Course Code: 29

VMware vSphere: Advanced Administration Workshop V7

Class Dates:
1/31/2022
3/7/2022
4/4/2022
Length:
5 Days
Cost:
$4495
Class Time:
Technology:
Server
Delivery:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Overview

  • Course Overview
  • This five-day course provides hands-on training to equip students with a range of skills: from performing routine VMware vSphere® 7 administrative tasks to complex vSphere operations and configurations. Through lab-based activities, students are immersed in real-life situations faced by VMBeans, a fictitious company. These situations expose students to real-life scenarios faced by companies that are building and scaling their virtual infrastructure. This course uses scenario-based lab exercises and does not provide guided step-by-step instructions. To complete the scenario-based lab exercises, you are required to analyze the task, research, and deduce the required solution. References and suggested documentation are provided.

    Approximately 90% of the class is application-focused and taught through labs. The course aligns fully with the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Virtualization Deploy exam objectives.
  • Audience
  • Who Can Benefit

    System administrators
    System engineer

Prerequisites

  • This course requires the following prerequisites:

    Completion of VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7] course
    VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification
    System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Course Details

  • Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Introduction to fictitious company: VMBeans
  • Module 2: Creating and Configuring Management Clusters
  • Enable cluster features that help to improve resource allocation and availability of virtual machines
  • Use standard virtual switches to create networking in a cluster
  • Recognize when to use VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Recognize requirements for using iSCSI
  • Identify the purpose of iSCSI multipathing
  • Select the appropriate vSphere storage types to meet requirements
  • Recognize when to configure ESXi NTP support
  • Recognize ESXi user account best practices
  • Configure ESXi host settings
  • Use host profiles appropriately
  • Module 3: Creating and Configuring Productions Clusters
  • Use Cluster Quickstart to create a vSAN enabled cluster
  • Configure advanced vSphere HA settings
  • Recognize the benefits of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
  • Configure the vCenter Server identity provider
  • Assign specific permissions and roles to ADFS users
  • Recognize how Enhanced vMotion Compatibility benefits VM mobility
  • Perform a Cross vCenter Server Migration
  • Use content libraries to share virtual machine templates between sites
  • Module 4: Troubleshooting vSphere and Backing Up Configurations
  • Troubleshoot ESXi connectivity issues
  • Troubleshoot iSCSI storage issues
  • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster resources
  • Troubleshoot VMware PowerCLI™ issues
  • Back up vCenter Server
  • Module 5: Lifecycle Management
  • Troubleshoot upgrade-blocking issues
  • Increase logging levels on vCenter Server
  • Configure a VMware Tools™ shared repository
  • Upgrade vCenter Server
  • Upgrade ESXi
  • Upgrade VMware Tools
  • Upgrade Virtual Machine Compatibility
  • Work with VM placement rules
  • Module 6: vSphere Security
  • Manage advanced virtual machine configurations
  • Configure a key management server
  • Encrypt virtual machines using vSphere VM encryption
  • Secure VMs in transit with encrypted vSphere vMotion
  • Identify and implement different ESXi CPU scheduler options
  • Apply security hardening guidelines to ESXi hosts
  • Replace vCenter Server certificates with trusted CA-signed certificates
  • Deploy a new vCenter Server instance
  • Reconfigure the primary network identifier for vCenter Server