VMware vSphere: Practitioner Workshop [V6.7] Training

VMware vSphere: Practitioner Workshop [V6.7] Certification Training Course Overview

In this three-day workshop, students perform various tasks that a system administrator performs on a regular basis.  These tasks include updating and upgrading an existing basic VMware vSphere® environment and troubleshooting common problems. Students apply the concepts learned during the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course while they increase their skill and competence.

Product Alignment
•  ESXi 6.7
•  vCenter Server 6.7

Target Audience :

  • System administrators and engineers, with beginner to intermediate knowledge of vSphere, who want to gain proficiency in the management of the vSphere lifecycle

VMware vSphere: Practitioner Workshop [V6.7] Training (Duration : 24 Hours) Download Course Contents

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01 - 03 Nov GTR 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM CST
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06 - 08 Dec 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM CST
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Course Modules

Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Overview of modules and course objectives
Module 2: vSphere Networking
  • Describe vSphere Distributed Switch architecture
  • Create and configure a vSphere Distributed Switch for virtual machine and vMotion traffic
  • Migrate vSphere networking interfaces to a vSphere Distributed Switch
Module 3: vSphere Storage
  • Identify storage protocols and iSCSI storage components
  • Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI
  • Describe vSAN disk groups and storage policies
Module 4: vSphere vMotion
  • Perform vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Use vSphere DRS clusters to improve host scalability
  • View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configure DRS groups and rules
Module 5: vSphere Upgrade
  • Discus vCenter Server migration paths and steps
  • Migrate and upgrade vCenter Server for Windows to vCenter Server Appliance
  • Describe the architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager
  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the update of ESXi hosts
Module 6: vSphere Cluster Operations
  • Add ESXi hosts to vCenter Server
  • Describe and use host profiles
  • Customize ESXi host configuration
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Create and customize a cluster using the Quickstart workflow
  • Configure VMware vSANTM in a cluster
Module 7: Virtual Machine Management
  • Define and use content libraries
  • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine
Module 8: Native Features of vCenter Server Appliance
  • Access and configure the vCenter Server Appliance management interface
  • Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule
  • Restore vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
  • Configure vCenter Server High Availability
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Course Prerequisites
  • Completion of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course


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

•  Explore VMware vSphere® Distributed SwitchTM configuration options
•  Construct a vSphere Distributed Switch for VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VM Traffic
•  Discuss vSphere storage concepts
•  Differentiate between VMware vSphere® VMFS and NFS datastores
•  Construct an iSCSI VMkernel Interface on a vSphere Distributed Switch
•  Create VMFS datastores
•  Describe the architecture and requirements of vSAN configuration
•  Explain how to create and use vSAN disk groups and storage policies
•  Discuss vSphere vMotion migration workflow
•  Discuss VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® migration workflow
•  Complete virtual machine storage migrations
•  Automate virtual machine migrations using VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource SchedulerTM
•  Configure vSphere DRS groups and rules
•  Discuss VMware vCenter Server® migration paths
•  Complete a migration of Windows vCenter Server to VMware vCenter® Server ApplianceTM
•  Discuss VMware vSphere® Update ManagerTM concepts
•  Perform VMware ESXiTM hosts upgrades using vSphere Update Manager
•  Employ host profiles to configure an ESXi host
•  Configure VMware vSphere® High Availability
•  Demonstrate the ESXi Cluster Quickstart feature
•  Create a content library
•  Create a virtual machine template
•  Create customization specifications
•  Deploy a virtual machine from a template in the content library
•  Clone virtual machines
•  Configure vCenter Server Appliance backup
•  Restore a vCenter Server Appliance from a backup
•  Forward vCenter Server Appliance log files to Remote Syslog Server
•  Configure VMware vCenter Server® High Availability