Skills for Public Sector Administrators [V6.7]

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

This five-day, intensive course takes you from introductory to advanced VMware vSphere® management skills. Building on the installation and configuration content from VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7], you will develop advanced skills needed to manage and maintain a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will install, configure and manage vSphere 6.7. You will explore the features that build a foundation for scalable infrastructure and discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size using vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7.


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Who Can Benefit

  • System administrators
  • System engineers

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introductions and course logistics
  • Lesson 2: Course objectives
  • Lesson 3: Describe the content of this course
  • Lesson 4: Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
  • Lesson 5: Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
  • Lesson 6: Identify additional resources

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
  • Lesson 7: Install and configure ESXi host settings
  • Lesson 8: Identify the advantages of ESXi Quick Boot

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: Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Lesson 4: Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
  • Lesson 5: Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
  • Lesson 6: Create custom inventory tags
  • Lesson 7: Describe the rules for applying permissions
  • Lesson 8: Create a custom role in vCenter Server
  • Lesson 9: Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
  • Lesson 10: Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
  • Lesson 11: Monitor vCenter Server Appliance

Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Lesson 1: Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  • Lesson 2: Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping and load-balancing policies
  • Lesson 3: Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
  • Lesson 4: Describe the virtual switch connection types
  • Lesson 5: Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture
  • Lesson 6: Use VLANs with standard switches

Module 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Lesson 1: Identify storage protocols and storage device types
  • Lesson 2: Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Lesson 3: Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Lesson 4: Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Lesson 5: Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN™

Module 7: Virtual Machine Management

  • Lesson 1: Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Lesson 2: Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Lesson 3: Create an instant clone of a virtual machine
  • Lesson 4: Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
  • Lesson 5: Add a hot-pluggable device
  • Lesson 6: Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
  • Lesson 7: Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
  • Lesson 8: Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Lesson 9: Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

Module 8: Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Lesson 1: Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
  • Lesson 2: Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
  • Lesson 3: Identify additional technologies that improve memory usage
  • Lesson 4: Configure and manage resource pools
  • Lesson 5: Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Lesson 6: Use various tools to monitor resource usage
  • Lesson 7: Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events

Module 9: vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • Lesson 1: Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Lesson 2: Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Lesson 3: Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Lesson 4: Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
  • Lesson 5: Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
  • Lesson 6: Examine the features and functions of vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Lesson 7: Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  • Lesson 8: Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
  • Lesson 9: Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
  • Lesson 10: Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication

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: Configure virtual machine affinity, DRS groups, and VM-host affinity rules
  • Lesson 5: Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

Module 11: vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

  • Lesson 1: Describe the architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
  • Lesson 2: Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
  • Lesson 3: Examine the features and functions of vSphere Update Manager EAM integration
  • Lesson 4: Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS

Module 12: Securing Virtual Machines

  • Lesson 1: Set up encryption in your vSphere environment
  • Lesson 2: Encrypt virtual machines
  • Lesson 3: Encrypt core dumps
  • Lesson 4: Enable encrypted vSphere vMotion
  • Lesson 5: Describe support for virtual machine security features, such as UEFI secure boot, vTPM, and virtualization-based security

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