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Tue 17 Mar - Thu 19 Mar 2020
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Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Provided by: University Information Services - Digital Literacy Skills


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VMware vSphere 6.x: An Update Course
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Tue 17 Mar - Thu 19 Mar 2020

Description

This instructor-led fee based course has been commissioned by the UIS through a third party company.

This is a VMware 6.7 upgrade course.

Target audience
  • University IT Officers, Researchers and University Students
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • Experience with previous versions of VMware, preferably 6.x, but it will also help those with 5.x experience, although they will find it a steeper learning curve
Sessions

Number of sessions: 6

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 17 Mar   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1 map Julian Harmer
2 Tue 17 Mar   14:00 - 17:00 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1 map Julian Harmer
3 Wed 18 Mar   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1 map Julian Harmer
4 Wed 18 Mar   14:00 - 17:00 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1 map Julian Harmer
5 Thu 19 Mar   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1 map Julian Harmer
6 Thu 19 Mar   14:00 - 17:00 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1 map Julian Harmer
Topics covered

Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations8 Exporting a virtual Machine to an OVF
  • Deploying a virtual machine from an OVF
  • Introduce the various types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
  • Detail the most common performance problems and their solutions
  • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management
  • Introduce vRealize Orchestrator and vCloud suite.
  • Use esxtop to identify and solve performance issues if time permits

Sphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  • Configure, manage and test a vSphere HA cluster
  • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  • Test vSphere Fault tolerance
  • Introduce vSphere Replication
  • Implement vSphere replication and recover a virtual machine

vCenter Server

  • Adding Active Directory authentication support
  • Explain the benefits of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

VSwitch

  • Configure vSwitch load balancing / Resilience algorithms
  • Describe vSwitch security options
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
  • Detail and configure the features of VMKernel gateways

vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts
  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Detail VSphere Pluggable Storage Architecture
  • Introduce storage protocols and storage device names
  • Introduce Storage IO control
  • Discuss ESXi with vvols iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Detail Raw device mapping
  • Describe and configure storage policies
  • Describe Storage DRS Operation
  • Allocate different storage profiles to different virtual machines
  • Create, configure and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores both local and SAN based
  • Detail mulitpathing failover options
  • Common datastore problems
  • Recovering lost Luns

Access and Authentication Control

  • Configure user access with roles and permissions
  • Managing SSH
  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory

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

Depending on the time available we will potentially cover

Advanced configuration options

  • Learn common VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface commands and syntax
  • Use vSphere console troubleshooting options
  • Configure ESXi technical support mode and SSH access

VM ESXi, and vCenter Server Log Files

  • View ESXi, and vCenter Server log files, from both the file system and the vSphere console

Distributed Switch advance functionality

  • Configure Distributed Switches
  • Configure advanced VLAN technologies, VLANs within VLANs
Objectives
  • Deploy VMware vCenter Server™ Appliance™
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Describe and use the content libraries
  • Enable virtual machine encryption to encrypt and decrypt virtual disks
  • Use encrypted vSphere vMotion to securely migrate virtual machines
  • Discuss VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™ to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts
  • Create, Manage, implement and test VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® fault Tolerance
  • Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability and even load across the ESXi environment
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
  • Cover real world scenarios relating to the above technologies, and the real world correct way to implement them.
Format
  • Presentations, demonstrations and practicals
Fee
  • UIS staff require approval from their manager before booking. Once a booking is made it will be provisional until approval is received
  • There is a fee of £990 plus VAT per person for non-UIS staff who will be required to raise a Purchase Order in order that their places can be confirmed.

The fee includes:

  • Instructor-led tuition
  • Courseware

Please note no refreshments and lunches are included'. There are coffee/tea machines, drinks machines and snacks machines on site. Lunches can be bought locally.

Duration
  • Three Full Days
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