VMware vSphere: What’s New Training v5.5 to v6.5

VMware vSphere: What's New Training v5.5 to v6.5 (VSWN)


VMware vSphere: What's New Training v5.5 to v6.5 Course Description

In this three-day, hands-on VMware vSphere: What's New Training v5.5 to v6.5 course, you will explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 6.5 and VMware ESXi™ 6.5. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures will teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 6.5. This VMware vSphere: What's New Training v5.5 to v6.5 class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6.5 into their existing vSphere environment.

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With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience/Target Group

System Architects
System Administrators
IT Managers

VMware vSphere: What's New Training v5.5 to v6.5 (VSWN)Related Courses:

Duration: 3 days

Class Prerequisites:

● VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0) (VICM)
● VMware vSphere 6: Fast Track (VVFT6)
● VMware vSphere: What´s New (Version 6.0) (VIWN)
● VMware vSphere 6.0: Troubleshooting Workshop (VSTS)
● Experience with working at the command line is helpful

What You Will Learn:

● List and describe key enhancements in vSphere 6.5
● Use the user interface of the new VMware vSphere® Client™, the new VMware Host Client™ and the appliance shell of VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
● Add users to the lockdown exception users list and test the lockdown mode
● Configure virtual machines to check for and install newer versions of VMware Tools™
● Upgrade virtual machines to the current hardware
● Create a multisite content library for synchronizing virtual machine templates, vApps, ISO images and scripts across vCenter Server instances
● Enable the VMware vSphere® Authentication Proxy service to automatically add new hosts to the Active Directory domain
● Configure NFS- and iSCSI-backed virtual volumes to provide a common storage platform, independent of the underlying storage hardware
● Create storage policies and use these policies with virtual machines and virtual volume datastores
● Work with VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control to create and configure a distributed switch
● Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® to migrate virtual machines across vCenter Server instances
● Activate the high availability feature of vCenter Server Appliance
● Back up vCenter Server Appliance by using a file-based backup solution from the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
● Set up your environment to encrypt and decrypt virtual machines
● Set up your environment to use encrypted vSphere vMotion to securely migrate encrypted virtual machines
● Migrate from Windows vCenter Server to vCenter Server Appliance
● Configure vCenter Server and associated services to use VMware Platform Services Controller™ high availability

Course Content:

Module 1: Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Module 2: Introduction to vSphere 6.5

Discuss vSphere 6.5 feature enhancements
Use vSphere Client, VMware Host Client, and the appliance shell of vCenter Server Appliance

Module 3: Installation and Upgrade

Describe new vCenter Server architecture features
Choose between a distributed configuration and an embedded configuration based on your requirements
Describe the enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
Describe the vCenter Server Appliance deployment
Describe the hardware requirements for installing vCenter Server Appliance
Identify the information that is needed before you begin the installation
Deploy a Platform Services Controller appliance
Describe how to upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 5.x to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
Describe how to upgrade an ESXi 5.x host to an ESXi 6.5 host
List the benefits of using the content library
Create a basic content library
Synchronize a content library across vCenter Server instances

Module 4: Compute Enhancements

Discuss the enhancements to vSphere 6.5 scalability and performance
Discuss the additional features to support hot-plug and SMART solid-state drives
Describe new capabilities of host profiles introduced in vSphere 6.5
Discuss the improvements to lockdown settings
Describe the addition of smart-card authentication
Explain the changes that enhance user accountability
Discuss how virtual hardware 12 extends virtual machine resource configurations
Describe how using large receive offload reduces CPU-associated costs for network packet processing
Discuss how hot-add memory is distributed across NUMA nodes in vSphere 6.5

Module 5: Storage Enhancements

Discuss the benefits of using VMFS 6 with vSphere
Upgrade from VMFS 5 to VMFS 6
Discuss the benefits of using VMFS 6 with vSphere
Discuss the benefits of using NFS v4.1 with vSphere
Identify the differences between NFS v3 and NFS v4.1
Describe the implications of using NFS v4.1
Describe the advantages of the new VMware Virsto™ on-disk file system
Describe the advantages of the vsanSparse snapshot format
Describe the advantages of fault domains to withstand rack-local failures
Describe the benefits of applying different default policies to different VMware Virtual SAN™ datastores
Describe the benefits of using virtual volumes
Describe per virtual machine, policy-based policy management
Describe how VMDK data operations are offloaded to storage arrays through the use of VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™

Module 6: Network Enhancements

Work with Network I/O Control
Upgrade Network I/O Control to version 3
Enable network resource management on VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
Configure bandwidth allocation for system and virtual machine traffic based on shares and reservations.
Discuss IPv6 support in vSphere 6.5

Module 7: Management Enhancement

List the core security modules that are part of Platform Services Controller
List the VMware certificate management components
Describe certificate use changes in vSphere 6.5
List the certificate management components that are part of Platform Services Controller
Describe the primary services provided by the VMware Certificate Authority component
Describe the primary services provided by the VMware Endpoint Certificate Store component
Define VMware CA certificate replacement options
Describe ESXi certificate replacement options
Discuss certificate-based guest authentication

Module 8: Availability Enhancements

Describe the new TCP/IP stack for vSphere vMotion
Explain the changes that make vSphere vMotion migrations across high-latency networks possible
Discuss the requirements for migrating a virtual machine across vCenter Server instances
Explain how VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance supports virtual machines with multiple virtual CPUs
Describe how vSphere Fault Tolerance maintains the secondary virtual machine in a ready state
Explain the mechanism by which the primary virtual machine is determined
Discuss the improvements made in handling all paths down and permanent device lost conditions
Describe the increased scalability of vSphere HA
Explain the additional compatibility supported by vSphere HA

Module 9: Security Enhancements

Plan for secure boot support for ESXi host
Deploy enhanced vCenter Server events and alarms, and vSphere logging
Evaluate virtual machine encryption
Enable encrypted vSphere vMotion
Use encrypted core dumps

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