VMware vSphere 6 Administration

Covering syllabus for vSphere 6 Foundations Exam and VCP 6 – Data Center Virtualization Exam


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VMware is the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure.

This training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere, which consists of VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server. It covers the exam objectives for the vSphere 6 Foundations Exam and VCP 6 – Data Center Virtualization Exam both!
 

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

Upon completion of this course, you can opt for VCP examination. It is not required that the "Official Vmware" course is completed prior to the exam. You can complete our training and appear for VCP-DCV 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.
 
In order to save money you can take our hands-on training and appear for the VCP-DCV exam. Later on your employer might send you for VMware authorised training as you have already passed the exam.

Prerequisites/Candidate profile

  • Audience: System administrators, Systems engineers
  • Prerequisite: System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Student must have minimum 1 year experienced in Windows Server Administration with following hands-on knowledge:
    • Installing and managing Server and client OS
    • TCP/IP and DNS configuration
    • Active Directory users and group management
    • Networking services - basic configuration of DNS, DHCP and File Server.
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This training is based on the official syllabus for the vSphere 6 Foundations Exam and VCP 6 – Data Center Virtualization Exam.
 
  1. Introduction to Virtualization
    • About VMware, Inc.
    • What is Virtualization?
    • The Virtual Machine (VM)
    • What is a hypervisor?
    • Types of Virtualization
    • About the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
    • How vSphere Fits into Cloud Computing
    • Types of cloud: Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds
    • Cloud Service models

  2. Installing ESXi Host & vSphere desktop client
    • What is vSphere?
    • VMware vSphere components
    • Overview of ESXi
    • ESXi Architecture
    • ESXi 6 Installation and configuration: System Requirements
    • Installing ESXi host
    • Configuration of ESXi using DCUI
    • Install the vSphere Desktop Client

  3. Configuring ESXi Host and managing VMs
    • Connect to ESXi host
    • Configure ESXi host using vSphere client
    • Configure host DNS setting
    • Configure Licensing
    • Configuring Time Synchronization
    • Working with Virtual Machines
    • Virtual hard disk Provisioning option
    • Upload an OS .iso image
    • Create VM and install guest OS
    • VM management: Start, Stop or Reset
    • VM management: using Snapshots
    • Exporting and importing VM

  4. Installing and configuring vCenter Server
    • What is vCenter Server?
    • Comparing vCenter Server Appliance with vCenter installed on a Windows
    • Understanding vCenter Server Architecture
    • vCenter Server Deployment Models
    • Enhanced Linked Mode Overview
    • Installing vCenter Server
    • What is the vSphere Web Client?
    • Use vSphere Web Client
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
    • Creating a datacenter and host management

  5. Managing VMs - Part 1 - Folders, OVA, VM templates & Clones
    • Using folders
    • Creating Folders for Hosts, VM and templates
    • Creating a new virtual machine in webclient
    • Editing virtual machine settings
    • Importing VM from the OVA
    • Installing Tools on a Windows VM
    • Using VM templates & Clones

  6. Managing VMs - Part 2 - VM Snapshots & managing hardware
    • Unregister or register VM from the vCenter Server Inventory
    • Modify and add a virtual machine’s hardware
    • Learning VM snapshots
    • Taking a Snapshot
    • Restoring Snapshots

  7. Managing vApp and Resource Pools
    • Understanding vSphere vApp
    • Creating and managing vApp
    • What is a resource pool?
    • Configuring Resource Allocation Settings
    • Managing Resource Pools
    • Allocating Resources to Resource Pools

  8. Monitoring using Events, Alarms and Performance charts
    • View System Logs
    • View Events
    • Export Events Data
    • Using Alarms to report certain conditions or events
    • Types of Alarm triggers
    • Understanding Alarm and Actions
    • Using Performance charts
    • Monitoring the host Performance
    • Monitoring the VM Performance
    • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management

  9. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
    • Understanding Standard switch Architecture
    • Port groups
    • Create a vSphere Standard Switch
    • Configuring Policies on vSphere switches
    • Creating vSwitches and port group
    • Distributed switches
    • Distributed Switch Architecture
    • Create a vSphere Distributed Switch
    • Configure a Distributed switch

  10. Configuring and Managing Storage Devices
    • What is Storage Virtualization?
    • Types of Physical Storage devices
    • Storage Area Network(SAN)
    • Network-attached Storage (NAS)
    • Working with Datastores
    • Understanding VMFS Datastores
    • Understanding Network File System Datastores
    • Setting Up iSCSI Adapters
    • Setting Up iSCSI Network
    • Configure access to an NAS (NFS) shared storage
    • Accessing SAN storage (connect to iSCSI target)
    • Managing VMFS: SAN data storage on the hosts

  11. Migrating VMs: vMotion and Storage vMotion
    • Understanding VM migration methods
    • Learning vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion
    • How vMotion Migration Works
    • vMotion Migration Types
    • Host Configuration for vMotion
    • VM requirements for vMotion
    • Requirements for Concurrent vMotion Migrations
    • vMotion Across Long Distances
    • Migration Between vCenter Server Systems
    • Migrate VM Files with vSphere Storage vMotion

  12. vSphere HA, FT and DRS cluster
    • Reducing or Preventing Unplanned Downtime
    • Understanding vSphere HA cluster benefits
    • Understanding vSphere Fault Tolerance benefits
    • How vSphere HA Works?
    • Understanding Network and datastore heartbeats
    • vSphere HA Admission Control
    • Using vSphere HA and DRS Together
    • vSphere HA and DRS Affinity Rules
    • Creating and Configuring a vSphere HA Cluster
    • Implementing vSphere DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) cluster
    • Create, Test and Disable a VM-VM Affinity Rule
    • Create, Test and Disable an Anti-Affinity Rule
    • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
    • Introduce vSphere Replication
    • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

  13. Using vSphere Update Manager for ESXi patching
    • Understanding the Update Manager Process
    • Install the vSphere Update Manager Server
    • Install vSphere Update Manager
    • Configure vSphere Update Manager
    • Create a patch baseline
    • Attach a Baseline and Scan for Updates
    • Stage the Patches onto the ESXi Hosts
    • Scan and remediate the hosts

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 take our hands-on training on VMware vSphere and appear for the exam. Later on your employer might send you for VMware authorised training as you have already passed the exam.

After completing this training, you can appear following exams at Pearson-VUE exam centers.
Exam Number: Details
2V0-620 vSphere 6 Foundations Exam
Duration: 90 minutes
Exam Price: $120 USD. Your price may vary based on your location and/or what currency you are paying with. From India, I got this exam in $95.00, listed at PearsonVUE site.
Number of Questions: 65
Passing Score: 300
Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Online
2V0-621 VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Exam
Duration: 100 Minutes
Exam Price: $225 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 $175 for India.
Number of Questions:85
Passing Score: 300
Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Online

Now, all VMware exams are open and conducted by PearsonVUE exam centers worldwide. No access code or any approval required from VMware. You can directly register and appear the exams without joining official training.

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