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VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (VSPHERE ICM) V7

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  • Overview

    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 7 and VMware vCenter Server® 7. 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.

    Product Alignment

    • ESXi 7
    • vCenter Server 7
  • Who Should Take This Course

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    This course is for system administrators and systems engineers.

    PREREQUISITES

    Students should have System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

    • 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
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Course 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
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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