VMware vSphere: What's New v6.0

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official VMware Curriculum
Code VMWAREWN6

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Course Introduction (4 topics)

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

Introduction to vSphere 6 (5 topics)

  • 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™

vCenter Server 6 (6 topics)

  • 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

Virtual Machine Enhancements (1 topic)

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

Management Enhancements (4 topics)

  • 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

Storage Enhancements (8 topics)

  • 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

Network Enhancements (4 topics)

  • 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

Scalability Enhancements (2 topics)

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

Availability Enhancements (3 topics)

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

Prerequisites

Please note: All VMware course materials are available to delegates in e-courseware format only. VMware will email delegates with instructions on how to access their e-book entitlement no less than 48 hours before their course is due to take place. If you have an existing VMware MyLearn account it is imperative that you notify QA of the email address you have registered to this account.

Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either dual monitors or single monitor plus a tablet device.

Technical pre-requisites

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

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