Skills for Operators [V6.7]

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 2 Day

This course teaches you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable This two-day training course is for operators and administrators who create and manage virtual machines. This course provides you with an understanding of VMware virtual machine features in VMware vSphere® 6.7. By combining lectures and hands-on labs, you gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware virtual machines.


  • System administration experience on Microsoft, Linux, and Solaris
  • Understanding of basic network and storage concepts

Who Can Benefit

Technical professionals with system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using VMware ESXi™ and vCenter Server.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introductions and course logistics
  • Lesson 2: Course objectives

Module 2: Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

  • Lesson 1: Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
  • Lesson 2: Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
  • Lesson 3: Use vSphere Client to access and manage your vCenter Server system and ESXi host
  • Lesson 4: Compare virtual machine hardware version 14 to other versions
  • Lesson 5: Identify the virtual network adapters, and describe the enhanced VMXNET3
  • Lesson 6: Compare the types of virtual disk provisioning

Module 3: Creating Virtual Machines

  • Lesson 1: Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
  • Lesson 2: Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
  • Lesson 3: Describe how to import a virtual appliance OVF template

Module 4: vCenter Server

  • Lesson 1: Describe the vCenter Server architecture
  • Lesson 2: Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
  • Lesson 3: Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
  • Lesson 4: Add data center and organizational objects to vCenter Server
  • Lesson 5: Add hosts to vCenter Server
  • Lesson 6: Discuss how to create custom inventory tags for inventory objects
  • Lesson 7: Monitor VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Lesson 8: Monitor vCenter Server Appliance for service and disk space usage
  • Lesson 9: Use vSphere alarms for resource exhaustion and service failures

Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Lesson 1: Describe the virtual switch connection types
  • Lesson 2: Configure and view standard switch configurations, such as virtual machine port group, VMkernel port, VLAN, and security features
  • Lesson 3: List the features comparison of standard and distributed switches

Module 6: Virtual Storage

  • Lesson 1: Describe vSphere storage technologies and datastores

Module 7: Virtual Machine Management

  • Lesson 1: Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Lesson 2: Enable guest operating system customization by vCenter Server
  • Lesson 3: Upgrade a virtual machine’s hardware
  • Lesson 4: Perform an instant clone of a VM
  • Lesson 5: Describe virtual machine settings and options
  • Lesson 6: Add a hot-pluggable device
  • Lesson 7: Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
  • Lesson 8: Add a raw device mapping (RDM) to a virtual machine
  • Lesson 9: Perform a vSphere vMotion migration
  • Lesson 10: Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration

Module 8: Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Lesson 1: Use the performance-tuning methodology and resource monitoring tools
  • Lesson 2: Use performance charts to view and improve performance
  • Lesson 3: Monitor the key factors that can affect the virtual machine’s performance: CPU, memory, disk, and network bandwidth use
  • Lesson 4: Create alarms with condition-based triggers
  • Lesson 5: Create alarms with event-based triggers
  • Lesson 6: View and acknowledge triggered alarms

Module 9: vSphere HA

  • Lesson 1: Describe the options that you can configure to make your vSphere environment highly available
  • Lesson 2: Discuss the response of vSphere HA when an ESXi host, a virtual machine, or an application fails

Module 10: vSphere DRS

  • Lesson 1: Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Lesson 2: Create a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Lesson 3: View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Lesson 4: Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

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Skills for Operators [V6.7]

2 Day
Classroom, Virtual


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