Course NT-VMware vSphere Deploying and Managing VMware vSphere infrastructure |

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Course NT-VMware vSphere Deploying and Managing VMware vSphere infrastructure

The course provides solid knowledge and skills in deploying and managing the infrastructure of the current version of VMware vSphere. It also discusses ways to virtualize servers, data storage, and networks.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • describe vSphere components and their purpose in the infrastructure
  • install host ESXi
  • install VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • use the local content library to store ISO images and virtual machine (VM) templates
  • describe vCenter architecture Server
  • use vCenter to manage ESXi hosts
  • manage and configure virtual infrastructure with VMware clients vSphere Client and VMware vSphere web Client
  • configure virtual networks using standard virtual switches
  • configure policies for standard virtual switches
  • use vCenter to manage various data storages: VMFS, NFS, Virtual SAN
  • manage VM creation and cloning, use VM templates, and create state snapshots
  • create and use vApp objects
  • migrate VM using VMware vSphere vMotion
  • use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to move the VM to another data storage
  • control the use of VM resources and manage resource pools
  • manage VMware clusters vSphere high Availability and configuring VMware vSphere Fault tolerance
  • use VMware vSphere Replication for VM and VMware file replication vSphere Data Protection for VM data recovery
  • VMware clusters vSphere distributed resource Scheduler for better scalability
  • use VMware vCenter update Manager for installing updates and patches on ESXi hosts
  • perform basic troubleshooting on ESXi hosts, VMs, and vCenter Server

Audience Profile

System administrators, systems engineers.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • experience with Windows or Linux operating systems.
  1. Introduction to virtualization and cloud technologies
    • virtual infrastructure. types of virtualization. Benefits and need for virtualization
    • Philosophy of cloud technologies. Private, public, hybrid clouds and scenarios for their use. Positioning of various VMware products
  2. ESXi hypervisor installation and basic configuration
    • Installation. Choice of hardware. Driver Compatibility Issues
    • Configuring network adapters, management interface, TCP/IP, NTP, SSH settings
    • Working in the console, using key esxcli commands , including kernel options, network configuration, creating users and assigning rights, turning virtual machines on and off, restarting services and the ESXi host
    • Configuring Additional Boot Scripts Managing the Routing Table
    • Recommended settings changes after installation
  3. Create a virtual machine
    • Creation of virtual machines. Key virtual machine settings
    • The files that make up the virtual machine. VMware Tools. Possible operations with virtual machines. Possible errors and their elimination
  4. Installing vCenter on vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
    • vCenter architecture. Services included in vCenter Server. vCenter Architecture
    • Scalability and fault-tolerant vCenter deployment scenarios server Appliance
    • Setting high High Availability for vCenter Server Appliance
    • Installing, backing up and restoring vCenter server Appliance
    • Purpose and use cases of Lockdown mode
  5. Hierarchy of infrastructure objects vCenter. Rights and roles
    • Additional functionality that opens vCenter compared to bare ESXi
    • Hierarchy specifics, folder assignments, rights assignment points, and rights inheritance
    • Using existing roles and creating custom roles
    • Object ID, surfing the MOID database, tools for working with MOID
    • Functionality and new features of the WebClient and HTML5 management interface
    • Installing the VMRC client, how to connect to the virtual machine console
    • Firewall requirements (open ports) required for infrastructure management
  6. vCenter Maintenance server
    • Critical health parameters, stopping and starting services, startup parameters
    • Starting, stopping, restarting services through WebClient and using the command line
    • Disk space issues. Scenarios for adding disk space
    • Some mandatory commands and basics for working with Linux LVM at Center
    • Changing vCenter network settings
  7. Setting up and managing virtual networks
    • Standard and distributed virtual switches
    • Group port. Configuring Security Policies and Traffic Bandwidth Control Shaping
    • Analysis of various scenarios for organizing virtual networks. Specific requirements for monitoring, intrusion prevention systems, vulnerability analysis, nested virtualization
    • Settings Affecting Hot Move Functions
  8. Setting up and managing virtual storages
    • Types of used storage protocols. Using the VMFS5 and VMFS6 File System
    • Fiber storage Channel (FC). Setting up and using NFS. Configuring iSCSI Storage
    • Types of iSCSI adapters. Configuring a Software iSCSI Initiator on ESXi
    • Using Multipathing
    • Positioning VMware Virtual SAN, VVols. Storage for large scale solutions
  9. Virtual machine management
    • Changing the composition of the VM virtual hardware. VM hardware version
    • Dynamically increase the size of a VM virtual disk
    • View and change VM settings. Requirements for running vMotion for VM
    • Requirements for running vMotion for ESXi. Processor limits for vMotion
    • EVC settings for vMotion to work. Storage vMotion. Migration between different vCenter Server
    • Creation of templates and cloning of VM. Working with Content Libraries
    • Create snapshots of the VM state. Removal and consolidation of impressions
  10. Backup and recovery of virtual machines
    • vSphere VM replication technologies Replication and archiving of VMs with vSphere Data Protection
    • Purpose of VM replication technology
    • Installing and configuring the Replication virtual appliance Appliance
    • How VM replication works. Restoring a VM from a backup replica
    • Positioning Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Data Protection
    • Overview of advanced third-party solutions
  11. Resource Allocation Management
    • Virtualization of processors and memory. Memory Remapping Technologies
    • Resource management and use of resource pools. Shares, Limit and Reservation parameters
    • Distribution of resources between VMs. Assigning resource pools. Resource Pooling Examples
    • Expandable Reservation and non-Expandable Reservation
    • VM management with vApp
    • Resource usage control. Using the Perfmon Utility in the Guest OS
    • Using esxtop to control VM resources. Performance Data Interpretation
    • Monitoring of the main parameters of the use of VM, memory resources, processor, disk system, network
    • Basic principles of monitoring and bottleneck detection
    • Applying Alarms
  12. Increase Availability with vSphere HA and vSphere Fault tolerance
    • Introduction to high availability technologies vSphere HA. Scenarios for using vSphere HA
    • Communication between HA agents. Using Heartbeat Monitoring Networks Networks
    • Using Heartbeat storage for control. Examples of HA Technology Trigger Scenarios
    • vSphere HA cluster. Configure HA cluster settings. Configuring Control Options for VMs in an HA Cluster
    • Admission control settings. Configuring vSphere HA Performance Degradation VMs Tolerate. vSphere HA Orchestrated Restart
    • Monitor the status of the HA cluster. Application of Fault Technology Tolerance (FT)
  13. vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
    • Using a DRS Cluster. Configuring DRS Cluster Options
    • Host Rules Affinity. Adding Hosts to the DRS Cluster
    • Monitoring the operation of the DRS cluster
    • Using Maintenance and Standby Modes for Hosts
    • Removing hosts from the DRS cluster. Energy Savings
    • Sharing HA and DRS Cluster
  14. vSphere update Manager (VUM)
    • Using VUM to install updates. VUM Features
    • VMware integration Tools with VUM. VUM components. Configuring VUM Options
    • Baseline and Baseline groups. Scan for compliance in Baseline
    • Applying updates to hosts
  15. AutoDeploy
    • Architecture, technologies and configuration of automatic installation and configuration of ESXi hosts
  16. Overview of Troubleshooting Techniques

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NT-VMware vSphere

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