Our Epic LIVE online instructor delivered class features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 7.0, which includes VMware ESXi™ 7.0 and VMware vCenter Server® 7.0. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Course Instructor: Russ Long

Course Outline

01. Introduction to Virtualization

  • Intro to Virtualization
  • Intro to VMware’s virtualization solutions
  • Licensing

02. Installation of ESXi

  • Installation
  • DCUI configuration
  • Host Client

03. vCenter Server Installation and Configuration

  • vCenter Server Installation
  • vCenter Server Management interface
  • Backing up vCenter Server
  • vCenter Server Administration tour

04. Virtual Machines

  • Virtual Machine Introduction
  • Virtual Machine Deployment
  • Key Options of the VM
  • VM Configuration Options
  • Using Content Libraries
  • Solutions Manager configurations
  • Snapshot Management
  • Using Limits, Shares, and Reservations
  • Migrating Virtual Machines
  • Installing VM Tools
  • SR-IOV basics

05. Networking

  • Networking Basics
  • Understanding Portgroups
  • Creating and Managing Distributed Switches
  • Port Group Options
  • Using Network Policies
  • Traffic Filtering and Marking
  • Monitoring Networking
  • Paravirtualization and IPv6 deployment

06. Storage

  • Storage Introduction
  • Connecting to Storage
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • iSCSI
  • NFS
  • Intro to VMFS Datastores

07. Security

  • Securing vSphere
  • Using Single Sign On
  • Applying certificates
  • Using Permissions
  • Hardening your vSphere environment

08. Resource Allocation

  • Resource management
  • Resource pools
  • Understanding DRS
  • Deploying a DRS cluster
  • Understanding Distributed Power Management
  • Storage DRS

09. Host Profiles

  • An overview of Host Profiles
  • Working with Host Profiles

10. Business Continuity

  • Introduction to Business Continuity Solutions in VMware
  • Using High Availability
  • Troubleshooting HA
  • Fault Tolerance explained

11. Upgrade Process

  • Upgrading vCenter Server
  • Upgrading a Host
  • Introduction to the lifecycle manager interface

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Install and configure VMware ESXi hosts
  • Deploy and configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use VMware vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration
  • Manage, monitor, back up, and protect vCenter Server Appliance
  • Create virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Describe the storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Configure virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere VMFS datastores
  • Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library
  • Manage virtual machine resource use
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion and VMware vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere High Availability
  • Use the VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Discuss solutions for managing the vSphere life cycle
  • Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines