VMware vSphere: What’s New [V6]

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Course Overview

Prerequisites

vSphere 5.5 knowledge equivalent to attending vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x] and system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Course Objectives

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

  • Discuss key enhancements made to vSphere in version 6
  • Discuss new feature and maximum configuration allowances in vCenter Server 6
  • Discuss and configure new ESXi security and account management features
  • Discuss the deployment process of vSphere 6 release products
  • Discuss Platform Services Controller use case scenarios and apply these in vSphere 6 environments
  • Discuss the differences between VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client in the vSphere 6 release
  • Describe and configure enhancements made to virtual machines in the vSphere 6 release
  • Apply the uses and benefits of VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™
  • Discuss and apply storage security and policies
  • Discuss and configure storage fault domains
  • Discuss the benefits of and configure virtual volumes
  • Discuss and apply network performance enhancements
  • Describe enhancements to VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ and VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ in the vSphere 6 release
  • Discuss and configure cross-vCenter Server systems migration
  • Discuss and apply multiprocessor fault tolerance and VMware vSphere® App HA enhancements

Who Should Attend

  • vSphere Administrators
  • Systems Engineers and Operators who have attended vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V5.x or have the equivalent experience.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Course Introduction

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

Lesson 2: Introduction to vSphere 6

  • Discuss vSphere 6 feature enhancements
  • Discuss vSphere 6 installation and upgrade differences
  • Describe and apply ESXi lockdown mode
  • Discuss and apply ESXi account management
  • Discuss the integration and benefits of VMware vCloud® Air™

Lesson 3: vCenter Server 6

  • Discuss the new features and benefits of vCenter Server 6
  • Use the new installation process to deploy vCenter Server
  • Apply vCenter Server configuration maximums
  • Use Platform Services Controller to manage system services
  • Use VMware Certificate Authority and VMware Endpoint Certificate Services to manage certificate lifecycles
  • Use the vSphere Web Client to apply enhanced performance configurations

Lesson 4: Virtual Machine Enhancements

  • Use virtual hardware version 11 enhancements to virtual machines in the vSphere 6 release

Lesson 5: Management Enhancements

  • Discuss VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control features
  • Describe changes between Network I/O Control version 2 and Network I/O Control version 3
  • Apply virtual machine and distributed switch bandwidth configuration changes to increase performance
  • Describe IPv6 use cases in the vSphere environment

Lesson 6: Storage Enhancements

  • Define key storage security enhancements made to the storage stack supported by vSphere 6
  • Discuss changes in lease management, share reservation, and authentication Remote Procedure Call authentication brought by the vSphere NFS 4.1 client for datastores
  • Describe and apply disk and storage bandwidth configuration to improve performance
  • Describe the differences between VMware Virtual SAN™ version 1 and Virtual SAN version 2
  • Create virtual machine storage policies
  • Create fault domains
  • Describe the ways that Virtual Volumes changes how virtual machine storage is presented and managed
  • Create, discover, and connect to storage containers 

Lesson 7: Network Enhancements

  • Discuss Network I/O Control features
  • Describe changes between Network I/O Control version 2 and version 3
  • Discuss virtual machine and distributed switch bandwidth configuration changes to increase performance
  • Discuss IPv6 use cases in the vSphere environment

Lesson 8: Scalability Enhancements

  • Discuss and apply vSphere DRS enhancements
  • Discuss and apply vSphere Storage DRS enhancements

Lesson 9: Availability Enhancements

  • Configure cross-vCenter Server system migration
  • Discuss multiprocessor fault tolerance features in vSphere 6
  • Discuss enhancements to App HA in vSphere 6