IT TRAINING

VMware vSphere – What’s New [V5.5 to V6.0]

In this course you will gain the skills to successfully implement and configure VMware vSphere 6, as well as learning the newest features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server 6 and VMware ESXi 6.

This course is recommended for the customers whose responsibilities include the deployment of vSphere 6.0 into their existing vSphere environment.

Bittnet carries out VMware trainings through authorized partners.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at VMware vSphere administrators and ystems engineers and operators who have attended VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V5.x.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:
Key enhancements made to vSphere in version 6
New feature and maximum configuration allowances in vCenter Server 6
Configure new ESXi security and account management features
Deployment process of vSphere 6 release products
Platform Services Controller use case scenarios and apply these in vSphere 6 environments
Differences between VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web Client in the vSphere 6 release
Configure enhancements made to virtual machines in the vSphere 6 release
Apply the uses and benefits of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
Apply storage security and policies
Configure storage fault domains
The benefits of and configure virtual volumes
Apply network performance enhancements
Enhancements to VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler and VMware vSphere Storage DRS in the vSphere 6 release
Configure cross-vCenter Server systems migration
Apply multiprocessor fault tolerance and VMware vSphere App HA enhancements

Prerequisites

Prerequisite
Students need to have:
Attendance of VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x] (or equivalent knowledge)
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

Course outline

Course Outline

1. Introduction to vSphere 6
Discuss vSphere 6 feature enhancements
Discuss vSphere 6 installation and upgrade differences
Describe and apply ESXi lockdown mode
Discuss and apply ESXi account management
Discuss the integration and benefits of VMware vCloud Air
2. vCenter Server 6
Discuss the new features and benefits of vCenter Server 6
Use the new installation process to deploy vCenter Server
Apply vCenter Server configuration maximums
Use Platform Services Controller to manage system services
Use VMware Certificate Authority and VMware Endpoint Certificate Services to manage certificate lifecycles
Use the vSphere Web Client to apply enhanced performance configurations
3. Virtual Machine Enhancements
Use virtual hardware version 11 enhancements to virtual machines in the vSphere 6 release
4. Management Enhancements
Discuss VMware vSphere Network I/O Control features
Describe changes between Network I/O Control version 2 and Network I/O Control version 3
Apply virtual machine and distributed switch bandwidth configuration changes to increase performance
Describe IPv6 use cases in the vSphere environment
5. Storage Enhancements
Define key storage security enhancements made to the storage stack supported by vSphere 6
Discuss changes in lease management, share reservation, and authentication Remote Procedure Call authentication brought by the vSphere NFS 4.1 client for datastores
Describe and apply disk and storage bandwidth configuration to improve performance
Describe the differences between VMware Virtual SAN version 1 and Virtual SAN version 2
Create virtual machine storage policies
Create fault domains
Describe the ways that Virtual Volumes changes how virtual machine storage is presented and managed
Create, discover, and connect to storage containers
6. Network Enhancements
Discuss Network I/O Control features
Describe changes between Network I/O Control version 2 and version 3
Discuss virtual machine and distributed switch bandwidth configuration changes to increase performance
Discuss IPv6 use cases in the vSphere environment
7. Scalability Enhancements
Discuss and apply vSphere DRS enhancements
Discuss and apply vSphere Storage DRS enhancements
8. Availability Enhancements
Configure cross-vCenter Server system migration
Discuss multiprocessor fault tolerance features in vSphere 6
Discuss enhancements to App HA in vSphere 6

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

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