Cloud & Virtualisation

New VMware course: vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v7

QA's very own VMware vExpert, Bryan O'Connor, introduces the new VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v7 course.

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.