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VSICM8: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8]

$4,250

  • 5 Days
  • Authorized VMware Certified Professional training
  • Aligns with VMware ESXi 8.0 and VMware vCenter 8.0
  • Aligns with VMware Certified Professional Data Center Virtualization 2022 Certification

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Course Description

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 8, which includes VMware ESXi 8 and VMware vCenter 8. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

  • This course is the foundation for most VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.
Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

 

vSphere and Virtualization Overview

  • Explain basic virtualization concepts
  • Describe how vSphere fits in the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
  • Recognize the user interfaces for accessing vSphere
  • Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, storage, and GPUs

 

Installing and Configuring ESXi

  • Install an ESXi host
  • Recognize ESXi user account best practices
  • Configure the ESXi host settings using the DCUI and VMware Host Client

 

Deploying and Configuring vCenter

  • Recognize ESXi hosts communication with vCenter
  • Deploy vCenter Server Appliance
  • Configure vCenter settings
  • Use the vSphere Client to add and manage license keys
  • Create and organize vCenter inventory objects
  • Recognize the rules for applying vCenter permissions
  • View vCenter logs and events

 

Configuring vSphere Networking

  • Configure and view standard switch configurations
  • Configure and view distributed switch configurations
  • Recognize the difference between standard switches and distributed switches
  • Explain how to set networking policies on standard and distributed switches

 

Configuring vSphere Storage

  • Recognize vSphere storage technologies
  • Identify types of vSphere datastores
  • Describe Fibre Channel components and addressing
  • Describe iSCSI components and addressing
  • Configure iSCSI storage on ESXi
  • Create and manage VMFS datastores
  • Configure and manage NFS datastores

 

Deploying Virtual Machines

  • Create and provision VMs
  • Explain the importance of VMware Tools
  • Identify the files that make up a VM
  • Recognize the components of a VM
  • Navigate the vSphere Client and examine VM settings and options
  • Modify VMs by dynamically increasing resources
  • Create VM templates and deploy VMs from them
  • Clone VMs
  • Create customization specifications for guest operating systems
  • Create local, published, and subscribed content libraries
  • Deploy VMs from content libraries
  • Manage multiple versions of VM templates in content libraries

 

Managing Virtual Machines

  • Recognize the types of VM migrations that you can perform within a vCenter instance and across vCenter instances
  • Migrate VMs using vSphere vMotion
  • Describe the role of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility in migrations
  • Migrate VMs using vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Take a snapshot of a VM
  • Manage, consolidate, and delete snapshots
  • Describe CPU and memory concepts in relation to a virtualized environment
  • Describe how VMs compete for resources
  • Define CPU and memory shares, reservations, and limits

 

Deploying and Configuring vSphere Clusters

  • Create a vSphere cluster enabled for vSphere DRS and vSphere HA
  • View information about a vSphere cluster
  • Explain how vSphere DRS determines VM placement on hosts in the cluster
  • Recognize use cases for vSphere DRS settings
  • Monitor a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Describe how vSphere HA responds to various types of failures
  • Identify options for configuring network redundancy in a vSphere HA cluster
  • Recognize vSphere HA design considerations
  • Recognize the use cases for various vSphere HA settings
  • Configure a vSphere HA cluster
  • Recognize when to use vSphere Fault Tolerance

 

Managing the vSphere Lifecycle

  • Enable vSphere Lifecycle Manager in a vSphere cluster
  • Describe features of the vCenter Update Planner
  • Run vCenter upgrade prechecks and interoperability reports
  • Recognize features of vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Distinguish between managing hosts using baselines and managing hosts using images
  • Describe how to update hosts using baselines
  • Describe ESXi images
  • Validate ESXi host compliance against a cluster image and update ESXi hosts
  • Update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager automatic recommendations
  • Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware
Audience
  • System administrators
  • System engineers
Prerequisites
  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
What You Will Learn

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Install and configure ESXi hosts
  • Deploy and configure vCenter
  • Use the vSphere Client to create the vCenter inventory and assign roles to vCenter users
  • Create virtual networks using vSphere standard switches and distributed switches
  • Create and configure datastores using storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create content libraries for managing templates and deploying virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machine resource allocation
  • Migrate virtual machines with vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Create and configure a vSphere cluster that is enabled with vSphere High Availability (HA) and vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Manage the life cycle of vSphere to keep vCenter, ESXi hosts, and virtual machines up to date