Institute of Business & Technology (IBT)

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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]


1.     Course Introduction

o    Introductions and course logistics

o    Course objectives

o    Describe the content of this course

o    Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system

o    Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone

o    Identify additional resources

2.     Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

o    Describe the topology of a physical data center

o    Explain the vSphere virtual infrastructure

o    Define the files and components of virtual machines

o    Describe the benefits of using virtual machines

o    Explain the similarities and differences between physical architectures and virtual architectures

o    Define the purpose of ESXi

o    Define the purpose of vCenter Server

o    Explain the software-defined data center

o    Describe private, public, and hybrid clouds

3.     Creating Virtual Machines

o    Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files

o    Identify the files that make up a virtual machine

o    Discuss the latest virtual machine hardware and its features

o    Describe virtual machine CPU, memory, disk, and network resource usage

o    Explain the importance of VMware Tools™

o    Discuss PCI pass-through, Direct I/O, remote direct memory access, and NVMe

o    Deploy and configure virtual machines and templates

o    Identify the virtual machine disk format

4.     vCenter Server

o    Introduce the vCenter Server architecture

o    Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance

o    Use vSphere Web Client

o    Back up and restore vCenter Server

o    Examine vCenter Server permissions and roles

o    Explain the vSphere HA architectures and features

o    Examine the new vSphere authentication proxy

o    Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

o    Access and navigate the new vSphere clients

5.     Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

o    Describe, create, and manage standard switches

o    Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies

o    Contrast and compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches

o    Describe the virtual switch connection types

o    Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture

o    Use VLANs with standard switches

6.     Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

o    Introduce storage protocols and storage device types

o    Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage

o    Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores

o    Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5

o    Introduce vSAN

o    Describe guest file encryption

7.     Virtual Machine Management

o    Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines

o    Modify and manage virtual machines

o    Clone a virtual machine

o    Upgrade virtual machine hardware to version 12

o    Remove virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore

o    Customize a new virtual machine using customization specification files

o    Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

o    Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

o    Create, clone, and export vApps

o    Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

8.     Resource Management and Monitoring

o    Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts

o    Explain virtual memory reclamation techniques

o    Describe virtual machine overcommitment and resource competition

o    Configure and manage resource pools

o    Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage

o    Use various tools to monitor resource usage

o    Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events

o    Describe and deploy resource pools

o    Set reservations, limits, and shares

o    Describe expandable reservations

o    Schedule changes to resource settings

o    Create, clone, and export vApps

o    Use vCenter Server performance charts and esxtop to analyze vSphere performance

9.     vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data

o    Explain the vSphere HA architecture

o    Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster

o    Use vSphere HA advanced parameters

o    Define clusterwide restart ordering capabilities

o    Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover

o    Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats

o    Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance

o    Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines

o    Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN

o    Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines

o    Introduce vSphere Replication

o    Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

10.   vSphere DRS

o    Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster

o    Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster

o    Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules

o    Describe the new capabilities for what-if analysis and proactive vSphere DRS

o    Highlight the evolution of vSphere DRS using predictive data from VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™

o    Perform preemptive actions to prepare for CPU or memory changes

o    Describe the vCenter Server embedded vSphere Update Manager, VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI, and VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy capabilities

o    Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity

11.   vSphere Update Manager

o    Describe the new vSphere Update Manager architecture, components, and capabilities

o    Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi, virtual machine, and vApp patching

o    Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in

o    Create patch baselines

o    Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance

o    Scan and remediate hosts


8 weeks (48 Hours)



Average 6 - 8 students, max 15