VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6] - nanforiberica

Course Overview

VMware vSphere: What’s New is a hands-on training course that explores the newest features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server™ 6 and VMware ESXi™ 6. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lecture material teach the skills you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 6. This class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6 into their existing vSphere environment.

Students who complete this course will be prepared for more advanced vSphere 6 courses, available at www.vmware.com/education.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Discuss the key enhancements made to vSphere 6 
  • Determine when to apply increased maximum configuration allowances in vSphere 6 
  • Configure new ESXi security and account management features 
  • Apply vSphere 6 upgrade and deployment processes to ESXi and vCenter Server 
  • Determine when to deploy the different VMware Platform Services Controller™ models 
  • Discuss the differences between VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client in the vSphere 6 release 
  • Upgrade virtual machines to virtual hardware version 11 
  • Apply the uses and benefits of VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™ 
  • Configure storage policies 
  • Create and use virtual volumes 
  • Allocate network resources by using VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control 
  • Migrate running virtual machines between vCenter Server instances by using VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® 
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler™ 
  • Discuss the key enhancements made to VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance

    Course Modules 

    1 Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics 
    • Course goals and objectives 
    • Online vSphere resources 
    • Location of online vSphere documentation 

    2 Introduction to vSphere 6

    • Discuss vSphere 6 feature enhancements 
    • Describe how vRealize Operations Manager is used to manage the software-defined data center 

    3 Install and Upgrade

    • Discuss the differences between vSphere 5.5 and vSphere 6 installation process. 
    • Confirm the system requirements for each component of vSphere 6 
    • Determine which vCenter Server deployment mode is required. 
    • Discuss the vSphere 6 upgrade process 
    • Discuss vSphere 6 installation media 
    • Determine the correct database option for various deployment scenarios of vSphere 6

    4 Compute Enhancements

    • Discuss the enhancements to vSphere 6 scalability and performance 
    • Discuss the additional features to support hot-plug and SMART solid-state drives 
    • Discuss the improvements to lockdown settings 
    • Discuss how virtual hardware 11 extends virtual machine resource configurations 
    • Discuss how hot-add memory is distributed across NUMA nodes in vSphere 6

    5 Management Enhancements

    • Discuss VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™ authentication process 
    • Discuss new features of vSphere 6 Certificate Authority 
    • Discuss certificate-based guest authorization 
    • Discuss how ESXi hosts and vCenter Server communicate securely over SSL 
    • Describe changes for ESXi certificate replacement 
    • Discuss upgrading the vSphere License Service 
    • License ESXi 6 and vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client 

    6 Storage Enhancements

    • Discuss VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™ 
    • Configure storage-based policies 
    • Discuss share reservations and file locking 
    • Discuss the benefits and effects of NFS 4.1 with vSphere. 
    • Discuss Kerberos and Remote Procedure Call (RPC) header authentication 

    7 Network Enhancements

    • Work with Network I/O Control 
    • Upgrade Network I/O Control to version 3 
    • Enable network resource management on a vSphere distributed switch 
    • Configure bandwidth allocation for system and virtual machine traffic based on shares, reservations, and limits 
    • Discuss how IPv6 is supported in the vSphere 6 release 

    8 Availability Enhancements

    • Discuss enhancements made to vSphere vMotion 
    • Migrate virtual machine across vCenter Server instances by using vSphere vMotion 
    • Discuss the multiprocessor fault tolerance features and symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) capabilities in vSphere 6 
    • Discuss the benefits of VMware vCloud® Air™ 
    • Describe how vCloud Air integrates with vSphere 6