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VMware vSphere: Fast Track (VVFT)

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Detailed Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Software-Defined Data Center

  • Introduce virtualization and vSphere components
  • Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere user interfaces
  • Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings

Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine
  • Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
  • Describe how to import an OVF template

VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduce vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
  • Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use the vSphere Web Client
  • Configure VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™ and VMware Platform Services Controller™
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Troubleshooting vSphere

  • Use a structured approach to troubleshoot issues in vSphere
  • Discuss options for running vSphere commands
  • Locate and use important vSphere log files

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group
  • Describe, create, and manage a distributed switch
  • Troubleshoot virtual networking

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce storage protocols and device names
  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere VMFS datastores
  • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™ datastores
  • Troubleshoot virtual storage

Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create VMware vSphere® vApp™
  • Describe the types of content libraries
  • Troubleshoot virtual machines and snapshots

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
  • Use vRealize Operations Manager to manage a software-defined data center
  • Troubleshoot ESXi and vCenter Server

vSphere HA and vSphere FT

  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Enable vSphere FT on a virtual machine
  • Describe vSphere Replication and vSphere Data Protection
  • Troubleshoot vSphere HA

Host Scalability with vSphere DRS

  • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Create a vSphere DRS cluster
  • View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Troubleshoot vSphere DRS clusters

vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

  • Describe, install, and configure vSphere Update Manager
  • Describe and use host profiles
  • Use baselines and remediate ESXi hosts
  • Perform patch management

Installing vSphere Components

  • Describe how to install ESXi interactively
  • Identify the basic requirements for an ESXi host to boot from SAN
  • Identify system requirements to install vCenter Server
  • Install vCenter Server on a supported Windows system
 

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