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VMware vSphere 6: Install, Configure, Manage (VICM)

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1 Course Introduction

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

2 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

3 Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Create and work with virtual machines and templates

4 vCenter Server

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

5 Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  • Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups

6 Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce storage protocols and storage device types
  • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™
  • Introduce Virtual Volumes

7 Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Create vApps
  • Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

8 Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Use various tools to monitor resource usage
  • Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
  • Identify and troubleshoot virtual machine resource issues
  • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management

9 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 vSphere Replication
  • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

10 Host Scalability

  • Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
  • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity

11 vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

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

12 Installing vSphere Components

  • Install ESXi
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Discuss installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance
  • Demonstrate vCenter Server installation