VMware® vSphere: What's New v5.5 to v6.0

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Overview

In this course, students will explore the newest features and enhancements in VMwarevCenter Server™ 6 and VMware ESXi™ 6. This class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6 into their existing vSphere environment.

Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Discuss key enhancements made to vSphere in version 6
  • Discuss new feature and maximum configuration allowances in vCenter Server 6
  • Discuss and configure new ESXi security and account management features
  • Discuss the deployment process of vSphere 6 release products
  • Discuss Platform Services Controller use case scenarios and apply these in vSphere 6 environments
  • Discuss the differences between VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client in the vSphere 6 release
  • Describe and configure enhancements made to virtual machines in the vSphere 6 release
  • Apply the uses and benefits of VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™
  • Discuss and apply storage security and policies
  • Discuss and configure storage fault domains
  • Discuss the benefits of and configure virtual volumes
  • Discuss and apply network performance enhancements
  • Describe enhancements to VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ and VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ in the vSphere 6 release
  • Discuss and configure cross
  • vCenter Server systems migration
  • Discuss and apply multiprocessor fault tolerance and VMware vSphere® App HA enhancements

Audience

vSphere Administrators, Systems Engineers and Operators who have attended vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V5.x or have the equivalentexperience.

Syllabus

Course Introduction

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

Introduction to vSphere 6

  • 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

  • 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

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

Management Enhancements

  • 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

  • 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 difference 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

  • 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

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

Availability Enhancements

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

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 2 days
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