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VSWN7 - VMware vSphere: What's New [V6.7 to V7]


Duration: 3.0 days
In this three-day, hands-on training course, you explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 7.0 and VMware ESXi™ 7.0. Real-world use-case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 7.

This course is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 7 in their existing vSphere environment.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Recognize the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 6.7 update releases and vSphere 7 
  • Migrate a vCenter Server system for Windows to VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ 7.0 
  • Upgrade a vCenter Server instance to vSphere 7 
  • Describe vCenter Server, VMware ESXi™, storage, network, virtual machine, and security enhancements in vSphere 7 
  • Update templates in the content library 
  • Use Identity Federation to configure vCenter Server to use external identity sources 
  • Use the VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage certificates 
  • Use VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™ to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs 
  • Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to manage vSphere deployments and updates 
  • Describe the cloning and migration operations on encrypted VMs 
  • Describe the purpose of scalable shares and the improvements to vSphere DRS 
  • Describe how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server 
  • Identify new hardware device support in ESXi 7.0 
  • Recognize the enhancements available with VM compatibility version 17 
  • Recognize the enhancements available with VM compatibility version 18 
  • Recognize the importance of containers and Kubernetes in a modern data center


System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures


1.  Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics 
  • Course objectives

2.  Installation and Upgrade
  • Describe the new vCenter Server Appliance deployment model 
  • Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0 
  • Migrate a Windows vCenter Server instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0 
  • Identify enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance 
  • Upgrade an ESXi host to version 7.0

3.  Management Enhancements
  • Recognize how to create and apply vCenter Server profiles 
  • Identify the scaling and performance improvements for vCenter Server Appliance 
  • Describe the support provided for dynamic DNS 
  • Recognize how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server 
  • Identify enhancements to the vCenter Server file-based backup 
  • Identify enhancements to tools provided by the vSphere Client Developer Center 
  • Describe prefix-based MAC address allocation 
  • Identify VMware NSX-T™ logical switches and their properties in the vSphere Client 
  • Use virtual distributed port groups to connect to NSX-T Data Center logical switches 
  • Use vSphere Bitfusion to support artificial intelligence and machine learning based workloads 
  • Describe version control and management of VM templates in Content Library 
  • Perform a VM template in-place update in Content Library 
  • Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases 
  • Configure identity federation 
  • Manage certificates using the vSphere Client 
  • Explain the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline™

4.  ESXi Enhancements
  • Recognize the enhancements made to ESXi security 
  • Identify hardware support updates in ESXi 7.0 
  • Describe the support for AMD SEV-ES in vSphere 7 
  • Recognize layout changes in the ESXi 7.0 system storage partitions 
  • Describe the enhancements made to ESXi timekeeping options in vSphere 7 
  • Describe the enhancement to vSphere vMotion in vSphere 7

5.  VM Enhancements
  • Identify the characteristics of VM compatibility level for ESXi 7.0 
  • Describe the support provided for new virtual devices in vSphere 7 
  • Recognize improvements to guest customization 
  • Migrate VMs with attached devices

6.  Storage Enhancements

• Describe support for iSER in vSphere 7 • Identify VMware vSAN™ enhancements for vSphere 7

7.  Security Enhancements
  • Describe the enhancements to cloning, migration, and encryption operations 
  • Identify the enhancements to the VM encryption architecture in vSphere 7 
  • Recognize new VM encryption events and alarms 
  • Describe the benefits and use cases of VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™ 
  • Explain the general architecture of vSphere Trust Authority 
  • Configure vSphere Trust Authority

8.  Cluster Enhancements
  • Recognize how to configure clusters using the vSphere Cluster Quickstart workflow 
  • Recognize improvements to vSphere DRS 
  • Identify improvements to vSphere ESX Agent Manager 
  • Describe scalable shares 
  • Configure VMware vSphere® DirectPath I/O™

9.  vSphere Lifecycle Management
  • Describe features of vCenter Server Update Planner 
  • Run vCenter Server upgrade prechecks and interoperability reports 
  • Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager 
  • Compare vSphere Lifecycle Manager to vSphere Update Manager 
  • Identify the components of an ESXi image 
  • Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager and NSX-T Data Center integration 
  • Define a cluster image and update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager

10.  Introduction to VMware vSphere® with Tanzu
  • Differentiate between containers and virtual machines 
  • Identify the parts of a container system 
  • Recognize the steps in a basic Docker workflow 
  • Explain the importance of Kubernetes 
  • Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes 
  • Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow 
  • Identify the capabilities and benefits of vSphere with Tanzu 
  • Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service


This course requires completion of one the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server:
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage 
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale 
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track 
  • VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting
The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
  • Install and configure ESXi 
  • Install vCenter Server 
  • Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders 
  • Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions 
  • Create and modify a standard switch 
  • Create and modify a distributed switch 
  • Connect an ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage 
  • Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore 
  • Use a content library template to create a virtual machine 
  • Modify a virtual machine’s hardware 
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® 
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster 
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster • Use VMware vSphere® Update ManagerTM to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and VMs

If you cannot complete these tasks, VMware recommends that you instead take the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] course.


Attending this course allows candidates who hold a valid VCP-DCV 2019 to upgrade to VCP-DCV 2020 without taking the certification exam.


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