VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5] (Ultimate Bootcamp)

VMware vSphere: What’s New is a hands-on training course that explores the newest features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server 6 and VMware ESXi 6. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lecture material teach the skills you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere 6. This class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6 into their existing vSphere environment.

Students who complete this course will be prepared for more advanced vSphere 6 courses, available at www.vmware.com/education.

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Lesson 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives Online vSphere resources Location of online vSphere documentation

Lesson 2: Introduction to vSphere 6

  • Discuss vSphere 6 feature enhancements
  • Discuss vSphere 6 installation and upgrade differences Describe and apply ESXi lockdown mode Discuss and apply ESXi account management Discuss the integration and benefits of VMware vCloud Air

Lesson 3: vCenter Server 6

  • Discuss the new features and benefits of vCenter Server 6
  • Use the new installation process to deploy vCenter Server Apply vCenter Server configuration maximums Use Platform Services Controller to manage system services Use VMware Certificate Authority and VMware Endpoint Certificate Services to manage certificate lifecycles Use the vSphere Web Client to apply enhanced performance configurations

Lesson 4: Virtual Machine Enhancements

  • Use virtual hardware version 11 enhancements to virtual machines in the vSphere 6 release

Lesson 5: Management Enhancements

  • Discuss VMware vSphere Network I/O Control features
  • Describe changes between Network I/O Control version 2 and Network I/O Control version 3 Apply virtual machine and distributed switch bandwidth configuration changes to increase performance Describe IPv6 use cases in the vSphere environment

Lesson 6: Storage Enhancements

  • Define key storage security enhancements made to the storage stack supported by vSphere 6
  • Discuss changes in lease management, share reservation, and authentication Remote Procedure Call authentication brought by the vSphere NFS 4.1 client for datastores Describe and apply disk and storage bandwidth configuration to improve performance Describe the differences between VMware Virtual SAN version 1 and Virtual SAN version 2 Create virtual machine storage policies Create fault domains Describe the ways that Virtual Volumes changes how virtual machine storage is presented and managed Create, discover, and connect to storage containers

Lesson 7: Network Enhancements

  • Discuss Network I/O Control features
  • Describe changes between Network I/O Control version 2 and version 3 Discuss virtual machine and distributed switch bandwidth configuration changes to increase performance Discuss IPv6 use cases in the vSphere environment

Lesson 8: Scalability Enhancements

  • Discuss and apply vSphere DRS enhancements
  • Discuss and apply vSphere Storage DRS enhancements

Lesson 9: Availability Enhancements

  • Configure cross-vCenter Server system migration
  • Discuss multiprocessor fault tolerance features in vSphere 6 Discuss enhancements to App HA in vSphere 6

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Discuss key enhancements made to vSphere in version 6
  • Discuss new feature and maximum configuration allowances in vCenter Server 6
  • Discuss and configure new ESXi security and account management features
  • Discuss the deployment process of vSphere 6 release products
  • Discuss Platform Services Controller use case scenarios and apply these in vSphere 6 environments
  • Discuss the differences between Vmware vSphere Client and Vmware vSphere Web Client in the vSphere 6 release
  • Describe and configure enhancements made to virtual machines in the vSphere 6 release
  • Apply the uses and benefits of Vmware vRealize Operations Manager
  • Discuss and apply storage security and policies
  • Discuss and configure storage fault domains
  • Discuss the benefits of and configure virtual volumes
  • Discuss and apply network performance enhancements
  • Describe enhancements to Vmware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler and Vmware vSphere Storage DRS in the vSphere 6 release
  • Discuss and configure cross-vCenter Server systems migration
  • Discuss and apply multiprocessor fault tolerance and Vmware vSphere App HA enhancements

Before attending this course, the student must have vSphere 5.5 knowledge equivalent to attending vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x] and system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

This course is ideal for vSphere Administrators, Systems Engineers, and Operators who have attended vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V5.x or have the equivalent experience.

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