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VMware vSphere: Fast Track (VVFT)

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Detailed Course Outline

1. Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
2. Introduction to VMware Virtualization
  • Introduce virtualization and vSphere components
  • Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere user interfaces
  • Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings
3. Create Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine
4. VMware vCenter Server
  • Introduce vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
  • Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  • Using the VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Configuring VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
  • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
  • Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group
6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
  • Introduce storage protocols and device names
  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
  • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™ datastores
7. Virtual Machine Management
  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create a VMware vSphere vApp
8. Access and Authentication Control
  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Discuss ESXi host access and authentication
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
9. Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
10. High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Enable FT on a virtual machine
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Replication
11. Network Scalability
  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
  • Discuss distributed switch features, such as private VLANs, discovery protocols, VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control, NetFlow, and port mirroring
12. Host Scalability
  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together
13. Storage Scalability
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and Storage Awareness
  • Explain profile-driven storage
  • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
  • Introduce VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  • Create a datastore cluster
  • Configure Storage DRS
14. Patch Management
  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts
15. VMware Management Resources
  • Describe vSphere Management Assistant
  • Configure vSphere Management Assistant
  • Discuss the VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface command set
  • Perform command-line operations for host management, network management, storage management, and performance monitoring
16. Installing VMware Components
  • Describe vCenter Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)
17. Host and Management Scalability
  • Configure and manage VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management™
  • Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™
  • Use vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI to create an ESXi installation image
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host
 

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