VMware vSphere: What's New v6.5

Course information
Price: £ 1,260.00 Excl. VAT
Day(s): 3
Course Code: VMWN
GTC: 19 Incl. VAT
PSO: 17 Excl. VAT
Version: 6.5

Overview

In this three-day, hands-on training course, you will explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 6.5 and VMware ESXi™ 6.5. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures will teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 6.5. This class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6.5 into their existing vSphere environment.

Note: This course is based on beta software.

Product Alignment

ESXi 6.5
vCenter Server 6.5

Content

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to vSphere 6.5

  • Discuss vSphere 6.5 feature enhancements
  • Use vSphere Client, VMware Host Client, and the appliance shell of vCenter Server Appliance


Installation and Upgrade

  • Describe new vCenter Server architecture features
  • Choose between a distributed configuration and an embedded configuration based on your requirements
  • Describe the enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
  • Describe the vCenter Server Appliance deployment
  • Describe the hardware requirements for installing vCenter Server Appliance
  • Identify the information that is needed before you begin the installation
  • Deploy a Platform Services Controller appliance
  • Describe how to upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 5.x to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
  • Describe how to upgrade an ESXi 5.x host to an ESXi 6.5 host
  • List the benefits of using the content library
  • Create a basic content library
  • Synchronize a content library across vCenter Server instances

Compute Enhancement

  • Discuss the enhancements to vSphere 6.5 scalability and performance
  • Discuss the additional features to support hot-plug and SMART solid-state drives
  • Describe new capabilities of host profiles introduced in vSphere 6.5
  • Discuss the improvements to lockdown settings
  • Describe the addition of smart-card authentication
  • Explain the changes that enhance user accountability
  • Discuss how virtual hardware 12 extends virtual machine resource configurations
  • Describe how using large receive offload reduces CPU-associated costs for network packet processing
  • Discuss how hot-add memory is distributed across NUMA nodes in vSphere 6.5


Storage Enhancements

  • Discuss the benefits of using VMFS 6 with vSphere
  • Upgrade from VMFS 5 to VMFS 6
  • Discuss the benefits of using VMFS 6 with vSphere
  • Discuss the benefits of using NFS v4.1 with vSphere
  • Identify the differences between NFS v3 and NFS v4.1
  • Describe the implications of using NFS v4.1
  • Describe the advantages of the new VMware Virsto™ on-disk file system
  • Describe the advantages of the vsanSparse snapshot format
  • Describe the advantages of fault domains to withstand rack-local failures
  • Describe the benefits of applying different default policies to different VMware Virtual SAN™ datastores
  • Describe the benefits of using virtual volumes
  • Describe per virtual machine, policy-based policy management
  • Describe how VMDK data operations are offloaded to storage arrays through the use of VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™


Network Enhancements

  • Work with Network I/O Control
  • Upgrade Network I/O Control to version 3
  • Enable network resource management on VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
  • Configure bandwidth allocation for system and virtual machine traffic based on shares and reservations.
  • Discuss IPv6 support in vSphere 6.5


Management Enhancement

  • List the core security modules that are part of Platform Services Controller
  • List the VMware certificate management components
  • Describe certificate use changes in vSphere 6.5
  • List the certificate management components that are part of Platform Services Controller
  • Describe the primary services provided by the VMware Certificate Authority component
  • Describe the primary services provided by the VMware Endpoint Certificate Store component
  • Define VMware CA certificate replacement options
  • Describe ESXi certificate replacement options
  • Discuss certificate-based guest authentication


Availability Enhancements

  • Describe the new TCP/IP stack for vSphere vMotion
  • Explain the changes that make vSphere vMotion migrations across high-latency networks possible
  • Discuss the requirements for migrating a virtual machine across vCenter Server instances
  • Explain how VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance supports virtual machines with multiple virtual CPUs
  • Describe how vSphere Fault Tolerance maintains the secondary virtual machine in a ready state
  • Explain the mechanism by which the primary virtual machine is determined
  • Discuss the improvements made in handling all paths down and permanent device lost conditions
  • Describe the increased scalability of vSphere HA
  • Explain the additional compatibility supported by vSphere HA


Security Enhancements

  • Plan for secure boot support for ESXi host
  • Deploy enhanced vCenter Server events and alarms, and vSphere logging
  • Evaluate virtual machine encryption
  • Enable encrypted vSphere vMotion
  • Use encrypted core dumps

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • List and describe key enhancements in vSphere 6.5
  • Use the user interface of the new VMware vSphere® Client™, the new VMware Host Client™, and the appliance shell of VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Add users to the lockdown exception users list and test the lockdown mode
  • Configure virtual machines to check for and install newer versions of VMware Tools™
  • Upgrade virtual machines to the current hardware
  • Create a multisite content library for synchronizing virtual machine templates, vApps, ISO images, and scripts across vCenter Server instances
  • Enable the VMware vSphere® Authentication Proxy service to automatically add new hosts to the Active Directory domain
  • Configure NFS- and iSCSI-backed virtual volumes to provide a common storage platform, independent of the underlying storage hardware
  • Create storage policies and use these policies with virtual machines and virtual volume datastores
  • Work with VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control to create and configure a distributed switch
  • Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® to migrate virtual machines across vCenter Server instances
  • Activate the high availability feature of vCenter Server Appliance
  • Back up vCenter Server Appliance by using a file-based backup solution from the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
  • Set up your environment to encrypt and decrypt virtual machines
  • Set up your environment to use encrypted vSphere vMotion to securely migrate encrypted virtual machines
  • Migrate from Windows vCenter Server to vCenter Server Appliance
  • Configure vCenter Server and associated services to use VMware Platform Services Controller™ high availability

Target Audience

System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures
Schedule
Course Details
05 Jun - 07 Jun, 2017 Southampton
Guaranteed Event 07 Jun - 09 Jun, 2017
Virtual Training
24 Jul - 26 Jul, 2017 London - Old Broad Street
24 Jul - 26 Jul, 2017
Virtual Training
24 Jul - 26 Jul, 2017 Leeds
14 Aug - 16 Aug, 2017 London - Old Broad Street
14 Aug - 16 Aug, 2017
Virtual Training

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Course description

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June
05 Jun - 07 Jun, 2017
Southampton
Public Classroom
Guaranteed Event 07 Jun - 09 Jun, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
July
24 Jul - 26 Jul, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
24 Jul - 26 Jul, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
24 Jul - 26 Jul, 2017 Leeds Public Classroom
August
14 Aug - 16 Aug, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
14 Aug - 16 Aug, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
14 Aug - 16 Aug, 2017 Manchester Public Classroom
September
18 Sep - 20 Sep, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
18 Sep - 20 Sep, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
18 Sep - 20 Sep, 2017 Leeds Public Classroom
October
16 Oct - 18 Oct, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
16 Oct - 18 Oct, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
16 Oct - 18 Oct, 2017
Birmingham
Public Classroom
November
13 Nov - 15 Nov, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
13 Nov - 15 Nov, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
13 Nov - 15 Nov, 2017
Southampton
Public Classroom
December
11 Dec - 13 Dec, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
11 Dec - 13 Dec, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
11 Dec - 13 Dec, 2017 Manchester Public Classroom
January
03 Jan - 05 Jan, 2018 Wokingham Public Classroom
03 Jan - 05 Jan, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
03 Jan - 05 Jan, 2018 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
03 Jan - 05 Jan, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
03 Jan - 05 Jan, 2018 Leeds Public Classroom
03 Jan - 05 Jan, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
March
19 Mar - 21 Mar, 2018 Wokingham Public Classroom
19 Mar - 21 Mar, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
19 Mar - 21 Mar, 2018 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
19 Mar - 21 Mar, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
19 Mar - 21 Mar, 2018 Leeds Public Classroom
19 Mar - 21 Mar, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
All course dates
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June
Guaranteed Event 06 Jun - 08 Jun, 2017 København (Hvidovre) EN Public Classroom
Guaranteed Event 07 Jun - 09 Jun, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
08 Jun - 09 Jun, 2017
Virtual Training
EN ver 6.0 Virtual Learning
19 Jun - 21 Jun, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Classroom
July
02 Jul - 04 Jul, 2017 Abu Dhabi Public Classroom
03 Jul - 05 Jul, 2017 Amsterdam (Kingsfordweg 43) Public Classroom
03 Jul - 05 Jul, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
10 Jul - 12 Jul, 2017 Gent - Regus (Gaston Crommenlaan 4) Public Classroom
24 Jul - 26 Jul, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
24 Jul - 26 Jul, 2017 Rotterdam (Barbizonlaan 25) Public Classroom
24 Jul - 26 Jul, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
31 Jul - 02 Aug, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Classroom
31 Jul - 02 Aug, 2017 Zwolle (Grote Voort 291) Public Classroom
August
06 Aug - 08 Aug, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village Public Classroom
06 Aug - 08 Aug, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
07 Aug - 09 Aug, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Classroom
07 Aug - 09 Aug, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
14 Aug - 16 Aug, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
14 Aug - 16 Aug, 2017 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Classroom
14 Aug - 16 Aug, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
14 Aug - 16 Aug, 2017 Apeldoorn (Soerenseweg 73) Public Classroom
16 Aug - 18 Aug, 2017 Zoetermeer (Centrum West 21) Public Classroom
16 Aug - 18 Aug, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
23 Aug - 25 Aug, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Classroom
28 Aug - 30 Aug, 2017 Dublin City Centre Public Classroom
September
04 Sep - 06 Sep, 2017 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Classroom
04 Sep - 06 Sep, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
04 Sep - 06 Sep, 2017 Groningen (Helperpark 296) Public Classroom
06 Sep - 08 Sep, 2017 Eindhoven (Evoluon Noord Brabantlaan 1) Public Classroom
06 Sep - 08 Sep, 2017 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
06 Sep - 08 Sep, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
11 Sep - 13 Sep, 2017 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
18 Sep - 20 Sep, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
25 Sep - 27 Sep, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Classroom
25 Sep - 27 Sep, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
October
08 Oct - 10 Oct, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village Public Classroom
16 Oct - 18 Oct, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
16 Oct - 18 Oct, 2017 Zoetermeer (Centrum West 21) Public Classroom
16 Oct - 18 Oct, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
16 Oct - 18 Oct, 2017 Amsterdam (Kingsfordweg 43) Public Classroom
16 Oct - 18 Oct, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
16 Oct - 18 Oct, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Classroom
30 Oct - 01 Nov, 2017 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Classroom
30 Oct - 01 Nov, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
30 Oct - 01 Nov, 2017 Drachten (Amperelaan 1c) Public Classroom
November
05 Nov - 07 Nov, 2017 Abu Dhabi Public Classroom
06 Nov - 08 Nov, 2017 Brussel City Centre (Avenue Louise 65) FR Public Classroom
06 Nov - 08 Nov, 2017 Zwolle (Grote Voort 291) Public Classroom
06 Nov - 08 Nov, 2017 Apeldoorn (Soerenseweg 73) Public Classroom
13 Nov - 15 Nov, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
13 Nov - 15 Nov, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
20 Nov - 22 Nov, 2017 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
27 Nov - 29 Nov, 2017 LYON PART DIEU Public Classroom
27 Nov - 29 Nov, 2017 RUEIL VICTOR HUGO Public Classroom
December
04 Dec - 06 Dec, 2017 Amsterdam (Kingsfordweg 43) Public Classroom
11 Dec - 13 Dec, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Classroom
11 Dec - 13 Dec, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
11 Dec - 13 Dec, 2017 Gent - Regus (Gaston Crommenlaan 4) Public Classroom
11 Dec - 13 Dec, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
18 Dec - 20 Dec, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Classroom
27 Dec - 29 Dec, 2017 Eindhoven (Evoluon Noord Brabantlaan 1) Public Classroom
January
03 Jan - 05 Jan, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
March
19 Mar - 21 Mar, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning

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