VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0) (VICM) Training

Michigan Technology Services offers many instructor-led VMware courses via a partnership with an authorized VMware Training Center (VATC). This VICM training can take place at our location in Farmington Hills, 20 miles outside of Detroit, where you will sit in a room with one of our instructors, onsite at your office anywhere throughout the United States, or if you prefer, instructor led live online.

This VMware vSphere® 6: Install, Configure, Manage course features intensive hands-on training and includes extensive VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6 labwork. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. This course is based on versions of ESXi 6.0 and vCenter Server 6.0. Successful completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite to take the certification exam.

Course Schedule

Private, Corporate or Group Training Available

Regular Price: $4125

Date(s) Days Time Type
7/24/17 - 7/28/17 M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Who Should Attend

  • System Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Data Center Operations Professionals
  • Technology Professionals seeking certification
  • Systems Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

Prerequisites

  • System administration experience working with the Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Understanding of fundamental virtualization concepts

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course and labs you will be able to:

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server™ Appliance™
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a vApp
  • Describe and use the content library
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
  • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Use VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™ to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts
  • Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
  • Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
  • Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Module 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
Module 3: Creating Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Create and work with virtual machines
Module 4: vCenter Server
  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  • Explain the benefits of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
Module 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
  • Introduce storage protocols and storage device names
  • Discuss ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
  • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™
Module 7: Virtual Machine Management
  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Create a vApp
  • Introduce the various types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
Module 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 vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
  • Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
  • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management
Module 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
Module 10: Host Scalability
  • Describe the functions 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
Module 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 ESXi configuration compliance
  • Scan and remediate hosts
Module 12: Installing VMware Components
  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Discuss installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance

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