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Vmware vSphere: What's New (v5.5 to v6.0)

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

VMware vSphere: What's New is a hands-on training course that explores the newest features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server™ 6 and VMware ESXi™ 6. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lecture material teach the skills you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 6.

This class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6 into their existing vSphere environment. Students who complete this course will be prepared for more advanced vSphere 6 courses, available at www.vmware.com/education

Note: This course is based on beta software.

AUDIENCE

This course is specially design for vSphere Administrators, Systems Engineers and Operators who have attended vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V5.x or have the equivalent experience.

PREREQUISITES

  • vSphere 5.5 knowledge equivalent to attending vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x] and system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

METHODOLOGY

This program will be conducted with Classroom, Live Online and Onsite.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss key enhancements made to vSphere in version 6
  • Discuss new feature and maximum configuration allowances in vCenter Server 6
  • Discuss and configure new ESXi security and account management features
  • Discuss the deployment process of vSphere 6 release products
  • Discuss Platform Services Controller use case scenarios and apply these in vSphere 6 environments
  • Discuss the differences between VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client in the vSphere 6 release
  • Apply the uses and benefits of VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™
  • Discuss and apply storage security and policies
  • Discuss and configure storage fault domains
  • Discuss the benefits of and configure virtual volumes
  • Discuss and apply network performance enhancements
  • Describe enhancements to VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ and VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ in the vSphere 6 release
  • Discuss and configure cross-vCenter Server systems migration
  • Discuss and apply multiprocessor fault tolerance and VMware vSphere® App HA enhancements

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Modules

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Other vSphere 5 learning resources
Introduction To VMware vSphere 5.0
  • Key enhancements in ESXi, vCenter Server, and VMware vSphere® Update Manager
  • Upgrade vSphere components from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.0, including vCenter Server, Update Manager, and ESXi
Virtual Machine Management
  • Describe new virtual machine version 8 hardware features
  • Explain virtual machine snapshot consolidation
  • Describe the vCenter Solutions Manager
  • Upgrade a virtual machine to version 8 hardware
  • Install, register, and use the vSphere Web Client
Network Management
  • Describe the ESXi firewall
  • Describe new features of vNetwork distributed switches including NetFlow, port mirroring, and Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • Describe enhancements to network I/O control, including 802.1p priority tagging and user-defined virtual machine resource pools
  • Configure the ESXi firewall
  • Configure and test port mirroring
Storage Management
  • Describe new storage features, including VMFS-5, Fibre Channel over Ethernet software adapters, policy-driven storage vStorage API for Storage Awareness, and VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance
  • Describe enhanced features, including snapshot support for vSphere Storage vMotion, solid-state disk support, and new primitives in the vStorage API for Array Integration
  • Upgrade VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
  • Create user-defined storage capabilities and virtual machine storage profiles
Scalability
  • Describe scaling enhancements to resource pools and VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Describe Storage DRS operation
  • Create a datastore cluster
  • Configure Storage DRS
High Availability
  • Describe enhancements to VMware Fault Tolerance and Enhanced vMotion Compatibility features
  • Explain the new master-slave architecture of vSphere HA
  • View the new informational displays to monitor vSphere HA cluster activity

New VMware vSphere Deployment Alternatives
  • Configure and use the Linux-based vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use Image Builder to create an installation image profile
  • Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host

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