VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

This course will provide hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere, which includes VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server. The course will prepare students to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

Upon course completion, students will be able to perform the following:
• Describe the software-defined data center
• Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
• Deploy an ESXi host
• Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
• Use a local content library as an ISO store and deploy a virtual machine
• Describe vCenter Server architecture
• Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
• Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
• Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
• Configure standard switch policies
• Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM
• Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN™
• Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
• Create, clone, and deploy a vApp
• Describe and use the content library
• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
• Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
• Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
• Use esxtop to identify and solve performance issues
• Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster architecture
• Configure vSphere HA
• Manage vSphere HA and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
• Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
• Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
• Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
• Receive a certificate of completion or certification