VMware vSphere: What’s New [V8]



Course Overview
In this two-day course, you explore the new features and enhancements following VMware vCenter Server 8.0 and VMware ESXi 8.0. Real-world use-case scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere 8.0.

Product Alignment

VMware ESXi 8.0
VMware vCenter Server 8.0
Who should attend
System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures who want to deploy vSphere 8.0 into their existing vSphere environment.

This course requires completion of one of the following courses, or equivalent knowledge, plus administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server:

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale
VMware vSphere: Fast Track
VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting
Experience with working at the command line is helpful.
The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

Install and configure ESXi
Install vCenter Server
Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
Create and modify a standard switch
Create and modify a distributed switch
Connect an ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
Create a VMware vSphere VMFS datastore
Use a content library template to create a virtual machine
Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere vMotion and VMware vSphere Storage vMotion
Configure and manage a VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler cluster
Configure and manage a VMware vSphere High Availability cluster
Use VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager to perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and VMs
If you cannot complete these tasks, VMware recommends that you instead take the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] (VSICM8) course.

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

Recognize the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 8.0
Describe vCenter Server, VMware ESXi, storage, virtual machine, and security enhancements in vSphere 8.0
Describe the purpose of vSphere Distributed Services Engine
Update an ESXi host equipped with a Data Processing Unit (DPU) using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
Identify devices supported for system storage on ESXi 8.0
Recognize enhancements to VM hardware compatibility settings
VMware vSphere Memory Monitoring and Remediation and the improvements to vSphere DRS
Recognize the new Virtual Non-Uniform Memory Access (vNUMA) topology settings of a VM in vSphere Client
Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager and Auto Deploy to manage the configuration specifications for the hosts in a cluster
Recognize the vSphere Lifecycle Manager and Auto Deploy enhancements in vSphere 8.0
Recognize the cloud benefits that VMware vSphere+ brings to on-premises workloads
Recognize technology that is discontinued or deprecated in vSphere 8.0
Course Content
1 Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
2 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Describe how device groups support AI and ML in vSphere 8
Describe how device virtualization extensions support AI and ML in vSphere 8
3 vSphere Distributed Services Engine
Describe the benefits of Distributed Services Engine
Explain how Distributed Services Engine works
Recognize use cases for Distributed Services Engine
Install ESXi on a host equipped with a DPU
View DPU information in vSphere Client
Add an ESXi host equipped with a DPU to a cluster
Update an ESXi host equipped with a DPU using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for network offloads
Add a host with a DPU to the vSphere Distributed Switch
Configure a VM to use Uniform Passthrough Mode
4 vSphere and vCenter Management
Review the improvements to the communication between vCenter and ESXi hosts
Review the enhancements to the vCenter recovery process
5 ESXi Enhancements
Describe the function of the central configuration store in ESXi
Explain how ConfigStore affects your interaction with ESXi configuration files
Recognize the supported system storage partition configuration on ESXi 8.0
Identify devices supported for system storage on ESXi 8.0
Configure an RDMA host local device on ESXi
6 vSphere Storage
Describe the vSAN Express Storage Architecture
Recognize the benefits of using vSAN Express Storage Architecture
Describe the benefits of using NVMe
Recognize the support for NVMe devices in vSphere
7 Guest OS and Workloads
Review the enhancements of the latest virtual hardware versions
Describe the features introduced with virtual hardware version 20
Create a snapshot of a VM with an NVDIMM device
8 Resource Management
View energy and carbon emission metrics in vRealize Operations Manager
Describe the VMware vSphere Memory Monitoring and Remediation (vMMR) functionality
Describe how vMMR enhances the performance of vSphere DRS
9 Security and Compliance
Describe how to handle vTPM secrets when cloning a VM
Manage OVF templates for VMs that are configured with vTPM
Deploy an OVF template with vTPM
Describe the enhancements to trusted binary enforcement in ESXi
Describe ESXi 8 enhanced security features
10 vSphere Lifecycle Manager
Describe the enhancements to life cycle management of standalone ESXi hosts
Manage the configuration profiles of ESXi hosts in a cluster with vSphere Lifecycle Manager
Use Auto Deploy to boot a host with the desired image and configuration specifications
Upgrade multiple ESXi hosts in a cluster in parallel
Stage an ESXi host image prior to remediation
11 Auto Deploy
Manage custom host certificates using Auto Deploy
12 vSphere with Tanzu
Describe the features of the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 2.0 offering
13 Announcing vSphere+
Describe the functionality and benefits of vSphere+

Course Details

  • Course Ref: VM-VSWN8
  • Course Duration: 2 Days
  • Course Dates: 11—12 September 2024
  • Course Price: £1190+VAT