VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.5 to V6.7] (VCP3)

Virtualization, VMware

In this three-day, hands-on training course, you will explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 6.7 and VMware ESXi™ 6.7. 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® 6.7. This course is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6.7 into their existing vSphere environment.

Location, current course term

Praha / online
8/15/2022 - 8/17/2022 CZECH
11/7/2022 - 11/9/2022 CZECH
1/30/2023 - 2/1/2023 CZECH
Vlastní Školení na míru (termín, lokalita, obsah, délka)

The course:

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  • Storage Management
    1. Describe new storage features, including VMFS-5, Fibre Channel over Ethernet software adapters, virtual machine storage policies, VMware vSphere® Flash Read Cache™, and VMware® Virtual SAN™
    2. Describe enhancements to VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®, solid-state drive support, and VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration
    3. Upgrade VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
    4. Create user-defined storage capabilities and virtual machine storage policies
  • Scalability
    1. Describe vSphere Storage DRS and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
    2. Create a datastore cluster
    3. Configure vSphere Storage DRS
  • Availability
    1. Describe the features, benefits, and architecture of VMware vSphere® Data Protection™
    2. Describe the features, benefits, and architecture of VMware vSphere® Replication
    3. Describe the enhancements to vSphere HA
    4. Monitor vSphere HA cluster activity
  • VMware vSphere Deployment Alternatives
    1. Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI to create and export an image profile
    2. Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision an ESXi host
  • Course Introduction
    1. Introductions and course logistics
    2. Course goals and objectives
    3. Online vSphere resources
    4. Location of online vSphere documentation
  • Introduction to vSphere 6
    1. Discuss vSphere 6 feature enhancements
    2. Discuss vSphere 6 installation and upgrade differences
    3. Describe and apply ESXi lockdown mode
    4. Discuss and apply ESXi account management
    5. Discuss the integration and benefits of VMware vCloud® Air™
  • vCenter Server 6
    1. Discuss the new features and benefits of vCenter Server 6
    2. Use the new installation process to deploy vCenter Server
    3. Apply vCenter Server configuration maximums
    4. Use Platform Services Controller to manage system services
    5. Use VMware Certificate Authority and VMware Endpoint Certificate Services to manage certificate lifecycles
    6. Use the vSphere Web Client to apply enhanced performance configurations
  • Virtual Machine Enhancements
    1. Use virtual hardware version 11 enhancements to virtual machines in the vSphere 6 release
  • Management Enhancements
    1. Discuss VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control features
    2. Describe changes between Network I/O Control version 2 and Network I/O Control version 3
    3. Apply virtual machine and distributed switch bandwidth configuration changes to increase performance
    4. Describe IPv6 use cases in the vSphere environment
  • Storage Enhancements
    1. Define key storage security enhancements made to the storage stack supported by vSphere 6
    2. Discuss changes in lease management, share reservation, and authentication Remote Procedure Call authentication brought by the vSphere NFS 4.1 client for datastores
    3. Describe and apply disk and storage bandwidth configuration to improve performance
    4. Describe the differences between VMware Virtual SAN™ version 1 and Virtual SAN version 2
    5. Create virtual machine storage policies
    6. Create fault domains
    7. Describe the ways that Virtual Volumes changes how virtual machine storage is presented and managed
    8. Create, discover, and connect to storage containers
    9. 7 Network Enhancements
    10. Discuss Network I/O Control features
    11. Describe changes between Network I/O Control version 2 and version 3
    12. Discuss virtual machine and distributed switch bandwidth configuration changes to increase performance
    13. Discuss IPv6 use cases in the vSphere environment
  • Scalability Enhancements
    1. Discuss and apply vSphere DRS enhancements
    2. Discuss and apply vSphere Storage DRS enhancements
  •  Availability Enhancements
    1. Configure cross-vCenter Server system migration
    2. Discuss multiprocessor fault tolerance features in vSphere 6
    3. Discuss enhancements to App HA in vSphere 6
  •  Course Introduction
    1. Introductions and course logistics
    2. Course objectives
  • Management Enhancements
    1. Differentiate the vSphere clients
    2. Use vSphere Client to view the vSphere environment
    3. Use VMware Host Client to view the vSphere environment
    4. Describe the vSphere 6.0, 6.5, and 6.7 enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
    5. Describe how to back up and restore vCenter Server Appliance
    6. Explain how to patch vCenter Server Appliance
    7. Describe the new features of vSphere 6.7
    8. Summarize the purpose of content libraries in a vSphere environment
    9. Discuss the vSphere requirements for content libraries
    10. Create a local content library
    11. Subscribe to a published content library
    12. Deploy virtual machines from a content library
    13. Describe how vCenter Server High Availability works
    14. Describe how VMware Platform Services Controller™ high availability works
    15. Configure vCenter Server High Availability
  • vCenter Architecture Upgrade and Migration
    1. Describe the new architecture features of vCenter Server 
    2. Choose between a distributed configuration and an embedded configuration, based on your requirements
    3. Determine the appropriate upgrade path for a vCenter Server deployment
    4. Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance instance to vCenter Server 6.7
    5. Determine the appropriate migration path for a vCenter Server deployment
    6. Describe the new migration features of vCenter Server 6.7 
    7. Migrate Windows vCenter Server 5.5 to vCenter Server Appliance 6.7
  • ESXI Upgrade and Enhancements
    1. Determine the appropriate upgrade method for an ESXi host
    2. Describe the procedure for upgrading an ESXi 5.5, 6.0, or 6.5 host to an ESXi 6.7 host 
    3. Discuss the enhancements to vSphere 6.5 scalability and performance
    4. Discuss the additional features to support hot-plug and SMART solid-state drives
    5. Describe the new capabilities of host profiles introduced in vSphere 6.5
    6. Describe the vSphere 6.7 Quick Boot feature
    7. Describe the VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ EAM integration
  • Virtual Machine Enhancements
    1. Discuss how virtual hardware 11, 13, and 14 extend virtual machine resource configurations 
    2. Describe how the VMXNET3 adapter optimizes network traffic
    3. Discuss how hot-add memory is distributed across NUMA nodes in vSphere 6.x
    4. Describe the benefits of VMware vSphere® Integrated Containers™
  • Storage Enhancements
    1. Describe vSphere 6.x support for NFS 
    2. Describe the VMFS6 datastore
    3. Describe the upgrade procedure from VMFS5 to VMFS6
    4. Describe the VMFS6 enhancements in vSphere 6.7
    5. Describe the benefits of using virtual volumes
    6. Describe per-virtual machine, policy-based policy management
    7. Describe how VMDK data operations are offloaded to storage arrays through VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™
    8. Describe how VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™ is used with Windows Server Failover Clustering
    9. Describe the VMware vSAN™ enhancements in the following areas: scalability, performance, availability, space efficiency, operation, usability
    10. Describe the interoperability enhancements to VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control 
    11. Describe the enhancements to vSphere Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control that improve adherence to configured maximums and reservations
  • Security Enhancements
    1. Discuss the improvements to lockdown settings
    2. Describe the addition of smart-card authentication
    3. Explain the changes that enhance user accountability
    4. Plan for secure boot support for ESXi hosts
    5. Describe the security enhancements 
    6. Deploy enhanced vCenter Server events and alarms and vSphere logging
    7. Describe the vSphere 6.7 features for monitoring vCenter Server Appliance
    8. Use encryption in your vSphere environment
    9. Encrypt virtual machines
    10. Explain how to back up encrypted virtual machines
    11. Encrypt core dumps
    12. Enable encrypted vSphere vMotion migration
    13. Describe the virtual TPM feature in vSphere 6.7 
    14. List the core security modules that are part of VMware Platform Services Controller™
    15. List the VMware certificate management components
    16. Describe certificate use changes in vSphere 6.0
    17. Describe the primary services provided by the VMware Certificate Authority component
    18. Describe the primary services provided by the VMware Endpoint Certificate Store component
    19. Define VMware CA certificate replacement options
    20. Describe ESXi certificate replacement options
    21. Discuss certificate-based guest authentication
  • Network Enhancements
    1. Use Network I/O Control 
    2. Upgrade Network I/O Control to version 3
    3. Enable network resource management on VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
    4. Configure bandwidth allocation for system and virtual machine traffic based on shares and reservation
    5. Discuss IPv6 support in vSphere 6.0
    6. Explain how the gateway per vmknic feature works and how it is configured
    7. Explain the new ERSPAN headers supported in vSphere 6.5 and how they are configured
    8. Describe the areas where performance improvements were made in vSphere 6.5
  • Availability Enhancements
    1. Describe the TCP/IP stack for vSphere vMotion that was introduced in vSphere 6.0
    2. Explain the changes that make vSphere vMotion migrations across high-latency networks possible
    3. Discuss the requirements for migrating a virtual machine across vCenter Server instances
    4. Explain how VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance in vSphere 6.0 supports virtual machines with multiple virtual CPUs
    5. Describe how vSphere Fault Tolerance maintains the secondary virtual machine in a ready state
    6. Explain the mechanism by which the primary virtual machine is determined
    7. Discuss the improvements made in handling all paths down (APD) and permanent device lost (PDL) conditions
    8. Describe the increased scalability of vSphere HA
    9. Explain the additional compatibility supported by vSphere HA
    10. Explain the enhancement of vSphere HA admission control in vSphere 6.5
    11. Describe the improvement of vSphere HA orchestrated restarts
Assumed knowledge:
This course requires completion of one the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESX®/ESXi and vCenter Server: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage VMware vSphere: Fast Track VMware vSphere: What’s New VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting
3 days (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM )
Course price:
1 200.00 € (1 452.00 € incl. 21% VAT)
Education Partner:
Tech Data AS Czech s.r.o.