphere Storage

  • Lesson 1: Identify storage protocols and iSCSI storage components
  • Lesson 2: Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Lesson 3: Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI
  • Lesson 4: Describe vSAN disk groups and storage policies

Module 4: vSphere vMotion

  • Lesson 1: Perform vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Lesson 2: Use vSphere DRS clusters to improve host scalability
  • Lesson 3: View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Lesson 4: Configure DRS groups and rules

Module 5: vSphere Upgrade

  • Lesson 1: Discus vCenter Server migration paths and steps
  • Lesson 2: Migrate and upgrade vCenter Server for Windows to vCenter Server Appliance
  • Lesson 3: Describe the architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
  • Lesson 4: Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the update of ESXi hosts

Module 6: vSphere Cluster Operations

  • Lesson 1: Add ESXi hosts to vCenter Server
  • Lesson 2: Describe and use host profiles
  • Lesson 3: Customize ESXi host configuration
  • Lesson 4: Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Lesson 5: Create and customize a cluster using the Quickstart workflow
  • Lesson 6: Configure VMware vSAN™ in a cluster

Module 7: Virtual Machine Management

  • Lesson 1: Define and use content libraries
  • Lesson 2: Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Lesson 3: Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine

Module 8: Native Features of vCenter Server Appliance

  • Lesson 1: Access and configure the vCenter Server Appliance management interface
  • Lesson 2: Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
  • Lesson 3: Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
  • Lesson 4: Configure vCenter Server High Availability

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Practitioner Workshop [V6.7]

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