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VMware vSphere 6.5 Essential Training Part 1

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Learn the essentials of configuring virtual networking, storage, and machines in vSphere 6.5.

Learn the essentials of vSphere 6.5, the data center virtualization platform from VMware. Part 1 of this training series covers core vSphere concepts such as virtual networking, virtual storage, virtual machines, and virtual apps. It starts with installation and configuration of the core tools—vSphere, vCenter Server, and the ESXi hypervisor—and then introduces features such as vSphere switches, VMFS and NFS data stores, vSAN, templates, and cloning. Instructor Rick Crisci also demos many common tasks that you may need to perform as a vSphere administrator using the vSphere web client.


1. Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Getting certified
  • Connect and get recognized
2. vSphere Systems
  • vSphere license editions
  • Virtualization basics
  • vCenter and the Platform Services Controller (PSC)
  • What's new in vCenter 6.5
  • Deploy vCenter Service Appliance (vCSA) 6.5
  • Licensing vCenter and ESXi
  • Demo: ESXi installation
  • Demo: Basic ESXi configuration
  • Content libraries
  • Update Manager
  • Demo: Update Manager
3. Networking
  • Virtual networking
  • vSphere standard switches
  • vSphere distributed switches
  • Virtual switch features
  • Demo: Create a vSphere standard switch
  • Demo: Create a vSphere distributed switch
  • Demo: Create vSphere distributed switch features
4. Storage
  • Storage virtualization
  • VMFS vs. NFS
  • NFS 3 vs. NFS 4.1
  • Demo: Create an NFS data store
  • Fibre Channel storage
  • LUN masking
  • Zoning
  • Fibre Channel over ethernet
  • iSCSI storage
  • Software iSCSI
  • Dependent hardware iSCSI
  • Independent hardware iSCSI Initiator
  • iSCSI target discovery
  • Demo: Dynamic discovery
  • vSAN, part 1
  • vSAN, part 2
5. VMs and Apps
  • Demo: Create a virtual machine (VM)
  • Demo: Install VMware tools
  • Demo: Inflate a thin-provisioned disk
  • Demo: Create a vApp
  • Demo: Working with templates
  • Demo: Clone a VM
  • Demo: Import an OVF template
  • Snapshots

Taught by

Rick Crisci

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