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VSO67 - VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V6.7]

Overview

Duration: 2.0 days
This two-day training course is for operators and administrators who create and manage virtual machines. This course provides you with an understanding of VMware virtual machine features in VMware vSphere® 6.7. By combining lecture and hands-on labs, you gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware virtual machines.

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components 
  • Describe the concepts of server, network, storage, and desktop virtualization 
  • Deploy, configure, clone, and manage virtual machines 
  • Use VMware vCenter Server® to monitor virtual machine resource usage • Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines 
  • Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ and VMware vSphere® High Availability to optimize the performance of your vSphere virtual environment

Audience

Technical professionals with system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using VMware ESXi™ and vCenter Server.

Content

1 Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics 
  • Course objectives

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

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 
  • Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory 
  • Add data center and organizational objects to vCenter Server 
  • Add hosts to vCenter Server 
  • Discuss how to create custom inventory tags for inventory objects 
  • Monitor VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ 
  • Monitor vCenter Server Appliance for service and disk space usage
  • Use vSphere alarms for resource exhaustion and service failures

5 Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Describe the virtual switch connection types 
  • Configure and view standard switch configurations, such as virtual machine port group, VMkernel port, VLAN, and security features 
  • List the features comparison of standard and distributed switches

6 Virtual Storage
  • Describe vSphere storage technologies and datastores

7 Virtual Machine Management
  • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines 
  • Enable guest operating system customization by vCenter Server 
  • Upgrade a virtual machine’s hardware
  • Perform an instant clone of a VM 
  • Describe virtual machine settings and options 
  • Add a hot-pluggable device 
  • Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk 
  • Add a raw device mapping (RDM) to a virtual machine 
  • Perform a vSphere vMotion migration 
  • Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration

8 Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Use the performance-tuning methodology and resource monitoring tools 
  • Use performance charts to view and improve performance 
  • Monitor the key factors that can affect the virtual machine’s performance: CPU, memory, disk, and network bandwidth use 
  • Create alarms with condition-based triggers 
  • Create alarms with event-based triggers 
  • View and acknowledge triggered alarms

9 vSphere HA
  • Describe the options that you can configure to make your vSphere environment highly available 
  • Discuss the response of vSphere HA when an ESXi host, a virtual machine, or an application fails

10 vSphere DRS
  • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster 
  • Create a vSphere DRS cluster 
  • View information about a vSphere DRS cluster 
  • Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

Prerequisites

This course has the following prerequisites:
  • System administration experience on Microsoft, Linux, and Solaris 
  • Understanding of basic network and storage concepts

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