VMware vSphere Class

VMware vSphere Courses in Cape Town

About this Course
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6, which includes VMware ESXi 6 and VMware vCenter Server 6. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size and forms the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center. 2KO International Group provides IT & business training courses for learners of all levels, and is also a top-rated, certified supplier of online IT courses.

Audience profile
System administrators
Systems engineers

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the software-defined data center
Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
Describe vCenter Server architecture
Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web Client
Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere VMFS, NFS, virtual SAN, and Virtual Volumes
Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
Create a vApp
Describe and use the content library
Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
Use VMware vRealize Operations Manager to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts
Manage VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
Use VMware vSphere Replication and VMware vSphere Data Protection to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
Use VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler clusters to improve host scalability
Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations

Course Contents
Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
References and resources

Software-Defined Data Center
Introduce components of the software-defined data center
Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
Install and use vSphere Client
Overview of ESXi

Creating Virtual Machines
Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
Create and work with virtual machines and templates

vCenter Server
Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Use vSphere Web Client
Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Describe, create, and manage standard switches
Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
Introduce storage protocols and storage device types
Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI and NFS storage
Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
Introduce VMware Virtual SAN
Introduce Virtual Volumes

Virtual Machine Management
Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Create vApps
Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

Resource Management and Monitoring
Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
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
Identify and troubleshoot virtual machine resource issues
Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management

vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance
Explain the vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
Introduce vSphere Replication
Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

Host Scalability
Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster
Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity

vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
Create patch baselines
Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance
Scan and remediate hosts

Installing vSphere Components
Install ESXi
Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
Discuss installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance
Demonstrate vCenter Server installation