Inhoud ICT-cursus VMware Certified Professional 6 – 2V0-621 Data Center Virtualization

Inhoud van de ICT-cursus VMware Certified Professional 6 - 2V0-621 Data Center Virtualization | De Kantooropleider

Tijdens de ICT-cursus VMware Certified Professional 6 – 2V0-621 Data Center Virtualization worden de volgende onderdelen behandeld:

Overview

  • Describe the:
    • Problems with physical servers that lead to a requirement for virtualization and VMware vSphere 6
    • Benefits of using server virtualization and VMware vSphere 6
    • Resource utilization efficiencies gained from using VMware vSphere 6
    • Business continuity and high uptime benefits of using VMware vSphere 6
    • TCO and centralized management benefits of using VMware vSphere 6
  • Differentiate between type I and type II hypervisors, and describe VMware ESXi
  • Describe the:
    • Hosts and VMs in a virtualization environment
    • Features and versioning of the VMware vSphere 6 host client
    • Features and functionality of VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Server
  • Manage VMware vSphere 6 with the web client
  • Match the VMware ESXi licenses with the functionality they grant
  • Describe:
    • The standard VMware vSphere 6 license and the feature set enabled
    • vMotion licensing in VMware vSphere 6
    • Uptime and high availability features enabled by VMware vSphere 6
    • VMware vSphere 6 data protection and fault tolerance features
    • The vShield Endpoint, replication, and hot add features of VMware vSphere 6
  • Recognize the enhancements offered by the enterprise licensing for VMware vSphere 6
  • Describe the:
    • Distributed resource scheduler and power management features of VMware vSphere 6
    • Storage APIs and multipathing feature of VMware vSphere 6
    • VMware vSphere 6 technologies for working with big data
    • VMware vSphere 6 enterprise plus license feature set
    • Features enabled in VMware vSphere 6 with the essentials kit licenses
  • Describe:
    • Additional features enabled by enterprise plus licensing in VMware vSphere 6
    • Features offered by VMware vSphere 6 support and services licenses
  • Recognize the license required for a specific product set

Installation

  • Prepare for VMware vSphere 6 ESXi hypervisor installation
  • Choose media from which to install VMware vSphere 6
  • Describe the importance of assessing new features when preparing a VMware vSphere 6 deployment
  • Locate the ESXi hypervisor in the VMware vSphere 6 topology
  • Install VMware vSphere 6 ESXi hypervisor
  • Run the VMware vSphere 6 ESXi hypervisor installation wizard
  • Connect to VMware vSphere 6 ESXi hypervisor for management
  • Configure lockdown mode on VMware vSphere 6 Direct Console User Interface
  • Configure the management network of the VMware vSphere 6 Direct Console User Interface
  • Troubleshoot the VMware vSphere 6 Direct Console User Interface
  • Describe options for managing VMware vSphere 6 hosts one by one
  • Configure the host client for VMware vSphere 6
  • Manage multiple VMware vSphere 6 hosts simultaneously
  • Prepare installation of VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Server
  • Begin deployment of VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Server
  • Configure system options in a VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Server Installation
  • Configure VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Server settings
  • Complete installation of VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Server
  • Describe changes in VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Server installation process
  • Describe options for installing VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Appliance
  • Initiate the VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Appliance installation wizard
  • Select VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Appliance deployment type
  • Set appliance size and datastore for VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Appliance
  • Complete VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Appliance installation
  • List the steps to install vCenter Server and ESXi hypervisor

Virtual Networks

  • Use port groups to segment VM traffic in VMware vSphere 6
  • Configure:
    • VMkernel port groups in VMware vSphere 6
    • Fault tolerance VMkernel port group in VMware vSphere 6
    • Traffic between hosts using vMotion in VMware vSphere 6
    • VLAN tagging in VMware vSphere 6
    • Layer 2 switching in VMware vSphere 6
    • NIC teaming in VMware vSphere 6
    • Load balancing in VMware vSphere 6
    • Failover in VMware vSphere 6
    • vSwitch security in VMware vSphere 6
  • Edit a virtual switch in VMware vSphere 6
  • Describe how switch settings are propagated in VMware vSphere 6
  • Configure:
    • Properties on a virtual switch in VMware vSphere 6
    • Security settings on a virtual switch in VMware vSphere 6
    • Traffic shaping on a virtual switch in VMware vSphere 6
    • Port groups on a virtual switch in VMware vSphere 6
  • Create a VMkernel network adapter in VMware vSphere 6
  • Configure teaming and failover in VMware vSphere 6
  • Add and edit a physical network adapter in VMware vSphere 6
  • Configure:
    • A physical network adapter in VMware vSphere 6
    • TCP/IP network settings in VMware vSphere 6
    • And manage virtual networks in vSphere 6

Storage and VMs

  • Contrast local and shared storage in a VMware vSphere 6 environment
  • Describe:
    • RAID options in VMware vSphere 6
    • Storage area network logical unit numbers in VMware vSphere 6
    • Datastores and raw disk mapping in VMware vSphere 6
    • Storage provisioning concepts used in VMware vSphere 6
  • Configure storage adapters in VMware vSphere 6
  • Measure and manage storage performance in a VMware vSphere 6 environment
  • Recognize the differences between storage network transport layer protocols in VMware vSphere 6
  • Describe:
    • Tiered storage in VMware vSphere 6
    • A virtual machine in VMware vSphere 6
    • The files associated with a virtual machine in VMware vSphere 6
  • Configure virtual machine settings in VMware vSphere 6
  • Describe:
    • Storage location options for virtual machines in VMware vSphere 6
    • The benefits and drawbacks on virtual machines in VMware vSphere 6
    • Hardware versions in VMware vSphere 6
  • Create a virtual machine in VMware vSphere 6
  • Work with virtual machine templates in VMware vSphere 6
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots in VMware vSphere 6
  • Manually migrate a VMware vSphere 6 virtual machine between hosts
  • Use vCenter Server to manage virtual machines in VMware vSphere 6
  • Describe virtual machine best practices in VMware vSphere 6
  • Describe virtual machine placement best practices in VMware vSphere 6
  • Manage VMs and storage using VMware

Clustering

  • Describe the basic process of setting up a cluster
  • Describe limitations of a physical server environment
  • Identify situations when it is appropriate to cluster
  • Describe clustering fault tolerance, high availability, and Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Describe vMotion and perform a manual vMotion transfer
  • Recognize characteristics of a Storage vMotion migration
  • Identify processor, storage, and networking limitations of vMotion
  • Describe characteristics of virtual machine fault tolerance
  • Specify the necessary requirements for virtual machine fault tolerance
  • Configure virtual machine fault tolerance
  • Use VMWare to verify a fault tolerance implementation
  • Identify best practices for fault tolerance implementation
  • Describe the fundamentals of high availability in a virtualized environment
  • Describe the various roles, and election process, within high availability
  • Create a high-availability cluster in a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Configure a high-availability cluster in a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Describe host monitoring in a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Recognize how admission control policies help manage hardware resources
  • Identify high-availability VM monitoring settings
  • Describe cluster monitoring settings in a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Describe and configure various clustering, fault tolerance, and high-availability settings in vSphere 6

DRS

  • Recognize uses of Distributed Resource Scheduler in a VMware virtualized environment
  • Describe methods of enabling Distributed Resource Scheduler in a VMware virtualized environment
  • Compare the three levels of automation within Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Select an appropriate automation migration threshold within Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Create Distributed Resource Scheduler groups and apply rules
  • Describe how Distributed Resource Scheduler overrides function
  • Use Schedule DRS to automatically manage resources in a VMware virtualized environment
  • Use Distributed Resource Scheduler to monitor events, performance, and resource utilization
  • Describe the benefits of Distributed Power Management in DRS
  • Recognize how storage DRS assists with data store management
  • Describe various advanced storage Distributed Resource Scheduler options
  • Describe how shares benefit resource utilization in a VMware virtualized environment
  • Recognize how resource:
    • Reservations are used in a VMware virtualized environment
    • Limits are used in a VMware virtualized environment
    • Pools are used in a VMware virtualized environment
  • Recognize how Distributed Resource Scheduler, DRS monitoring, and cluster resource management benefit resource utilization in a VMware virtualized environment

Monitoring

  • Describe how performance charts offer a real-time look into hardware utilization within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Use performance charts to identify potential hardware utilization issues within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Use event results to identify potential issues within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Identify how hardware status results help identify potential issues with host hardware
  • Use Log Browser as a troubleshooting tool within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Use tags to help organize a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Describe how to effectively use searches and filters within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Describe characteristics of alarms within vSphere
  • Recognize methods to configure alarms within vSphere
  • Configure an alarm within vSphere
  • Identify best practices for responding to alarms within vSphere
  • Describe how scheduled tasks help with maintenance within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Describe the purpose of host profiles in vSphere
  • Create a host profile in vSphere
  • Apply a host profile to a host or cluster within vSphere
  • Describe how to scan for profile compliance within vSphere
  • Perform host profile remediation in vSphere to bring profiles into compliance
  • Describe how storage policies benefit a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Describe and configure monitoring, alarms, and profile features in vSphere 6

Design

  • Describe how cluster resources are allocated within vSphere
  • Recognize best practices for allocating VM CPU resources within vSphere
  • Recognize best practices for allocating memory resources within vSphere
  • Describe how:
    • Memory overcommitment functions within vSphere
    • Paging assists with memory management within vSphere
    • Resource pools assist with resource allocation within vSphere
  • Use vSphere to allocate resources with pools for optimal cluster design
  • Describe the benefits of expansion and nesting resource pools within vSphere
  • Recall the importance of optimal vApp resource allocation
  • Describe how to maximize resource efficiency within vSphere
  • Describe basic design best practices for an optimal VMWare virtualized environment
  • Identify basic design considerations for an optimal VMWare virtualized environment
  • Describe:
    • The organizational importance of the VMWare virtualized environment discovery phase
    • Characteristics of the VMWare virtualized environment conceptual design phase
    • The organizational importance of the VMWare virtualized environment logical design phase
    • Characteristics of the VMWare virtualized environment physical design phase
    • Characteristics of VMWare virtualized environment design testing
    • And recognize advanced resource management and basic design principles as they relate to vSphere 6 in a VMWare virtualized environment

Updating

  • Describe the purpose of Update Manager in a vSphere 6 environment
  • Recognize criteria for an Update Manager installation on a Windows server
  • Describe the purpose of the Update Manager plugin
  • Compare the different views of the Update Manager interface
  • Recognize the capabilities of the Update Manager administrative and compliance views
  • Describe basic network configuration options within administrative view of Update Manager
  • Recognize capabilities of the download settings configuration options within administrative view of Update Manager
  • Describe the importance of VM snapshots and recognize capabilities of the virtual machine settings within administrative view of Update Manager
  • Describe the functionality of maintenance mode under ESXi host cluster settings
  • Recognize the importance of cluster settings for an ESXi host
  • Describe:
    • XE boot and vApp settings under ESXi host cluster settings
    • How the patch repository is used to maintain a vSphere 6 environment
    • How ESXi images are imported within Update Manager
    • The functionality of the vApp upgrade settings within Update Manager
    • The functionality of events and notifications settings within Update Manager
    • How baselines and groups help organize patches within vSphere 6
  • Use baselines and groups to apply patches within a vSphere 6 environment
  • Recognize how to attach baselines to various objects within a vSphere 6 environment
  • List best practices for using baselines within a vSphere 6 environment
  • Recognize the importance of baseline groups and scanning for compliance within vSphere 6 environment
  • Use Update Manager to remediate a vSphere 6 environment
  • Describe and recognize how various Update Manager options ease patch management of vSphere 6 in a VMware virtualized environment

Upgrading

  • Identify prerequisites for upgrading to VMWare vSphere 6
  • Recognize product licensing requirements for upgrading to VMWare vSphere 6
  • Select the appropriate upgrade path or type for upgrading to VMWare vSphere 6
  • Choose between performing a new installation or an in place upgrade to VMWare vSphere 6
  • Describe how to determine system requirements for upgrading to VMWare vSphere 6
  • Identify considerations with existing plugins and add-ons when upgrading to VMWare vSphere 6
  • Describe important elements to consider prior to initiating an ESXi manual upgrade
  • Describe the VMWare vSphere 6 installation upgrade process
  • Complete the VMWare vSphere 6 installation upgrade process
  • Describe VMWare vSphere 6 post upgrade actions
  • Identify common vCenter upgrade concerns
  • Describe vCenter Server Appliance upgrade recommendations
  • Describe vCenter host and Web Client upgrade recommendations
  • Use Update Manager to organize upgrade preconfiguration details
  • Work with Update Manager to upgrade VMWare vSphere from 5.5 to 6
  • Recall the importance of vCenter remediation
  • Describe considerations for VM tools and hardware upgrades
  • Describe and complete the vSphere 6 upgrade process, including vCenter and Update Manager upgrades
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