In March 2020, VMware announced a new version of vSphere. We've developed new courses that will enable people to learn and get to grips with the new version, and we're introducing these courses - which will be available from the end of April - with a series of blogs. This blog focuses on the VMware vSphere What's New v6.7 to v7 course.
VMware vSphere What's New v6.7 to v7
In this three-day hands-on training course, you will learn the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server 7 and VMware ESXi 7. Real-world use-case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises and lectures teach you the skills you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere 7.
This course is recommended for delegates who want to deploy vSphere 7 in their existing vSphere environment. It is expected that you will either have attended previous version training on VMware vSphere, or you will have the necessary experience of install, designing, and maintaining the previous versions of VMware vSphere.
The course covers the following objectives:
List and describe the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 6.7 update releases and vSphere 7
Determine the proper upgrade path for a vCenter Server instance and upgrade VMware vCenter Server Appliance to version 7
Migrate a Windows vCenter Server system to vCenter Server Appliance 7
Manage and update VM templates located in content libraries
Use Identity Federation to configure vCenter Server to use Microsoft ADFS
Use the VMware vSphere Client to manage certificates
Describe vCenter Server, VMware ESXi, storage, network, virtual machine, and security enhancements in vSphere 7
Use VMware vSphere Trust Authority to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
Demonstrate the Quickstart feature of the ESXi cluster
Recognise improvements to VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to manage vSphere deployments, updates, and configurations
Discuss the purpose and capabilities of VMware vSphere® with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMware Tanzu portfolio
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 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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