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VM600: VMware vSphere 6 Ultimate Bootcamp

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VM600: VMware vSphere 6 Ultimate Bootcamp

Introduction

Advance your datacenters to the CLOUD in this 5-day, intensive hands-on VMware vSphere 6 course. This class is frequently available online with Remote Live

Course Description

VMware vSphere® 6.0 is a vital component of the VMware vCloud Suite®. Currently it is the industry leading virtualization technology platform accelerating the shift to cloud computing. The Ultimate Bootcamp® has become known to be the most comprehensive VMware training course in the industry. This course combines several popular VMware vSphere classes into one concentrated delivery, saving time and money while providing an in depth look at VMware’s latest version release (6.0) in an accelerated learning format designed to immerse the student into the new features inherent to version 6.0.

The VMware vSphere Ultimate Bootcamp course maximizes the students’ training experience with hands-on VMware vSphere labs based upon real-world scenarios and conducted with state-of-the art equipment. The Ultimate Bootcamp imparts students with the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize efficiency in the work place.

Audience

System Administrators, Engineers, and Operators responsible for setup, support, and troubleshooting of ESXi Server and/or vCenter5. This Ultimate Bootcamp is intended for IT Professionals with 1 or more years of server and infrastructure experience. Individuals should have experience on Microsoft Windows and/or Linux Servers.

Prerequisites

Students should be IT Professionals with 1 or more years of server and infrastructure experience. Individuals should have experience on Microsoft Windows and/or Linux Servers.

*Note: This course consists of five 10 hour days of intense instruction with no outside distractions. Lunch and snacks are provided on each day of class.

What You Will Learn

  • The new and exciting features of VMware vSphere® 6.0 Foundational terms and concepts concerning virtualization.
  • How to install, configure & support ESXi 6.0, vCenter Server 6.0, vCenter™ 6.0 Platform Services
  • Controller, VMware Certificate Authority and VMware Endpoint Certificate Services
  • The use of new Content Libraries
  • How to configure Virtual Networking including vNetwork Distributed Switches, vDS backup & restore, VLANs, PVLANs and how to support VMotion & iSCSI Multipathing, LACP
  • P2V, V2V, V2P, and P2P methods and techniques
  • Server Consolidation procedures and reasoning
  • Tools to support a virtual infrastructure – VMware Flings, RVTools, Veeam, and more
  • VMotion™, Cross-vCenter Server systems migration, Storage VMotion, Distributed Power Mgt (DPM), Update Manager, Power Mgmt, Virtual Volumes (VVols), Fault Tolerance, Clustering – DRS/HA, SDRS, vSphere App HA, Multi vCPU FT Virtual Machines, etc.
  • Troubleshooting and Best Practices within a Virtual Enterprise including vRealize Ops Manager
  • How to perform backups & replication in the ESXi environment – Data Protection (vDP) & 3rd party solutions, vSphere Replication
  • How to use the Command Line Interface for supporting ESXi Servers - ESXi commands
  • How to configure and optimize storage - FC, iSCSI,NFS, Multipathing, Thin Provisioning, Flash Read Cache and VSAN.

 

Course Outline

1: Course Introduction and Methodology (HOL)


2: Virtualization Overview and What’s New in vSphere 6.0

Cloud Overview

  • How vSphere is utilized for the Cloud

Virtualization Overview

  • How it enables shifting to the Cloud
  • Features of 5.5 and 6.0
  • Software Dened Datacenter


3. Planning and Installing ESXi 6.0 (VMware vSphere Hypervisor)

  • Planning ESXi 6.0 Host Deployment
  • Deployment Guidelines
  • ESXi 6.0 Image Builder
  • vSphere 6.0 Auto Deploy (GUI & Command Line)
  • ESXi 6.0 Server Install (HOL)
  • Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP (HOL)
  • Troubleshooting ESXi 6.0 Host


4. Using Tools to Administer a VMware® Environment

  • Overview of 3rd Party Tools
  • ESXi Management (vSphere Client, NEW V6.0 esxcli, vCLI,
  • vMA,Putty, PowerCLI, Web) (HOL)
  • Linux Command Review
  • Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (VIC)


5. vCenter™ Server 6.0 and Licensing

  • Demystifying vSphere 5.x Licensing
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Installation (HOL)
  • vSphere 6.0 Web Client (HOL)
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Virtual Appliance
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Inventory (HOL)
  • Managing vCenter Server 6.0 (HOL)
  • Planning vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment
  • Troubleshooting vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment


6. Configuring Networking

  • Create & Modify Virtual Networks (HOL)
  • Create & Modify Virtual Networks using CLI (HOL)
  • vNetwork Distributed Virtual Switches & NIOC (HOL)
  • Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting (NetFlow, Port
  • Mirror, LLDP, 802.1p Tagging)


7. Configuring Storage

  • Storage Concepts, Storage Awareness & Profile Driven Storage
  • Virtual Volumes, Storage Containers
  • iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Fibre Channel Storage & Software FCoE (GUI &Command Line)
  • VMFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Solid State Disks (SSD)
  • vSphere Flash Read Cache
  • NAS Storage and NFS Datastores(GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Raw Device Mapping (RDM) (HOL)
  • VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) 6.0
  • Storage & Management Solutions


8. VM Creation and Configuration & Snapshots

  • Create a VM (HOL)
  • Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones (HOL)
  • Virtual Appliances (HOL)
  • Configuration & Use of vApps
  • VMware vCenter™ Standalone Converter(P2V, V2V) (HOL)
  • Manage VMs (HOL)
  • Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown (HOL)
  • Virtual Machine Snapshots (HOL)
  • Troubleshooting Virtual Machines


9. Security and Permissions

  • Controlling User Access and Passwords (HOL)
  • ESXi 6.0 AD Integration (HOL)
  • Managing ESXi 6.0 Firewalls (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • VMware Certicate Authority (VCA) & VMware Endpoint Certicate Services
  • SSH Access
  • vCloud Networking & Security, VMSafe and vShield Zones
  • ESXi Lockdown Mode


10. Server and VM Monitoring

  • vRealize Operations Manager
  • Optimizing Resources
  • Resource Pools
  • Monitor VM Performance (HOL)
  • Configuring Alarms (HOL)
  • ESXi, vCenter™ Logs and syslog, NetFlow, Port Mirroring (HOL)


11. Advanced ESXi and vCenter™ Management

  • Storage Views
  • Storage VMotion (HOL)
  • Configuring VMotion (HOL)
  • Enhanced vMotion
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (HOL)
  • Resource Pools and Monitoring (HOL)
  • Storage Clusters & Storage DRS (SDRS) (HOL)
  • Cluster Monitoring
  • Host Proles (HOL)
  • Linked Mode Group of vCenter™ Servers
  • vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)


12. Patching and Upgrading vCenter™/ESX/ESXi

  • Patching ESXi 6.0 (HOL)
  • Patching with Update Manager (HOL)
  • Upgrading from ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 6.0


13. Disaster Recovery, Backup and Deployment

  • vSphere Replication 6.0
  • Site Recovery Manager 6.0 (SRM60)
  • High Availability (HA) & Fault Domain Manager (FDM) (HOL)
  • vSphere App HA
  • VM Fault Tolerance
  • Microsoft Clustering
  • Backup Strategies
  • VMware Data Protection 6.0 (includes Advanced) (HOL)
  • Third Party Backups (HOL)


Course Labs and Instructor

Work on VMware HCL Hardware & Perform Real World Labs
Each student is assigned their own dedicated server or complete vPod with 24 hour access during the Bootcamp week. Students will perform all labs on hardware you find in a real data centers and not PCs like you find in other VMware® Training courses. Having 24/5 unlimited access to a real world data center means the student can leverage the learning experience by revisiting labs where other courses have limited hours and access to servers. This flexibility allows students to learn at their own pace without time constraints or distractions.

Qualified Instructors Make a Difference
The Ultimate Bootcamp® instructors are not just instructors. They are also consultants who have performed small, medium, and large consolidation projects, and who have real world experience using the virtualization technology and techniques that they teach. Bringing this experience into the classroom gives the student a real training experience not found in other 9-5 training programs. Students are able to work on their own, bring their questions into the classroom, and ask the “What If” questions that they are working on in their own live environment.

Essential Third Party Tools
Any job is easy when you have the right tools. In the Ultimate Bootcamp® the student will be introduced to and learn how to apply third party tools that when utilized in conjunction with VMware®, will not only enhance students’ skills, but also simplify processes, optimize efficiency and make their jobs that much easier.

Quality “Resourceware” and Follow-on Continuing Education
The Ultimate Bootcamp® includes a 1000+ page course manual and over 50 labs, the most of any training program available, leading to 50% of the class time spent learning through hands-on labs. The Ultimate Bootcamp® courseware is intuitively designed to help the student easily move through the chapters regardless of their level of experience and will serve as a reference source even after the class. This unique feature of all Ultimate Bootcamps® is what attracts so many students looking for a great training experience.

 

System Administrators, Engineers, and Operators responsible for setup, support, and troubleshooting of ESXi Server and/or vCenter5. This Ultimate Bootcamp is intended for IT Professionals with 1 or more years of server and infrastructure experience. Individuals should have experience on Microsoft Windows and/or Linux Servers.

Students should be IT Professionals with 1 or more years of server and infrastructure experience. Individuals should have experience on Microsoft Windows and/or Linux Servers.

*Note: This course consists of five 10 hour days of intense instruction with no outside distractions. Lunch and snacks are provided on each day of class.

  • The new and exciting features of VMware vSphere® 6.0 Foundational terms and concepts concerning virtualization.
  • How to install, configure & support ESXi 6.0, vCenter Server 6.0, vCenter™ 6.0 Platform Services
  • Controller, VMware Certificate Authority and VMware Endpoint Certificate Services
  • The use of new Content Libraries
  • How to configure Virtual Networking including vNetwork Distributed Switches, vDS backup & restore, VLANs, PVLANs and how to support VMotion & iSCSI Multipathing, LACP
  • P2V, V2V, V2P, and P2P methods and techniques
  • Server Consolidation procedures and reasoning
  • Tools to support a virtual infrastructure – VMware Flings, RVTools, Veeam, and more
  • VMotion™, Cross-vCenter Server systems migration, Storage VMotion, Distributed Power Mgt (DPM), Update Manager, Power Mgmt, Virtual Volumes (VVols), Fault Tolerance, Clustering – DRS/HA, SDRS, vSphere App HA, Multi vCPU FT Virtual Machines, etc.
  • Troubleshooting and Best Practices within a Virtual Enterprise including vRealize Ops Manager
  • How to perform backups & replication in the ESXi environment – Data Protection (vDP) & 3rd party solutions, vSphere Replication
  • How to use the Command Line Interface for supporting ESXi Servers - ESXi commands
  • How to configure and optimize storage - FC, iSCSI,NFS, Multipathing, Thin Provisioning, Flash Read Cache and VSAN.

 

1: Course Introduction and Methodology (HOL)


2: Virtualization Overview and What’s New in vSphere 6.0

Cloud Overview

  • How vSphere is utilized for the Cloud

Virtualization Overview

  • How it enables shifting to the Cloud
  • Features of 5.5 and 6.0
  • Software Dened Datacenter


3. Planning and Installing ESXi 6.0 (VMware vSphere Hypervisor)

  • Planning ESXi 6.0 Host Deployment
  • Deployment Guidelines
  • ESXi 6.0 Image Builder
  • vSphere 6.0 Auto Deploy (GUI & Command Line)
  • ESXi 6.0 Server Install (HOL)
  • Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP (HOL)
  • Troubleshooting ESXi 6.0 Host


4. Using Tools to Administer a VMware® Environment

  • Overview of 3rd Party Tools
  • ESXi Management (vSphere Client, NEW V6.0 esxcli, vCLI,
  • vMA,Putty, PowerCLI, Web) (HOL)
  • Linux Command Review
  • Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (VIC)


5. vCenter™ Server 6.0 and Licensing

  • Demystifying vSphere 5.x Licensing
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Installation (HOL)
  • vSphere 6.0 Web Client (HOL)
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Virtual Appliance
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Inventory (HOL)
  • Managing vCenter Server 6.0 (HOL)
  • Planning vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment
  • Troubleshooting vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment


6. Configuring Networking

  • Create & Modify Virtual Networks (HOL)
  • Create & Modify Virtual Networks using CLI (HOL)
  • vNetwork Distributed Virtual Switches & NIOC (HOL)
  • Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting (NetFlow, Port
  • Mirror, LLDP, 802.1p Tagging)


7. Configuring Storage

  • Storage Concepts, Storage Awareness & Profile Driven Storage
  • Virtual Volumes, Storage Containers
  • iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Fibre Channel Storage & Software FCoE (GUI &Command Line)
  • VMFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Solid State Disks (SSD)
  • vSphere Flash Read Cache
  • NAS Storage and NFS Datastores(GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Raw Device Mapping (RDM) (HOL)
  • VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) 6.0
  • Storage & Management Solutions


8. VM Creation and Configuration & Snapshots

  • Create a VM (HOL)
  • Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones (HOL)
  • Virtual Appliances (HOL)
  • Configuration & Use of vApps
  • VMware vCenter™ Standalone Converter(P2V, V2V) (HOL)
  • Manage VMs (HOL)
  • Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown (HOL)
  • Virtual Machine Snapshots (HOL)
  • Troubleshooting Virtual Machines


9. Security and Permissions

  • Controlling User Access and Passwords (HOL)
  • ESXi 6.0 AD Integration (HOL)
  • Managing ESXi 6.0 Firewalls (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • VMware Certicate Authority (VCA) & VMware Endpoint Certicate Services
  • SSH Access
  • vCloud Networking & Security, VMSafe and vShield Zones
  • ESXi Lockdown Mode


10. Server and VM Monitoring

  • vRealize Operations Manager
  • Optimizing Resources
  • Resource Pools
  • Monitor VM Performance (HOL)
  • Configuring Alarms (HOL)
  • ESXi, vCenter™ Logs and syslog, NetFlow, Port Mirroring (HOL)


11. Advanced ESXi and vCenter™ Management

  • Storage Views
  • Storage VMotion (HOL)
  • Configuring VMotion (HOL)
  • Enhanced vMotion
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (HOL)
  • Resource Pools and Monitoring (HOL)
  • Storage Clusters & Storage DRS (SDRS) (HOL)
  • Cluster Monitoring
  • Host Proles (HOL)
  • Linked Mode Group of vCenter™ Servers
  • vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)


12. Patching and Upgrading vCenter™/ESX/ESXi

  • Patching ESXi 6.0 (HOL)
  • Patching with Update Manager (HOL)
  • Upgrading from ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 6.0


13. Disaster Recovery, Backup and Deployment

  • vSphere Replication 6.0
  • Site Recovery Manager 6.0 (SRM60)
  • High Availability (HA) & Fault Domain Manager (FDM) (HOL)
  • vSphere App HA
  • VM Fault Tolerance
  • Microsoft Clustering
  • Backup Strategies
  • VMware Data Protection 6.0 (includes Advanced) (HOL)
  • Third Party Backups (HOL)


Course Labs and Instructor

Work on VMware HCL Hardware & Perform Real World Labs
Each student is assigned their own dedicated server or complete vPod with 24 hour access during the Bootcamp week. Students will perform all labs on hardware you find in a real data centers and not PCs like you find in other VMware® Training courses. Having 24/5 unlimited access to a real world data center means the student can leverage the learning experience by revisiting labs where other courses have limited hours and access to servers. This flexibility allows students to learn at their own pace without time constraints or distractions.

Qualified Instructors Make a Difference
The Ultimate Bootcamp® instructors are not just instructors. They are also consultants who have performed small, medium, and large consolidation projects, and who have real world experience using the virtualization technology and techniques that they teach. Bringing this experience into the classroom gives the student a real training experience not found in other 9-5 training programs. Students are able to work on their own, bring their questions into the classroom, and ask the “What If” questions that they are working on in their own live environment.

Essential Third Party Tools
Any job is easy when you have the right tools. In the Ultimate Bootcamp® the student will be introduced to and learn how to apply third party tools that when utilized in conjunction with VMware®, will not only enhance students’ skills, but also simplify processes, optimize efficiency and make their jobs that much easier.

Quality “Resourceware” and Follow-on Continuing Education
The Ultimate Bootcamp® includes a 1000+ page course manual and over 50 labs, the most of any training program available, leading to 50% of the class time spent learning through hands-on labs. The Ultimate Bootcamp® courseware is intuitively designed to help the student easily move through the chapters regardless of their level of experience and will serve as a reference source even after the class. This unique feature of all Ultimate Bootcamps® is what attracts so many students looking for a great training experience.

 

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