VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.0]

In this course you will be trained how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot VMware vSphere 6, including VMware vCenter Server 6 and VMware ESXi 6.

Other topics covered in this course include the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with troubleshooting skills needed for maintaining vSphere environments.

Bittnet carries out VMware trainings through authorized partners.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at experienced system integrators, experienced system administrators, operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:
Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Configure and manage the vSphere infrastructure with the VMware vSphere Client and the VMware vSphere Web Client
Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
Use a content library
Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
Use VMware vRealize Operations Manager to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts
Manage VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
Use VMware vSphere Replication and VMware vSphere Data Protection to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
Use VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler clusters to improve host scalability
Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches
Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, vCenter Server, virtual networking, virtual storage, and other vSphere operations


Students need to have:
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course (on VMware’s website) or VCA-DCV certification

Course outline

Course Outline

1. Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
2. Software-Defined Data Center
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. Creating Virtual Machines
Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
Deploy a single virtual machine
Explain the importance of VMware Tools
Describe how to import an OVF template
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 and VMware Platform Services Controller
Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
5. Troubleshooting vSphere
Use a structured approach to troubleshoot issues in vSphere
Discuss options for running vSphere commands
Locate and use important vSphere log files
6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
Describe and modify standard switch properties
Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group
Describe, create, and manage a distributed switch
Troubleshoot virtual networking
7. 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
Troubleshoot virtual storage
8. Virtual Machine Management
Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
Create a VMware vSphere vApp
Describe the types of content libraries
Troubleshoot virtual machines and snapshots
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
Use vRealize Operations Manager to manage a software-defined data center
Troubleshoot ESXi and vCenter Server
10. vSphere HA and vSphere FT
Explain the vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
Enable vSphere FT on a virtual machine
Describe vSphere Replication and vSphere Data Protection
Troubleshoot vSphere HA
11. Host Scalability with vSphere DRS
Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
Create a vSphere DRS cluster
View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
Troubleshoot vSphere DRS clusters
12. vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
Describe, install, and configure vSphere Update Manager
Describe and use host profiles
Use baselines and remediate ESXi hosts
Perform patch management
13. Installing vSphere Components
Describe how to install ESXi interactively
Identify the basic requirements for an ESXi host to boot from SA
Identify system requirements to install vCenter Server
Install vCenter Server on a supported Windows system

Follow on
There are no follow-ons for this course.

Certification programs
VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)