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VSICM67 - VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (vSphere ICM) v6.7

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

This course is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

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Prerequisites


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Course Introduction


Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Describe the content of the course
Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
Identify additional resources

Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center


Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
Use vSphere Client to access and manage your vCenter Server system and ESXi host
Compare virtual machine hardware version 14 to other versions
Identify the virtual network adapters, and describe the enhanced VMXNET3
Compare the types of virtual disk provisioning
Install and configure ESXi host settings
Identify the advantages of ESXi Quick Boot

Creating Virtual Machines


Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine
Explain the importance of VMware Tools
Describe how to import a virtual appliance OVF template

vCenter Server


Describe the vCenter Server architecture
Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
Create custom inventory tags
Describe the rules for applying permissions
Create a custom role in vCenter Server
Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
Monitor vCenter Server Appliance

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks


Describe, create, and manage standard switches
Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping and load-balancing policies
Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
Describe the virtual switch connection types
Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture
Use VLANs with standard switches

Virtual Machine Management


Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Create an instant clone of a virtual machine
Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
Add a hot-pluggable device
Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

Resource Management and Monitoring


Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment
Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
Identify additional technologies that improve memory usage
Configure and manage resource pools
Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
Use various tools to monitor resource usage
Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events

vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data


Explain the vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
Examine the features and functions of vSphere Fault Tolerance
Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines7 Virtual Machine Management
Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Create an instant clone of a virtual machine
Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
Add a hot-pluggable device
Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk
Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication

vSphere DRS


Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
Create a vSphere DRS cluster
View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
Configure virtual machine affinity, DRS groups, and VM-host affinity rules
Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

vSphere Update Manager


Describe the architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps
Examine the features and functions of vSphere Update Manager EAM integration
Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS

vSphere Troubleshooting


Apply a troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency
Review troubleshooting tools
Find important log files
Use vSphere Syslog Collector