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This intensive five-day course gains you the knowledge on advanced VMware vSphere® management skills. From building on the installation and configuration content from our best-selling course, you will also develop advanced skills needed to manage and maintain a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, you will install, configure and manage vSphere 6.7. In this you will explore the features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course will also prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size using vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7.

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Successfully install and configure ESXi hosts
  • Effectively deploy and configure VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Use VMware Host Client™, VMware vSphere® Web Client, and VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration
  • Build virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Explain the storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Successfully configure virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Use vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Successfully create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
  • Successfully create a content library for deploying virtual machines
  • Effectively manage virtual machine resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Define the methods for protecting and recovering virtual machine data
  • Successfully create virtual networks with VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™ and enable distributed switch features
  • Successfully create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines
  • Define how vSphere storage APIs help storage systems integrate with vSphere
  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Effectively configure and use virtual machine storage policies
  • Configure VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control and VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™
  • Encrypt virtual machines for additional security

  • System administrators
  • System engineers
This course has the following prerequisites:
  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

1.  Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
• Describe the content of this course
• Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
• Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
• Identify additional resources

2.  Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

• Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
• Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
• Use vSphere Client to access and manage your vCenter Server system and ESXi host
• Compare virtual machine hardware version 14 to other versions
• Identify the virtual network adapters, and describe the enhanced VMXNET3
• Compare the types of virtual disk provisioning
• Install and configure ESXi host settings
• Identify the advantages of ESXi Quick Boot

3.  Creating Virtual Machines

• Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
• Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
• Describe how to import a virtual appliance OVF template

4.  vCenter Server

• Describe the vCenter Server architecture
• Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
• Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance
• Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
• Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
• Create custom inventory tags
• Describe the rules for applying permissions
• Create a custom role in vCenter Server
• Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
• Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
• Monitor vCenter Server Appliance

5.  Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

• Describe, create, and manage standard switches
• Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping and load-balancing policies
• Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
• Describe the virtual switch connection types
• Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture
• Use VLANs with standard switches

6.  Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

• Identify storage protocols and storage device types
• Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
• Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores
• Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
• Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN™

7.  Virtual Machine Management

• Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
• Modify and manage virtual machines
• Create an instant clone of a virtual machine
• Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
• Add a hot-pluggable device
• Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
• Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
• Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
• Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

8.  Resource Management and Monitoring

• Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
• Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
• Identify additional technologies that improve memory usage
• 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

9.  vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data

• Explain the vSphere HA architecture
• Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
• Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
• Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
• Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
• Examine the features and functions of vSphere Fault Tolerance
• Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
• Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
• Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
• Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication

10.  vSphere DRS

• Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
• Create a vSphere DRS cluster
• View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
• Configure virtual machine affinity, DRS groups, and VM-host affinity rules
• Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

11.  Network Scalability

• Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
• Explain distributed features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow
• Configuring port mirroring on a distributed switch

12.  vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

• Describe the architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
• Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
• Examine the features and functions of vSphere Update Manager EAM integration
• Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS
• Describe and use host profiles

13.  Storage Scalability

• Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration, VMware vSphere® API for Storage
Awareness™, and vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
• Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
• Configure vSphere Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control

14 Securing Virtual Machines
• Set up encryption in your vSphere environment
• Encrypt virtual machines
• Encrypt core dumps
• Enable encrypted vSphere vMotion
• Describe support for virtual machine security features, such as UEFI secure boot, vTPM, and virtualization-
based security

Audience

  • Systems Engineers
  • System Administrators

Public Program Schedule

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FAQ

  • If I have a VCA level certification, do I still have to take the required course for the VCP level ?
  • How do I redeem VMware Training and Consulting Credits?
  • What are the class room timings?
  • How does a live-online class differ from a standard classroom delivery?
  • When and where can I write exam? What is validity of exam voucher?
  • Who would be the trainer?
  • What do I get as part of training and is the training practical?
  • How do I pay?
  • What are your cancellation & refund policy?

Yes. VCA certification does not count towards the VCP requirements. You will still need to complete a qualifying course and pass the relevant exam(s).

VMware Consulting and Training Credits are pre-paid services dollars which can be redeemed for any combination of VMware packaged consulting, custom consulting or training. Credits provide customers with the flexibility to allocate budget for services and use the services when needed. To redeem credits for education classes, follow the standard registration process. When the payment question comes up, select pay with PSO credits. More information will be provided by contacting our representative.

Class timings are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm(IST)

Our live online classes are conducted in the same manner as our classroom classes, using the same manuals and lab equipment. Just as in our classroom classes, each online student is assigned a set of remote lab equipment including an ESXi host and various pre-configured Virtual machines, as the specific class they are attending requires. The students connect to the lab environment using Microsoft’s Remote Display Protocol (RDP) in order to perform the lab exercises. The vast majority of our online students find the class experience equivalent to or better than a classroom delivered class.

Exams can be taken in any PearsonVUE centres in India. Validity is 1 year from date of purchase.

All our trainers are VMware Certified Instructors. Our representatives will share the trainer profile once you start interacting with them.

Class will be 50:50 mixture of theory and practical. You will get class id, labs soft copy of courseware and participation certificate from VMware.

We accept all modes of payment. If you are being nominated by your organization, your organization need to release PO before the course start date. If you are an individual you can pay through credit / debit cards, online transfer (RTGS/NEFT) to our account 7 days prior to the course start date

  • In a highly unlikely event of cancellation of batch from our end, we shall refund 100% that is paid by you. If client choose to cancel for any reasons, below is the terms
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration 5 or more calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – No cancellation charges
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration less than 5 calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – cancellation charges 100% of the course fee
  • If you do not show up for the event, or cancel on the day of the event - cancellation charges 100% of the course fee

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