DCVCTS — VMware Data Center Virtualization: Core Technical Skills


DCVCTS - VMware Data Center Virtualization: Core Technical Skills

Course Overview

This four-day, hands-on training course is an introduction to VMware vSphere®. In this course, you acquire the skills needed to perform Day 2 operational tasks that are typically assigned to the roles of operator or junior administrator in a vSphere environment.

Product Alignment

VMware ESXi 7.0
VMware vCenter Server 7.0

Who should attend
Technical professionals with basic system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server®


This course is part of the following Certifications:

VMware Certified Technical Associate ‒ Data Center Virtualization 2023


This course has the following prerequisites:

Working knowledge of operating systems
Understanding of basic network, storage, and computer hardware concepts

Course Objectives

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

Describe virtualization and virtual machines
Describe vSphere components and the software-defined data center (SDDC)
Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
Monitor network and datastore configurations in VMware vSphere® Client™
Deploy, configure, and clone virtual machines
Migrate, monitor, and manage virtual machines
Monitor tasks and events in VMware vSphere® Client™
Recognize how vSphere DRS and VMware vSphere® High Availability improve performance and availability of a vSphere cluster

Course Outline:

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Virtualization and vSphere Concepts

Describe how virtual machines (VMs) work
Recognize the purpose of a hypervisor
Describe how VMs share resources in a virtualized environment
Recognize the components of an SDDC
Describe the relationship between vSphere, the SDDC, and cloud computing
Recognize the functions of the components in a vSphere environment
Access and view vSphere graphical user interfaces
Identify VMware solutions that integrate with vSphere in the SDDC

Navigating the vSphere Client

View and organize the inventory objects managed by vCenter Server
Add and assign vSphere licenses
Change the log level of vCenter Server
Edit the startup policy of ESXi services
Describe how vCenter Server roles and permissions work
Add permissions to virtual machines

Lifecycle of Virtual Machines

Add and remove VM virtual hardware components
Identify the purpose of different VM files
Configure VM settings
Create and delete virtual machines
Recognize the benefits of installing VMware Tools™
Install VMware Tools into a guest operating system
Upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware compatibility

vSphere Networking

Describe virtual networking
Recognize ways that virtual switches connect VMs and ESXi hosts to the network
View components and properties of a vSphere standard switch configuration
View a vSphere distributed switch configuration in vSphere Client
Recognize when and how to use the settings for the security networking policy
Recognize when and how to use the settings for the traffic shaping networking policy
Describe how the NIC teaming and failover policy helps maintain network connectivity
Perform basic checks to diagnose VM connectivity issues

vSphere Storage

Describe the function of a datastore
Recognize types of vSphere datastores
View datastore information in vSphere Client
Monitor datastore usage in vSphere Client

Virtual Machine Management

Recognize the benefits of using VM templates
Create and update a VM template
Deploy a VM from an existing template
Clone a virtual machine
Recognize how to use guest OS customization specifications
Deploy VMs from a content library
Deploy a virtual appliance from an OVF template
Perform a hot and cold migrations of VMs
Identify requirements for using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration
Identify use cases for VM snapshots
Create and manage snapshots of a virtual machine
Resource Monitoring
Recognize the purpose of each type of VM resource control
Configure the resource allocation settings of a VM
Observe the behavior of virtual machines with different share values
Manage and acknowledge vSphere alarms
Use performance charts to monitor VM CPU and memory usage
Monitor tasks and events in vSphere Client

vSphere Clusters

View information about the services that a vSphere cluster offers
Recognize how vSphere HA responds to different types of failures
Monitor vSphere HA during a host failure
Describe how vSphere DRS works
Interpret DRS scores given to VMs
Recognize how to apply the appropriate vSphere DRS automation and migration threshold levels
Describe how vSphere Fault Tolerance works
Recognize how Enhanced vMotion Compatibility works

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Длительность: 4 дня (32 часа)
Код курса: DCVCTS 

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