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VMware vSphere 7 Datacenter Operations Course Outline

VMware vSphere™ 7 DCO class is designed for IT professionals that need to improve VMware vSphere skills. During class we focus exclusively on real-world knowledge and Best Practices that you will use in production every day.

This class emphasizes using the latest VMware vSphere Clients and including use of the VMware Update Manager (VUM) to upgrade your environment to vSphere 7 and apply security patches.

For Q3 2020 we have a 100% new book, current with all of the latest VMware vSphere™ components.

What’s new in VMware vSphere:
• NEW vSphere HTML5 Web Client & vSphere Flex Client for vSphere 7
• Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI) with improved functionality for vCenter 7
• NEW vCenter VMware Photon OS Platform for vCenter and 7
• IMPROVED vCenter performance and reduced overhead for vCenter 7

Our VMware® vSphere™ 7 Datacenter Operations (DCO) features over 60 interactive Step-By-Step Labs (SBS LAB ™), complete with detailed instructions and full-color screenshots of all steps. This is the most comprehensive class we offer. That means that our Step-by-Step Labs (SBS LABS™) are sure to become lasting reference materials and a clear, real-world roadmap for the design, implementation and management of VMware® vSphere™ 7 including:
• Custom SBS labs available to supplement and enhance training
• Use your classroom IaaS resources for at least one week after class for testing and practice
• Our instructors are real-world consultants that will personally tell you all of the latest news and trends
• Install, Configure, and Manage VMware vSphere™
• Enable ESXi hypervisor security with Active Directory
• Create and manage Virtual Machines and Appliances
• Connect to SAN Storage, manage storage paths, create VMFS Volumes
• Manage virtual networking including multiple NICs, Load Balancing and Fail-over
• Configure Jumbo Frames the right way for iSCSI
• Configure Roles, Privileges and Permissions
• Monitor Tasks, Events and Alarms
• Configure Clusters for HA and DRS
• Use vMotion
• Implement Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS)
• Implement High Availability
• Manage resources with Resource Pools
• Configure and use the VMware vCenter Update Manager (VUM) to Upgrade and Patch ESXi hosts andVirtual Machines
• Backup VMs using VMware the vStorage API for Data Protection (formerly VCB)
• Utilize and integrate 3rd Party Tools into the datacenter environment
• Command line management of vSphere™
• Monitor performance using advanced tools and commands

Each objective will be reinforced with over 80 hands-on Step-by-Step Labs (SBS LABs)!

This class is based on VMware vSphere 7 and fully compatible with vSphere 6.7 and 6.5

Who should attend?
Administrators who are responsible for a VMware vSphere™ 7 environment.

The VMware® vSphere™ 7 Datacenter Operations (DCO) is intended for IT professionals proficient in Windows and Server administration.

Course Outline

Module 1. Introduction
1.1. What you will find in this book

Module 2. Grounds for Virtualization and Cloud Computing
2.1. Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds
2.2. Virtualization defined
2.3. What's in it for me?
2.4. What is a hypervisor?
2.5. Hypervisor Classifications
2.6. Comparison of production hypervisors

Module 3. VMware® vSphere™
3.1. What is VMware® vSphere™?
3.2. VMware® vSphere™ Components
3.3. What's new in VMware® vSphere™

Module 4. Installing ESXi
4.1. Where should I get the ESXi ISO
4.2. Disk based or Diskless install?
SBS LAB 1. Accessing the ESXi Embedded Host Client (Replacement for the Windows
SBS LAB 2. Connecting to a standalone ESXi Host

Module 5. Time in a vSphere™ Environment
5.1. NTP (Linux) Time
5.2. Windows Time

Module 6. Active Directory and ESXi / vSphere™
SBS LAB 4. Joining ESXi to Active Directory

Module 7. Virtual Machines
7.1. The Virtual Machine Remote Console
7.2. Windows Desktop VMs
SBS LAB 5. Building a Windows 10 VM
SBS LAB 6. VMware Tools
7.3. Mission Critical VMs
SBS LAB 7. Windows Server 2016
SBS LAB 8. VMware tools for w2k16
7.4. Virtual Machine File Types
SBS LAB 9. Virtual machine Files and Folders
SBS LAB 10. Files and Folders using Putty
7.5. VM Configuration Parameters
SBS LAB 11. Typematic Resolution
7.6. Timekeeping in Virtual Machines
SBS LAB 12. Disable Timekeeping for Windows Server VM
7.7. Understanding Snapshots
SBS LAB 13. Creating, Deleting, and Consolidating Snapshots

Module 8. vCenter Server
8.1. vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
SBS LAB 14. Installing the vCSA
SBS LAB 15. Downloading log file bundles
8.2. vCenter Consoles, Clients and connections
SBS LAB 16. Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI) Web console
SBS LAB 17. vCenter Server HTML5 Web Client – supported for production use
SBS LAB 18. vCenter Server Flex Client – required for VUM

Module 9. vSphere™ Management With vCenter Server
SBS LAB 19. Adding AD as LDAPs ID Source
SBS LAB 20. Initial Global Permission assignment
SBS LAB 21. Adding ESXI server(s)
SBS LAB 22. Licensing
SBS LAB 23. Disabling SSH alarm
SBS LAB 24. Configuring vCenter to send and receive email
9.2. Scheduled Tasks
SBS LAB 25. Scheduled Tasks
9.3. Alarms
SBS LAB 26. Cresting an Alarm for one Inventory Item
SBS LAB 27. Creating an Alarm for the whole environment

Module 10. Virtual Networking
10.1. 802.2 Networking Terms
10.2. Virtual Switches
SBS LAB 28. Create a VMware Standard Virtual Switch (vSS)
10.3. Port Groups and VLANs
SBS LAB 29. Create a Port Group using VLANs
10.4. Best Practices Network Configuration
SBS LAB 30. Add physical NICs and create redundancy
SBS LAB 31. Create separate network for non-management VMs (production)
10.5. Standard vSwitch Properties
SBS LAB 32. Security policy
SBS LAB 33. Set Load Balancing
SBS LAB 34. Set Failover Policy

Module 11. The VMkernel port group
11.1. What is a VMkernel in reality?
11.2. Properties of the VMkernel
SBS LAB 35. Create Redundant iSCSI Network Connections
SBS LAB 36. Set vSwitch Load Balancing for compliance with vSphere™ Port Binding

Module 12. vSphere™ Storage
12.1. Terms
12.2. SAN Storage
12.3. Presenting Block Storage to vSphere™
SBS LAB 37. Add ISCSI SAN Storage Adapter
SBS LAB 38. Set Port Binding for iSCSI
12.4. VMFS File System
SBS LAB 39. Formatting a LUN as VMFS 6
SBS LAB 40. Setting the Path Selection Policy (PSP) for one LUN (GUI)

Module 13. VMware HA and DRS Clusters
13.1. VMware vSphere Clusters overview
13.2. VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
13.3. VMware vSphere High Availability (HA)
13.4. vMotion
SBS LAB 41. Create VMkernel interface for vMotion
SBS LAB 42. Join Class data center
SBS LAB 43. Test vMotion
13.5. Cluster Management
SBS LAB 44. Create HA and DRS cluster
13.6. Distributed Power Management (DPM)
SBS LAB 45. Configure DPM

Module 14. Virtual Machine Deployment Techniques
14.1. Templates and Clones
SBS LAB 46. Create a vCenter Clone
SBS LAB 47. Use vSphere™ Customization Specification (Sysprep)
SBS LAB 48. Convert to template
SBS LAB 49. Deploy a new VM from Template
14.2. Preparing VMs for production use
SBS LAB 50. Extending a VM disk live
SBS LAB 51. Adding a disk to a mission critical Server
SBS LAB 52. Static IP and domain join
SBS LAB 53. Creating proper service account

Module 15. vSphere™ Fault Tolerance (FT)
SBS LAB 54. Enabling FT on a VM

Module 16. Performance Charts and Monitoring
16.1. Metrics and Thresholds
16.2. Using Performance Charts

Module 17. Backup Techniques for a Virtualized Data Center with Veeam®
17.1. Third Party Backup in vSphere™
SBS LAB 55. Configure a Windows server as vSphere™
SBS LAB 56. Installing Veeam Backup & Replication
SBS LAB 57. Configure Veeam
SBS LAB 58. Configuring a backup job
SBS LAB 59. Restoring from a backup
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