VMware vSphere 6.0 Ultimate Bootcamp Series!

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Overview: This series covers everything you need to know about the VMware vSphere 6.0 Ultimate Bootcamp. Students will learn about virtualization, planning and installing ESXi, using tools to administer a VMware environment, vCenter Server 6.0 and licensing, configuring networking, configuring storage, VM creation, configuration, and snapshots, security and permissions, server and VM monitoring, advanced ESXi and vCenter server management, patching and upgrading ESXi, and disaster recovery and backup.

Series Taught By:  Jeff Weiss

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 14
Students can earn up to 14 CEUs for fully completing this course series. This information will be displayed on the certificate of completion. Learn More

Course Modules:

Module 01 -Course Introduction and Methodology

(Duration: 5m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Learn IT! Do IT! Know IT!
  3. Course Methodology
  4. Lab Access
  5. Certified Virtualization Expert (CVE) Certification
  6. Chapter 01 Review
  7. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 03 -Planning and Installing ESXi

(Duration: 37m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Planning the ESXi Deployment
  3. Physical Hardware Requirements
  4. vSphere Hypervisor 6.0 (VMware ESXi)
  5. VMware ESXi 6.0
  6. Booting ESXi from a SAN LUN (Fibre Channel or iSCSI)
  7. Booting ESXi from a SAN LUN
  8. Linux, Windows & ESX/ESXi
  9. Topic 2: vSphere 6.x Deployment Guidelines
  10. Overview of Deployment Planning
  11. ESXi Compatibility Guides
  12. Storage: Capacity and Performance
  13. VMware Capacity Planner
  14. Topic 3: vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) Installation
  15. vSphere Hypervisor 6.x Installable
  16. ESXi Installation Options
  17. Demo: Installation of ESXi 6.0
  18. Local Configuration of ESXi 6.0 using DCUI
  19. UDA 2.0 Script ESXi Installation
  20. vSphere 6.x ESXi Image Builder CLI
  21. vSphere 5.x/6.x Auto Deploy Architecture
  22. vSphere 6.x Auto Deploy for ESXi PXE Boot
  23. Topic 4: Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP
  24. Configuring DNS Settings
  25. Time Synchronization
  26. Topic 5: Troubleshooting ESXi
  27. ESXi Host Health Check
  28. ESXi Host Boot Process
  29. Troubleshooting: hostd
  30. Troubleshooting ESXi CIM Management Agents
  31. Purple Screen Of Death (PSOD)
  32. Chapter 03 Review
  33. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 05 -vCenter Server 6.0 and Licensing

(Duration: 1h 28m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Licensing
  3. vCenter Server 6 & ESXi Host Licensing Model
  4. vSphere Essentials 6.0 for Small Business
  5. vSphere 6.0 License Types and Pricing
  6. Features Added in vSphere 5.1 & Still Exist in 5.5 & 6.0
  7. Windows Licensing Calculator
  8. Topic 2: Planning vCenter Server Deployment
  9. vCenter Server 6.x Summary
  10. vCenter Server 6.0 Specifications
  11. vCenter Server Database Overview
  12. vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) Specifications
  13. Comparing Windows vCenter 6.0 to vCSA 6.0
  14. vCenter Server 6.0 Host Functionality
  15. vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 Managing Multiple Locations
  16. vCenter Server 6.0 Managing Multiple Locations
  17. vCenter Server 6.0 Architecture
  18. Components of vCenter 6.0- Platform Services Controller (PSC)
  19. Components of vCenter 6.0- vCenter Server
  20. Topologies for vCenter 6.0
  21. vCenter Server 6.x Database Sizing
  22. Backup Strategy for vCenter Server
  23. Topic 3: vCenter Server Installation
  24. vCenter 6.0 Installation (Windows or VCSA)
  25. Windows vCenter 6.0 Installation
  26. vCenter Server 6.0 Single Server (Windows)
  27. External Platform Services Controller (PSC) Only (Windows)
  28. vCenter Server 6.0 for External PSC (Windows)
  29. vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 for Embedded PSC (Linux)
  30. vCenter Server 6.0 Post Install
  31. VIC Plug
  32. -ins Post UM Install
  33. Topic 4: vSphere Web Client
  34. vSphere Web Client
  35. vSphere Web Client- Requirements
  36. Using vSphere Web Client 6.0
  37. Topic 5: vCenter Server Inventory
  38. vCenter Server Home Page
  39. Hosts and Clusters: Datacenters
  40. Hosts and Clusters: Folders and Clusters
  41. VMs and Templates: Subfolders
  42. vCenter Inventory: VMs/Templates Additional Information
  43. Storage: Folders and Datastores
  44. Networking: Portgroups & Distributed Switches (vDS)
  45. Content Library Basics
  46. Create a Content Library
  47. Topic 6: Managing vCenter Server
  48. Scheduled Tasks
  49. Events
  50. Sessions
  51. Tasks/Alarms/Work in Progress & Logged On As
  52. System Logs
  53. Flings at VMware Labs
  54. Topic 7: Troubleshooting vCenter Server and Database
  55. Refreshing vCenter Server
  56. Monitoring- Hardware Status
  57. Monitoring- vCenter Server Status
  58. ESXi Host Agent (hostd) Hangs
  59. vCenter Server Log Files
  60. vCenter Server Service (vpxd) Errors
  61. vCenter Server Standalone Mode
  62. vSphere Client Session Errors
  63. Chapter 05 Review
  64. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 07 -Configuring Storage

(Duration: 1h 30m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Storage Concepts
  3. Storage Terms
  4. SAN vs NAS in vSphere
  5. Device and Path Naming
  6. vSphere’s Family of Storage APIs
  7. Storage APIs – Array Integration
  8. Multipathing
  9. Storage APIs – Multipathing
  10. Path Selection Considerations
  11. Viewing Multipathing from VIC
  12. Viewing Multipathing – Web Client
  13. Example of 3rd Party Multipathing Plugin Installation (NMP) using VIC
  14. All Paths Down (APD)
  15. Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
  16. SIOC Enhancements
  17. SIOC Setup in Web Client
  18. SIOC Monitoring
  19. Scanning LUNs – iSCSI/Fibre Channel
  20. Topic 2: iSCSI Storage
  21. Internet Small Computers Systems Interface (iSCSI) Overview
  22. iSCSI Terms for ESX / ESXi
  23. ESX / ESXi and iSCSI SAN Environment and Addressing
  24. Hardware vs. Software Initiators
  25. Multipathing with iSCSI
  26. Setup Steps – Multipathing with Software iSCSI
  27. iSCSI Software Initiator Networking
  28. Configuring iSCSI
  29. Jumbo Frames
  30. Configure Software Initiator: CHAP Authentication
  31. iSCSI Software Initiator Troubleshooting
  32. iSCSI Vendors and Products
  33. Topic 3: Fibre Channel Storage
  34. What is Fibre Channel?
  35. Fibre Channel Terms for ESXi
  36. ESX / ESXi and Fibre Channel SAN Environment and Addressing
  37. Multipathing with Fibre Channel
  38. Fibre Channel Vendors and Products
  39. Network/Storage Architecture Review
  40. Topic 4: VMFS Datastores
  41. Virtual Machine File System (VMFS-5)
  42. Virtual Machine File System (Updates in vSphere 5.5)
  43. Upgrade VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
  44. Viewing and Creating a VMFS-5 Datastore
  45. Extending your VMFS Datastore using Extents
  46. Add an Extent to Existing VMFS
  47. Expand an ESXi 6.0 VMFS Volume
  48. Disk Defragmentation
  49. VMFS Operations – vmkfstools
  50. Topic 5: NAS Storage and NFS Datastores
  51. Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  52. NFS v4.1
  53. NFS Components, Addressing and Access Control with NFS on Linux
  54. NFS Target on Windows 2003 R2 & Higher
  55. Mount an NFS Datastore to Host
  56. Topic 6: Raw Device Mapping (RDM)
  57. Raw Device Mapping (RDM)
  58. RDM Compatibility Modes
  59. Raw Device Mapping Benefits
  60. Raw Device Mapping
  61. Topic 7: Solid State Disks (SSD)
  62. Solid State Disks (SSD)
  63. When ESXi Fails to Identify Solid State Disks
  64. Using SMART with SSD
  65. Host Cache Configuration
  66. vSphere Virtual Flash
  67. Configure a Virtual Flash Resource
  68. Configure Virtual Flash Host Swap
  69. Virtual Flash Read Cache
  70. Topic 8: Storage & Management Solutions
  71. vFoglight Storage – Dell/Quest
  72. vOptimizer Pro (vOPS Storage Optimizer) – Dell Software
  73. Topic 9: VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
  74. VSAN Overview
  75. VSAN Device Configuration
  76. VSAN Cluster Configuration
  77. VSAN Architecture
  78. VSAN 6.0 – What’s New
  79. Topic 10: vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols)
  80. vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols) – Concepts
  81. vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols) – Architecture
  82. vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols) – Characteristics
  83. vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols) – Considerations, Limitations & Guidelines
  84. VVols Certified Storage Vendors
  85. Chapter 07 Review
  86. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 09 -Security and Permissions

(Duration: 25m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Controlling User Access and Passwords
  3. Types of Users
  4. ESXi Account Security
  5. ESXi Account Security Configuration
  6. ESXi Security Enhancements
  7. Lockdown Modes in vSphere 6.0
  8. vCenter/ESXi Host Security Model
  9. Permissions
  10. Global Permissions
  11. Roles
  12. Privileges Explained
  13. ESXi Host Permissions
  14. Windows vCenter Permissions
  15. vCSA Permissions
  16. Multiple Group Permissions No Conflicts– Groups Only
  17. Multiple Group Permissions No Conflicts– Users and Groups
  18. Multiple Group Permissions Conflicting Permissions
  19. Multiple Group Permissions User Overrides and Unions
  20. Multiple User Permissions Explicit vs. Inherited
  21. Multiple User Permissions Explicit vs. Inherited #2
  22. Topic 2: ESXi Active Directory (AD) Integration
  23. AD-ESX/ESXi Authentication Services
  24. Assign ESXi Permissions Directly to AD Users
  25. Topic 3: Managing Firewalls
  26. ESXi Firewall
  27. TCP & UDP Ports
  28. ESXi Firewall Configuration via vSphere Web Client
  29. Topic 4: Managing Security Certificates
  30. Data Encryption
  31. Certificate Changes in vSphere 6.0 Vmware Certificate Management
  32. Additional Certificate Information
  33. Chapter 09 Review
  34. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 11 -Advanced ESXi and vCenter Server Management

(Duration: 1h 6m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Storage Reports
  3. vCenter Storage Reports
  4. Topic 2: Storage vMotion
  5. Storage vMotion Migration
  6. Requirements for Storage vMotion
  7. Storage vMotion Architecture
  8. Storage vMotion in vSphere 5.x/6.0
  9. Topic 3: Configuring vMotion
  10. vMotion Migration
  11. How vMotion Works
  12. vMotion: Host Requirements
  13. vMotion Errors and Warnings
  14. VM Map View
  15. Advanced vMotion Errors
  16. vMotion Enhancements
  17. Cross vSwitch vMotion
  18. Cross vCenter vMotion
  19. Long Distance vMotion
  20. Topic 4: Enhanced vMotion
  21. Enhanced vMotion Migration
  22. Topic 5: Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) Cluster
  23. vCenter Host Cluster
  24. Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) Overview
  25. DRS Cluster in the vCenter Inventory
  26. Retaining Host Resource Pools
  27. Configure Automation Level
  28. Initial Placement
  29. DRS Recommendations, History, & Utilization
  30. Virtual Machine Rules
  31. Groups & Rules – Virtual Machine to Host
  32. VM Overrides
  33. Distributed Power Management (DPM)
  34. Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC)
  35. VM Swapfile Location
  36. Planned Downtime: Maintenance Mode
  37. Topic 6: DRS Cluster Monitoring
  38. Monitor Cluster Objects State
  39. Monitoring the DRS Cluster – Resource Allocation
  40. Monitoring the DRS Cluster – What to look for …
  41. Topic 7: Profile Driven Storage, Datastore Clusters & Storage DRS (SDRS)
  42. Profile-Driven Storage
  43. vSphere Storage API for Storage Awareness (VASA)
  44. Manage Storage Capabilities
  45. Enable VM Storage Policy
  46. Create VM Storage Policies
  47. Apply VM Storage Policy to VMs Datastore Clusters
  48. Storage DRS (SDRS)
  49. Create a Datastore Cluster for SDRS
  50. Datastore Cluster Information
  51. Edit a Datastore Cluster
  52. Topic 8: Host Profiles
  53. Host Profiles Overview
  54. Host Profile Updates
  55. Create Host Profile
  56. Edit Host Profile
  57. Attach Host Profile
  58. Check Compliance from Host Profile
  59. Check Compliance from Cluster
  60. Apply Host Profile
  61. Export a Host Profile
  62. Topic 9: Linked Mode Group of vCenter Servers
  63. Linked vCenter Servers Overview
  64. – vSphere 5.1/5.5
  65. Linked Mode Group Prerequisites
  66. – vSphere 5.1/5.5
  67. Create a Linked Mode Group
  68. – vSphere 5.1/5.5
  69. Manage Multiple vCenters
  70. – vSphere 5.1/5.5
  71. Enhanced Linked Mode
  72. Chapter 11 Review
  73. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 13-Disaster Recovery and Backup

(Duration: 1h 15m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: vSphere Replication 6
  3. vSphere Replication v5.5
  4. What’s New in vSphere Replication v5.5 (vR)
  5. What’s New in vSphere Replication v6.0 (vR)
  6. VR v6.0 Deploy Appliance
  7. VR v6.0 Configure Replication
  8. VR v6.0 Recovery
  9. Topic 2: Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  10. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5
  11. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5- Features
  12. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V5.5- What’s New
  13. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) V6.0- What’s New
  14. SRM Architecture Overview
  15. Topic 3: High Availability (HA)
  16. VMware High Availability
  17. New vSphere 5.0 HA Features
  18. New vSphere 5.1 HA Features
  19. New vSphere 5.5 HA Features
  20. New vSphere 6.0 HA Features
  21. vSphere 6.0 HA in Action
  22. Configure HA Cluster
  23. VMware HA: Host Monitoring
  24. Configure Datastore Heartbeat
  25. Host Isolation
  26. Guidelines for Isolation Response Setting
  27. VMware HA: Virtual Machine Overrides
  28. Configure HA Admission Control
  29. HA VM Monitoring
  30. Viewing your HA Cluster
  31. Topic 4: VM Fault Tolerance
  32. Fault Tolerance Overview
  33. Demo – Fault Tolerance VM
  34. Fault Tolerance Requirements
  35. Fault Tolerance Differences
  36. Configure Fault Tolerance
  37. Topic 5: Microsoft Clustering
  38. Virtualizing Microsoft Clusters
  39. vSphere 5.5 Updates for MSCS/WSFC
  40. vSphere 6.0 Updates for MSCS/WSFC
  41. Topic 6: Backup Strategies
  42. Backup Strategies for VMs
  43. Topic 7: vSphere Data Protection
  44. What’s New VDP 6
  45. vSphere Data Protection 5.8
  46. vSphere Data Protection 5.8.0 Installation & Features
  47. vSphere Data Protection 5.8.0 – What’s New …
  48. vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.8.0
  49. vDP 5.8.0 – Configure Settings
  50. Using VDP to Backup a VM
  51. VDP 6.0 – Create Application Backup Job
  52. Using VDP to Restore a VM
  53. File Level Restore (FLR)
  54. Replication to/from Avamar
  55. Direct-to-Host Restore
  56. Topic 8: Third Party Backups
  57. Unitrends Virtual Backup 8.0 (Formerly PHD Virtual Backup)
  58. Unitrends Enterprise Backup 8.0 (Formerly PHD Virtual Backup)
  59. Unitrends FREE vs Enterprise
  60. Unitrends Virtual Backup 8.0
  61. Dell/Quest vRanger (Pro) 7.0.2
  62. vRanger Pro – Screenshots
  63. Veeam Backup & Replication
  64. Veeam Backup and Recovery
  65. What’s New Veeam V8 Update 2
  66. Veeam Backup – Screenshots
  67. VeeamZip and Veeam Backup Free Edition
  68. VeeamZip – Screenshots
  69. Symantec NetBackup v 7.5
  70. What’s New NetBackup 7.6
  71. NetBackup 7.6 Feature Comparison
  72. Certified Virtualization Expert (CVE) Certification
  73. Chapter 13 Review
  74. Course Closure
  75. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 02 – Virtualization Overview

(Duration: 17m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: VMware Virtualization
  3. The Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC)
  4. vCloud Suite 6.0
  5. Class Exercise – Why Virtualize?
  6. Why Virtualize? – Simplified Management!
  7. VMware TCO Comparison Calculator
  8. What is Virtual Infrastructure?
  9. VMware vSphere 6.0
  10. Type 1 and Type 2 Hypervisors
  11. What is a Virtual Machine (VM)?
  12. Topic 2: Other VMware & 3rd Party Virtualization Technologies
  13. VMware Horizon View 6.0 (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)
  14. VMware Horizon FLEX
  15. VMware Workstation Pro 12
  16. VMware Fusion 8
  17. VMware Workstation Player
  18. Windows Server Virtualization Hyper-V (Windows Server 2012 R2)
  19. XenServer Enterprise v6
  20. XenDesktop & Essentials for XenServer
  21. Chapter 02 Review
  22. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 -Using Tools to Administer a VMware Environment

(Duration: 31m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Overview of 3rd Party Tools
  3. WinSCP 5.x.x (Free)
  4. ISO Programs
  5. Xtravirt.com
  6. Foglight for Virtualization– Free Edition (Dell Software)
  7. RVTools v 3.7
  8. Other Tools
  9. Topic 2: ESXi Management
  10. ESXi Host & vCenter Server Management Overview
  11. Direct Console User Interface (DCUI)
  12. Managing ESXi with the vSphere Client (VIC)
  13. The Management User Interface (MUI) (ESXi or vCenter)
  14. Managing with the vSphere Web Client
  15. Customizing the vSphere Web Client 6.0 Login UI
  16. SSH Access: PuTTY, SecureCRT, WinSCP, etc.
  17. Datastore Browser
  18. Configuration of Troubleshooting Options in ESXi 6.x
  19. Troubleshooting Options: ESXi 6.x
  20. CLI Commands Overview
  21. CLI Commands
  22. esxcli, vimsh, vim
  23. -cmd, “commands”
  24. vSphere Command Line Interface (vCLI)
  25. Managing ESX/ESXi with the vSphere CLI (vCLI)
  26. vCLI Command Syntax
  27. vSphere Perl SDK for vSphere 6.0
  28. vSphere Management Assistant (vMA 6.0)
  29. PowerCLI 6.0 Release 1
  30. PowerGUI (Dell/Quest, Free)
  31. Topic 3: Linux Command Review
  32. Windows Commands vs. Linux Commands
  33. Common Command Line Interface (CLI) Options
  34. Working at the Command Line (CLI)
  35. ESXi 6.0 Text Editor
  36. Topic 4: Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (VIC)
  37. vSphere Client (VIC) Logs
  38. Cannot Login Using vSphere Client (VIC)
  39. Chapter 04 Review
  40. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 -Configuring Networking

(Duration: 1h 22m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Creating & Modifying Virtual Networks
  3. Networking Terms
  4. vSphere 6.0 Virtual Switch Types
  5. Network Connections in ESXi
  6. Add/Edit Networking
  7. Standard Virtual Switches (vSS)
  8. Virtual Switch & Connection Type Identification
  9. VMware Assigned MAC Addresses
  10. Custom MAC Address
  11. Virtual Switch Physical NIC Configurations
  12. NIC Teaming
  13. Cisco Discovery Protocol on vSS
  14. Modifying vSS Properties (Ports Tab in vSphere Client (VIC))
  15. Ports- 5.5 & Higher
  16. Modifying vSwitch Properties (Network Adapters Tab)
  17. VLAN Overview
  18. VLAN Implementations
  19. Standard vSwitch VLAN Configuration
  20. Standard vSwitch Protection and VLANs
  21. Standard vSwitch & Port Group Policy Settings: Security
  22. Standard vSwitch and Port Group Policy Exceptions: Traffic Shaping
  23. Standard vSwitch and Port Group Policy Exceptions: NIC Teaming
  24. Network Failure and NIC Teaming Options
  25. Load Balancing Method: Route Based on the Originating Virtual Port ID (Default)
  26. Load Balancing Method: Route Based on Source MAC Hash
  27. Load Balancing Method: Route Based on IP Hash (Source + Destination)
  28. Requirements for IP Hash
  29. Port Group: Override vSwitch Failover Order
  30. Multiple Policies Applied to a Single Team
  31. Physical Switch Configuration
  32. Topic 2: vSphere Distributed Switches
  33. vSphere Distributed vSwitch (vDS) Overview
  34. vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.0
  35. vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.1
  36. vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 5.5
  37. vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features in vSphere 6.0
  38. Creating a vSphere Distributed Switch
  39. Edit vDS Settings
  40. Edit vDS Uplink Settings
  41. Edit vDS Port Group Settings
  42. Private VLAN (PVLAN) Tagging
  43. Private VLANs
  44. Migrating VMkernel Port to vDS
  45. Network I/O Control (NIOC)
  46. Network I/O Control (NIOC) – Best Practices
  47. Create NetFlow
  48. Using Port Mirroring
  49. vDS Health Check
  50. Traffic Filtering and Marking
  51. Configure LACP on vDS 5.5
  52. Per VM NIOC 3 Settings
  53. Topic 3: 3rd Party Distributed Switches
  54. Cisco Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch
  55. Nexus 1000v Editions Compared
  56. Nexus 1000v Architecture
  57. IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V
  58. Networking Review
  59. Chapter 06 Review
  60. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 08 -VM Creation, Configuration, and Snapshots

(Duration: 1h 58m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Create a VM
  3. VM Virtual Hardware
  4. Types of Virtual NICs (vNIC)
  5. Virtual Machine Files
  6. VMDK Stub File Creation
  7. VMDK Disk Provisioning
  8. Virtual Disk
  9. VM Properties HW v9 via vSphere Web Client
  10. VM Properties HW v10 via vSphere Web Client
  11. VM Properties HW v11 via vSphere Web Client
  12. Larger 62 TB Virtual Disks
  13. AHCI SATA Controller
  14. Virtual SCSI Controller Type
  15. Install Guest OS into VM
  16. VM Console & Menus – VIC
  17. VM Console – Web Client
  18. VM Remote Console (VMRC)
  19. VMware Tools
  20. VMware Tools 5.0 & Earlier vs. 5.1/5.5/6.0
  21. Topic 2: Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones
  22. Clones & Templates
  23. Deploy VM from Template
  24. Customizing the OS in a Virtual Machine
  25. Customization Specification Manager
  26. Content Library – Store Template
  27. Use Template from Library
  28. Customize Existing VM
  29. Deploying Across Datacenters
  30. Topic 3: Virtual Appliances
  31. Virtual Appliances
  32. Import Virtual Appliances
  33. Export VM to OVF Format
  34. Topic 4: Configuration and Use of vApps
  35. vApp Overview
  36. Creating and Using vApps
  37. Topic 5: VMware Converter (P2V – V2V)
  38. VMware Converter 6.0
  39. VMware Converter 6.0 What’s New
  40. VMware Converter 6.0 Sources
  41. VMware vCenter Converter 6.0
  42. Pre Conversion Tasks
  43. Hot Cloning – 4 Step Process
  44. Post Conversion Steps
  45. VMware vCenter Converter 6.0 Standalone
  46. Troubleshooting VMware Converter
  47. NetIQ – PlateSpin Migrate 9.3
  48. Topic 6: Manage VMs
  49. Hot and Cold VM Migrations
  50. Hot Add Memory and CPUs
  51. VM Properties – Hardware Tab
  52. Adding USB Devices to VM
  53. VM Properties – Options Tab
  54. Resize a Virtual Disk
  55. Extend VMDK
  56. Dell’s extpart – NO REBOOT
  57. Extend Partitions using gparted
  58. vOptimizer Pro
  59. Thin Provisioned Disk Reclamation
  60. SDelete – Zero Free Space in VM
  61. VMware GuestReclaim Fling
  62. Raxco PerfectStorage
  63. Renaming a Virtual Machine
  64. Topic 7: Virtual Machine Startup / Shutdown
  65. Startup/Shutdown of VMs
  66. Enabling VM Startup/Shutdown
  67. Topic 8: Virtual Machine Snapshots
  68. Virtual Machine Snapshots
  69. Files used by Snapshots
  70. Taking Snapshots
  71. Snapshot Manager
  72. Reverting to a Snapshot
  73. Deleting Snapshots
  74. Consolidating Snapshots
  75. Topic 9: Virtual Machine Troubleshooting & Best Practices
  76. Troubleshooting VM Problems
  77. Differences between VMs and Physical Servers (Best Practices)
  78. Chapter 08 Review
  79. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 10 -Server and VM Monitoring

(Duration: 56m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Optimizing Resources
  3. Transparent Memory Page Sharing
  4. TPS Modified – ESXi 5.0 – 6.0
  5. Memory Overcommitment
  6. Balloon-Driver: vmmemctl
  7. Memory Compression
  8. VMkernel Swap
  9. VM Swap Files
  10. Memory Overhead
  11. VMkernel Swap Location
  12. Host System Swap File
  13. Memory Usage
  14. Virtual CPUs (vCPUs)
  15. VMkernel CPU Load Balancing
  16. VMs’ CPU & Memory Resource Setting Terms
  17. CPU Resource Settings
  18. Memory Resource Settings
  19. ESXi 6.0 Utilization per VM
  20. Resource Shares
  21. Topic 2: Resource Pools
  22. Resource Pools Overview
  23. Resource Pool Configuration
  24. Resource Pool Example Summary
  25. Resource Pool Example: CPU Limits
  26. Best Practices for VM Resources
  27. Topic 3: Latency Sensitive Applications
  28. Deploying Extremely Latency-Sensitive Applications
  29. Latency-Sensitive Feature
  30. Topic 4: Performance Monitoring
  31. Performance Monitoring – Overview
  32. Performance Monitoring – Advanced
  33. Customize Performance Chart
  34. Troubleshooting Performance
  35. esxtop
  36. Performance Snapshots from CLI
  37. VMware vRealize Operations (Formerly vCenter Operations Management Suite)
  38. Veeam ONE 8 for Vmware
  39. Veeam Management Pack for System Center (Formerly nworks)
  40. Dell Software Foglight for Virtualization – 2 Paid Editions
  41. Solarwinds Virtualization Manager
  42. VMTurbo Virtual Health Monitor
  43. Topic 5: Configuring Alarms
  44. vCenter Alarms
  45. Default Alarms in vCenter
  46. Alarm Settings
  47. Configure vCenter Notifications
  48. Topic 6: ESXi & vCenter Logs
  49. ESXi 5.x/6.0 Log Files from DCUI
  50. ESXi 6.0 Log File Locations
  51. ESXi 6.0 Log Files
  52. Collecting Windows vCenter Log Files
  53. Collecting vCSA Log Files
  54. Collecting vCenter Diagnostics Data
  55. Configuring Syslog on ESXi (GUI)
  56. syslog servers
  57. Chapter 10 Review
  58. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 12 -Patching and Upgrading ESXi

(Duration: 56m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic 1: Patching ESXi Standalone Hosts & vCSA 6.0
  3. ESXi Standalone Patch Installation
  4. vCSA Patch/Update Installation
  5. Topic 2: Patching the vCenter Environment
  6. Update Manager 6.0 Patching
  7. Shavlik Protect (Standard & Advanced)
  8. Update Manager Terms
  9. Install Update Manager 6.0
  10. Update Manager vSphere Client Plug-in
  11. Update Manager Baselines
  12. Update Manager Remediation Defaults and Configuration Options
  13. Update Manager Events
  14. Update Manager Notifications
  15. Patch Repository
  16. Update Manager Download Service
  17. Update Manager Sizing Estimator
  18. Update Manager Tab
  19. Update Manager in the Web Client
  20. Remediation
  21. Topic 3: Upgrades and Migrations
  22. vCenter Upgrade Methodology- Older Versions to 5.x
  23. Upgrade vCenter 5.0 to 6.0
  24. Upgrade vCenter 5.1/5.5 to 6.0
  25. Upgrade vCSA 5.1U3/5.5 to 6.0
  26. Services Migrated during Upgrade vCenter to 6.0
  27. Upgrade of Multiple vSphere Products to Use vCenter 6.0
  28. Upgrade vCenter SSO 5.1 for External Deployment
  29. Upgrade vCenter SSO 5.5 for External Deployment
  30. Upgrade Embedded SSO 5.1/5.5 to External SSO 6.0 (Windows)
  31. Upgrade vCenter 4.1 to 5.5
  32. Upgrade vCenter 5.0 to 6.0- All in One
  33. Upgrade vCSA 5.1U3/5.5 to 6.0
  34. Upgrade Update Manager 4.1 to 5.5
  35. Upgrade Update Manager 5.5 to 6.0
  36. Migrate SQL Express to Full SQL Server
  37. Upgrade Error: Incompatible MSSQL Version
  38. Upgrade Host to ESXi 6.0 using Media
  39. ESXi Upgrade using Update Manager (5.x- 6.0)
  40. ESXi Migration to New Hardware
  41. Upgrade Distributed Switch to 6.0
  42. Upgrade the Virtual Machines
  43. Use the Web Client to Upgrade the VMware Tools
  44. Use vSphere (web) Client to Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware V11
  45. Use Update Manager to Upgrade Virtual Machines
  46. Chapter 12 Review
  47. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)
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