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VMware vSphere 7 with ESXi and vCenter (VM7431)

This powerful 5-day class is an intensive introduction to VMware vSphere including VMware ESXi 7 and vCenter 7. This course has been completely updated to reflect the most recent changes introduced in vSphere 7.  Assuming no prior virtualization experience, this class starts with the basics and rapidly progresses to advanced topics. With 45+% of class time is devoted to labs, students learn the skills they need to become effective vSphere administrators. Students use dedicated labs that start with installation and configuration of stand-alone ESXi servers and progress to shared storage, networking and centralized management. The class continues to advanced topics including resource management, high availability, replication, performance, disaster preparedness, rapid deployment and VM cold, hot and storage migration. This class is unique in its approach; which is to identify and eliminate common IT pain points using vSphere. Students learn how to deliver business value; not just the technical or mechanical aspects of the software. By the end of the class, attendees will have learned the skills, and best practices of virtualization. Attendees will be able to design, implement, deploy, configure, monitor, manage and troubleshoot vSphere 7.

Attend our VMware courses at our training center in Belgrade, live online (virtual classroom) or on-site (private training).
Special pricing can be applied upon registration (multiple participants from your company, government sector, nonprofit organizations, etc.) – contact us to learn more.

Public class

Belgrade
Tentative dateTentative date
19.07.2021
895€
 
Serbian
Novi Sad
Tentative dateTentative date
19.07.2021
895€
 
Serbian
Virtual classroom
Tentative dateTentative date
19.07.2021
795€
 
Serbian
Belgrade
Tentative dateTentative date
11.10.2021
895€
 
Serbian
Novi Sad
Tentative dateTentative date
11.10.2021
895€
 
Serbian
Virtual classroom
Tentative dateTentative date
11.10.2021
795€
 
Serbian
795€
Training duration: 
5 days / 35 hours

Private class

On-site / Online
Minimum no. of participants: 3
5 days / 35 hours
Price on request
Serbian or English
Training plan: 

Module 1: Virtualization Infrastructure Overview

  • Virtualization explained
  • How VMware virtualization compares to traditional PC deployments
  • Common pain points in PC Server management
  • How virtualization effectively addresses common IT issues
  • VMware vSphere software products
  • Hyperconverged Storage with VMware vSAN
  • Hyperconverged Networking with VMware NSX
  • What's New and Improved in vSphere 7

Module 2: How to Install, Configure ESXi 7

  • Understanding ESXi
  • Selecting, validating and preparing your server
  • Storage controllers, disks and partitions
  • Software installation and best practices
  • Join ESXi to a Domain
  • Local User Management and Policies
  • First look at VMware Host Client

Module 3: Virtual and Physical Networking

  • vNetwork standard and distributed virtual Switches
  • Virtual Switches, Ports and Port Groups
  • Creating VMkernel NICs
  • Creating, sizing and customizing Virtual Switches

Module 4: Connecting to and Using NAS Shared Storage

  • Benefits Shared Storage offer to Virtual Infrastructure
  • NFS Overview
  • Configuring ESX to use NFS Shares
  • Configuring NFS for performance and redundancy
  • NFS Use Cases
  • Troubleshooting NFS connections

Module 5: Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines

  • VM virtual hardware, options and limits
  • Sizing and creating a new VM
  • Assigning, modifying and removing Virtual Hardware
  • Working with a VM’s BIOS
  • VMware remote console applications
  • Installing an OS into a VM
  • Driver installation and customization

Module 6: vCenter Server Appliance and HTML 5 Client

  • The need for Identity Source management
  • Installing and configuring vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Service Controller
  • Connecting Single Sign On (SSO) to Active Directory and other identity sources
  • vCenter feature overview and components
  • Organizing vCenter's inventory views
  • Importing ESX hosts into vCenter management
  • Administering vCenter Server with HTML 5 Client

Module 7: VM Rapid Deployment using Templates, Clones

  • Templates – Virtual Machine Golden Master images
  • Creating, modifying, updating and working with Templates
  • Patching, and refreshing Templates
  • Cloning, one time copies of VMs
  • Best practices for cloning and templating
  • Adding and resizing virtual disks
  • Hotplug VM virtual CPUs and Memory

Module 8: Configuring and Using VM Hotplug Hardware

  • Upgrade VM vHardware with no downtime with hotplug virtual hardware
  • Preparing to hotplug vCPUs and vRAM into a running VM
  • Hotplugging vNICs and vDisks into a running VM
  • Hotplug Hardware and Guest OS support

Module 9: ESXi and vCenter Permission Model

  • VMware Security model
  • Configuring local users and groups
  • Managing local permissions
  • vCenter security model
  • Local, Domain and Active Directory users and groups
  • How permissions are applied

Module 10: Using Fibre and iSCSI Shared Storage 

  • Fibre SAN overview
  • Identifying and using Fibre Host Bus Adapters
  • Scanning and Rescanning Fibre SANs
  • iSCSI overview
  • Virtual and physical iSCSI adapters
  • Connecting to iSCSI storage
  • Scanning and rescanning iSCSI SANS
  • Performance and redundancy considerations and best practices
  • Understanding the benefits of VMware VAAI compliant storage

Module 11: VMware File System (VMFS)

  • Unique file system properties of VMFS 6
  • Managing shared Volumes
  • Creating new VMFS partitions
  • Explanation of VMFS 6 features and capabilities
  • Managing VMFS capacity with LUN spanning and LUN expansion
  • Native and 3rd party Multipathing with Fibre and iSCSI SANs
  • VMFS performance considerations
  • VMFS scalability and reliability

Module 12: Infrastructure Monitoring with vCenter Alarms

  • Alarm categories and definitions
  • Creating custom alarms and actions
  • Configure vCenter so it can send E-mail and SNMP alerts
  • Reviewing alarms and acknowledging them
  • Work with alarm conditions, triggers and actions
  • Identify most useful alarms to review and enable

Module 13: Resource Management and Resource Pools

  • Delegate resources in bulk using Resource Pools
  • How ESX delivers resources to VMs
  • Shares, Reservations and Limits
  • CPU resource scheduling
  • Memory resource scheduling
  • Resource Pools

Module 14: VMotion Migration, Cold Migration, Storage VMotion

  • Cold VM migrations to new ESX hosts, datastores
  • Hot Migrations with VMotion
  • VMotion requirements and dependencies
  • How VMotion works – detailed explanation
  • Troubleshooting VMotion
  • How to test hosts for VMotion compatibility
  • Storage VMotion for hot VM disk migrations

Module 15: Distributed Resource Scheduling Clusters

  • CPU and Memory resource balanced clusters with VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • DRS Cluster configuration and tuning
  • Per-VM cluster policy overrides
  • Learn the features and benefits of DRS Power Management

Module 16: Failure Recovery with High Availability Clusters

  • High Availability options to minimize unplanned down time
  • How VMware HA protects against ESXi host, storage network and SAN volume failures
  • Understand and review HA’s many policies
  • Introduction to continuous VM availability using VMware Fault Tolerance

Module 17: Patch Management with VMware Lifecycle Manager

  • Configure and enable VMware Lifecycle Manager
  • Establishing a patch baseline
  • Verifying compliance and patching ESXi hosts

Module 18: Managing Scalability and Performance

  • VMkernel CPU and memory resource management mechanisms
  • Tuning VM storage I/O performance
  • Identifying and resolving resource contention
  • Monitoring VM and ESX host performance
  • Performance and capacity planning strategies

Module 19: Final Thoughts

  • Consolidation guidelines for VMs and Storage
  • Determining which workloads to consolidate
  • Useful books, white papers and online resources

Exclusives: 
  • 180 days access to the lab environment after class
  • Access to the lab environment during the training
  • Course material accessible in electronic format
  • Certificate of attendance
Prerequisites: 

Attendees should have user, operator or administrator experience on common operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, UNIX, etc. Experience installing, configuring and managing operating systems, storage systems and or networks is useful but not required. We assume that all attendees have a basic familiarity with PC server hardware, disk partitioning, IP addressing, O/S installation, networking, etc

Contact us for more information on pricing:

Eccentrix
Office: +381 11 71 38 192
Mobile: +381 65 31 38 195
E-mail: Jelena.Mijanovic@eccentrix.rs

9đ, Milutina Milankovića St,
11070 New Belgrade
www.eccentrix.rs

Eccentrix
Office: +381 11 71 38 192
Mobile: +381 65 31 38 197
E-mail: Boris.Gigovic@eccentrix.rs

9đ, Milutina Milankovića St,
11070 New Belgrade
www.eccentrix.rs