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Advanced Skills for vSphere Professionals Workshop v 6.7

 

Length – 5 days

Overview
This five-day workshop provides hands-on experience in advanced VMware vSphere® administration and helps you prepare to pass the VMware Certified Advanced Professional — Data Center Virtualization Deploy 2018 certification exam. This course provides practical exposure to various advanced vSphere administration and configuration topics.
Additionally, the course aligns to the exam objectives to provide you with an opportunity to enhance and practice your skills and better prepare you for the exam.

Prerequisites
You should have the following skills before taking this course:
• Completion of the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.7] course or equivalent skills
You must have the VMware Certified Professional – Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification in order to obtain the VCAP-DCV Deploy 2018 certification.

Audience
Experienced system administrators.

Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Configure and manage VMware vSphere® Auto DeployTM configurations
• Configure advanced system settings
• Deploy and configure core management infrastructure components
• Deploy and configure VMware vSphere® Update ManagerTM components
• Perform virtual machine configurations
• Implement complex storage solutions
• Deploy and configure VMware vSANTM
• Troubleshoot complex storage solutions
• Implement and manage vSphere 6.x standard switch and distributed switch networks
• Troubleshoot a vSphere 6.x network implementation
• Implement and maintain vSphere availability solutions
• Implement and manage DRS solutions
• Troubleshoot vSphere clusters
• Manage a vSphere environment using command line tools
• Manage and analyze vSphere log files
• Configure and manage a content library
• Use vSphere performance monitoring tools
• Optimize virtual machine resources
• Backup and recover vSphere configurations
• Configure a vSphere 6.x environment for security
• Manage authentication and end-user security
• Manage SSL certificates
• Secure and encrypt a virtual machine

Course Outline
Course Introduction
Introductions and course objectives
Create and Deploy vSphere 6.x Infrastructure Components
Configure and manage host profiles
Configure and manage a vSphere environment for vSphere Auto Deploy
Configure advanced system settings on an ESXi host, including syslog, scratch partition, and core dump
location
Configure and manage an identity source and root level global permissions
Use vSphere Update Manager for creating baselines and schedules, staging patches, and remediating
hosts
Perform virtual machine (VM) configurations, including adjusting CPU and memory allocations, and
specifying swap file location
Deploy and Manage a vSphere 6.x Storage Infrastructure
Implement complex storage solutions – iSCSI storage, NFS datastores, and Storage I/O Control
Deploy and configure vSAN, and create a vSAN storage policy
Investigate and restore access to a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
Deploy and Manage a vSphere 6.x Network Infrastructure
Migrate a VMkernel network adapter and vmnic from a standard switch to a distributed switch
Create and configure a custom TCP/IP stack on an ESXi host
Configure Network I/O Control to support network bandwidth constraint issues
Configure a vSphere Deployment for Availability and Scalability
Enable VMware vSphere® High Availability and configure core components such as admission
control, heartbeat datastores, and a custom isolation address
Enable DRS and configure automation settings, EVC mode, and an affinity rule
Troubleshoot a VMware vSphere® vMotion® issue within a vSphere cluster
Configure a vSphere Deployment for Manageability
Create a VM and generate a report using VMware vSphere® PowerCLITM
Configure VMware vCenter Server® database log settings and diagnostic logging levels
Analyze a log file to investigate a network connection problem and remediate the problem
Import an OVF template and create a subscribed content library for a multi-vCenter Server environment
Configure a vSphere Deployment for Performance
Use ESXi command-line utilities to collect vSphere performance metrics and perform VM network packet
capture
Update the configuration on a VM template
Configure a vSphere 6.x Environment for Recoverability
Backup and restore a distributed switch configuration
Backup and restore a resource pool tree
Schedule vCenter Server backups using the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
Configure a vSphere 6.x Environment for Security
Register a KMS with vCenter Server, create an encryption storage policy, and create an encrypted VM
Update advanced certificate parameters and renew an ESXi certificate
Create a vCenter Server custom role and assign permissions to an identity source user
Change password restrictions on an ESXi host
Add an ESXi host to a directory service domain and enable lockdown mode