VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators 6.0
This three-day technical classroom training course is designed to help operators and administrators who create and manage virtual machines. This course provides you with a strong understanding of VMware virtual machine features in vSphere 6.0. By combining lecture and hands-on labs, this course will help you gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware virtual machines. This course is based on VMware ESXi 6.0 and VMware vCenter Server6.0.
Technical professionals with systems administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using ESXi and vCenter Server.
System administration experience on Microsoft, Linux, Solaris. Understanding of basic network and storage concepts.
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 vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage.
- Use VMware vSphere vApp(s) to bundle and manage multiple interoperating virtual machines and software applications.
- Use VMware vSphere vMotion and VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machines.
- Use VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler, VMware vSphere High Availability, VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance, VMware vSphere Data Protection, and VMware vSphere Replication to optimize the performance of your vSphere virtual environment.
Module 1: Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course goals and objectives
• Online vSphere resources
• Location of online vSphere documentation
Module 2: VMware Virtualization Overview
• Compare the components and concepts of traditional architecture and virtual architecture
• Identify the benefits of virtual architecture
• Describe the VMware virtualization infrastructure
• Describe vSphere products and features
• Describe inventory objects managed by vSphere
• Describe the main features of vCenter Server
Module 3: vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client
• Identify the differences between the VMware vSphere® Client and VMware vSphere® Web Client interfaces
• Access, navigate, and customize vSphere Web Client
• Use vSphere Web Client to monitor and manage vSphere objects
• Perform searches in vSphere Web Client
• Explain how roles and permissions can be assigned to users and user groups using vSphere Web Client
Module 4: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
• Create and manage virtual machines
• Install a guest operating system and VMware Tools
• Explain how to use clones and templates to manage virtual machines
• Explain the importance of content libraries
• Configure virtual machines
• Manage virtual machines using snapshots
• Explain how raw device mapping (RDM) allows a virtual machine to directly access and use a storage device
Module 5: Monitor Virtual Machine Resources
• Explain virtual machine resource monitoring concepts
• Monitor virtual machine resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
• Describe and monitor tasks
• Describe, monitor, and manage events
• Describe, monitor, manage, and acknowledge alarms
Module 6: Using vSphere vApp(s)
• Describe a vApp
• Create a vApp
• Add objects to a vApp
• Edit vApp settings
• Clone a vApp
• Manage power operations for a vApp
Module 7: Migrating Virtual Machines
• Describe the types of vSphere migration
• Explain the importance of vSphere vMotion
• Identify and verify vSphere vMotion requirements
• Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration
• Perform a shared-nothing vSphere vMotion migration
• Explain how to migrate virtual machines across virtual switches, vCenter Server systems, and long distances
Module 8: Using vSphere for Scalability and Business Continuity
• Explain how vSphere DRS can be used to optimize the performance of the hosts and virtual machines in a cluster
• Explain how vSphere HA can be used to increase the availability of your virtual machines
• Explain how vSphere Fault Tolerance can be used for continuous availability of a virtual machine
• Explain how vSphere Data Protection and vSphere Replication can be used to replicate backup and restore data in your virtual environment