VMware vSphere 6.5 (VM7435)

VMware vSphere is a complete and robust virtualization product suite that helps transform data centers into simplified on-premises cloud infrastructures, providing for the automation and orchestration of workload deployment and life cycle management of the infrastructure. This course focuses on the latest release of VMware vSphere and follows a recipe-based approach, giving you hands-on instructions required to deploy and manage a vSphere environment.

The course starts with the procedures involved in upgrading your existing vSphere infrastructure to vSphere 6.5, followed by deploying a new vSphere 6.5 environment. Then the course delves further into the procedures involved in managing storage and network access to the ESXi hosts and the virtual machines running on them. Moving on, the course covers high availability and fair distribution/utilization of clustered compute and storage resources.

Finally, the course covers patching and upgrading the vSphere infrastructure using VUM, certificate management using VMCA, and finishes with a chapter covering the tools that can be used to monitor the performance of a vSphere infrastructure.

Plan de formation: 

Module 1: Upgrading to vSphere 6.5

  • vSphere 6.5 core components

  • Planning vSphere upgrade

  • Upgrading from vSphere 5.5 or 6.0 to vSphere 6.5

  • Upgrading vCenter Server running Microsoft Windows

  • Using the vCenter 6.5 Migration Assistant

  • Upgrading vCenter Server – Migrating from Microsoft Windows to VCSA

  • Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance

  • Upgrading ESXi Hypervisor


Module 2: Greenfield deployment of vSphere 6.5

  • Deploying vSphere ESXi 6.5

  • Configuring ESXi Management Network

  • Deploying vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

  • Deploying External Platform Services controllers

  • Deploying vCenter Servers in Enhanced Linked Mode

  • Configuring SSO identity sources

  • Assigning users and groups to vCenter Server


Module 3: Using vSphere host profiles

  • Preparing a reference host

  • Creating Host Profiles

  • Attaching/detaching ESXi hosts to/from a Host Profile

  • Performing host customizations

  • Checking Host Profile compliance of ESXi host(s)

  • Scheduling Host Profile compliance checks

  • Remediating non-compliant ESXi hosts

  • Using Host Profiles to push a configuration change

  • Copying settings between Host Profiles

  • Exporting Host Profiles

  • Duplicating Host Profiles


Module 4: Using ESXI image Builder

  • Enabling ESXi Image Builder service for vSphere Web Client GUI

  • Preparing an ESXi Image Builder CLI environment

  • Downloading an ESXi offline bundle

  • Importing a software depot

  • Creating an online software depot

  • Creating a custom depot

  • Creating image profiles using an existing image profile

  • Creating image profiles from scratch

  • Comparing image profiles

  • Moving image profiles between software depots

  • Exporting image profiles


Module 5: Using vSphere auto deploy

  • Enabling vSphere auto deploy service

  • Configuring TFTP server with the files required to PXE boot

  • Configuring the DHCP server to work with auto deploy

  • Preparing vSphere environment – create host profile, configure the deploy rules and activate them

  • Enabling stateless caching

  • Enabling stateful install


Module 6: Using vSphere standard switches

  • Creating a vSphere Standard Switch

  • Creating VMkernel interfaces on a vSphere Standard Switch

  • Creating custom VMkernel TCP/IP stacks

  • Creating virtual machine port groups on a vSphere Standard Switch

  • Managing the physical uplinks of a vSwitch

  • Configuring security, traffic shaping, teaming, and failover on a vSphere Standard Switch


Module 7: Using vSphere distributed switches

  • Creating a vSphere Distributed Switch

  • Connecting hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch

  • Creating a vSphere Distributed port group

  • Managing physical adapter (vmnic) to dvUplink mappings

  • Migrating a virtual machine network from a vSphere Standard Switch (vSwitch ) to a vSphere Distributed Switch (dvSwitch)

  • Migrating VMkernel interfaces between vSphere Standard (vSwitch) and vSphere Distributed Switches (dvSwitch)

  • Creating additional VMkernel interfaces on a vSphere Distributed Switch (dvSwitch)

  • Creating a vSphere Distributed Switch backup

  • Restoring dvSwitch from a backup

  • Creating or importing a dvSwitch from a backup

  • Configuring security, traffic shaping, teaming, and failover on a dvSwitch

  • Configuring VLANs on a vSphere Standard or Distributed Switch

  • Configuring private VLANs on a dvSwitch

  • Configuring LAGs on a vSphere Distributed Switch

  • Creating user-defined network resource pools

  • Using port mirroring on a vSphere Distributed Switch

  • Enabling NetFlow on a vSphere Distributed Switch


Module 8: Creating and managing VMFS datastore

  • Viewing the LUNs presented to an ESXi host

  • Viewing datastores available on an ESXi host

  • Creating a VMFS datastore

  • Managing multipathing configuration of a VMFS datastore

  • Expanding or growing a VMFS datastore

  • Extending a VMFS datastore

  • Unmounting and detaching VMFS volumes

  • Re-mounting a VMFS datastore

  • Deleting VMFS datastores

  • Upgrading from VMFS 5 to VMFS 6

  • Managing VMFS volumes detected as snapshots

  • Masking paths to a LUN

  • Unmasking paths to a LUN


Module 9: Managing access to the ISCSI and NFS storage

  • Adding the software iSCSI adapter

  • Configuring iSCSI multipathing using port binding

  • Configuring access to an iSCSI target server

  • Creating NFSv3 datastores

  • Creating NFSv4.1 datastores with Kerberos authentication


Module 10: Storage IO control, storagE DRS, and profile driven storage

  • Settings disk shares on virtual machine disks

  • Enabling Storage I/O Control (SIOC)

  • Integrating a VASA provider with the vCenter Server

  • Using vCenter tags to define storage capabilities

  • Creating VM storage policies

  • Assigning VM storage policies


Module 11: Creating and managing virtual machines

  • Creating a virtual machine

  • Creating a new hard disk for a virtual machine

  • Adding an existing disk to a virtual machine

  • Attaching a Raw Device Mapping to a virtual machine

  • Mapping a virtual machine's vNIC to a different port group

  • Creating virtual machine snapshots

  • Deleting a virtual machine snapshot

  • Restoring a snapshot in linear snapshot tree

  • Switching to an arbitrary virtual machine snapshot

  • Consolidating snapshots

  • Converting a virtual machine to a template

  • Cloning a virtual machine to template

  • Exporting to an OVF template

  • Deploying a virtual machine from an OVF template

  • Creating a local content library

  • Creating a subscribed content library


Module 12: Configuring vSphere 6.5 high availability

  • Enabling vSphere HA on a cluster

  • Configuring vSphere HA Admission Control

  • Setting the host isolation response for a HA cluster

  • Setting the VM restart priority for a HA cluster

  • Configuring VM monitoring

  • Configuring datastore heartbeating

  • Disabling host monitoring

  • Configuring vCenter Native High Availability


Module 13: Configuring vSphere DRS, DPM, and VMware EVC

  • Enabling vSphere DRS on a cluster

  • Configuring VMware Enhanced vMotion compatibility

  • Choosing a DRS automation level

  • Overriding the cluster automation level for a VM

  • Setting a migration threshold

  • Creating DRS VM or host groups

  • Creating VMs to host affinity rules

  • Creating VM affinity or anti-affinity rules

  • Configuring Distributed Power Management

  • Configuring Predictive DRS


Module 14: Upgrading and patching using vSphere update manager

  • Installing vSphere Update Manager on Windows

  • Activating vSphere Update Manager in vCenter Server Appliance

  • Installing the Update Manager download service

  • Configuring VUM with a download source

  • Creating a custom baseline

  • Creating a baseline group

  • Importing an ESXi image and updating a host

  • Leveraging a VM/VA baseline to remediate a VM/VA


Module 15: Using vSphere certificate manager utility

  • Regenerating a new VMCA Root Certificate and replacing all certificates

  • Generating certificate signing requests with the vSphere Certificate Manager

  • Replacing all certificates with custom certificate

  • Reverting the last performed operation by republishing old certificates

  • Resetting all certificates


Module 16: Using vSphere management assistant

  • Deploying the vMA appliance

  • Preparing VMware vMA for first use

  • Configuring VMware vMA to join an existing domain

  • Adding vCenter to vMA with AD authentication

  • Adding vCenter to vMA with fastpass (fpauth) authentication

  • Adding an ESXi host to vMA

  • Changing the authentication policy

  • Running CLI commands on target servers


Module 17: Performance monitoring in a vSphere environment

  • Using esxtop to monitor performance

  • Exporting and importing esxtop configurations

  • Running esxtop in the batch mode

  • Gathering VM I/O statistics using vscsiStats

  • Using vCenter performance graphs




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