VMware vSphere Training Course

Overview of VMware vSphere

This course covers introduction to VMware vSphere 6.0 suite, overview of components, setting up and managing a virtualization environment based on VMware vSphere 6.0. Troubleshooting common issues and performance tuning of the virtual environment is also covered in the course.

Duration: 3 Days

About Course:

The Basics
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  • Introduction to virtualization, types of virtualization, market adoption of virtualization technologies.
  • VMware as a leader in the virtualization market.
  • Overview of VMware products in virtualization space.
  • Current trends in virtualization space and latest happenings.

The Foundation

  • Introduction to vSphere Platform Services Controller (PSC).
  • VMware vCenter Server and VMware ESXi architecture.
  • Use vSphere Client and Web Client to connect to vCenter Server.
  • Overview of Virtual Infrastructure (VI) objects.
  • Introduction to software defined datacenter (SDDC) and cloud.

VMware vSphere Course Modules:

Setup and maintain an environment

  1. Environment setup

    • Installation of VMware vCenter components and VMware ESXi.
    • Setup datacenter and cluster objects, add ESXi hosts to cluster.
    • Patch and upgrade ESXi hosts using VMware Update Manager.
    • Configure VMware ESXi hosts using Host Profiles.
  2. Virtual networking setup

    • Overview of virtual networking.
    • Setup/configure standard virtual switch and distributed virtual switch.
    • Migrate standard virtual switch to distributed virtual switch.
    • Configure load-balancing and advanced options.
  3. Virtual storage setup

    • Introduction to storage protocols and devices.
    • Configure FC, iSCSI and NFS storage. Setup VMFS and NFS datastores.
    • Discuss multi-pathing options.
    • Introduction to Software Defined Storage (SDS).
  4. Setting up virtual machines

    • Setup and configure a virtual machine.
    • Take virtual machine snapshot and clone.
    • Perform VM migration.
    • Deploy VM from templates.
  5. Resource management

    • Sizing cluster CPU and memory resources based on requirements.
    • Configuring resource pools.
    • Best practices for resource optimization.

Configuring highly available and fault tolerant environment

  • Overview of VMware High Availability (HA) and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS).
  • Configure VMware HA and VMware DRS.
  • Configure VMware Storage DRS (SDRS).
  • Configure VMware Fault Tolerance (FT).

Securing the environment

  • Secure ESXi hosts using various settings.
  • Secure virtual machines using various settings.
  • Apply security controls on virtual networking.

Troubleshooting and performance tuning

  • Overview of log files and log analysis.
  • Use standard tools to troubleshoot the environment.
  • Tune host compute resources for optimal performance.
  • Apply best practices for optimal storage performance.
  • Apply best practices for optimal network performance.

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