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VMware vSphere 8 Datacenter Operations Course Outline

VMware vSphere™ 8 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 Lifecycle Manager to upgrade your environment to vSphere 8 and apply security patches.

For Q4 2022 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 for vSphere 8
• Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI) with improved functionality for vCenter/VCSA 8
• NEW vCenter VMware Photon OS Platform for vCenter 8
• IMPROVED vCenter performance and reduced overhead for vCenter 8

Our VMware® vSphere™ 8 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™ 8 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

4 Days (30 hours of instruction)

This class is based on VMware vSphere 8 and fully compatible with vSphere 7

Why choose this class?
Our instructors are real working consultants whose job is managing VMware Infrastructures from 3 to 300 Hosts. You will benefit from the same skills and knowledge that the instructor has applied to mission-critical systems for the Fortune 500, Government and companies just like yours!

What makes our approach so unique is that we teach people what they actually need to know! Every participant builds a Best Practices Private Cloud from the ground up. Most importantly, we use the same procedures, in the same order, as they would be implemented in your own datacenter! Your book is your manual for successful VMware vSphere administration for years to come!

• 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 and Virtual 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)!

Who should attend?
Administrators who are responsible for a VMware vSphere™ 8 environment.

The VMware® vSphere™ 8 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 Client)
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
SBS LAB 3.     ESXi and NTP

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 VMs
SBS LAB 5.     Building a Best Practice Windows VM
SBS LAB 6.     Windows Server 2022 – new and different for VMware
SBS LAB 7.     VMware Tools
7.3.     Virtual Machine File Types
SBS LAB 8.     Virtual machine Files and Folders
SBS LAB 9.     Files and Folders using Putty
7.4.     VM Configuration Parameters
SBS LAB 10.     Typematic Resolution
7.5.     Timekeeping in Virtual Machines
SBS LAB 11.     Disable Timekeeping for Windows Server VM
7.6.     Understanding Snapshots
SBS LAB 12.     Creating, Deleting, and Consolidating Snapshots
7.7.     Managing mission-critical VMs
SBS LAB 13.     Hot-extending a disk on Server 2022
SBS LAB 14.     Adding a disk to Server 2022
7.8.     Linux VMs
SBS LAB 15.     Building a VMware Photon VM
SBS LAB 16.     Installing open-vm-tools
SBS LAB 17.     Patching and updating
7.9.     Virtual Appliances – OVF and OVA
SBS LAB 18.     Export a VM to OFV
SBS LAB 19.     Import a VM from OVF

Module 8. vCenter Server
8.1.     vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
SBS LAB 20.     Installing the vCSA
SBS LAB 21.     Downloading log file bundles
SBS LAB 22.     Backup VCSA using VAMI
8.2.     vCenter Consoles, Clients and connections
SBS LAB 23.     Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI) Web console
SBS LAB 24.     vCenter Server HTML5 Web Client – supported for production use
SBS LAB 25.     vCenter Server Flex Client – required for VUM

Module 9. vSphere™ Management With vCenter Server
SBS LAB 26.     Adding AD as LDAPs ID Source
SBS LAB 27.     Initial Global Permission assignment
SBS LAB 28.     Adding ESXI server(s)
SBS LAB 29.     Licensing
SBS LAB 30.     Disabling SSH alarm
SBS LAB 31.     Configuring vCenter to send and receive email
9.2.     Scheduled Tasks
SBS LAB 32.     Scheduled Tasks
9.3.     Alarms
SBS LAB 33.     Cresting an Alarm for one Inventory Item
SBS LAB 34.     Creating an Alarm for the whole environment

Module 10. Virtual Networking
10.1.     802.2 Networking Terms
10.2.     Virtual Switches
SBS LAB 35.     Create a VMware Standard Virtual Switch (vSS)
10.3.     Port Groups and VLANs
SBS LAB 36.     Create a Port Group using VLANs
10.4.     Best Practices Network Configuration
SBS LAB 37.     Add physical NICs and create redundancy
SBS LAB 38.     Create separate network for non-management VMs (production)
10.5.     Standard vSwitch Properties
SBS LAB 39.     Security policy
SBS LAB 40.     Set Load Balancing
SBS LAB 41.     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 42.     Create Redundant iSCSI Network Connections
SBS LAB 43.     Set vSwitch Load Balancing for compliance with vSphere™ Port Binding requirements

Module 12. vSphere™ Storage
12.1.     Terms
12.2.     SAN Storage
12.3.     Presenting Block Storage to vSphere™
SBS LAB 44.     Add ISCSI SAN Storage Adapter
SBS LAB 45.     Set Port Binding for iSCSI
12.4.     VMFS File System
SBS LAB 46.     Formatting a LUN as VMFS 6
SBS LAB 47.     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 48.     Create VMkernel interface for vMotion
SBS LAB 49.     Join Class data center
SBS LAB 50.     Test vMotion
13.5.     Cluster Management
SBS LAB 51.     Create HA and DRS cluster
13.6.     Distributed Power Management (DPM)
SBS LAB 52.     Configure DPM

Module 14. Virtual Machine Deployment Techniques
14.1.     Templates and Clones
SBS LAB 53.     Create a vCenter Clone
SBS LAB 54.     Use vSphere™ Customization Specification (Sysprep)
SBS LAB 55.     Convert to template
SBS LAB 56.     Deploy a new VM from Template
14.2.     Preparing VMs for production use
SBS LAB 57.     Extending a VM disk live
SBS LAB 58.     Adding a disk to a mission critical Server
SBS LAB 59.     Static IP and domain join
SBS LAB 60.     Creating proper service account

Module 15. vSphere™ Fault Tolerance (FT)
SBS LAB 61.     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 62.     Configure a Windows server as vSphere™
SBS LAB 63.     Installing Veeam Backup & Replication
SBS LAB 64.     Configure Veeam
SBS LAB 65.     Configuring a backup job
SBS LAB 66.     Restoring from a backup
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