VSICM7 - VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (vSphere ICM)

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 7, which includes VMware ESXi 7 and VMware vCenter Server 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

Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center


Explain basic virtualization concepts
Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
Recognize the user interfaces for accessing the vCenter Server system and ESXi hosts
Use VMware Host Client to access and manage ESXi host

Virtual Machines


Create and remove a virtual machine
Provision a virtual machine with virtual devices
Identify the files that make up a virtual machine
Explain the importance of VMware Tools

vCenter Server


Describe the vCenter Server architecture
Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server
Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Use the vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory
Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server
Use roles and permissions to enable users to access objects in the vCenter Server inventory
Back up vCenter Server Appliance
Monitor vCenter Server tasks, events, and appliance health
Use vCenter Server High Availability to protect a vCenter Server Appliance

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks


Create and manage standard switches
Describe the virtual switch connection types
Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping and load-balancing policies
Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage


Identify storage protocols and storage device types
Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
Deploy virtual machines on a VMware vSAN datastore

Virtual Machine Management


Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library
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
Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere©_ Replication

Resource Management and Monitoring


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

vSphere Cluster


Describe options for making a vSphere environment highly available
Explain the vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere©_ Fault Tolerance
Configure a vSphere cluster using ESXi Cluster Quickstart
Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
Create a vSphere DRS cluster

vSphere Lifecycle


Describe how VMware vSphere©_ Lifecycle Manager works
Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to update ESXi hosts in a cluster