VMware vSphere: Operate; Scale and Secure [V8]



Course Overview
This five-day course teaches you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you configure and optimize the VMware vSphere 8 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure. You also discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. Attend this course to deepen your understanding of vSphere and learn how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization.

Product Alignment

VMware ESXi 8.0
VMware vCenter 8.0
Who should attend
Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators

This course is part of the following Certifications:

VMware Certified – Cloud Infrastructure Administrator
VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization 2024
VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Virtualization Deploy 2024
Attending this course meets the training requirement to achieve the following certification:

Attend VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] (VSICM8)
Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter
Course Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

Configure and manage a VMware Tools Repository
Configure vSphere Replication and recover replicated VMs
Manage VM resource usage with resource pools
Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
Configure vCenter High Availability
Use host profiles to manage VMware ESXi host compliance
Use the vSphere Client to manage certificates
Monitor the vCenter, ESXi, and VMs performance in the vSphere client
Secure vCenter, ESXi, and VMs in your vSphere environment
Use VMware vSphere Trust Authority to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
Use Identity Federation to configure the vCenter to use external identity sources
Course Content
Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Virtual Machine Operations
Recognize the role of a VMware Tools Repository
Configure a VMware Tools Repository
Recognize the backup and restore solution for VMs
Identify the components in the vSphere Replication architecture
Deploy and configure vSphere Replication
Recover replicated VMs
vSphere Cluster Operations
Create and manage resource pools in a cluster
Describe how scalable shares work
Describe the function of the vCLS
Recognize operations that might disrupt the healthy functioning of vCLS VMs
Network Operations
Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
Describe how VMware vSphere Network I/O Control enhances performance
Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring and NetFlow
Define vSphere Distributed Services Engine
Describe the use cases and benefits of vSphere Distributed Services Engine
Storage Operations
Discuss vSphere support for NVMe and iSER technologies
Describe the architecture and requirements of vSAN configuration
Describe storage policy-based management
Recognize components in the vSphere Virtual Volumes architecture
Configure Storage I/O Control
vCenter and ESXi Operations
Create a vCenter backup schedule
Recognize the importance of vCenter High Availability
Explain how vCenter High Availability works
Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
Use the vSphere client to manage vSphere certificates
vSphere Monitoring
Monitor the key factors that can affect a virtual machine’s performance
Describe the factors that influence vCenter performance
Use vCenter tools to monitor resource use
Create custom alarms in vCenter
Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline
Recognize uses for Skyline Advisor Pro
vSphere Security and Access Control
Recognize strategies for securing vSphere components, such as vCenter, ESXi hosts, and virtual machines
Describe vSphere support for security standards and protocols
Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
Configure identity federation to allow vCenter to use an external identity provider
vSphere Trusted Environments and VM Encryption
Configure ESXi Host Access and Authentication
Describe virtual machine security features
Describe the components of a VM encryption architecture
Create, manage, and migrate encrypted VMs
List VM encryption events and alarms
Describe the benefits and use cases of vSphere Trust Authority
Configure vSphere Trust Authority

Course Details

  • Course Ref: VM-VSOSS8
  • Course Duration: 5 Days
  • Course Dates: 9—13 September 2024
  • Course Price: £3150+VAT