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VMSICM6 - VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (vSphere ICM)

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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage is our best-selling course. It features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6, which includes VMware ESXi 6 and VMware vCenter Server 6. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

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Prerequisites


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Course Introduction


Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Module 2: Software-Defined Data Center


Introduce components of the software-defined data center
Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
Install and use vSphere Client
Overview of ESX

Module 3: Creating Virtual Machines


Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
Create and work with virtual machines

Module 4: vCenter Server


Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Install and use vSphere Web Client
Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
Explain the benefits of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks


Describe, create, and manage standard switches
Describe and modify standard switch properties
Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups

Module 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage


Introduce storage protocols and storage device names
Discuss ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
Create and manage VMware vSphere©_ VMFS datastores
Introduce VMware Virtual SAN

Module 7: Virtual Machine Management


Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Create a vApp
Introduce the various types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

Module 8: Resource Management and Monitoring


Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
Configure and manage resource pools
Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management

Module 9: vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance


Explain the vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
Introduce vSphere Replication
Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

Module 10: Host Scalability


Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS togeth

Module 11: vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance


Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
Create patch baselines
Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
Scan and remediate hosts

Module 12: Installing VMware Components


Introduce ESXi installation
Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
Discuss installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance