VMware vSphere: What’s New V5.5 to V6.5 On Demand - EDU-VSWN65-EL

  • Duration:3.00 Days
  •      Price:2550.00 USD

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In this On Demand training 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 course is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6.5 into their existing vSphere environment.

Audience: This course requires completion of one the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESX®/ESXi and vCenter Server:
• VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5 or V6]
• VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5 or V6]
• VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 or V6]
• VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V5.5 or V6]

Available Languages: English (US)

Subjects: VMware

Course Detail:

Course Introduction:
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
New Features in vSphere 6.5:
Use vSphere Client, VMware Host Client, and the vCenter Server Appliance shell
Discuss the new features and enhancements in vSphere 6.5
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 how to upgrade vCenter Server 5.x and 6.0 to vCenter Server 6.5
Describe how to upgrade an ESXi 5.x host to an ESXi 6.5 host
Summarize the purpose of content libraries in a vSphere environment
Discuss the vSphere requirements for content libraries
Create a local content library
Subscribe to a published content library
Deploy virtual machines from a content library
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
Discuss the improvements to lockdown settings
Describe the addition of smart-card authentication
Explain the changes that enhance user accountability
Discuss how virtual hardware 11 and 13 extend 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.x

Storage Enhancements:
Describe the new features of VMFS6
Describe the migration procedure from VMFS5 to VMFS6
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 VMware vSAN™ enhancements in the following areas: Scalability, Performance, Availability, Space efficiency, Operational, Usability
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™
Describe the interoperability enhancements to VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
Describe the enhancements to vSphere Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control that improve adherence to configured maximums and reservations
Security Enhancements:
Plan for secure boot support for ESXi hosts
Use encryption in your vSphere environment
Encrypt virtual machines
Explain how to back up encrypted virtual machines
Encrypt core dumps
Enable encrypted vSphere vMotion
Deploy enhanced vCenter Server events and alarms, and vSphere logging
Network Enhancements:
Use 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 reservation
Discuss IPv6 support in vSphere 6.0
Explain how the gateway per vmknic feature works and how it is configured
Explain the new ERSPAN headers supported in vSphere 6.5 and how they are configured
Describe the areas where performance improvements were made in vSphere 6.5

Management Enhancements:
List the core security modules that are part of VMware Platform Services Controller™
List the VMware certificate management components
Describe certificate use changes in vSphere 6.0
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

Availability Enhancements:
Describe how vCenter Serve High Availability works
Describe how Platform Services Controller high availability works
Configure vCenter Server High Availability and Platform Services Controller high availability
Describe the TCP/IP stack for vSphere vMotion that was introduced in vSphere 6.0
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 in vSphere 6.0 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 (APD) and permanent device lost (PDL) conditions
Describe the increased scalability of vSphere HA
Explain the additional compatibility supported by vSphere HA
Explain the enhancement of vSphere HA admission control in vSphere 6.5
Describe the improvement of vSphere HA orchestrated restarts
Discuss how Proactive HA helps reduce VM downtime
Describe when to use these advanced vSphere DRS options in vSphere 6.5:
Describe VM distribution
Discuss memory metrics for load balancing
Describe CPU over commitment
Reduce the need for vSphere HA with Proactive HA
Increase VM and workload uptime with Predictive DRS

The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
• Install and configure ESX or ESXi
• Install vCenter Server
• Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
• Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
• Create and modify a standard switch
• Create and modify a distributed switch
• Connect an ESX/ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
• Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
• Enable vSphere vMotion on an ESX/ESXi host
• Use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine
• Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
• Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
• Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
• Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster with resource pools
• Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster
If you cannot complete all of these tasks, then VMware recommends that you instead take the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course.

Pre-Requisite Text:
This course requires the following prerequisites:
• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

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