Deploying VMware vSphere

Level: Intermediate
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Reduce total cost of ownership and improve disaster recovery by virtualising your organization's infrastructure with VMware vSphere. In this training course, you gain the knowledge and skills to deploy, configure, and manage a highly available virtual infrastructure by leveraging VMware vSphere, vCenter Server, and ESXi Server in an enterprise environment.

Key Features of this Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Deploy and configure a virtual infrastructure with VMware vSphere
  • Allocate networking and storage resources
  • Create direct-attached storage and storage area networks
  • Leverage vCenter Server for a secure and efficient IT environment



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Important Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Experience with Windows or Linux system administration and networking knowledge
    • You should know how to:
      • Create and administer users, groups, and shared network resources
      • Configure networking resources, such as routers, switches, and firewalls
      • Specify hardware requirements for server operating systems and applications
      • Remotely access and administer computers in a network environment
  • Software

    • This course uses VMware vSphere 6.0, but is applicable to older versions of the software

Course Outline

  • Enterprise Virtualisation Concepts

    • Virtualising physical hardware
    • Mapping a physical data centre topology to a virtual one
    • Sharing storage resources
  • Installing and Configuring ESXi Server

    First steps

    • Walking through the installation steps
    • Working with the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI)

    Leveraging vCenter Server 6.0

    • vCenter vs. Direct Connection for management
    • Applying additional vCenter management objects
  • Configuring Network Resources

    Defining vSphere network terminology

    • Utilising physical network resources
    • Establishing ports and port groups

    Designing virtual switches

    • Engineering a virtual switch layout
    • Combining physical network cards for automatic failover

    Establishing policies

    • Implementing network policies for security
    • Shaping network traffic
    • Teaming network cards
  • Accessing Shared Storage

    Creating and managing a data store

    • VMkernel access to LUNs
    • Multipathing
    • Setting up a Network File System (NFS) data store
    • Comparing ESXi Server data store options

    Enabling Fibre Channel storage

    • Controlling access to the shared storage
    • Making Fibre Channel LUNs available

    Completing iSCSI setups

    • Identifying the components of iSCSI
    • Authenticating the ESXi Server with CHAP

    Initiating VMFS data stores

    • Creating a VMFS
    • Extending a VMFS
  • Managing via VirtualCenter

    Installing the vCenter components

    • vCenter vs. vSphere Client
    • vSphere licence keys
    • Maintaining and adding an ESXi Server to the inventory

    vCenter and multiple data centres

    • Grouping data centres in folders
    • Combining hosts into a cluster
  • Working with Virtual Machines

    Creating virtual machines

    • Creating a base virtual machine image
    • Enabling multiple CPUs with Virtual SMP

    Customising advanced VM features

    • Improving performance with Vmware Tools
    • Provisioning new VMs with templates and clones

    Managing VMs

    • Moving VMs between ESXi Servers
    • Preserving VM states with snapshots
  • Securing Access to the Infrastructure

    Setting up security

    • Authoring vCenter permissions
    • Establishing permission inheritance

    Initiating web access controls

    • Providing end user access to VMs
    • Managing VMs from the web
  • Extending Resource Management

    Handling resource pools

    • Allocating CPU and memory resources
    • Defining Shares, Reservations and Limits

    vSphere enterprise features

    • Adding hosts to a High Availability (HA) cluster
    • Moving a powered-on VM with vMotion
    • Balancing resources with Distributed Resource Scheduler

Deploying VMware vSphere FAQs

  • Can I learn VMware vSphere Training online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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