In this little series of blogs, we're going to introduce the new VMware courses (coming soon) that will enable people to learn and get to grips with the new version of vSphere that was announced in March 2020. This blog focuses on the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v7 course.
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v7
This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 7. This includes VMware ESXi 7 and VMware vCenter Server 7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organisation of any size. This course is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data centre.
The course covers the following objectives:
Describe the software-defined data centre (SDDC)
Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
Install and configure VMware ESXi hosts
Deploy and configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Use VMware vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration
Manage, monitor, back up, and protect vCenter Server Appliance
Create virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
Describe the storage technologies supported by vSphere
Configure virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage
Create and manage VMware vSphere VMFS datastores
Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library
Manage virtual machine resource use
Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion and VMware vSphere Storage vMotion
Create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
Discuss solutions for managing the vSphere life cycle
Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines
QA are recognised as a VATC (VMware Authorised Training Centre) and have 10 VCIs (VMware Certified Instructors).
This course will be released towards the end of April. While you’re waiting, why not find out how we can help you with all your VMware needs.
Bryan O’Connor is a Principal Learning Specialist and looks after QA's VMware, CompTIA and Cloud Credential Council (CCC) curriculums. He delivers a wide range of courses and holds over 50 CompTIA, Microsoft, VMware and other technical certifications himself.
Bryan has worked in the IT industry since 1986 when he was a hardware engineer on Commodore Pets, then moved into networking, and later specialised in virtualisation and cloud technologies. In 1997 he started working for QA training as a Microsoft and VMware trainer.
Bryan has taught VMware Products since 1997, became a VMware vExpert in 2012 and has worked with VMware in developing their range of vSphere courses. He speaks at various technical events and owns and runs his own VMware blog at www.bryanoconnor21.co.uk.
Starting with DOS, Bryan has worked with Microsoft technologies since 1986 and taught it since 1999. He runs his own YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/bryanqa, which hosts hundreds of Microsoft demo videos.
Bryan has been a member of the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) expert panel since its inception, has co-written white papers and has also been a member of the CCC talks sessions.
Outside of QA, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their two daughters Meagan and Jessica, unless there’s a Grand Prix on the TV, when he enjoys paying Tracey, Meagan and Jessica to disappear for the day.
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