VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] Course Details:

VMwareIn this 5-day hands-on course, Taught by Experienced Real-World Consultants, learn to Install, Configure, and Manage Vmware vSphere 8, and prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size!

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing Vmware vSphere 8, which includes Vmware ESXi 8 and Vmware vCenter Server 8. 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.

    Feb 26 2024

    Date: 02/26/2024 - 03/01/2024 (Monday - Friday) | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    February 26 - March 1, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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    Mar 4 2024

    Date: 03/04/2024 - 03/08/2024 (Monday - Friday) | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    March 4 - 8, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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    Mar 18 2024

    Date: 03/18/2024 - 03/22/2024 (Monday - Friday) | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    March 18 - 22, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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  1. vSphere and Virtualization Overview
    • Explain basic virtualization concepts
    • Describe how vSphere fits in the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
    • Recognize the user interfaces for accessing vSphere
    • Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, storage, and GPUs
  2. Installing and Configuring ESXi
    • Install an ESXi host
    • Recognize ESXi user account best practices
    • Configure the ESXi host settings using the DCUI and VMware Host Client
  3. Deploying and Configuring vCenter
    • Recognize ESXi hosts communication with vCenter
    • Deploy vCenter Server Appliance
    • Configure vCenter settings
    • Use the vSphere Client to add and manage license keys
    • Create and organize vCenter inventory objects
    • Recognize the rules for applying vCenter permissions
    • View vCenter logs and events
  4. Configuring vSphere Networking
    • Configure and view standard switch configurations
    • Configure and view distributed switch configurations
    • Recognize the difference between standard switches and distributed switches
    • Explain how to set networking policies on standard and distributed switches
  5. Configuring vSphere Storage
    • Recognize vSphere storage technologies
    • Identify types of vSphere datastores
    • Describe Fibre Channel components and addressing
    • Describe iSCSI components and addressing
    • Configure iSCSI storage on ESXi
    • Create and manage VMFS datastores
    • Configure and manage NFS datastores
  6. Deploying Virtual Machines
    • Create and provision VMs
    • Explain the importance of VMware Tools
    • Identify the files that make up a VM
    • Recognize the components of a VM
    • Navigate the vSphere Client and examine VM settings and options
    • Modify VMs by dynamically increasing resources
    • Create VM templates and deploy VMs from them
    • Clone VMs
    • Create customization specifications for guest operating systems
    • Create local, published, and subscribed content libraries
    • Deploy VMs from content libraries
    • Manage multiple versions of VM templates in content libraries
  7. Managing Virtual Machines
    • Recognize the types of VM migrations that you can perform within a vCenter instance and across vCenter instances
    • Migrate VMs using vSphere vMotion
    • Describe the role of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility in migrations
    • Migrate VMs using vSphere Storage vMotion
    • Take a snapshot of a VM
    • Manage, consolidate, and delete snapshots
    • Describe CPU and memory concepts in relation to a virtualized environment
    • Describe how VMs compete for resources
    • Define CPU and memory shares, reservations, and limits
  8. Deploying and Configuring vSphere Clusters
    • Create a vSphere cluster enabled for vSphere DRS and vSphere HA
    • View information about a vSphere cluster
    • Explain how vSphere DRS determines VM placement on hosts in the cluster
    • Recognize use cases for vSphere DRS settings
    • Monitor a vSphere DRS cluster
    • Describe how vSphere HA responds to various t.ypes of failures
    • Identify options for configuring network redundancy in a vSphere HA cluster
    • Recognize vSphere HA design considerations
    • Recognize the use cases for various vSphere HA settings
    • Configure a vSphere HA cluster
    • Recognize when to use vSphere Fault Tolerance
  9. Managing the vSphere Lifecycle
    • Enable vSphere Lifecycle Manager in a vSphere cluster
    • Describe features of the vCenter Update Planner
    • Run vCenter upgrade prechecks and interoperability reports
    • Recognize features of vSphere Lifecycle Manager
    • Distinguish between managing hosts using baselines and managing hosts using images
    • Describe how to update hosts using baselines
    • Describe ESXi images
    • Validate ESXi host compliance against a cluster image and update ESXi hosts
    • Update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
    • Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager automatic recommendations
    • Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Install and configure ESXi hosts
  • Deploy and configure vCenter
  • Use the vSphere Client to create the vCenter inventory and assign roles to vCenter users
  • Create virtual networks using vSphere standard switches and distributed switches
  • Create and configure datastores using storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create content libraries for managing templates and deploying virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machine resource allocation
  • Migrate virtual machines with vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Create and configure a vSphere cluster that is enabled with vSphere High Availability (HA) and vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Manage the life cycle of vSphere to keep vCenter, ESXi hosts, and virtual machines up to date

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

  • System administrators.
  • System engineers.

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