• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Add ESXi hosts to a VMware vCenter® Server Appliance instance
  • Manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use a local content library as an ISO store, and deploy a virtual machine
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client and VMware vSphere® Client
  • Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Configure standard switch policies
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM
  • Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN 
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Migrate virtual machine storage with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Monitor resource usage, and manage resource pools
  • Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability (vSphere HA) cluster architecture Configure vSphere HA
  • Manage vSphere HA and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Use VMware vSphere® Replication and VMware vSphere® Data Protection to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
  • Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler clusters to improve host scalability
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
  • Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.