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

VMware vSphere Course Modules

The Basics

  1. Introduction to virtualization, types of virtualization, market adoption of virtualization technologies.
  2. VMware as a leader in the virtualization market.
  3. Overview of VMware products in virtualization space.
  4. Current trends in virtualization space and latest happenings.

The Foundation

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

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

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

Securing the environment

  1. Secure ESXi hosts using various settings.
  2. Secure virtual machines using various settings.
  3. Apply security controls on virtual networking.

Troubleshooting and performance tuning

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

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