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Introduction and Training Prerequisites
vSphere 6 Editions and Licensing
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi Free Version)
ESXi 6 Host and Virtual Machine Scalability Improvements and Guest OS Support

Adding ESXi Hosts to vCenter and Creating a Cluster
Creating a Datacenter
Adding an ESXi Hosts to vCenter and Configure Lockdown Mode
Creating Folders to Organize ESXi Hosts
Creating Clusters and Adding Hosts to Clusters

Configuring vCenter
Configuring vCenter Statistics Levels and Intervals
Configuring Other vCenter Server Settings

Configuring ESXi Host Settings
Viewing Host Hardware
Configuring Time and NTP Settings
Configuring DNS and Routing
Configuring Authentication Services
Configuring Host Security Profile and Lockdown Mode
Configuring the System Swap
Adding and Configuring Virtual Flash
Configuring Advanced Settings

License Key Administration
Adding and Assigning License Keys
Viewing License Reports

ESXi Host Basic Administration
Putting an ESXi Server in Maintenance Mode
Shutting Down or Rebooting the ESXi Host using the vSphere Client
Shutting Down or Rebooting the ESXi Host using the Direct Console User Interface

vSphere Client Configuration
vSphere Web Client Settings
Configuring the Virtual Console

Virtual Machine and Virtual Hardware Administration
Organizing Virtual Machines with Folders
Migrating Virtual Machines
Deleting and Removing Virtual Machines
Adding Virtual Machines to Inventory
Changing a Virtual Machine Name
Virtual Machine Version Number
Editing Virtual Machine Notes
Hot Adding Memory and CPUs to a Virtual Machine
Adding, Removing, and Configuring Virtual Network Adapters
Adding and Configuring Virtual SCSI Controllers
Using Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter
Adding and Using Virtual CD/DVD ROM Drives
Using USB Devices with Virtual Machines
VMDirectPath I/O
Configuring Virtual Machine General Options
Configuring VMware Tools and Power Management
Configuring Virtual Machine Boot Options and View Virtual Machine BIOS
Configuring Virtual Machine Advanced Options and Swapfile Options

Virtual Disk Administration
Types of Virtual Disks
Virtual Disk Modes
Remove a Virtual Disk from a Virtual Machine
Connect an Existing Virtual Disk
Copy a Virtual Disk
Move a Virtual Disk
Converting Disk Type
Hot Extending Virtual Disks
Configuring a Virtual Hard Disk to Use the Host Flash Cache
Uploading and Downloading Virtual Disks using the vSphere Client
Add a Raw Device Mapping Disk

Creating Multiple Snapshots
Reverting to Snapshots from a Snapshot Tree
Deleting Snapshots from a Snapshot Tree
Snapshot Files

Cloning Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Templates
Cloning a Virtual Machine
Adding Sysprep tools to vCenter for Windows Guest OS Customization
Cloning a Virtual Machine and Customizing the Guest OS Part 1
Cloning a Virtual Machine and Customizing the Guest OS Part 2
Managing and Using Customization Specifications
Creating a Virtual Machine Template and Deploying a Virtual Machine from a Template
Modifying a Virtual Machine Template

Managing Virtual Machine Resources
Resource Usage and vSphere 6
Understanding Virtual Machine Memory Allocation Part 1
Understanding Virtual Machine Memory Allocation Part 2
Understanding Virtual Machine Memory Allocation Part 3
Viewing Virtual Machine Memory Usage
Virtual Machine Resource Reservation and Shares Overview
Understanding Virtual Machine CPU Reservation
Understanding and Configuring Virtual Machine CPU and Memory Reservations
Understanding and Configuring Virtual Machine CPU Shares
Understanding and Configuring Virtual Machine Memory Shares
Understanding and Configuring Virtual Disk Storage Shares
Enabling Storage IO Control in vSphere 6
Understanding Virtual Machine Resource Limits
Reservation and Shares Summary

Creating an iSCSI SAN Example
Installing iSCSI Services on Windows Server
Create a vSwitch for iSCSI
Bind Network Adapter to VMKernel Port
Configure an iSCSI Target
Create and Configure a Software iSCSI Adapter
Configure iSCSI SAN and Create a Shared Disk
Create a Shared Datastore

Storage Administration
Organizing and Renaming Datastores with the Datastores View
Viewing and Monitoring Datastore Performance and Information
Storage Adapters, Device Names, and Paths
Configuring Device Path Policy
Creating a Shared NFS Datastore
Scanning for Fiber Channel SAN LUNs
Increase the Size of a Datastore with VMFS Volume Grow
Increasing the Size of a Datastore by Adding Extents
Deleting Datastores

Networking and Standard vSwitches
What is a VLAN and What are Trunk Ports?
Using VLANs vs Not Using VLANs
Configuring a vSwitch Uplink as Trunk on a Cisco Switch
Create a vSwitch with Trunk Uplink and Configure Port Groups with VLANs
Configuring the Traffic Type on a VMkernel Port Group
Configuring VMkernel TCP IP Stacks
Configuring the Management Network
Types of Teaming Policies for Networking Redundancy and Load Balancing
Configuring Teaming
Configuring a Physical Cisco Switch for Etherchannel and Trunking Part 1
Configuring a Physical Cisco Switch for Etherchannel and Trunking Part 2
Configuring Route Based on IP Hash Teaming from the Direct Console User Interface
Configuring Route Based on IP Hash Teaming using the vSphere Client
Configuring Teaming on a Port Group
Configuring the Layer 2 Security Policy
Configuring the Traffic Shaping Policy
Viewing Uplink Info with Cisco Discovery Protocol

vMotion and Storage vMotion
vMotion and Storage vMotion Requirements
Using vMotion and Storage vMotion to Migrate a Running Virtual Machine
Cross vSwitch vMotion and Other vMotion Improvements
Cross vCenter vMotion
Configuring USB Devices for vMotion
Changing vMotion TCP IP Stack

High Availability (HA)
Enable HA on a Cluster
Admission Control in vSphere 6
Configuring HA Failure Conditions and Virtual Machines Response
Protect Against Storage Connectivity Loss
Configuring VM Monitoring
Configuring HA Options for Individual Virtual Machines
Handling HA Configuration Issues

Fault Tolerance (FT)
What is Fault Tolerance and Fault Tolerance Requirements
Create a vmkernel Port for Fault Tolerance
Enabling Fault Tolerance on a Virtual Machine with Multiple Virtual CPUs

Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
What is DRS and Enabling DRS on a Cluster
Configuring DRS Automation Level and Migration Threshold
Configuring DRS Automation Level for a Single Virtual Machine
Creating DRS Groups
Creating DRS Rules
Viewing and Applying DRS Recommendations
Running DRS Manually
DRS Initial Placement
Viewing the Resource Distribution Chart, DRS Faults, and DRS History
Configuring Cluster EVC Mode

Storage DRS
What is Storage DRS?
Creating a Datastore Cluster
Turning Off SDRS or Changing a Datastore Cluster Automation Level
Seeing Initial Placement of a Virtual Machine
Configuring Automation Level for Individual VM
Configuring SDRS Affinity Rules
Viewing and Applying Storage DRS Recommendations
Entering Datastore Maintenance Mode

Content Library
Create a Published Content Library
Add An ISO Image to a Published Content Library
Create a Subscribed Content Library
Add a VM Template to a Content Library and Synchronize Subscribed Library
Deploy a Virtual Machine from a VM Template in the Content Library

Single Sign On and Active Directory Integration
Joining an External Platform Services Controller Appliance to an Active Directory Domain
Configuring Active Directory Authentication for vCenter
Understanding Roles and Permissions
Giving an Active Directory User and Group Permissions to Access vCenter
Permissions to Administer Platform Services Controller and Single Sign On Groups
Setting the Default Domain
Nesting Groups from Different Identity Sources

Security Improvements
Account Lockout and Password Complexity Requirements
Auditing Improvements
Flexible Lockdown Modes
vSphere Certificate Architecture
Trusting the VMCA Certificate on a Windows Computer
Using Group Policy to Trust the VMCA Certificate On All Computers in Domain

vSphere 6 Command Line Administration
Methods of Command Line Administration
Configuring Access to the ESXi Shell
Installing vCLI on Windows
Fixing the vCLI on Windows
Using the vCLI
Installing the vSphere Management Assistant Virtual Machine
Initial Configuration of vSphere Management Assistant
Using the vMA
Installing vSphere PowerCLI
Using vSphere PowerCLI Cmdlets
Configuring SSH Access to vCenter and the Platform Services Controller
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