VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and Manage [v6.5]

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This course provides intensive hands-on training that focuses on Installing, Configuring, and Managing VMware vSphere® 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.5. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

50 hrs

Learning Hours

7 Days

Course Duration

Sat-Sun

Days

10:15am-16:15pm

Timing

Online

Training Format

Guaranteed

Interview Pass

KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  •   50+ Hours of Intensive Hands-On Learning
  •   15 Modules and 30 Lessons
  •   2 Quizzes and 1 Assessments
  •   80+ Hands On Labs
  •   1 Mock Interviews
  •   15+ Yrs of Industry Experience and Certified Professionals
  •   1:1 personal career assistance with Industry Experts
  •   Placement and Certification Assistance
  •   Job Ready Resume and Portfolio building
  •   Alumni Support
Description About this course

This course provides intensive hands-on training that focuses on Installing, Configuring, and Managing VMware vSphere® 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.5. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Course Content
  • 21 lecture
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the content of this courseGain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
  • Identify additional learning resources
  • What is Virtualization? Why Virtualization?
  • Virtualization Benefits
  • Understanding Server, Network, and Storage Virtualization
  • Fully, Para and Hardware Assisted Virtualization
  • Type-1 and Type-2 Hypervisor Architecture
  • Deep-dive into VMware ESX and ESXi Kernel Architecture.
  • Understanding why ESX got deprecated after ESX 4.x
  • Comparison between ESXi and Hyper-V kernel Architecture
  • Advantages of Micro kernel Arch. over Monolithic kernel
  • Installing and Configuring ESXi 6.5
  • Managing Networking Configuration using DCUI
  • Managing System Configuration using DCUI
  • Overview of ESXCLI and ESXCFG command line interface
  • Troubleshooting tips and tricks using ESXi CLI
  • • 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
  • • Monitor vCenter Server Appliance
  • • Host Client, vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client Interfaces
  • • Design consideration of vCenter Server Architecture
  • • Create, Provision and Remove a Virtual Machine
  • • Mounting Virtual Media to VM and Installing Guest OS in VM.
  • • VMware Tools installation and Its Importance
  • • Hot Add/removal of virtual hardware
  • • Deep-dive into VMware Virtual machine files and folders
  • • How vSphere interacts with CPUs, Memory, Networks
  • • Understanding Virtual Machine Hardware versions
  • • Compare the types of Virtual Disk Provisioning
  • • What is Snapshot and why do we need it?
  • • Why Virtual Machine Snapshot is not a backup technology
  • • How Virtual Machine Snapshot works
  • • Understanding Virtual Machine Snapshot Chain Process
  • • Advantages and Disadvantages of VM snapshots
  • • Virtual Machine Snapshot Best Practices
  • • Create, Manage, Consolidate and Restore VM snapshots
  • • Design consideration of Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • • Use Templates and Clones to deploy new Virtual Machines
  • • Modify and Manage Virtual Machines.
  • • Deploy and Manage Virtual Machine using OVF templates
  • • Use VMware CLI to create VM using Pre-configured VMDK
  • • Creating vAPP and managing VMs using vApps.
  • • Customer Use Case of Each VM Deployment Mechanism.
  • • Design consideration of OVF vs Clone vs Template
• What is Virtual Networking and Why Do we need it? • Comparison between Physical vs Virtual Networking • Virtual Switch vs Physical switch • Demystifying vNIC, vmnic, vmknic, vPort, Portgroups etc. • Demystifying VMXNET2, VMXNET3, E1000 and E1000E drivers • Supported and Unsupported Packet Flow and I/O Path • vSphere Standard Switche vs vSphere Distributed Switch • Design consideration of vSphere Networking
• Creating, Configuring and Managing vSS. • Deep-dive into vSS VLAN policies like VGT, VST and EST • Deep-dive into vSS NIC teaming and Failover policies • Deep-dive into vSS Traffic Shaping, Security Policies • Troubleshooting VLAN and Teaming related issues • vSphere Networking Best Practices • Design consideration of vSS networking policies
• Understanding Basics of SAN, NAS and DAS Technology • Infrastructure requirements of SAN and NAS • Understanding Storage Protocols like iSCSI, FCoE and FC • Fiber Channel and iSCSI SAN Components • LUN masking vs Zoning • Independent vs dependent vs software HBAs
• Creating and managing VMware VMFS Datastores • Creating and managing VMware NFS Datastores • Configuring Storage Multipathing policies like MRU, FP, RR • Understanding pRDM vs vRDM • Dynamically Expanding VMFS Datastore • Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN • Design consideration of VMFS vs RDM
• Architecture of vSphere vMotion and SvMotion • Requirements of vSphere vMotion and SvMotion • Best Practices of vSphere vMotion and SvMotion • Performing vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion. • XvMotion vs Cross vCenter vs Long Distance vMotion • Design consideration of vMotion, SvMotion, XvMotion
• Discuss CPU and Memory Virtualization Concepts • Describe CPU and Memory overcommitment • Memory Ballooning vs TPS vs Compression vs Swap Memory • CPU No of Sockets vs Cores per Socket concepts • NUMA vs vNUMA and How it impacts VM performance • Configure and Manage resource pools • Understanding Reservation, Shares and Limits concepts • Describing Resource Pool level vs VM level Reservation • Design consideration of Memory and CPU overcommitment
• What is DRS and why do we need it • Describe the functioning of DRS algorithm • How to Configure and Manage DRS enabled Cluster • How to Configure VM to VM affinity and anti affinity rules • How to Configure VM to Host affinity and DRS groups rules • Design consideration of DRS implementation • Best practices for DRS enabled Cluster
• What is vSphere HA and why do we need it • Explain the vSphere HA Architecture and its components • How to Configure and Manage HA enabled Cluster • Describe vSphere HA network and datastore heartbeat • Understanding vSphere HA Advanced Parameters • Design consideration of HA enabled Cluster • Best practices for HA enabled Cluster
• What is vSphere Fault Tolerance and why do we need it • Explain Hardware requirements of vSphere FT • Describe vSphere FT Architecture and Its Limitations • How to Configure and Manage FT enabled Cluster • Design consideration of FT enabled Cluster • Describe FT interoperability with vSphere HA and DRS • Best practices for vSphere FT
• Understanding the functioning of vSphere Update Manager • Describe the components and capabilities of VUM • Use vSphere Update Manager to upgrade ESXi host • Describe Fixed vs Dynamic Baseline and Remediation. • Describe Host Maintenance Mode • Best Practices of vSphere Update Manager
• Securing ESXi using Lockdown Mode. • Enabling/Disabling ESXi services such as SSH, ESXi Shell • Secure ESXi using Firewall • Understanding Acceptance level of Host VIBs • Customizing ESXi services from security profile • Best Practices of vSphere Update Manager
• Understanding Tasks, Events and Alarms • Configuring user-defined Alarms • Viewing, filtering and exporting Tasks and Events • Adding and Managing Alarms • Scheduling Tasks using vCenter Scheduler
• Understanding Authorization in vSphere • Managing Permissions for vCenter Components • Understanding Global Permissions • Creating User Roles and Permissions • Assigning Roles to User and Groups
Hands On Labs Covered
  • 21 labs

In this lab, you perform the following tasks:

  • 1. Access Base ESXi Host using Host Client
  • 2. Creating ESXi6.5 Virtual Machine
  • 3. Installing ESXi6.5

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Access the ESXi host through DCUI 2. Configure the Management Network 3. Enable SSH 4. View System Logs

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create a Virtual Machine 2. Install a Guest Operating System 3. Install VMware Tools 4. Install Files

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Deploy vCenter Server Appliance 2. Access and Configure vCenter Server Appliance 3. Add Your ESXi Hosts to the vCenter Server Inventory 4. Configure the ESXi Hosts as NTP Clients 5. Back Up vCenter Server Appliance 6. Complete the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Navigate vSphere Client 2. Navigate vSphere Web Client

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create a Host and Cluster Folder 2. Create Virtual Machine and Template Folders

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. View the Standard Switch Configuration 2. Create a Standard Switch with a Virtual Machine Port Group 3. Attach Your Virtual Machines to the New Virtual Machine Port Group

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Add a VMkernel Port Group to a Standard Switch 2. Configure the iSCSI Software Adapter and Connect It to the Storage

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Rename a VMFS Datastore 2. Create VMFS Datastores for the ESXi Host 3. Expand a VMFS Datastore to Consume Unused Space on a LUN 4. Remove a VMFS Datastore 5. Extend a VMFS Datastore 6. Create a second Shared VMFS Datastore Using iSCSI

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Configure Access to NFS Datastores 2. View NFS Storage Information

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create a Virtual Machine Template 2. Create Customization Specifications 3. Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template 4. Create a Content Library 5. Clone a VM Template to a Template in a Content Library 6. Deploy a Virtual Machine from a VM Template in the Content Library 7. Clone a Powered-On Virtual Machine

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Increase the Size of a VMDK File 2. Adjust Memory Allocation on a Virtual Machine 3. Rename a Virtual Machine in the vCenter Server Inventory 4. Add and Remove a Raw LUN on a Virtual Machine

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Migrate Virtual Machine Files from the Local Storage to the Shared Storage 2. Create a Virtual Switch and a VMkernel Port Group for vSphere vMotion Migration 3. Perform a vSphere vMotion Migration of a Virtual Machine on a Shared Datastore 4. Perform a Compute Resource and Storage Migration

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Unregister a Virtual Machine from the vCenter Server Appliance Inventory 2. Register a Virtual Machine in the vCenter Server Appliance Inventory 3. Unregister and Delete Virtual Machines from the Datastore 4. Take Snapshots of a Virtual Machine 5. Revert the Virtual Machine to a Snapshot 6. Delete an Individual Snapshot 7. Delete All Snapshots

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create CPU Contention 2. Create Resource Pools 3. Verify Resource Pool Functionality

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create a vApp 2. Power On a vApp 3. Remove a vApp

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create CPU Workload 2. Use Performance Charts to Monitor CPU Utilization

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create a Virtual Machine Alarm to Monitor a Condition 2. Create a Virtual Machine Alarm to Monitor an Event 3. Trigger Virtual Machine Alarms and Acknowledge the Alarms 4. Disable Virtual Machine Alarms

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create a Cluster Enabled for vSphere HA 2. Add Your ESXi Host to the Cluster 3. Test vSphere HA Functionality 4. View the vSphere HA Cluster Resource Usage 5. Configure a vSphere HA Cluster with Strict Admission Control

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create a Load Imbalance 2. Create a vSphere DRS Cluster 3. Verify Proper vSphere DRS Cluster Functionality 4. Create, Test, and Disable a VM-VM Affinity Rule 5. Create, Test, and Disable an Anti-Affinity Rule 6. Create, Test, and Disable a VM-Host Affinity Rule

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Modify the Cluster Settings 2. Configure vSphere Update Manager 3. Create a Patch Baseline 4. Attach a Baseline and Scan for Updates 5. Stage the Patches onto the ESXi Host 6. Remediate the ESXi Host

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Program Fee

20000/- INR

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  • 50+ Hours of Intensive Hands-On Learning
  • 15 Modules and 30 Lessons
  • 80+ Hands On Lab Tasks
  • 2 Quizzes and 1 Assignments
  • 1 Free Mock Interviews
  • VMware job ready resume and portfolio building assistance
  • 1:1 career counselling with Industry experts and mentors
  • Get access to alumni support and growing community

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i was join training as beginner but after complete the training my all the concepts are pretty much clear this because of GOVMLAB. There was a great balance between theory and practice and the concepts were clearly and professionally explained.” “Fantastic Trainer, very friendly and encouraging. All of the exercises were on a scale of good to excellent.” !!! Thanks to GOVMLAB !!!