VSOSS8 - VMware vSphere: Operate Scale and Secure (V8)

This five-day course teaches you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you configure and optimize the VMware vSphere 8 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure. You also discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. Attend this course to deepen your understanding of vSphere and learn how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization.

Audience Profile
Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators.

At Course Completion
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

Configure and manage a VMware Tools Repository
Configure vSphere Replication and recover replicated VMs
Manage VM resource usage with resource pools
Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
Configure vCenter High Availability
Use host profiles to manage VMware ESXi host compliance
Use the vSphere Client to manage certificates
Monitor the vCenter, ESXi, and VMs performance in the vSphere client
Secure vCenter, ESXi, and VMs in your vSphere environment
Use VMware vSphere Trust Authority to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
Use Identity Federation to configure the vCenter to use external identity sources

Student Testimonials

Instructor did a great job, from experience this subject can be a bit dry to teach but he was able to keep it very engaging and made it much easier to focus. Student
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Instructor was outstanding. Knowledgeable, presented well, and class timing was perfect. Student

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Experience with working at the command line is highly recommended.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Virtual Machine Operations

Recognize the role of a VMware Tools Repository
Configure a VMware Tools Repository
Recognize the backup and restore solution for VMs
Identify the components in the vSphere Replication architecture
Deploy and configure vSphere Replication
Recover replicated VMs

vSphere Cluster Operations

Create and manage resource pools in a cluster
Describe how scalable shares work
Describe the function of the vCLS
Recognize operations that might disrupt the healthy functioning of vCLS VMs

Network Operations

Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
Describe how VMware vSphere Network I/O Control enhances performance
Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring and NetFlow
Define vSphere Distributed Services Engine
Describe the use cases and benefits of vSphere Distributed Services Engine

Storage Operations

Discuss vSphere support for NVMe and iSER technologies
Describe the architecture and requirements of vSAN configuration
Describe storage policy-based management
Recognize components in the vSphere Virtual Volumes architecture
Configure Storage I/O Control

vCenter and ESXi Operations

Create a vCenter backup schedule
Recognize the importance of vCenter High Availability
Explain how vCenter High Availability works
Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
Use the vSphere client to manage vSphere certificates

vSphere Monitoring

Monitor the key factors that can affect a virtual machine's performance
Describe the factors that influence vCenter performance
Use vCenter tools to monitor resource use
Create custom alarms in vCenter
Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline
Recognize uses for Skyline Advisor Pro

vSphere Security and Access Control

Recognize strategies for securing vSphere components, such as vCenter, ESXi hosts, and virtual machines
Describe vSphere support for security standards and protocols
Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
Configure identity federation to allow vCenter to use an external identity provider

vSphere Trusted Environments and VM Encryption

Configure ESXi Host Access and Authentication
Describe virtual machine security features
Describe the components of a VM encryption architecture
Create, manage, and migrate encrypted VMs
List VM encryption events and alarms
Describe the benefits and use cases of vSphere Trust Authority
Configure vSphere Trust Authority