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VMware vSphere 5: Fast Track V7

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  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
  • Create, configure, migrate, manage, and monitor virtual machines and virtual appliances
  • Use VMware vCenter Converter™ Standalone
  • Manage user access to the VMware virtual infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Implement VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Use vSphere distributed switches to scale networking
  • Use profile-driven storage and Storage DRS to scale storage
  • Use VMware vCenter™ Update Manager to apply ESXi patches
  • Use VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere
  • Deploy ESXi, vCenter Server, and vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi image
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts


  • Willingness to participate in a demanding, high-intensity training experience
  • Comfort with system administration using command-line interfaces
  • Have a basic understanding of virtualization concepts


  • Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  • Introduction to VMware Virtualization
    • Introduce virtualization and vSphere components
    • Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
    • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
    • Install and use vSphere user interfaces
    • Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings
  • Creating Virtual Machines
    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Deploy a single virtual machine
  • VMware vCenter Server
    • Introduce vCenter Server architecture
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
    • Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
    • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
    • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
    • Introduce storage protocols and device names
    • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
    • Introduce VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance
  • Virtual Machine Management
    • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    • Perform VMware vSphere vMotion® and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Create a vSphere vApp
    • Use VMware vCenter Converter™ Standalone to hot-clone a system
  • Access and Authentication Control
    • Control user access through roles and permissions
    • Discuss ESXi host access and authentication
    • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
    • Introduce VMware® vShield™ products
  • Resource Management and Monitoring
    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Configure and manage resource pools
    • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
  • High Availability and Fault Tolerance
    • Explain the vSphere High Availability architecture
    • Configure an manage a vSphere HA cluster
    • Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
    • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) on a virtual machine
  • Host Scalability
    • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
    • Configure and manage a vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster (DRS)
    • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
    • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
    • Configure and manage vSphere Distributed Power Management (vSphere DPM)
  • Network Scalability
    • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
    • Discuss distributed virtual switch features, such as PVLANs, discovery protocols, Network I/O Control, NetFlow, and port mirroring
  • Storage Scalability
    • Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and Storage Awareness
    • Explain profile-driven storage
    • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
    • Introduce storage I/O control
    • Create a datastore cluster
    • Configure Storage DRS™
  • Data Protection
    • Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
    • Introduce the VMware® Data Recovery appliance
    • Discuss solutions for efficiently backing up virtual machines
  • Patch Management
    • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to manage ESXi patching
    • Install Update Manager and the Update Manager plug-in
    • Create patch baselines
    • Scan and remediate hosts
  • VMware vSphere Management Assistant
    • Describe VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA)
    • Configure vMA
    • Discuss the VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface command set
    • Perform command-line operations for host management, network management, storage management, and performance monitoring
  • Installing VMware Components
    • Use vCenter Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
    • Introduce ESXi installation
    • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
    • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
    • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)
    • Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
    • Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
    • Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host


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The uniqueness of our lecturers lies mainly in their extensive experience in connection with each project, allowing them to respond very flexibly to any question or suggestion from students, and to pass on their practical knowledge to the participants of these courses. Thanks to the synergy of the company’s reliable operation and many years of experience, we have been very flexible in responding to the changes prepared in the Cisco field, so we can guarantee you a wide range of certified courses that enable you and your colleagues to acquire the necessary know-how for future certification tests.

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