VCP-DCV Data Center Virtualization using VMware vSphere 6.5

VCP-DCV Data Center Virtualization using VMware vSphere 6.5

Course Covered: VMware vSphere ICM: Install Configure Manage 6.5


At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality in vSphere 6.5 and be able to do the following:

•  Install and configure ESXi

•  Install and configure vCenter Server components

•  Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server

•  Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines

•  Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure

•  Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage

•  Use vCenter Server to increase scalability

•  Use VMware vCenter Update Manager to apply ESXi patches

•  Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection


Intended Audience:

•  System administrators

•  Systems engineers

•  Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server



System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems



1  Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics

•  Course objectives

2  Introduction to VMware Virtualization

•  Introduce virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components

•  Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization

•  Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture

•  Install and use vSphere user interfaces

3  Virtual Machines

•  Introduce  virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files

•  Deploy a single virtual machine and virtual machine appliance 

4  VMware vCenter Server

•  Identify vCenter Server and database requirements

•  Describe vCenter Server architecture

•  Deploy a vCenter Server appliance

•  View and create vCenter Server inventory objects

5  Configure and Manage Virtual Networks

•  Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch

•  Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties

6  Configure and Manage vSphere Storage

•  Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage

•  Create and manage vSphere datastores 

•  Configure, deploy, and manage the VMware Virtual Storage Appliance 

7  Virtual Machine Management

•  Deploy virtual machines using  templates, cloning, and VMware vCenter Converter™

•  Modify and manage virtual machines

•  Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

•  Perform VMware vMotion® and Storage vMotion migrations

8  Access and Authentication Control

•  Control user access through roles and permissions

•  Configure and manage the ESXi firewall

•  Integrate ESXi with Active Directory

•  Introduce vShield Zones

9  Resource Management and Monitoring

•  Control virtual machine access to CPU, memory, and I/O resources

•  Introduce VMkernel methods for optimizing CPU

and memory usage

•  Monitor resource usage using  vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms

10  Data Protection

•  Discuss strategies for backing up ESXi hosts

•  Introduce the backup/recovery APIs

•  Discuss strategies for backing up virtual machines

11  High Availability and Fault Tolerance

•  Configure and manage a VMware High Availability (HA) cluster

•  Configure fault-tolerant virtual machines using VMware Fault Tolerance

12  Scalability

•  Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster

•  Configuring Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

•  Using VMware HA and DRS together

13  Patch Management

•  Manage ESXi patching and patch compliance using vCenter Update Manager 

14  Installing VMware vSphere 5 Components

•  Introduce ESXi Installable installation

•  Introduce vCenter Server installation

•  Additional vCenter Server module installation