VMware vSphere Courses

We provide both Upgrade and Fast Track (Install/Configure/Manage) VMware vSphere courses throughout the UK.  On-site training (at your offices with our kit) and tailored content options are available on all VMware 6.5 vSphere courses..

Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based (VM virtual machine) representation of something rather than a physical one. VMware 6.5 is the latest incarnation for desktop, server and cloud.

 

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VMWare vSphere 6.5 Fast Track course

5 days

We provide both Upgrade and Fast Track (Install/Configure/Manage) VMware vSphere courses throughout the UK.  On-site training (at your offices with our kit) and tailored content options are available on all VMware 6.5 vSphere courses..

Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based (VM virtual machine) representation of something rather than a physical one. VMware 6.5 is the latest incarnation for desktop, server and cloud.

 

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Course Contents


Introduction to VMware Virtualisation

  • Introduce virtualisation, virtual and vSphere components
  • Explain the concepts of server, network and storage virtualisation
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere user interfaces

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
  • Detail VMDirectPath
  • Create a vApp
  • Exporting a virtual Machine to an OVF
  • Deploying a virtual machine from an OVF
  • Introduce the various types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

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

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU, memory and disk concepts
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Configure shares
  • 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
  • Detail the most common performance problems and their solutions
  • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management
  • Install, configure and Manage vRealize Operations Manager
  • Introduce vRealize Orchestrator and vCloud suite.
  • Use esxtop to identify and solve performance issues

Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Create and work with virtual machines

Sphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure, manage and test a vSphere HA cluster
  • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  • Test vSphere Fault tolerance
  • Use vSphere HA, DRS and FT together
  • Introduce vSphere Replication
  • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data
  • Discuss VMware backup APIs, solutions and products

vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Detail migrating a vCenter from 5.5 to 6.5
  • Configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  • Adding Active Directory authentication support
  • Explain the benefits of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

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

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Configure vSwitch load balancing / Resilience algorithms
  • Describe vSwitch security options
  • Configure Jumbo frames
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
  • Detail and configure the features of VMKernel gateways

vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts
  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Detail VSphere Pluggable Storage Architecture
  • Introduce storage protocols and storage device names
  • Introduce Storage IO control
  • Discuss ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Detail Raw device mapping
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and VASA
  • Describe and configure storage policies
  • Describe Storage DRS Operation
  • Allocate different storage profiles to different virtual machines
  • Create, configure and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores both local and SAN based
  • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™
  • Detail mulitpathing failover options
  • Common datastore problems
  • Recovering lost Luns

Access and Authentication Control

  • Configure user access with roles and permissions
  • Managing SSH
  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
  • Configure ESXi lockdown mode with different users
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory

Installing VMware Components

  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Perform an 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
  • Deploy / Install vCenter Server

Course Materials

Enliten IT will provide each delegate with a workbook and other useful reference materials where applicable.  These may be either paper based or in Adobe pdf format or a combination thereof.
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Additional Information

 We only offer this VMWare vSphere 6.5 Fast Track course on a private in-house basis.  For pricing and availability just pick up the phone and call us on 0845 1085481.