Associated Certifications
NA
Required Exam(s)
NA
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TypeOnsite Course
Duration
2 Days
Methods of Delivery
ILT, VIRTUAL/WEBEX, ON-SITE
Price$1650.00
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VMware vSphere: What’s New is a three-day, hands-on training course, you explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 7.0 and VMware ESXi™ 7.0. Real-world use-case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 7.

This course is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 7 in their existing vSphere environment.

Attendance of this course allows candidates who hold a valid VCP-DCV 2019 to upgrade to VCP-DCV 2020 without taking the certification exam.

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Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 6.7 update releases and vSphere 7
  • Migrate a vCenter Server system for Windows to VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ 7.0
  • Upgrade a vCenter Server instance to vSphere 7
  • Describe vCenter Server, VMware ESXi™, storage, network, virtual machine, and security enhancements in vSphere 7
  • Update templates in the content library
  • Use Identity Federation to configure vCenter Server to use external identity sources
  • Use the VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage certificates
  • Use VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™ to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
  • Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to manage vSphere deployments and updates
  • Describe the cloning and migration operations on encrypted VMs
  • Describe the purpose of scalable shares and the improvements to vSphere DRS
  • Describe how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server
  • Identify new hardware device support in ESXi 7.0
  • Recognize the enhancements available with VM compatibility version 17
  • Recognize the enhancements available with VM compatibility version 18
  • Recognize the importance of containers and Kubernetes in a modern data center

  • System Architects
  • System Administrators
  • IT Managers
  • VMware Partners
  • Individuals responsible for Implementing and Managing vSphere Architectures

This course requires completion of one the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track
  • VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting

The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course

  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install vCenter Server
  • Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
  • Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
  • Create and modify a standard switch
  • Create and modify a distributed switch
  • Connect an ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
  • Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
  • Use a content library template to create a virtual machine
  • Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and VMs

If you cannot complete these tasks, VMware recommends that you instead take the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.0] course.

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Installation and Upgrade

  • Describe the new vCenter Server Appliance deployment model
  • Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0
  • Migrate a Windows vCenter Server instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0
  • Identify enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
  • Upgrade an ESXi host to version 7.0

Module 3: Management Enhancements

  • Recognize how to create and apply vCenter Server profiles
  • Identify the scaling and performance improvements for vCenter Server Appliance
  • Describe the support provided for dynamic DNS
  • Recognize how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server
  • Identify enhancements to the vCenter Server file-based backup
  • Identify enhancements to tools provided by the vSphere Client Developer Center
  • Describe prefix-based MAC address allocation
  • Identify VMware NSX-T™ logical switches and their properties in the vSphere Client
  • Use virtual distributed port groups to connect to
  • NSX-T Data Center logical switches
  • Use vSphere Bitfusion to support artificial intelligence and machine learning based workloads
  • Describe version control and management of VM templates in Content Library
  • Perform a VM template in-place update in Content Library
  • Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
  • Configure identity federation
  • Manage certificates using the vSphere Client
  • Explain the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline™

Module 4: ESXi Enhancements

  • Recognize the enhancements made to ESXi security
  • Identify hardware support updates in ESXi 7.0
  • Describe the support for AMD SEV-ES in vSphere 7
  • Recognize layout changes in the ESXi 7.0 system storage partitions
  • Describe the enhancements made to ESXi timekeeping options in vSphere 7
  • Describe the enhancement to vSphere vMotion in vSphere 7

Module 5: VM Enhancements

  • Identify the characteristics of VM compatibility level for ESXi 7.0
  • Describe the support provided for new virtual devices in vSphere 7
  • Recognize improvements to guest customization
  • Migrate VMs with attached devices

Module 6: Storage Enhancements

  • Describe the enhancements to NVMe support
  • Describe the enhancements to VMware Pluggable Storage Architecture
  • Describe the purpose of the High-Performance Plug-in
  • Describe the support for iSER in vSphere 7
  • Describe support for iSER in vSphere 7
  • Identify VMware vSAN™ enhancements for vSphere 7

Module 7: Security Enhancements

  • Describe the enhancements to cloning, migration, and encryption operations
  • Identify the enhancements to the VM encryption architecture in vSphere 7
  • Recognize new VM encryption events and alarms
  • Describe the benefits and use cases of VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™
  • Explain the general architecture of vSphere Trust Authority
  • Configure vSphere Trust Authority

Module 8: Cluster Enhancements

  • Recognize how to configure clusters using the vSphere Cluster Quickstart workflow
  • Recognize improvements to vSphere DRS
  • Identify improvements to vSphere ESX Agent Manager
  • Describe scalable shares
  • Configure VMware vSphere® DirectPath I/O™

Module 9: vSphere Lifecycle Management

  • Describe features of vCenter Server Update Planner
  • Run vCenter Server upgrade prechecks and interoperability reports
  • Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Compare vSphere Lifecycle Manager to vSphere Update Manager
  • Identify the components of an ESXi image
  • Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager and NSX-T Data Center integration
  • Define a cluster image and update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager

Module 10: Introduction to VMware vSphere® with Tanzu

  • Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
  • Identify the parts of a container system
  • Recognize the steps in a basic Docker workflow
  • Explain the importance of Kubernetes
  • Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes
  • Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow
  • Identify the capabilities and benefits of vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service

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