VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage


Course Number: VM-100

Duration: 5 days (32.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

VMware vSphere Training Overview

This VMware vSphere course provides intensive hands-on training on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere®, which includes VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server®. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. This course is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Location and Pricing

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In addition, some Cloud courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Describe the software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Install and configure VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Deploy and configure VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration
  • Manage, monitor, back up, and protect vCenter Server Appliance
  • Create virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Describe the storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Configure virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
  • Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library
  • Manage virtual machine resource use
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware
  • vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
  • Discuss solutions for managing the vSphere life cycle
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines

Prerequisites

System administration experience on the Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Outline

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Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
  • Explain basic virtualization concepts
  • Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
  • Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
  • Recognize the user interfaces for accessing the vCenter Server system and ESXi hosts
  • Use VMware Host Client™ to access and manage ESXi host
Virtual Machines
  • Create and remove a virtual machine
  • Provision a virtual machine with virtual devices
  • Identify the files that make up a virtual machine
  • Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
vCenter Server
  • Describe the vCenter Server architecture
  • Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use the vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
  • Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
  • Use roles and permissions to enable users to access objects in the vCenter Server inventory
  • Back up vCenter Server Appliance
  • Monitor vCenter Server tasks, events, and appliance health
  • Use vCenter Server High Availability to protect a vCenter Server Appliance
Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Create and manage standard switches
  • Describe the virtual switch connection types
  • Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping and load-balancing policies
  • Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
  • Identify storage protocols and storage device types
  • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Deploy virtual machines on a VMware vSAN™ datastore
Virtual Machine Management
  • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library
  • Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
  • Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® Replication™
Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
  • Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Use various tools to monitor resource use
  • Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
vSphere Cluster
  • Describe options for making a vSphere environment highly available
  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Configure a vSphere cluster using ESXi Cluster Quickstart
  • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Create a vSphere DRS cluster
vSphere Lifecycle
  • Describe how VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ works
  • Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to update ESXi hosts in a cluster
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All attendees receive the official VMware courseware for this course.

Software Requirements:

A modern web browser and an Internet connection free of restrictive firewalls, so that the student can connect by SSH and Remote Desktop (RDP) into the virtual environment for the training.



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