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This powerful 5-day, 10 hour per day extended hours class is an intensive introduction to VMware vSphere™ including VMware ESXi™ 7 and vCenter™ 7. This course has been completely updated to reflect the most recent changes introduced in vSphere 7. Assuming no prior virtualization experience, this class starts with the basics and rapidly progresses to advanced topics. With 45+% of class time is devoted to labs, students learn the skills they need to become effective vSphere administrators. Students use dedicated labs that start with installation and configuration of stand-alone ESXi servers and progress to shared storage, networking and centralized management. The class continues to advanced topics including resource management, high availability, replication, performance, disaster preparedness, rapid deployment and VM cold, hot and storage migration. This class is unique in its approach; which is to identify and eliminate common IT pain points using vSphere. Students learn how to deliver business value; not just the technical or mechanical aspects of the software. By the end of the class, attendees will have learned the skills, and best practices of virtualization. Attendees will be able to design, implement, deploy, configure, monitor, manage and troubleshoot vSphere 7.

Prerequisites
Attendees should have user, operator or administrator experience on common operating systems such as Microsoft Windows®, Linux™, UNIX™, etc. Experience installing, configuring and managing operating systems, storage systems and networking is useful but not required. We assume all attendees have basic familiarity with PC server hardware, disk partitioning, IP addressing, O/S installation, networking, etc.

What You'll Learn

  • Explain the many significant benefits of virtualization
  • Install ESXi Server according to best practices
  • Using Host Client to manage standalone ESXi hosts
  • Configure and manage local storage resources
  • Create virtual and virtual to physical network configurations
  • Configure and used Advanced vSwitch features including Teaming, Security and Jumbo Frames
  • Define and use file share (NAS / NFS) datastores
  • Create virtual machines, install operating systems and applications
  • Install, configure and upgrade VMware Tools
  • Install, configure and update the Platform Service Controller and vCenter Server Appliance
  • Rapidly deployment of VMs using golden-master templates
  • Create clones –one-time copies of virtual machine
  • Use Guest OS customization to rapidly configure new VMs according to requirements
  • Configure and use hotplug hardware to upgrade VM hardware with zero downtime
  • Configure, manage, monitor and secure users and groups
  • Work with roles and permissions to implement access controls to vCenter
  • Understand the benefits and trade offs of network attached storage and Fibre, iSCSI SANs
  • Configure and use shared SAN storage including Fibre SAN, iSCSI SAN
  • Configure direct VM to SAN volume storage with Raw Device Maps
  • Add and grow VM virtual disks including system disks and secondary volumes
  • Use vCenter alarms to monitor ESXi, VM, storage and network health, performance, state
  • Use Resource Pools to bulk delegate resource to meet Service Level Agreements
  • Perform VM cold migrations, hot VMotion migrations and Storage VMotion
  • Configure and manage server CPU and Memory capacity and maintain VM responsiveness with Distributed Resource Schedule load balanced clusters
  • Deliver high VM service availability using VMware High Availability clusters
  • Provide zero unplanned VM downtime using vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Use HA to successfully minimize VM down time caused by ESXi host failures, storage network failures or SAN volume failures
  • Implement a disaster preparedness strategy using VMware Replication
  • Patch and update ESXi servers using vCenter Lifecycle Manager
  • Create Distributed Virtual Switches. Migrate VM and VMkernel networking over to dvSwitches
  • Monitor and tune both ESXi and virtual machine performance
  • Understand how VMware and third party products, including operating systems, are impacted by virtualization
  • Troubleshoot common problems

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  • Course Number vSphrBC
  • Course Length 5 days
  • Course Fee $4,375.00
  • Delivery Format VLT (Instructor Led; Virtual LIVE Online; Remote Training)
  • Course Topic Boot Camp
  • Vendor VMware
  • Technology vSphere / ESXi / vCenter
Need a different date? This course is also offered on these dates
Date Course ID Course Name Duration Delivery Format Registration
12/12/2022 vSphrBC VMware vSphere 7.x Boot Camp 5 days VLT Register
02/06/2023 vSphrBC VMware vSphere 7.x Boot Camp 5 days VLT Register

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