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VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.5 to V6]

Lab (30 Days)

  • 8 modules with 10 labs

Overview:
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.

Objectives

  • Discuss the key enhancements made to vSphere 6
  • Determine when to apply increased maximum configuration allowances in vSphere 6
  • Configure new ESXi security and account management features 
  • Apply vSphere 6 upgrade and deployment processes to ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Determine when to deploy the different VMware Platform Services Controller™ models 
  • Discuss the differences between VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client in the vSphere 6 release
  • Upgrade virtual machines to virtual hardware version 11 
  • Apply the uses and benefits of VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™ 
  • Configure storage policies
  • Create and use virtual volumes
  • Allocate network resources by using VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control
  • Migrate running virtual machines between vCenter Server instances by using VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
  • Discuss the key enhancements made to VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance

Intended Audience

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

Outline:

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Online vSphere resources
  • Location of online vSphere documentation

2. Introduction to vSphere 6

  • Discuss vSphere 6 feature enhancements
  • Describe how vRealize Operations Manager is used to manage the software-defined data center

3. Install and Upgrade

  • Discuss the differences between vSphere 5.5 and vSphere 6 installation process.
  • Confirm the system requirements for each component of vSphere 6
  • Determine which vCenter Server deployment mode is required
  • Discuss the vSphere 6 upgrade process
  • Discuss vSphere 6 installation media
  • Determine the correct database option for various deployment scenarios of vSphere 6

4. Compute Enhancements

  • Discuss the enhancements to vSphere 6 scalability and performance
  • Discuss the additional features to support hot-plug and SMART solid-state drives
  • Discuss the improvements to lockdown settings
  • Discuss how virtual hardware 11 extends virtual machine resource configurations
  • Discuss how hot-add memory is distributed across NUMA nodes in vSphere 6

5. Management Enhancements

  • Discuss VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™ authentication process
  • Discuss new features of vSphere 6 Certificate Authority
  • Discuss certificate-based guest authorization
  • Discuss how ESXi hosts and vCenter Server communicate securely over SSL
  • Describe changes for ESXi certificate replacement
  • Discuss upgrading the vSphere License Service
  • License ESXi 6 and vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client

6. Storage Enhancements

  • Discuss VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™
  • Configure storage-based policies
  • Discuss share reservations and file locking
  • Discuss the benefits and effects of NFS 4.1 with vSphere.
  • Discuss Kerberos and Remote Procedure Call (RPC) header authentication

7. Network Enhancements

  • Work with Network I/O Control
  • Upgrade Network I/O Control to version 3
  • Enable network resource management on a vSphere distributed switch
  • Configure bandwidth allocation for system and virtual machine traffic based on shares, reservations, and limits
  • Discuss how IPv6 is supported in the vSphere 6 release

8. Availability Enhancements

  • Discuss enhancements made to vSphere vMotion
  • Migrate virtual machine across vCenter Server instances by using - vSphere vMotion
  • Discuss the multiprocessor fault tolerance features and symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) capabilities in vSphere 6
  • Discuss the benefits of VMware vCloud® Air™
  • Describe how vCloud Air integrates with vSphere 6

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