VMware vSphere 6.5 Administration

Covering syllabus for vSphere 6.5 Foundations and VCP 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization exams


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This training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere, which consists of VMware ESXi 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server. It covers the exam objectives for the vSphere 6.5 Foundations and VCP 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization both exams!

All VMware exams are open and conducted by PearsonVUE exam centers worldwide. No access code or any approval required from VMware.

Q. Do I need to take the class from VMware authorised centre before I take the exam?
A: No, You can take the class and the exam in any order. However in order to save money you can attend this training and appear for the exams. Later on your employer might send you for VMware authorised training as you have already passed the exam. But to get VCP certified you need to appear for official Authorized VMware training. We are not an Authorized training partner of VMware Inc. nor conducting official training.

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Please note: This training is aligned with the official VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] syllabus. It should not be considered as a replacement of official 5 days fulltime course. We are not an Authorized training partner of VMware Inc. nor conducting official training. After attending this training you will get: complete knowledge + can appear the VMware exams (and get exam score reports and credits in your VMware account). To get VCP certificate you can attend the Authorized VMware training course later.

 Now this course is updated to vSphere 6.5 latest version!

Course outline:

  • Introduction to Virtualization
    • What is Virtualization?
    • Introduction to VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 6.5 and vSphere vCenter
  • Deploy an ESXi host and configure basic settings
    • Installing ESXi
    • Configuration of ESXi from DCUI
    • Connect to ESXi host using
    • Configure ESXi host using vSphere client
    • Configure host setting: IP addressing, DNS, Licensing, Time Synchronization, etc.
  • Creating Virtual Machines
    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Identify the files that make up a virtual machine
    • Discuss the latest virtual machine hardware and its features
    • Create VM and install guest OS
    • Explain the importance of VMware Tools
    • Deploy and configure virtual machines and templates
    • Identify the virtual machine disk format
  • Using vCenter Server
    • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    • Use vSphere Web Client
    • Back up and restore vCenter Server
    • Examine vCenter Server permissions and roles
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
    • Access and navigate the new vSphere clients
  • Virtual Machine Management
    • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Clone a virtual machine
    • Upgrade virtual machine hardware to version 12
    • Remove virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore
    • Customize a new virtual machine using customization specification files
    • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    • Create, clone, and export vApps
    • Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
  • Configuring and Managing Standard and Distributed switches
    • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
    • Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
    • Contrast and compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
    • Describe the virtual switch connection types
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
    • Introduce storage protocols and storage device types
    • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
    • Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5
  • Resource Management and Monitoring
    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • Explain virtual memory reclamation techniques
    • Describe virtual machine overcommitment and resource competition
    • 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
    • Describe and deploy resource pools
    • Set reservations, limits, and shares
    • Describe expandable reservations
    • Schedule changes to resource settings
    • Create, clone, and export vApps
  • vSphere HA cluster and FT
    • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
    • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
    • Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
    • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
    • Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
    • Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
  • vSphere DRS cluster
    • Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster
    • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
    • Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
    • Describe the new capabilities for what-if analysis and proactive vSphere DRS
    • Highlight the evolution of vSphere DRS using predictive data from VMware vRealize Operations Manager
    • Perform preemptive actions to prepare for CPU or memory changes
    • Describe the vCenter Server embedded vSphere Update Manager, VMware vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI, and VMware vSphere Auto Deploy capabilities
    • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity
  • vSphere Update Manager
    • Describe the new vSphere Update Manager architecture, components, and capabilities
    • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
    • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
    • Create a patch baseline
    • Attach a Baseline and Scan for Updates
    • Stage the Patches onto the ESXi Hosts
    • Scan and remediate the hosts
After completing this training, you can appear following exams at Pearson-VUE exam centers.
Exam Number: Details
2V0-602 vSphere 6.5 Foundations Exam
Duration:105 Minutes
Exam Price: $125 USD. Your price may vary based on your location and/or what currency you are paying with. From India, I got this exam in $100.00, listed at PearsonVUE site.
Number of Questions: 70
Passing Score: 300
Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Online
2V0-622 VMware Certified Professional 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization Exam
Duration:105 Minutes
Exam Price: $250 USD. Your price may vary based on your location and/or what currency you are paying with. Now this time, I got this exam in $200 for India.
Number of Questions:70
Passing Score: 300
Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Online

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