What’s New [V6.7 TO V7]

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 3 Day

In this three-day, hands-on training course, you explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 7 and VMware ESXi™ 7. Real-world use-case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 7.

  • This course is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 7 in their existing vSphere environment.

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of one the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage, VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale, VMware vSphere: Fast Track, or VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting. The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install vCenter Server
  • Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
  • Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
  • Create and modify a standard switch
  • Create and modify a distributed switch
  • Connect an ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
  • Create a VMFS datastore
  • Use a content library template to create a virtual machine
  • Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and VMs
  • If you cannot complete these tasks, VMware recommends that you instead take the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] course.

Who Can Benefit

System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

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

Module 2: Installation and Upgrade

  • Lesson 1: Describe the new vCenter Server Appliance deployment model
  • Lesson 2: Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7
  • Lesson 3: Migrate a Windows vCenter Server instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7
  • Lesson 4: Describe the enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance

Module 3: Management Enhancements

  • Lesson 1: Identify the scaling and performance improvements for vCenter Server Appliance
  • Lesson 2: Describe the support provided for dynamic DNS
  • Lesson 3: Recognize how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server
  • Lesson 4: Describe prefix-based MAC address allocation
  • Lesson 5: Perform a VM template in-place update in Content Library
  • Lesson 6: Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
  • Lesson 7: Configure identity federation
  • Lesson 8: Manage certificates using the vSphere Client
  • Lesson 9: Identify VMware NSX-T™ logical switches and their properties in the vSphere Client
  • Lesson 10: Explain the benefits of using VMware Skyline™ to proactively monitor your environment

Module 4: ESXi Enhancements

  • Lesson 1: Upgrade an ESXi host to version 7
  • Lesson 2: List the enhancements introduced with ESXi 7
  • Lesson 3: Describe new device support for ESXi hosts
  • Lesson 4: Describe support for Precision Time Protocol

Module 5: Virtual Machine Enhancements

  • Lesson 1: Discuss the new functionality, virtual devices, and VM maximums supported by VM compatibility version 17
  • Lesson 2: Describe the enhancements to guest customization
  • Lesson 3: Perform a vSphere vMotion migration of VMs with remote devices

Module 6: Storage Enhancements

  • Lesson 1: Describe the enhancements to NVMe support
  • Lesson 2: Describe the enhancements to VMware Pluggable Storage Architecture
  • Lesson 3: Describe the purpose of the High-Performance Plug-in
  • Lesson 4: Describe the support for iSER
  • Lesson 5: Recognize the changes made to the ESXi system storage layout
  • Lesson 6: Describe the support for CAB deployment of WSFC in vSphere 6.7 and later
  • Lesson 7: List the enhancements made to vSAN

Module 7: Security Enhancements

  • Lesson 1: Describe the enhancements to the VM encryption feature
  • Lesson 2: Describe the enhancements to cloning, migration, and encryption operations
  • Lesson 3: Describe the benefits and use cases of vSphere Trust Authority
  • Lesson 4: Configure vSphere Trust Authority

Module 8: Cluster Enhancements

  • Lesson 1: Demonstrate the Quickstart feature of the ESXi cluster
  • Lesson 2: Recognize improvements to vSphere DRS
  • Lesson 3: Describe use cases for scalable shares

Module 9: vSphere Lifecycle Management

  • Lesson 1: Use vCenter Server Update Planner to run vCenter Server upgrade prechecks
  • Lesson 2: Compare vSphere Lifecycle Manager to vSphere Update Manager
  • Lesson 3: Manage and update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager

Module 10: Introduction to vSphere with Kubernetes

  • Lesson 1: Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
  • Lesson 2: Identify the parts of a container system
  • Lesson 3: Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes
  • Lesson 4: Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow
  • Lesson 5: Describe the purpose of vSphere with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMware Tanzu portfolio
  • Lesson 6: Explain the vSphere with Kubernetes supervisor cluster
  • Lesson 7: Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes grid service

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What’s New [V6.7 TO V7]

3 Day
Classroom, Virtual

$2,550.00

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