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VMware vSphere: What's New [V6.7 to V7]

SS Course: 59000

Course Overview

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In this three-day, hands-on training course, you explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server 7 and VMware ESXi 7. Real-world use-case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere 7.                                                                  

Scheduled Classes

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04/08/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
06/10/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn

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List and describe the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 6.7 update releases and Sphere 7
  • Recognize improvements to VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to manage vSphere deployments, updates, and configurations
  • Discuss the purpose and capabilities of VMware vSphere with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMware Tanzu portfolio
  • Determine the proper upgrade path for a vCenter Server instance and upgrade VMware vCenter Server Appliance to version 7
  • Migrate a Windows vCenter Server system to vCenter Server Appliance 7
  • Manage and update VM templates located in content libraries
  • Use Identity Federation to configure vCenter Server to use Microsoft ADFS
  • Use the VMware vSphere Client to manage certificates
  • Describe vCenter Server, VMware ESXi, storage, network, virtual machine, and security enhancements in vSphere 7
  • Use VMware vSphere Trust Authority to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
  • Demonstrate the Quickstart feature of the ESXi cluster
  • By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

Outline

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Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
  • Identify the parts of a container system
  • Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes
  • Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow
  • Describe the purpose of vSphere with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMware Tanzu portfolio
  • Explain the vSphere with Kubernetes supervisor cluster
  • Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes grid service
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the new vCenter Server Appliance deployment model
  • Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7
  • Migrate a Windows vCenter Server instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7
  • Describe the enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
  • Identify the scaling and performance improvements for vCenter Server Appliance
  • Explain the benefits of using VMware Skyline to proactively monitor your environment
  • Describe the support provided for dynamic DNS
  • Recognize how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server
  • Describe prefix-based MAC address allocation
  • Perform a VM template in-place update in Content Library
  • Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
  • Configure identity federation
  • Manage certificates using the vSphere Client
  • Identify VMware NSX-T logical switches and their properties in the vSphere Client
  • Upgrade an ESXi host to version 7
  • List the enhancements introduced with ESXi 7
  • Describe new device support for ESXi hosts
  • Describe support for Precision Time Protocol
  • Discuss the new functionality, virtual devices, and VM maximums supported by VM compatibility version 17
  • Describe the enhancements to guest customization
  • Perform a vSphere vMotion migration of VMs with remote devices
  • Describe the enhancements to NVMe support
  • Describe the enhancements to VMware Pluggable Storage Architecture
  • Describe the purpose of the High-Performance Plug-in
  • Describe the support for iSER
  • Recognize the changes made to the ESXi system storage layout
  • Describe the support for CAB deployment of WSFC in vSphere 6.7 and later
  • List the enhancements made to vSAN
  • Describe the enhancements to the VM encryption feature
  • Describe the enhancements to cloning, migration, and encryption operations
  • Describe the benefits and use cases of vSphere Trust Authority
  • Configure vSphere Trust Authority
  • Demonstrate the Quickstart feature of the ESXi cluster
  • Recognize improvements to vSphere DRS
  • Describe use cases for scalable shares
  • Use vCenter Server Update Planner to run vCenter Server upgrade prechecks
  • Compare vSphere Lifecycle Manager to vSphere Update Manager
  • Manage and update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager

Prerequisites

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Install and configure ESXi
  • Modify a virtual machines hardware
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere vMotion and VMware vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere High Availability cluster
  • Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and 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 [V7] course.
  • 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 VMFS datastore
  • Use a content library template to create a virtual machine
  • This course requires completion of one the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage, VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale, VMware vSphere: Fast Track, or VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting.The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

    Who Should Attend

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    System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures.

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