Module 1:

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
References and resources

Module 2:

Software-Defined Data Center

Introduce components of the software-defined data center
Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
Install and use vSphere Client
Overview of ESXi

Module 3:

Creating Virtual Machines

Introduce virtual machines
Virtual machine hardware
Virtual machine files
Create and work with virtual machines and templates

Module 4:

vCenter Server

Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Use vSphere Web Client
Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Module 5:

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

Describe, create, and manage standard switches
Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
network connections, and port groups

Module 6:

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

Introduce storage protocols and storage device types
Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI and NFS storage
Create and manage VMFS and NFS data storage

Module 7:

Virtual Machine Management

Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

Module 8:

Resource Management and Monitoring

Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
Configure and manage resource pools
Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
Use various tools to monitor resource usage
Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
Identify and troubleshoot virtual machine resource issues
Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management

Module 9:

vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

Explain the vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
Introduce vSphere Replication
Use vSphere Data Protection to backup and restore data

Module 10:

Host Scalability

Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster
Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity

Module 11:

vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
Create patch baselines
Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance
Scan and remediate hosts

Module 12:

Installing vSphere Components

Install ESXi Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
Discuss installation of center Server Appliance and a center Server instance
Demonstrate vCenter Server installation (Window Based)