VMware vSphere 7.0 with ESXi and vCenter

Este curso de 5 días es una formación intensiva en VMware vSphere™ incluyendo VMware ESXi™ 7 y vCenter™ 7. Este curso ha sido completamente actualizado para mostrar los cambios más relevantes en vSphere 7

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Este curso de 5 días es una formación intensiva en VMware vSphere™ incluyendo VMware ESXi™ 7 y vCenter™ 7. Este curso ha sido completamente actualizado para mostrar los cambios más relevantes en vSphere 7.

Código del Curso: IT-AV-VMWARE7

Duración: 30 h

Modalidad: Presencial/online en directo


At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the many significant benefits of virtualization
  • Install ESXi 7.0 according to best practices
  • Use Host Client to manage standalone ESXi hosts
  • Configure and manage local storage resources
  • Create virtual and virtual to physical network configurations
  • Define and use file share (NAS / NFS) datastores Create virtual machines, install operating systems and applications
  • Create virtual machines, install operating systems and applications
  • Install, configure and upgrade VMware Tools
  • Install, configure and update vCenter Server Appliance
  • Rapidly deployment of VMs using golden-master VM templates
  • Create clones – one-time copies of virtual machine
  • Use Guest OS customization to rapidly configure new VMs according to requirements
  • Configure and use hotplug hardware including hot-add vCPUs and Memory
  • Configure, manage, monitor and secure users and groups
  • Understand the benefits and trade offs of network attached storage and Fibre, iSCSI SANs
  • Configure and use shared SAN storage including Fibre SAN, iSCSI SAN
  • Add and grow virtual disks including system disks and secondary volumes
  • Use vCenter alarms to monitor ESXi, VM, storage and network health, performance, state
  • Use Resource Pools to bulk delegate resource to meet Service Level Agreements
  • Perform VM cold migrations, hot VMotion migrations and hot Storage VMotion migrations
  • Configure and manage server CPU and Memory capacity and maintain VM responsiveness with Distributed Resource Schedule load balanced clusters
  • Deliver high VM service availability using VMware High Availability clusters
  • Use HA to successfully minimize unplanned VM down time caused by ESXi host failures, storage network failures or SAN volume failures
  • Patch and update ESXi servers using vCenter Lifecycle Manager
  • Monitor and tune both ESXi and virtual machine performance
  • Understand how VMware and third party products, including operating systems, are impacted by virtualization
  • Troubleshoot common problems


Attendees should have user, operator or administrator experience on common operating systems such as Microsoft Windows®, Linux™, UNIX™, etc. Experience installing, configuring and managing operating systems, storage systems and or networks is useful but not required. We assume that all attendees have a basic familiarity with PC server hardware, disk partitioning, IP addressing, O/S installation, networking, etc.

¿A quién va dirigido?

This class is suitable for anyone who want to learn how to extract the maximum benefit from their investment in Virtual Infrastructure, including:

  • System architects or others who need to design virtual infrastructure
  • Security specialists responsible for administering, managing, securing Virtual Infrastructure
  • Operators responsible for day-to-day operation of Virtual Infrastructure
  • Performance analysts who need to understand, provision, monitor Virtual Infrastructure
  • Business Continuity specialists responsible for disaster recovery and high availability
  • Storage administrators who work with Fibre / iSCSI SAN volumes and NAS datastores
  • Managers who need an unbiased understanding of virtualization before committing their organization to a virtual infrastructure deployment.


  1. Virtualization Infrastructure Overview

    • Virtualization explained
    • How VMware virtualization compares to traditional PC deployments
    • Common pain points in PC Server management
    • How virtualization effectively addresses common IT issues
    • VMware vSphere software products
    • Hyperconverged Storage with VMware vSAN
    • Hyperconverged Networking with VMware NSX
    • What’s New in vSphere 7.0
  2. How to Install, Configure ESXi 7.0 (HoL1)

    • Understanding ESXi
    • Selecting, validating and preparing your server
    • Storage controllers, disks and partitions
    • Software installation and best practices
    • Joining ESXi to a Domain
    • Local User Management and Policies
    • First look at the VMware vSphere Host Client
  3. Virtual and Physical Networking (HoL)

    • vNetwork standard virtual Switches
    • Virtual Switches, Ports and Port Groups
    • Creating VMkernel NICs
    • Creating, sizing and customizing Virtual Switches
  4. NAS Shared Storage(HoL)

    • Benefits Shared Storage offer to Virtual Infrastructure
    • Shared Storage options
    • NFS Overview
    • Configuring ESX to use NFS Shares
    • Configuring NFS for performance and redundancy
    • NFS Use Cases
    • Troubleshooting NFS connections
  5. Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines (HoL)

    • VM virtual hardware, options and limits
    • Sizing and creating a new VM
    • Assigning, modifying and removing Virtual Hardware
    • Working with a VM’s BIOS
    • VMware remote console applications
    • Installing an OS into a VM
    • Driver installation and customization
  6. Install and Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance (HoL)

    • The need for Identity Source management
    • Installing and configuring vCenter Server Appliance with embedded Platform Service Controller
    • Connecting Single Sign On (SSO) to Active Directory and other identity sources
    • vCenter feature overview and components
    • Organizing vCenter’s inventory views
    • Importing ESXi 7 hosts into vCenter management
    • Managing vCenter with vSphere Client
  7. VM Rapid Deployment using Templates, Clones (HoL)

    • Templates – Virtual Machine Golden Master images
    • Creating, modifying, updating and working with Templates
    • Patching, and refreshing Templates
    • Cloning, one time copies of VMs
    • Best practices for cloning and templating
    • Adding and resizing virtual disks
  8. Advanced Virtual Hardware – Hot Plug vDisks, vCPU, vMemory (HoL)

    • Upgrade VM vHardware with no downtime with hotplug virtual hardware
    • Preparing to hotplug vCPUs and vRAM into a running VM
    • Hotplugging vNICs and vDisks into a running VM
    • Hotplug Hardware and Guest OS support
  9. ESXi and vCenter Permission Model (HoL)

    • VMware Security model
    • Configuring local users
    • Managing local permissions
    • vCenter security model
    • Local, Domain and Active Directory users and groups
    • How permissions are applied
  10. Using Fibre and iSCSI Shared Storage (HoL)

    • Fibre SAN overview
    • Identifying and using Fibre Host Bus Adapters
    • Scanning and Rescanning Fibre SANs
    • iSCSI overview
    • Virtual and physical iSCSI adapters
    • Connecting to iSCSI storage
    • Scanning and rescanning iSCSI SANS
    • Performance and redundancy considerations and best practices
    • Understanding the benefits of VMware VAAI compliant storage
  11. VMFS – The VMware Cluster File System (HoL)

    • Unique file system properties of VMFS
    • Managing shared Volumes
    • Creating new VMFS partitions
    • Introduction to VMFS 6 features and capabilities
    • Managing VMFS capacity with LUN spanning and LUN expansion
    • Native and 3rd party Multipathing with Fibre and iSCSI SANs
    • VMFS performance considerations
    • VMFS scalability and reliability
  12. ESX and vCenter Alarms (HoL)

    • Alarm categories and definitions
    • Creating custom alarms and actions
    • Reviewing alarms and acknowledging them
    • Configure vCenter so it can send E-mail and SNMP alerts
    • Work with alarm conditions, triggers and actions
    • Identify most useful alarms to review and enable
  13. Resource Management and Resource Pools (HoL)

    • Delegate resources in bulk using Resource Pools
    • How ESX delivers resources to VMs
    • Shares, Reservations and Limits
    • CPU resource scheduling
    • Memory resource scheduling
    • Resource Pools
  14. VM Hot VMotion, Cold Migration and Storage VMotion (HoL)

    • Cold Migrations to new ESX hosts, datastores
    • Hot Migrations with VMotion
    • VMotion requirements and dependencies
    • How VMotion works – detailed explanation
    • How to test ESXi hosts and VMs for VMotion compatibility
    • Troubleshooting VMotion
    • Storage VMotion for hot VM disk migrations
  15. Load Balancing w. Distributed Resource Scheduling Clusters (HoL)

    • CPU and Memory resource balanced clusters with VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler
    • Resource balanced clusters with VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler
    • DRS Cluster configuration and tuning
    • Per-VM cluster policy overrides
    • Learn the features and benefits of DRS Power Management
  16. Failure Recovery with High Availability Clusters (HoL)

    • High Availability options to minimize unplanned down time
    • VMware High Availability clusters
    • How VMware HA protects against ESXi host, storage network and SAN volume failures
    • Introduction to VMware Fault Tolerance
  17. Patch Management with VMware Lifecycle Manager (HoL)

    • Configure and enable VMware Lifecycle Manager
    • Establishing a patch baseline
    • Verifying compliance and patching ESXi hosts
  18. Managing Scalability and Performance (HoL)

    • VMkernel CPU and memory resource management mechanisms
    • Tuning VM storage I/O performance
    • Identifying and resolving resource contention
    • Monitoring VM and ESX host performance
    • Performance and capacity planning strategies
  19. Final Thoughts

    • Consolidation guidelines for VMs and Storage
    • Determining which workloads to consolidate
    • Other considerations



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