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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track (VICMOSFT)

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Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • References and resources

Software-Defined Data Center

  • Introduce components of the software-defined data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere Client
  • Overview of ESXi

Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine

vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vSphere Web Client
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce storage protocols and device names
  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Create and manage VMFS datastores
  • Introduce Virtual SAN datastores
  • Introduce Virtual Volumes

Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create VMware vSphere® vApp(s)™
  • Introduce content libraries

Access and Authentication Control

  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Discuss ESXi host access and authentication
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage

vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  • Introduce VMware vSphere® Replication™
  • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
  • Discuss distributed switch features, such as private VLANs, discovery protocols, Network I/O Control, NetFlow, and port mirroring

Host Scalability

  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together

Storage Scalability

  • Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™
  • Explain policy-driven storage
  • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
  • Introduce vSphere Storage I/O Control
  • Create a datastore cluster
  • Configure vSphere Storage DRS

Patch Management

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts

VMware Management Resources

  • Describe VMware vSphere® Management Assistant
  • Configure vSphere Management Assistant
  • Discuss the VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface command set
  • Perform command-line operations for host management, network management, storage management, and performance monitoring

Installing VMware Components

  • Describe vCenter Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)

Host and Management Scalability

  • Configure and manage VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management™
  • Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™
  • Use vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI to create an ESXi installation image
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host