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VMware vSphere: Advanced Administration Workshop [V7] (VSAAW7)

 

Course Overview

This five-day course provides hands-on training to equip students with a range of skills: from performing routine VMware vSphere® 7 administrative tasks to complex vSphere operations and configurations. Through lab-based activities, students are immersed in real-life situations faced by VMBeans, a fictitious company. These situations expose students to real-life scenarios faced by companies that are building and scaling their virtual infrastructure.

This course uses scenario-based lab exercises and does not provide guided step-by-step instructions. To complete the scenario-based lab exercises, you are required to analyze the task, research, and deduce the required solution. References and suggested documentation are provided.

Approximately 90% of the class is application-focused and taught through labs. The course aligns fully with the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Virtualization Deploy exam objectives.

Product Alignment
  • VMware ESXi™ 7
  • VMware vCenter Server 7

Who should attend

  • System administrators
  • System engineer

Prerequisites

This course requires the following prerequisites:

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Enable cluster features and configure vSphere storage and networking
  • Use host profiles to automate host configurations
  • Use Cluster Quickstart to create a VMware vSAN™ enabled cluster
  • Configure the VMware vCenter Server® identity provider
  • Troubleshoot host connectivity and storage connectivity
  • Perform lifecycle operations on vSphere components
  • Implement security hardening guidelines to vSphere and virtual machines

Course Content

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Introduction to fictitious company: VMBeans
Creating and Configuring Management Clusters
  • Enable cluster features that help to improve resource allocation and availability of virtual machines
  • Use standard virtual switches to create networking in a cluster
  • Recognize when to use VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Recognize requirements for using iSCSI
  • Identify the purpose of iSCSI multipathing
  • Select the appropriate vSphere storage types to meet requirements
  • Recognize when to configure ESXi NTP support
  • Recognize ESXi user account best practices
  • Configure ESXi host settings
  • Use host profiles appropriately
Creating and Configuring Productions Clusters
  • Use Cluster Quickstart to create a vSAN enabled cluster
  • Configure advanced vSphere HA settings
  • Recognize the benefits of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
  • Configure the vCenter Server identity provider
  • Assign specific permissions and roles to ADFS users
  • Recognize how Enhanced vMotion Compatibility benefits VM mobility
  • Perform a Cross vCenter Server Migration
  • Use content libraries to share virtual machine templates between sites
Troubleshooting vSphere and Backing Up Configurations
  • Troubleshoot ESXi connectivity issues
  • Troubleshoot iSCSI storage issues
  • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster resources
  • Troubleshoot VMware PowerCLI™ issues
  • Back up vCenter Server
Lifecycle Management
  • Troubleshoot upgrade-blocking issues
  • Increase logging levels on vCenter Server
  • Configure a VMware Tools™ shared repository
  • Upgrade vCenter Server
  • Upgrade ESXi
  • Upgrade VMware Tools
  • Upgrade Virtual Machine Compatibility
  • Work with VM placement rules
vSphere Security
  • Manage advanced virtual machine configurations
  • Configure a key management server
  • Encrypt virtual machines using vSphere VM encryption
  • Secure VMs in transit with encrypted vSphere vMotion
  • Identify and implement different ESXi CPU scheduler options
  • Apply security hardening guidelines to ESXi hosts
  • Replace vCenter Server certificates with trusted CA-signed certificates
  • Deploy a new vCenter Server instance
  • Reconfigure the primary network identifier for vCenter Server
Online Training

Duration 5 days

Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Schedule

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Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)
4 hours difference
Online Training Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Online Training This is a FLEX course.
Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Online Training This is a FLEX course.
Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
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This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.