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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

VMware vSphere: Practitioner Workshop

  • Length 3 days
  • Price $3498 inc GST
  • Version 6.7
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Why study this course

In this workshop, students perform various tasks that a system administrator performs on a regular basis.

These tasks include updating and upgrading an existing basic VMware vSphere® environment and troubleshooting common problems. Students apply the concepts learned during the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course while they increase their skill and competence.

Product Alignment
• ESXi 6.7
• vCenter Server 6.7

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What you’ll learn

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

  • Explore VMware vSphere® Distributed SwitchTM configuration options

  • Construct a vSphere Distributed Switch for VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VM Traffic

  • Discuss vSphere storage concepts

  • Differentiate between VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores

  • Construct an iSCSI VMkernel Interface on a vSphere Distributed Switch

  • Create VMFS datastores

  • Describe the architecture and requirements of vSAN configuration

  • Explain how to create and use vSAN disk groups and storage policies

  • Discuss vSphere vMotion migration workflow

  • Discuss VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® migration workflow

  • Complete virtual machine storage migrations

  • Automate virtual machine migrations using VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource SchedulerTM

  • Configure vSphere DRS groups and rules

  • Discuss VMware vCenter Server® migration paths

  • Complete a migration of Windows vCenter Server to VMware vCenter® Server ApplianceTM

  • Discuss VMware vSphere® Update ManagerTM concepts

  • Perform VMware ESXiTM hosts upgrades using vSphere Update Manager

  • Employ host profiles to configure an ESXi host

  • Configure VMware vSphere® High Availability

  • Demonstrate the ESXi Cluster Quickstart feature

  • Create a content library

  • Create a virtual machine template

  • Create customisation specifications

  • Deploy a virtual machine from a template in the content library

  • Clone virtual machines

  • Configure vCenter Server Appliance backup

  • Restore a vCenter Server Appliance from a backup

  • Forward vCenter Server Appliance log files to Remote Syslog Server

  • Configure VMware vCenter Server® High Availability

VMware at DDLS

VMware is the world leader in server virtualisation technologies. DDLS is a VMware Authorised Training Reseller offering training in VMware and vSphere.

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Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

Ahead of the technology curve

No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

System administrators and engineers, with beginner to intermediate knowledge of vSphere, who want to gain proficiency in the management of the vSphere lifecycle.

Course subjects

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Overview of modules and course objectives

2. vSphere Networking

  • Describe vSphere Distributed Switch architecture

  • Create and configure a vSphere Distributed Switch for virtual machine and vMotion traffic

  • Migrate vSphere networking interfaces to a vSphere Distributed Switch

3. vSphere Storage

  • Identify storage protocols and iSCSI storage components

  • Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores

  • Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI

  • Describe vSAN disk groups and storage policies

4. vSphere vMotion

  • Perform vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

  • Use vSphere DRS clusters to improve host scalability

  • View information about a vSphere DRS cluster

  • Configure DRS groups and rules

5. vSphere Upgrade

  • Discus vCenter Server migration paths and steps

  • Migrate and upgrade vCenter Server for Windows to vCenter Server Appliance

  • Describe the architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the update of ESXi hosts

6. vSphere Cluster Operations

  • Add ESXi hosts to vCenter Server

  • Describe and use host profiles

  • Customise ESXi host configuration

  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster

  • Create and customise a cluster using the Quickstart workflow

  • Configure VMware vSAN™ in a cluster

7. Virtual Machine Management

  • Define and use content libraries

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines

  • Use customisation specification files to customise a new virtual machine

8. Native Features of vCenter Server Appliance

  • Access and configure the vCenter Server Appliance management interface

  • Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule

  • Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup

  • Configure vCenter Server High Availability


Completion of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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