VMware vSphere 8.0 with ESXi and vCenter

This powerful 5-day class is an intensive introduction to VMware vSphere™ 8.0 including VMware ESXi™ 8.0 and vCenter™ 8.0. This course has been completely updated to reflect the most recent changes introduced in vSphere 8.0. Assuming no prior virtualization experience, this class starts with the basics and rapidly progresses to advanced topics. 45+% of class time is devoted to labs so students get the skills they need to become effective vSphere administrators. Students use dedicated labs that start with installation and configuration of stand-alone ESXi hosts and progress through shared storage, networking, building VMs and centralized management. The class continues with rapid VM deployment, hot-plug virtual hardware, permissions, alarms resource management, VM high availability clusters, VM load balanced clusters, VM cold, hot and storage migration, updating / upgrading ESXi hosts and performance. This class is unique in that, by the end of the class, students will have built a complete vSphere 8.0 environment from scratch inclulding installing and configuring ESXi 8.0 hosts and installing and configuring vCenter Server Appliance 8.0. We are the only major vSphere training provider where every student must install ESXi and vCenter to be successful. By the end of the class, attendees will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and best practices needed to deploy, configure and administer VMware vSphere 8.0.
Attendees should have user, operator or administrator experience on common operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux™, Mac OS/X, etc. Experience installing, configuring and managing operating systems, storage and / or networks is helpful 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 & Lab
This class is suitable for anyone who want to learn how to obtain the maximum benefit from their investment in VMware vSphere Virtual Infrastructure, including:
  • System architects or others who need to understand / 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 vrtual 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
  • Course introduction
  • Introduction to VMware vSphere 8.0
  • How to Install, Configure ESXi 8.0 (HoL1)
  • Virtual and Physical Networking (HoL)
  • Connecting to and Using NAS Shared Storage (HoL)
  • Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines (HoL)
  • vCenter Server Appliance (HoL)
  • VM Rapid Deployment using Templates, Clones (HoL)
  • VM Hotplug Virtual Hardware (HoL)
  • Working with Shared Storage (HoL)
  • VMware File System (VMFS) (HoL)
  • ESXi and vCenter Permission Model (HoL)
  • Infrastructure Monitoring with vCenter Alarms (HoL)
  • Resource Management with Resource Pools (HoL)
  • VMotion Migration, Cold Migration, Storage (HoL)
  • Distributed Resource Scheduling Clusters (HoL)
  • VM Failure Recovery with High Availability Clusters (HoL)
  • VMware Lifecycle Manager (HoL)
  • Managing Scalability and Performance (HoL)
  • Final Thoughts

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