VMware vSphere 6.7 Boot Camp

Catalog Home Cloud, AWS, VMware & Citrix VMware

This class is an intensive introduction to VMware vSphere including VMware ESXi 6.7 and vCenter 6.7. This course has been completely rewritten to reflect the most recent changes introduced in vSphere 6.7. Our courseware and labs have been fully updated and now use Host Client and Web Client rather than legacy vSphere Client for both presentation material and lab procedures.

Assuming no prior virtualization experience, this class starts with the basics and rapidly progresses to advanced topics. With 40+% of class time is devoted to labs, students learn the skills they need to become effective vSphere administrators.

Labs start with installation and configuration of stand-alone ESXi servers and progress to shared storage, networking and centralized management. The class continues to advanced topics including resource balancing, high availability, power management, back up and recovery, performance, vCenter redundancy, VM redundancy. Disaster preparedness, rapid deployment and VM cold, hot and storage migration.

This class is unique in its approach; which is to identify and eliminate common IT pain points using vSphere. Students learn how to deliver business value; not just the technical or mechanical aspects of the software.

By the end of the class, attendees will have the knowledge, skills, and best practices to design, implement, deploy, configure, monitor, manage and troubleshoot vSphere 6.7 installations.

Before taking this course, attendees should have user, operator, or administrator experience on common operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, UNIX, etc. Experience installing, configuring and managing operating systems, storage systems and or networks is useful but not required. We assume that all attendees have a basic familiarity with PC server hardware, disk partitioning, IP addressing, O/S installation, networking, etc.

5 Days/Lecture & Labs

This class is suitable for anyone who want to learn how to extract the maximum benefit from their investment in Virtual Infrastructure, including:

  • System architects or others who need to design virtual infrastructure
  • Security specialists responsible for administering, managing, securing Virtual Infrastructure
  • Operators responsible for day-to-day operation of Virtual Infrastructure
  • Performance analysts who need to understand, provision, monitor Virtual Infrastructure
  • Business Continuity specialists responsible for disaster recovery and high availability
  • Storage administrators who work with Fibre / iSCSI SAN volumes and NAS datastores
  • Managers who need an unbiased understanding of virtualization before committing their organization to a virtual infrastructure deployment.

  • Virtualization Infrastructure Overview
  • How to Install, Configure ESXi 6.7
  • Advanced Networking
  • Virtual and Physical Networking
  • Connecting to and Using NAS Shared Storage
  • Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines
  • vCenter Server Appliance and Web Client
  • VM Rapid Deployment using Templates, Clones
  • ESXi and vCenter Permission Model
  • Using Fibre and iSCSI Shared Storage
  • Direct VM to SAN Access with Raw Device Maps
  • VMware File System (VMFS)
  • Infrastructure Monitoring with vCenter Alarms
;; Resource Management and Resource Pools
  • VMotion Migration, Cold Migration, Storage VMotion
  • Distributed Resource Scheduling Load Balanced Clusters
  • Continuous VM Availability with Fault Tolerance
  • Failure Recovery with High Availability Clusters
  • Patch Management with VMware Update Manager
  • Distributed Virtual Switches
  • Managing Scalability and Performance
  • Final Thoughts




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