Implementing and Managing VMware vSphere

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Implementing and Managing VMware vSphere

Author: David Davis

This path takes you through everything you’ll need to know about implementing and managing VMware vSphere. You’ll start with the basics of installation and configuration before... Read more

###What you will learn

  • The benefits of using VMware vSphere
  • Installing and configuring vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts
  • Configuring and managing vSphere networking
  • Configuring and Managing vSphere Storage
  • Deploying and Administering Virtual Machines and vApps
  • Establishing and Maintaining vSphere Availability
  • Managing vSphere Resources
  • Troubleshooting a vSphere Implementation
  • Monitoring a vSphere Implementation
  • Implementing vSphere Security Best Practices

Pre-requisites

You should be familiar with computer administration and the foundational principles of virtualization.

Implementing and Managing VMware vSphere

This path takes you through everything you’ll need to know about implementing and managing VMware vSphere. You’ll start with the basics of installation and configuration before moving on to networking, storage, virtual machines, and more. Additionally, you’ll delve into more advanced topics that’ll put you in the best position to succeed as a vSphere administrator.

vSphere 7: Introduction

by David Davis

Jun 18, 2020 / 1h 3m

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Description

VMware vSphere powers the majority of the on-premises datacenters in the world today and vSphere administrators are highly sought-after in the job market. With the launch of vSphere 7, VMware has unleashed a tremendous amount of innovation, so it’s a great time to be learning vSphere! In this course, vSphere 7: Introduction, you will learn what’s new in vSphere 7. First, you will explore how to create your own lab. Next, you will learn how to prepare for the new vSphere 7 VCP exam. Finally, you will discover how to build your own vSphere 7 environment. By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of what the vSphere 7 course path covers, what you need to know about VMware certification, and the many options available for creating your own vSphere 7 lab environment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. VMware Certification Explained
  4. Building Your Environment

vSphere 7: Installing and Configuring vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts

by David Davis

Jun 22, 2020 / 2h 39m

2h 39m

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VMware vSphere powers the majority of the on-premises datacenters in the world today, and vSphere administrators are highly sought-after in the job market. The VMware Certified Professional (or VCP) is the most popular virtualization certification in the world. In this course, vSphere 7: Installing and Configuring vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts, you’ll learn all about the new vSphere 7. First, you'll explore the vSphere architecture and vSphere editions. Next, you'll learn how to download and install ESXi and the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). Finally, you'll discover how to perform initial configurations, and how to automate the entire deployment of ESXi using Auto Deploy. By the end of this course you'll know everything you need to know about getting vSphere 7 up and running.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Identifying vSphere Architecture and Solutions for a Given Use Case
  4. Installing and Configuring ESXi
  5. Installing and Configuring VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
  6. Deploying ESXi Hosts Using Auto Deploy
  7. Conclusion

vSphere 7: Configuring and Managing vSphere Networking

by David Davis

Jul 30, 2020 / 2h 33m

2h 33m

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VMware vSphere powers the majority of the on-premises datacenters in the world today, and vSphere administrators are highly sought-after in the job market. The VMware Certified Professional (or VCP) is the most popular virtualization certification in the world. In this course, vSphere 7: Configuring and Managing vSphere Networking, you’ll learn how to configure vSphere standard and distributed switches. First, you'll learn how to configure port groups, virtual adapters, and policies. Next, you'll discover vSphere networking security, teaming, failover, and traffic shaping policies. By the end of this course, you'll know everything you need to know to configure and manage your vSphere 7 virtual network!

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Configuring vSphere Standard Switches (vSS)
  4. Configuring vSphere Distributed Switches (vDS)
  5. Configuring vSS and vDS Features Based on Given Requirements
  6. Next Steps

vSphere 7: Configuring and Managing vSphere Storage

by David Davis

Sep 22, 2020 / 4h 30m

4h 30m

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VMware vSphere powers the majority of the on-premises datacenters in the world today, and vSphere administrators are highly sought-after in the job market. The VMware Certified Professional (or VCP) is the most popular virtualization certification in the world. In this course, vSphere 7: Configuring and Managing vSphere Storage, you’ll learn how to configure all forms of vSphere storage. First, you'll learn how to configure iSCSI, NFS, and VMFS storage for vSphere. Next, you'll discover the power of VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) and how to configure it. Finally, you'll explore how to configure vSphere storage multi-pathing and failover. By the end of this course, you'll know everything you need to know to configure and manage your vSphere 7 storage infrastructure!

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Connecting Shared Storage Devices to vSphere
  4. Configuring Software Defined Storage
  5. Creating and Configuring VMFS and NFS Datastores
  6. Configuring vSphere Storage Multi-pathing and Failover
  7. Performing Advanced VMFS and NFS Configurations
  8. Next Steps

vSphere 7: Deploying and Administering Virtual Machines and vApps

by David Davis

Nov 18, 2020 / 4h 28m

4h 28m

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Learning to create and protect virtual machines and other appliances doesn't have to be intimidating. In this course, vSphere 7: Deploying and Administering Virtual Machines and vApps, you will learn how to create, configure, administer, and protect new virtual machines, templates, clones, vApps, and virtual appliances. First, you will discover that administration of vSphere virtual machines can be easy and fun! Next, you will learn how to rapidly deploy new virtual machines from templates and content libraries. Finally, you will explore how to protect your virtual machines with Veeam Backup and vSphere Replication. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of vSphere 7 virtual machine administration needed to confidently manage and protect your vSphere virtual machines.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines
  4. Creating and Deploying vApps
  5. Managing Virtual Machine Clones and Templates
  6. Administering Virtual Machines and vApps
  7. Consolidating Physical Workloads Using VMware Converter
  8. Configuring Advanced vSphere Virtual Machine Settings
  9. Creating and Managing a Multi-site Content Library
  10. Backing Up and Restoring Virtual Machines
  11. Next Steps

vSphere 7: Establishing and Maintaining vSphere Availability

by David Davis

Feb 11, 2021 / 4h 23m

4h 23m

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VMware vSphere powers in the majority of the on-premises data centers in the world today and vSphere administrators are highly sought-after in the job market. With the launch of vSphere 7, VMware has unleashed a tremendous amount of innovation so it’s a great time to be learning vSphere! In this course, vSphere 7: Establishing and Maintaining vSphere Availability, you’ll discover how to efficiently administer VMware vSphere 7 availability, step by step. First, you'll explore vSphere availability features like vSphere High Availability (HA) and Fault Tolerance (FT). Next, you'll discover how to use the magic of VMware VMotion and storage VMotion. Finally, you'll wrap up by learning the new vSphere 7 Lifecycle Manager and how to upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) while minimizing downtime. By the end of the course, you'll know everything you need to know to ensure high availability in your vSphere infrastructure.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Creating and Configuring VMware Clusters
  4. Migrating Virtual Machines
  5. Planning and Implementing vSphere Fault Tolerance
  6. Configuring Advanced vSphere HA Features
  7. Configuring Advanced vSphere DRS Features
  8. Performing vSphere Updates with vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  9. Performing vCenter Server Upgrades

vSphere 7: Managing vSphere Resources

by David Davis

Mar 12, 2021 / 2h 2m

2h 2m

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Managing VMware vSphere resources is critical to ensure that your applications perform well, but it can be confusing. In this course, vSphere 7: Managing vSphere Resources, you will learn how to efficiently manage VMware vSphere 7 resources. First, you'll learn about memory and CPU resources in vSphere. Next, you'll delve into resource management by creating multi-level resource pools, shares, reservations, and limits. Finally, you’ll explore how to apply those same vSphere resource management constructs to networking and storage by configuring vSphere storage I/O and network I/O control. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to utilize vSphere resource management like a pro!

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Understanding CPU and Memory Resources
  4. Configuring Multi-level Resource Pools
  5. Configuring Network I/O Control
  6. Configuring Storage I/O Control
  7. Next Steps

vSphere 7: Troubleshooting a vSphere Implementation

by David Davis

Apr 9, 2021 / 4h 42m

4h 42m

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VMware vSphere is a powerful and advanced virtualization platform for the modern data center, but it isn't without its complexities and potential trouble. With so many enterprises virtualizing their most critical applications with vSphere, as a vSphere administrator, you must be prepared.

In this course, vSphere 7: Troubleshooting a vSphere Implementation, you'll learn how to efficiently troubleshoot any potential problems in vSphere when they occur:

  1. learn how to troubleshoot problems with ESXi and vCenter installation
  2. discover how to use VMware's knowledgebase (KB) system to fix problems with the vSphere environment, like storage and networking
  3. work with vSphere to find misconfigurations and fix issues
By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge and skill to troubleshoot a variety of problems in vSphere 7 with efficiency and confidence.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Performing Basic Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Installations
  4. Performing Basic Troubleshooting of vSphere Networking
  5. Performing Basic Troubleshooting of VM Operations
  6. Identifying and Troubleshooting Basic Misconfigurations Through the GUI
  7. Troubleshooting vCenter Server, ESXi Hosts, and Virtual Machines
  8. Troubleshooting vSphere Storage and Network Issues
  9. Troubleshooting vSphere Upgrades
  10. Troubleshooting and Monitoring vSphere Performance
  11. Troubleshooting HA and DRS Configurations
  12. Next Steps

vSphere 7: Monitoring a vSphere Implementation

by David Davis

Jun 15, 2021 / 2h 36m

2h 36m

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VMware vSphere powers the majority of on-premises data centers in the world today. In this course, vSphere 7: Monitoring a vSphere Implementation, you’ll learn how to monitor many aspects of VMware vSphere. First, you’ll explore how to monitor tasks and events, keep track of metrics with performance charts, and configure SNMP and STMP. Next, you’ll discover how to create and administer vCenter server alarms. Finally, you’ll learn how to install and configure both vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Operations to monitor and troubleshoot your vSphere’s infrastructure. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to monitor your vSphere infrastructure and prevent problems before they happen.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Monitoring ESXi, vCenter Server, and Virtual Machines
  4. Creating and Administering vCenter Server Alarms
  5. Getting Started with vRealize Operations
  6. Configuring and Managing vRealize Log Insight
  7. Conclusion

vSphere 7: Implementing vSphere Security Best Practices

by David Davis

Sep 14, 2021 / 4h 21m

4h 21m

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The VMware Certified Professional (or VCP) is one of the most popular virtualization certifications in the world. In this course, vSphere 7: Implementing vSphere Security Best Practices, you'll gain valuable VMware vSphere administration knowledge to help you prepare for the new vSphere 7 VCP exam. First, you’ll learn the best practices for securing a vSphere infrastructure, including securing ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere virtual machines. Next, you’ll discover how to implement vSphere Certificate Manager, enable SSO and Active Directory integration, and configure and administer role-based access control. Finally, you'll explore how to utilize host profiles to ensure consistent security across your vSphere infrastructure. By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge of vSphere Security best practices needed to keep your vSphere infrastructure secure.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Best Practices for vSphere Security
  4. Managing vSphere Security Certificates
  5. Enabling SSO and Active Directory Integration
  6. Configuring and Administering Role-based Access Control
  7. Securing ESXi Hosts
  8. Securing vCenter Server
  9. Securing Virtual Machines
  10. Securing vSphere with Encryption
  11. Customizing Host Profile Settings
  12. Next Steps
Learning Paths

Implementing and Managing VMware vSphere

  • Number of Courses10 courses
  • Duration33 hours

This path takes you through everything you’ll need to know about implementing and managing VMware vSphere. You’ll start with the basics of installation and configuration before moving on to networking, storage, virtual machines, and more. Additionally, you’ll delve into more advanced topics that’ll put you in the best position to succeed as a vSphere administrator.

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