VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators (V6)

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About this course
 
This two-day technical classroom training course is designed to help operators and administrators who create and manage virtual machines. By combining lecture and hands-on labs the 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 Server™ 6.0.
 
Key points
 

  • Course type: Essentials
  • Course code: VMWAREOPS6
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Exam included: Not applicable
  • Pre-course work/reading included: Not applicable
  • Saving when enrolled through Hudson: £141
  • Course delivery: choose between classroom or ‘Attend from Anywhere’ (i.e. live online class)

 
When is the next class?
 
Call us on 020 3095 0468 (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-6pm) or email us at support@hudsoncourses.com for the next available class dates.
 
How much can I save if I enroll on this course through Hudson?
 

  • QA price:  £1836 inc VAT
  • Hudson price:  £1695 inc VAT
  • Saving:  £141

 
Who is this course aimed at?
 
Technical professionals with system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using ESXi and vCenter Server.
 
What will I learn through this course?
 
The objective of this course is to provide you with a strong understanding of VMware virtual machine features in vSphere 6.0. 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

 
Prerequisites
 
System administration experience on Microsoft, Linux, Solaris, as well as an understanding of basic network and storage concepts.
 
What’s covered in this course?
 
Course Introduction
 

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Online vSphere resources
  • Location of online vSphere documentation

 
VMware Virtualization Overview
 

  • Identify the differences between traditional and virtual architecture
  • Identify the infrastructure components that can be virtualized
  • Describe VMware virtualization concepts
  • Describe the components of vSphere
  • Describe the inventory objects managed by vSphere
  • Identify the components of vCenter Server

 
vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client
 

  • Identify the differences between the VMware vSphere® Web Client and VMware vSphere® Client™ interfaces
  • Access and navigate through the vSphere Web Client interface
  • Use vSphere Web Client to monitor and manage vSphere objects
  • Perform searches in vSphere Web Client
  • Remove stored data from vSphere Web Client
  • Apply roles and permissions to users and user groups

 
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

 
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

 
Using vSphere vApp(s)
 

  • Describe vApp(s)
  • Explain the benefits of vApp(s)
  • Create, edit, and manage a vApp
  • Clone a vApp
  • Manage the power status of a vApp

 
Migrating Virtual Machines
 

  • Describe the types of migration
  • Explain the importance of vSphere vMotion
  • Identify the host and virtual machine requirements for vSphere vMotion
  • Explain how to migrate virtual machines using vSphere vMotion
  • Explain how to migrate storage with vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Explain how to migrate virtual machines across virtual switches, vCenter Server systems, and long distances

 
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 FT 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

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