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This powerful 5-day extended hours class is an intensive introduction to VMware vSphere™ 8.0 including VMware ESXi™ 8.0 and vCenter™ 8.0. This course has been completely updated to reflect the most recent changes introduced in vSphere 8.0. Assuming no prior virtualization experience, this class starts with the basics and rapidly progresses to advanced topics. 45+% of class time is devoted to labs so students get the skills they need to become effective vSphere administrators. Students use dedicated labs that start with installation and configuration of stand-alone ESXi hosts and progress through shared storage, networking, building VMs and centralized management. The class continues with rapid VM deployment, hot-plug virtual hardware, permissions, alarms resource management, VM high availability clusters, VM load balanced clusters, VM cold, hot and storage migration, updating / upgrading ESXi hosts and performance. Our Boot Camp class add five additional chapters and labs covering Advanced Networking, Content Libraries, Raw Device Maps, Fault Tolerance Protected VMs and Distributed vSwitches.

Note: this class is unique in that, by the end of the class, students will have built a complete vSphere 8.0 environment from scratch including installing and configuring ESXi 8.0 hosts and installing and configuring vCenter Server Appliance 8.0. We are the only major vSphere training provider where every student must install ESXi and vCenter to be successful. This class is suitable for anyone who want to learn how to obtain the maximum benefit from their investment in VMware vSphere Virtual Infrastructure.

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

What You'll Learn
By the end of the class, attendees will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and best practices needed to deploy, configure and administer VMware vSphere 8.0.

  • Explain the many significant benefits of virtualization
  • Install ESXi 8.0 according to best practices
  • Use Host Client to manage standalone ESXi hosts
  • Configure and manage local storage resources
  • Create virtual and virtual to physical network configurations
  • Use advanced networking features like Security, Jumbo Frames and Beacon Probing
  • Explain the 5 pNIC teaming policies and select the correct one depending on your situation and needs
  • Define and use file share (NAS / NFS) datastores
  • Create and customize virtual machines
  • Install, configure and upgrade VMware Tools
  • Install, configure and administer vCenter Server Appliance
  • Perform rapid VM deployments using VM Clones and Templates
  • Use Guest OS customization to rapidly and consistently configure new VMs
  • Create and use Content Libraries to organize and distribute templates, media, scripts and more
  • Configure and use hotplug virtual hardware to add VM hardware with zero downtime
  • Add and grow VM virtual disks including system disks and secondary volumes
  • Manually upgrade VM virtual hardware
  • Use Permissions to enable and customize user and group access to vSphere
  • Configure ESXi to connect to shared storage resources
  • Provide direct VM to SAN LUN access using Raw Device Maps
  • Create VMFS datastores
  • Grow VMFS datastore capacity with LUN Spans and by Extending VMFS volumes and file systems
  • Explain and use VMware’s three different multipathing policies – Round Robin, Fixed and MRU
  • Use vCenter alarms to monitor ESXi, VM, storage and network health, performance, state
  • Use Resource Pools to bulk delegate compute resource to VMs and child Resource Pools
  • Perform VM cold migrations, hot VMotion migrations and hot Storage VMotion migrations
  • Create VM Load Balanced DRS Clusters to dynamically balance VMs to Hosts to ensure compute resource availability
  • Minimize unplanned VM down time with VMware High Availability clusters
  • Configure and enable VM Fault Tolerance to deliver VMs with zero unplanned down time
  • Update and Upgrade ESXi hosts using VMware Lifecycle Manager
  • Use VMware Lifecycle Manager to upgrade VMware Tools and Virtual Hardware in VMs
  • Monitor and tune both ESXi and virtual machine for best performance
  • Create and configure Distributed vSwitches and migrate VMs and VMkernel NICs to dvSwitches
  • Troubleshoot common problems
  • Use Best Practices to build a reliable, scalable and highly available vSphere environment

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  • Course Number vSphrBC
  • Course Length 5 days
  • Course Fee $4,895.00
  • Delivery Format vILT (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
08/19/2024 vSphrBC VMware vSphere 8.0 Boot Camp 5 days vILT Register
10/07/2024 vSphrBC VMware vSphere 8.0 Boot Camp 5 days vILT Register

About the instructorLarry Karnis

VMware Instructor

Larry is a 25+ year veteran as a VMware/UNIX/Linux technical consultant and instructor. He possesses expert level skills in VMware vSphere, ESXi & vCenter through all of its legacy and versions. He most enjoys the trust and loyalty from the many consulting & student clients have placed in him after delivering quality services and results. His VCP number is 993 (issued before VMware changed their VCP numbering scheme). Larry successfully completed the exhaustive instructor qualifications; Train the Trainer sessions for both Global Knowledge and Learning Tree. Larry’s Background: Computer systems analyst in software design and implementation, security, infrastructure design and security and in operations. As a senior team member on the PerfectMail antispam project, his responsibilities included e-mail threat analysis, threat abatement, design and implementation of spam countermeasures and review of industry standards and trends in the antispam market.

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