VMware vSphere 67 Optimize Upgrade Troubleshoot w Ebook

34.5hrs of VMware vSphere 6.7 lectures, lab demos to learn ESXi / vCenter, for VCP / VCAP VMware Certification and more
VMware vSphere 67 Optimize Upgrade Troubleshoot w Ebook
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34h 19m



Larry Karnis (Teaching VMware vSphere, ESXi and vCenter for 18+ years)


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VMware vSphere 67 Optimize Upgrade Troubleshoot w Ebook

What you’ll learn

In this class you will learn how to install, configure, manage, upgrade, scale up, design, deploy, troubleshoot and use vSphere 6.7
Emphasis is placed on good design and implementation, best practices and use cases so you understand not only what you are doing but why you are doing it
Performance, scalability and service availability are recurring topics. This course includes many tips to improve server, VM, networking and storage performance, redundancy and how to deliver scalability
Troubleshooting tips, tricks and procedures are covered in every chapter. We show you how to work around problems, configure and repair systems from the command line and how to monitor hosts, VMs, networking and storage using esxtop and other tools
Command line tools are explained and demonstrated so you can still fix issues when Web interfaces aren’t working
Design advice, tips and trade offs are included so you can build the best possible environment with the equipment you have.
Exactly how to perform ever task because we include Hands-on Lab Demo lectures in every chapter

VMware vSphere 67 Optimize Upgrade Troubleshoot w Ebook


You should have prior experience with vSphere 4.x, 5.0, 5.5 or higher as an experienced user or junior administrator
You should have some familiaity with physical server hardware (CPUs, Memory, Networking and storage technologies)
You should understand TCP/IP networking and know how to use tools like ping, traceroute, nslookup, etc.
You should have basic knowledge of how to build and run virtual machines
You should have some experience managing ESXi hosts and vCenter using vSphere Client or Host Client
You should have an understanding of general IT security considerations
You should have familiarity with popular Guest operating systems like Windows or Linux (we use Windows 10 in this course)


About this CourseThis 34.5 hr course is the longest, most information packed and most complete VMware vSphere 6.7 course you will find on Udemy.Do you already have basic VMware vSphere / virtualization knowledge and experience and want to take your skills to the next level? Maybe your goal is to skill up so you can pass VCP-DCV or VCAP certification exams, get that promotion or earn a senior position as a VMware vSphere 6.7 administrator?If so, this 100% downloadable course is for you! Want to be sure? Every chapter in my course has at least one free preview lecture and a 30-day, no questions asked, money back guarantee.I originally developed the content in this course for 5-day Instructor Led training classes – the kind of class that can cost $4,200+USD/seat  at major training companies. But now, it is here on Udemy – so you can get the same high quality training for a lot less.Don’t settle for VMware video training that is just a few hours of recorded PowerPoint slides. In this mega-course, I include both lecture and hands-on lab demo videos. In the lecture material, I explain concepts, provide an overview of using vSphere 6.7 and include best practices and design and troubleshooting tips, etc. In the hands-on lab demos, I log into one of our live vSphere rental labs and show you exactly how to get the job done, step-by-step.This course now includes a free 231pg sample PDF ebook with the presentation and lab chapters for the first 4 lectures and labs of this course.Please note that this course does not provide access to live labs but does include video demonstrations of how to complete tasks using vSphere 6.7.What I Cover In This CourseIn this course, I explain step-by-step how to upgrade or migrate from vCenter for Windows or vCenter Appliance to vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 and how to use VMware Update Manager to upgrade ESXi hosts and how to upgrade Virtual Machine virtual hardware and VMware Tools. I also cover advanced topics such as Fibre/iSCSI shared storage, Raw Device Maps, working with VMFS 6 Filesystems, Storage Profiles, Storage DRS Clusters, High Availability Clusters, Fault Tolerance and Distributed Virtual Switches.I’ll show you how to diagnose, isolate and fix common problems. We will use Host Client, Web Client, HTML 5 Client and command line tools to explore, configure, update, investigate and zero in on performance bottlenecks and trouble spots. Up to 45% of class time is devoted to labs so concepts, skills and best practices are developed and reinforced.By the end of the class, attendees will have learned practical, actionable skills in vSphere design, implementation, upgrading, sizing, scaleability, performance optimization and troubleshooting.Use This Course to Prepare for VMware Certification ExamsMany of my Udemy students use this course to help them prepare for vSphere certification. You can use this course to gain knowledge and skills that are tested for in VMware certifications including:VMware Certified Associate (VCA)VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV), andVMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)Detailed Chapter by Chapter Topics Covered in this CourseChapter 0 – Course OverviewWhat this course will coverThe technical skills and background of ideal attendeesTraining with a focus on vSphere Best Practices, Good Design, Diagnosis and Troubleshooting, Scaleability, VM Availability, Performance, Availability, Security and moreChapter 1 – How to install and configure ESXi according to best practicesSelecting and preparing supported hardware for ESXi 6.7Performing install and post install tasksUsing advanced settings to review and set password strength rulesConnecting ESXi to the management network via the DCUI including tips and best practicesAccessing ESXi through the DCUI, server console and via Secure ShellReview and managing host access services from the command line (troubleshooting tip)How to access the DCUI when the DCUI isn’t running (troubleshooting tip)Four different ways to review ESXi logs (web, Host Client, Command line and Console)How to manage local users and permissions from the command line (troubleshooting tip)Sizing ESXi hosts for pCPU, pMemory. and, how to enable Transparent Page Sharing to improve memory efficiency by up to 20%How to use local Flash storage to accelerate ESXi host read I/Os and minimize the impact of host memory stress (performance tip)How to use Lockdown Mode to secure your ESXi hostHow to install VMware packages (called VIBs) using both Host Client and command lineNow to query and restart local host management agents from DCUI and from the command line (troubleshooting tip)Where to find best practices for security your ESXi hostsChapter 2 – Introduction to ESXi Physical and Virtual NetworkingPhysical networking hardware supported by ESXi. Includes the latest, ultra fast network hardwareThe three Virtual NIC options along with use cases to help you select the best vNIC for best performanceThe three different TCP/IP stacks supported by ESXi (and why)How to create and manage vSwitches, VMkernel NICs and Port Groups using Host ClientHow to create and manage vSwitches, VMkernel NICs and Port Groups using command line (troubleshooting tip)The basics of Physical NIC teamingGreat ESXi command line tools to test networking, verify peer connectivity and troubleshoot networking issuesChapter 3 – Advanced ESXi Physical and Virtual NetworkingVirtual / Physical networking design goalsThe three vSwitch Security Policies (Promiscuous Mode, MAC Address Changes, Forged Transmits) and when to use themNetwork traffic bandwidth management with Traffic ShapingHow to improve network throughput with Jumbo Frames. Includes use cases, how to configure and how to test Jumbo Frame supportThe five Physical NIC teaming policies:Route by Originating PortRoute by MAC HashRoute by IP HashRoute by pNIC LoadRoute by Active / Stand-byIncludes pros, cons and use cases for each policyThe three different ways to do vLAN taggingRoute by Originating PortvSwitch TaggingpSwitch TaggingVM TaggingWhen / how to use each oneVMkernel pNIC Offloading including TCP Segment Offloading and TCP Checksum offloading including benefits and how each worksExclusive pNIC to VM ownership and use cases using DirectPath I/O and how to do itShared pNIC to VM ownership and use cases using Single Root I/O Virtualization and how to do itHow to monitor pNIC and VM network traffic using esxtopHow to query an ESXi host’s active network connections on the command lineHow to get detailed pNIC statistics including transmits, receives, errors, etc. on the command lineNetwork design tips and best practicesChapter 4 – Connecting ESXi to NFS SharesSupported and unsupported (but works) NFS server options (includes Windows as an NFS server)The layout of an NFS network. Includes security concerns and compensating controls to address these issuesNFS network design to maximize service access and availabilityHow to publish NFS shares on Linux (works for Windows too) so that ESXi can use the sharesESXi physical network and TCP/IP requirements for connecting to NFS sharesHow to mount NFS shares using Host ClientHow to query NFS servers for their share list from the command line (hint – you can’t do this from Host Client)How to mount NFS shares on the command line (troubleshooting tip)Using advanced ESXi configuration parameters to increase the maximum number of supported, concurrent NFS sharesConnecting to ESXi to NFS shares from the command line (troubleshooting tip)ESXi / NFS best practices, pros and consNFS v4.1 features, limitations, how to migrate from NFS v3 to 4.1 and how to avoid data corruptionChapter 5 – Virtual Hardware and Virtual MachinesIntroduction to the features and capabilities of Virtual Hardware v14pCPUs and vCPUs including configuration options and limitsvCPU socket and core hard and practical maximums and guidelinesVMemory configuration, sizing and best practicesHow to select and customize vNIC properties for different use casesThe three different virtual SCSI storage controllers and use cases and best practices for each oneHow to select the best virtual SCSI storage controller for best VM storage performanceThe purpose, features and capabilities of VMware Tools and why it needs to be in every VMWindows VM configuration and performance tipsThe files that need to be backed up to capture a powered off VMHow Snapshots work. Using the Snapshot ManagerTroubleshooting VM SnapshotsThe Files that are added to a VM when it is snapshottedGuest OS Security tips and best practicesVirtual Hardware upgrades and best practicesHow to list and shut down VMs from the command lineHow to get a VM’s power status, power on, power off or reboot a VM from the command lineHow to take ownership and give up ownership of a VM from the command lineHow to change a running VM’s console screen resolution from the command line (great troubleshooting tip)VM security considerations for Windows VMsHow to streamline the virtual hardware layer and Guest OS for runtime efficiencyAn introduction to the VMware Guest OS Optimization ToolChapter 6 – vSphere 6.7 Management with vCenter Server ApplianceHow to use Javascript Object Notation (JSON) files for automated vCSA installsvCenter for Windows. How to install it, upgrade to it, migrate from it to vCSA and why you want to migratevCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) hardware requirements and how to adjust for your VM and ESXi host needsPlatform Services Controller (PSC) and why VMware is strongly encouraging Embedded PSC rather than External PSCHow to Upgrade old vCSA to vCSA 6.7How to Migrate from vCenter for Windows to vCSA 6.7An introduction to vSphere Web (flash / flex) Client and new HTML 5 ClientPerform vCSA post install / migrate tasks using the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI)Why you should always upgrade vCSA before you upgrade ESXi hosts (and what to do about it if you accidentally upgrade ESXi first)Why you should review and change vCSA’s default root password management policyHow to add vCSA to Active Directory and how to use Active Directory accounts as vCenter administrator accountsHow Platform Services Controller Global Permissions and Solution Permissions workEnable and secure ESXi hosts fia Lockdown Mode from vCenterThe VMware (Digital) Certificate Authority and its three modes (Default, Enterprise and Custom) and which to useHow to maintain high vCSA service availability through vCSA High Availability configurationsTwo other vCSA high service availability options if you choose not to use vCSA High AvailabilityHow to back up and restore vCenter Appliance configurations using vCSA’s VAMI serviceBest practices for securing ESXi and vCSAAccessing vCSA as root from the command lineHow to query, start and restart critical vCSA services from the command line (troubleshooting tip)vCSA log files. Where they are and how to view themChapter 7 – Virtual Machines, Templates, Clones, Hotplug Hardware and Performance Analysis, Tips and TricksRapid VM deployments with Clones and TemplatesTemplate theory, benefits and best practicesVirtual disk formats explained – Thick Disk Lazy Zero, Thick Disk Eager Zero and Thin DiskWhich disk format is best. Performance vs. space efficiency and why Thin Disk is almost always the best format to chooseCold cloning and hot cloning a VMWindows Guest OS Customization using Sysprep and non-Windows Guest OS customizationExporting VMs in Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) and Open Virtual Machine Archive (OVA) formatsImporting OVF / OVA format VMsVM multi-vCPU core sizing and best practices and how to do itVM memory sizing considerations and best practicesHot-add (almost) any virtual hardware with Hot-plug. How to set it up and how to do itHot-plug vCPU and vRAM strategy, best practices and limitationsHot adding virtual hardware including hot adding virtual disks with no VM down timeHot adding additional vSCSI controllers to a VM. Why do it (hint – performance) and the best vSCSI controllers to use based on use casesUsing virtual NVMe controllers and flash backed storage for the ultimate in VM storage performanceMonitoring VM performance in real time with esxtopDrilling down to VM pCPU core performance with esxtopCommon VM performance issues, how to identify them and how to fix themGreat Guest OS performance monitoring tools. What to use, what to believe and what not to believe when using these toolsChapter 8 – Use VMware Update Manager to Upgrade ESXi hostsUsing command line tools to backup and restore an ESXi host’s configurationConfigure VMware Update ManagersCreate ESXi host Patch BaselinesImporting a new ESXi install media imageAttaching a Host Upgrade patch baselinePerforming host compliance scansUpgrading an ESXi host from ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.7Chapter 9 – Connecting to Fibre & iSCSI Shared StorageGeneral SAN features and capabilitiesOverview of Fibre Storage NetworksVMware APIs for Array Integration (VAAI)Storage network design for performance and redundancyConnecting to Fibre and iSCSI shared storageiSCSI Hardware and Software InitiatorsiSCSI Static and Send Targets LUN discoveryTroubleshooting storage issuesUse esxtop to review storage controller and datastores configuration and I/O activityChapter 10 – Direct VM to SAN Access with Raw Device MapsExplain Physical and Virtual Raw Device Maps (RDMs)Use cases for Raw Device MapsHow Raw Device Maps work with VM cold, VMotion and Storage VMotion migrationsUsing RDMs to implement Virtual and Virtual/Physical Microsoft Fail Over ClustersChapter 11 – VMware File System (VMFS)Unique file system properties of VMFSCreating and managing shared VolumesManaging VMFS capacity with LUN spanning and LUN expansionUnderstand VMware multipath optionsBenefits of using vendor multipath solutionsUnderstanding and selecting multipathing policiesVMFS performance, scalability and reliability considerationsReview storage queuing, I/O aborts and other storage issuesDiagnose and troubleshoot storage performanceVMware vSphere Flash Read Cache description and use casesTroubleshooting VMFS issuesUse esxtop to review datastore I/O activityChapter 12 – Storage ProfilesSAN and user defined storage profilesUsing storage speed, replication to define storage capabilitiesVMware APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA)Creating VM storage profilesVM/Storage compliance checksRemediating incorrectly placed VMUnderstanding Storage I/O ControlEnable priority storage queues with Storage I/O controlChapter 13 – Storage Load Balancing with SDRS ClustersCreating and using Storage Distributed Resource Scheduling clusters (SDRS)Cluster properties for capacity and I/O load balancingBest practices for building storage clustersChapter 14 – VMotion Migration, Cold Migration, Storage VMotion (coming soon)Cold Migrations to new ESXi hosts, datastoresHot Migrations with VMotionVMotion requirements and dependenciesHow VMotion works – detailed explanationTroubleshooting VMotionStorage VMotion for hot VM disk migrationsChapter 15 – VMware High Availability Clusters (coming soon)Minimize unplanned VM down time VMware High Availability clustersVM requirements for HA ClustersStorage fault recovery in High Availability clusters (All Paths Down, Permanent Device Loss)Monitoring VM health in HA clustersAdmission Control policy settings for predictable pCPU/pRAM resource availabilityIdentifying and troubleshooting issues in VMware HA clustersChapter 16 – VMware Fault Tolerance (coming soon)Eliminate VM unplanned down time with VMware Fault ToleranceRole of the Primary and Secondary VM in a Fault Tolerance configurationExplain how Fast Checkpointing keeps the Secondary VM vCPU, vRAM, vDisk up to dateEnabling VM Fault ToleranceInitial VM synchronizationTesting Fault ToleranceChapter 17 – Distributed vSwitch Features and Scalability (coming soon)Features and benefits of Distributed vSwitchesRole of the DVUplink port groupAdding ESXi hosts to dvSwitchesCreating dvSwitch port groupsMigrating physical NICs and VMkernel ports to dvSwitchesdvSwitch configuration backup and restoreConfiguring custom VM MAC address generation policiesTesting dvSwitch network healtChapter 18 – Final ThoughtsHow to tell if your workload is suitable for virtualizationThe benefits of virtualizing Enterprise Application workloadsHow to mitigate the risks of Virtual Machine theftGreat tips on where to look for additional, quality information on vSphereHow to (Legally) Get all of VMware’s Enterprise Class Virtualization Software for Just $200/yearEnd of Course Wind DownChapter 19 – End of Class LectureA quick review of what we covered in this courseA quick introduction to the topics we’ll cover in Part-2 of this course


Section 1: Advanced VMware vSphere 6.7 Optimize, Upgrade and Troubleshoot – Part 1

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 Free 231 Page Ebook Sample PDF

Section 2: Course Overview

Lecture 3 About this Course

Section 3: Advanced ESXi 6.7 – Install, Configure, Secure and Manage

Lecture 4 ESXi Server Hardware and Key Install Steps Explained

Lecture 5 Understand and Update ESXi Password Strength Rules

Lecture 6 Hardware Virtualization Assist and Post-Install DCUI Management Network Setup

Lecture 7 The ESXi 6.7 Direct Console User Interface (DCUI)

Lecture 8 Hands-on Lab Demo – How to Access the ESXLab Remote vSphere Lab Environment

Lecture 9 Hands-on Lab Demo – Installing ESXi 6.7

Lecture 10 Interacting with your ESXi 6.7 Host from the Command Line

Lecture 11 Recover from a Locked Root Account

Lecture 12 Hands-on Lab Demo – Introduction to ESXi 6.7 Host Client

Lecture 13 ESXi Local Host and Log File Management with Host Client and the Command Line

Lecture 14 Hands-on Lab Demo – Managing ESXi hosts with Host Client and Command LIne

Lecture 15 Sizing ESXi Host CPU and pRAM. Use Transparent Page Sharing to Overcommit pRAM

Lecture 16 Overview of ESXi 6.7 Virtual and Physical Networking

Lecture 17 Lockdown Mode, Exception Lists and Command Line Host Management

Lecture 18 Hands-on Lab Demo – Working with Lockdown Mode

Lecture 19 Installing and Working with VMware Installation Bundles (VIBs)

Lecture 20 ESXi Host Troubleshooting Tips, Best Practices, User Management Tips and More!

Lecture 21 Securing your ESXi Hosts

Section 4: Introduction to ESXi Physical and Virtual Networking

Lecture 22 Introduction to ESXi Physical and Virtual Networks

Lecture 23 TCP/IP Stacks, VM Multihoming and vSwitch Basic Administration

Lecture 24 vSwitch Command Line Management

Lecture 25 Hands-on Lab Demo – Configuring and Updating vSwitches using the Command Line

Lecture 26 ESXi Network Testing and Troubleshooting using Command Line Tools

Lecture 27 Hands-on Lab Demo – Using common ESXi command line networking tools

Section 5: Advanced ESXi Physical And Virtual Networking

Lecture 28 Introduction to Advanced vNetwork Features and Capabilities

Lecture 29 vSwitch Security Policies

Lecture 30 vSwitch Traffic Shaping

Lecture 31 Configuring, Enabling and Testing Jumbo Frames

Lecture 32 Hands-on Lab Demo – Updating vSwitches and Working with Jumbo Frames

Lecture 33 Hands-on Lab Demo – Testing end-to-end Jumbo Frame support from the command line

Lecture 34 pNIC Teaming Policies Explained.

Lecture 35 pNIC Team Option 1 – Route by Originating Port

Lecture 36 pNIC Team Option 3 – Route by IP Hash

Lecture 37 pNIC Team Option 4 – Route by pNIC Load, and 5 – Active Stand-by pNIC Teams

Lecture 38 Network Health Policies and pNIC Team Best Practices and Use Cases

Lecture 39 The Notify Switches Policy

Lecture 40 The Three Different Ways of Using vLAN Tags in ESXi

Lecture 41 VMkernel pNIC Offloading

Lecture 42 pNIC -> VM Assignments with Direct Path and Single Root I/O Virtualization

Lecture 43 vSwitch Tips, Best Practices and Command Line Tools

Section 6: Connecting ESXi to NFS Shares

Lecture 44 Introduction to NFS

Lecture 45 NFS Design Tips, Pros & Cons and Best Practices

Lecture 46 Hands-on Lab Demo – Connecting to NFS shares from Host client, command line

Section 7: Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines

Lecture 47 Introduction to Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines

Lecture 48 Hands-on Lab Demo – Importing a Windows 10 VM into ESXi using Host Client

Lecture 49 Hands-on Lab Demo – Customizing our Windows 10 Guest OS

Lecture 50 Virtual SCSI Disks and Virtual SCSI Controllers

Lecture 51 Completing the Virtual Hardware Layer of a VM

Lecture 52 Hands-on Lab Demo – How to give up and then take back ownership of a VM

Lecture 53 Working with VM Snapshots. The Snapshot Manager and Troubleshooting Snapshots

Lecture 54 Hands-on Lab Demo – Working with Snapshots

Lecture 55 Virtual Hardware Capabilities Matrix, Guest OS Security Tips and vHardware Tips

Lecture 56 Hands-on Lab Demo – Port Scanning a new VM with NMAP

Lecture 57 VM vHardware Upgrades. Managing VMs from the Command LIne

Lecture 58 Hands-on Lab Demo – Export a VM in OVF / OVA Format

Lecture 59 Hands-on Lab Demo – Import an OVF / OVA VM into ESXi

Lecture 60 Hands-on Lab Demo – List, Manage Ownership, Power Manage VMs via Command Line

Lecture 61 Virtual Hardware Tips and Best Practices

Lecture 62 Hands-on Lab Demo – Install and Uswe VMware OS Optimization Tool

Section 8: How to Upgrade, Configure, Size and Manage vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)

Lecture 63 Introduction to vCenter Appliance. Overview and Automated Installation

Lecture 64 Hands-on Lab Demo – How to Import vCenter Appliance 6.0 using Command Line

Lecture 65 Upgrading vCenter Server Appliance – Stage 1

Lecture 66 Upgrading vCenter Server Appliance – Stage 2

Lecture 67 vCenter Web and HTML 5 Clients. Completing Post-Install Tasks Using VAMI

Lecture 68 Hands-on Lab Demo – Migrate Configuration from vCSA 6.0 to vCSA 6.7

Lecture 69 vCenter Post-Install / Post-Upgrade Tasks

Lecture 70 Hands-on Lab Demo – Join vCenter Base OS to Active Directory. Add AD to SSO

Lecture 71 Hands-on Lab Demo – Add an ESXi host to vCenter Management

Lecture 72 Configuring ESXi Lockdown Mode using vCenter

Lecture 73 Managing vCenter and ESXi Digital Certificates with VMware Certificate Authority

Lecture 74 vCenter Best Practices and vCenter High Availability

Lecture 75 Additional Topics – Why vCSA? vCenter Command Line Service Management, Log Files

Section 9: Advanced Virtual Machine Management with Templates, HotPlug HW, Storage, esxtop

Lecture 76 VM Clones and Templates. Thin vDisks vs. Thick vDisks Including Use Cases

Lecture 77 Cloning Templates and Guest OS Customization

Lecture 78 Hands-on Lab Demo – Working with Templates and Clones

Lecture 79 Importing and Exporting VMs in Open Virtual Machine (VF) and OVF Archive Format

Lecture 80 How to Right-Size VM vCPU and vMemory

Lecture 81 An Introduction to HotPlug Virtual Hardware – HotPlug vCPU and vMemory

Lecture 82 Hands-on Lab Demo – Hot Plug vCPU Sockets and vRAM – Part 1

Lecture 83 Hands-on Lab Demo – Hot Plug vCPU Sockets and vRAM – Part 2

Lecture 84 Editing VM Hardware. VM Options and Resources Explained

Lecture 85 Hot Adding vDisks and vSCSI Controllers. Features and Benefits of NVMe vStorage

Lecture 86 Using esxtop to Analyze a Running VM for Activity and Performance

Lecture 87 Hands-on Lab Demo – Analyzing ESXi Host Performance with ESXtop

Lecture 88 Hands-on Lab Demo – Analyzing VM Performance with ESXtop

Lecture 89 VM Best Practices and Troubleshooting Tips

Section 10: Upgrading and Patching ESXi Hosts and VMs with VMware Update Manager

Lecture 90 Introduction to VMware Update Manager

Lecture 91 Hands-on Lab Demo – Creating a Virtual ESXi 6.0 Host to Upgrade

Lecture 92 Understanding and Performing VUM Initial Configuration Tasks

Lecture 93 Configuring VUM Host and Cluster Settings

Lecture 94 Creating and Configuring ESXi Host Upgrade Baselines

Lecture 95 Hands-on Lab Demo – Upgrading an ESXi 6.0 Host to ESXi 6.7 Using VUM

Lecture 96 Patching and Updating ESXi Hosts with Host Patch Baselines and Baseline Groups

Lecture 97 Hands-on Lab Demo – Using VUM to Patch an ESXi Host

Lecture 98 Remediating ESXi Hosts. Use VUM to Upgrade VM vHardware and VMware Tools

Lecture 99 Updating a VM’s VMware Tools and vHardware using VMware Update Manager

Lecture 100 VUM Best Practices for Upgrading and Updating ESXi Hosts

Section 11: Connecting ESxi 6.7 to Fibre and iSCSI Shared Storage

Lecture 101 Configuring and Using Fibre and iSCSI Shared Storage

Lecture 102 Desired Shared Storage Features for VMware vSphere

Lecture 103 Fibre Storage Area Networks, World Wide Names and Hardware Runtime Paths

Lecture 104 iSCSI Shared Storage and Network Design Goals and Best Practices

Lecture 105 Configuring iSCSI Qualified Names and iSCSI Hardware and Software Initiators

Lecture 106 Scanning for iSCSI SAN Volumes and Properties. Intro to vSphere APIs for Arrays

Lecture 107 Hands-on Lab Demo – Connecting ESXi to Shared iSCSI Storage

Lecture 108 Exploring VAAI Capabilities. Monitoring VAAI Activity with ESXtop

Lecture 109 VAAI From the Command Line – Review / Update Settings and Capabilities

Lecture 110 Hands-on Lab Demo – Working with Storage from the Command Line

Lecture 111 Storage Alignment Best Practices at the Volume, VMFS and VM Level

Lecture 112 iSCSI Pros, Cons, Best Practices and Managing iSCSI VM, Storage Device Queues

Section 12: Direct VM to SAN Volume Access with Raw Device Maps

Lecture 113 Introduction to Physical and Virtual Raw Device Maps

Lecture 114 Raw Device Maps and VM Cold, Hot and Storage Migration

Lecture 115 Hands-on Lab Demo – Working with Raw Device Maps

Lecture 116 Using Raw Device Maps with 2-node, 4-node and 5-node Microsoft Failover Clusters

Section 13: Creating and Managing VMFS 6 Filesystems

Lecture 117 Introduction to VMFS 6 and vFlash File Systems

Lecture 118 Creating a VMFS 6 Datastore. Migrating from VMFS 5 to VMFS 6

Lecture 119 Managing VMFS Capacity – LUN Spans and Growing LUNs, VMFS Partition, Filesystem

Lecture 120 Hands-on Lab Demo – Creating VMFS Datastores. Growing VMFS and VMFS Spans

Lecture 121 VMFS Active-Active and Active-Standby Multipathing

Lecture 122 Hands-on Lab Demo – Selecting Round Robin Active-Active Multipathing

Lecture 123 VMFS Best Practices. Using Local VMFS for VM .vswp Caching

Lecture 124 VMware vFlash File System. Use Cases, How to Build and Best Practices

Lecture 125 Hands-on Lab Demo – How to Set Up vFlash File Systems for Host Swap , VM Caching

Lecture 126 VFFS Summary. Introduction to Storage I/O Control Priority Datastore Queuing

Lecture 127 Enabling Storage I/O Control. Setting per-VM .vmdk Disk Shares

Lecture 128 Hands-on Lab Demo – Storage I/O Control and Upgrading to VMFS 6

Section 14: Introduction to Profile Driven Storage

Lecture 129 Introduction to Datastore Profiles / Profile Drive Storage

Lecture 130 Profile Driven Storage – Motivation, Strategy and Tags

Lecture 131 PDS – Assigning Policies to Datastores and VMs and Checking for Compliance

Lecture 132 Hands-on Lab Demo – Lab Set Up and Creating, Assigning New Storage Tags

Lecture 133 Hands-on Lab Demo – Creating Profiles, Checking Compliance, Remediating VMs

Section 15: Datastore Clusters and Storage DRS

Lecture 134 Introduction to Datastore Clusters and Storage DRS

Lecture 135 Storage DRS Affinity and Anti-Affinity Rules

Lecture 136 Creating Your Storage DRS Cluster

Lecture 137 Administering and Using Storage DRS Clusters

Lecture 138 SDRS Hands-on Lab Tasks and Chapter Review

Lecture 139 Hands-on Lab Demo – Creating, Configuring and Testing Our Storage DRS Cluster

Section 16: Virtual Machine Migrations and vSphere Availability Clusters

Lecture 140 Introduction to Virtual Machine Migrations

Lecture 141 VMotion Requirements and Validation

Lecture 142 Introduction to vSphere High Availability Clusters

Lecture 143 vSphere Availability – Failures and Responses

Lecture 144 ESXi Host Isolation and Permanent Device Loss (PDL)

Lecture 145 HA All Paths Down (APD) and VM Monitoring

Lecture 146 vSphere Proactive HA and vSphere HA Admission Control

Lecture 147 vSphere HA Per-VM Restart Priority Overrides and Monitoring vSphere HA Clusters

Lecture 148 vSphere HA Cluster What’s New and Best Practices

Lecture 149 Hands-on Lab Demo – Prepare for and Build a DRS-HA Cluster. Edit HA Settings

Lecture 150 Hands-on Lab Demo – Adjust VM Restart Priority. Prepare for ESXi Host Failure

Lecture 151 Hands-on Lab Demo – Reboot an ESXi Host to Test HA Failure Response

Section 17: Continuous VM Availability with vSphere Fault Tolerance

Lecture 152 Introduction to Fault Tolerance Features and Capabilities

Lecture 153 Fault Tolerance ESXi Host and VM Requirements and Restrictions

Lecture 154 Enabling VM Fault Tolerance and Managing Fault Tolerance Protected VMs

Lecture 155 Hands-on Lab Demo – Preparing your ESXi Host and VM for Fault Tolerance

Lecture 156 Hands-on Lab Demo – Enabling and Testing a Fault Tolerance Protected VM

Section 18: Introduction to Distributed Virtual Switches (dvSwitches)

Lecture 157 Introduction to Distributed Virtual Switches – Features and Capabilities

Lecture 158 Adding ESXi Hosts, Physical NICs, VMs and VMkernel NICs to dvSwitches

Lecture 159 Hands-on Lab Demo – Create and Add an Uplink to a New Distributed Virtual Switch

Lecture 160 Migrating VMkernel NICs and Physical NICs to dvSwitches and dvSwitch Back Ups

Lecture 161 Hands-on Lab Demo – Migrate VM Networking VMkernel NICs to Our dvSwitch

Lecture 162 Creating dvSwitch Port Shadowing Rules and dvSwitch Private vLANs

Lecture 163 Hands-on Lab Demo – Add a Second ESXi Host, Backup / Restore a dvSwitch

Section 19: Final Thoughts

Lecture 164 Best Practices for VM Selection and VM Safety

Lecture 165 Tips for Further Reading and How to Get VMware Enterprise Licenses for $200/yr

Section 20: Bonus Lecture

Lecture 166 Bonus Lecture

Anyone who has prior experience using or administering VMware vSphere (from vSphere 3.x on up),People who are very familiar with other virtualization platforms (like Hyper-V) and who want detailed vSphere knowledge,IT professionals who have experience with WIndows, Linux, desktop and server hardware, networking, etc.,Most importantly, you should not be entirely new to virtualization / vSphere as this is a fast paced, in depth course that may move to quickly for you,Anyone preparing for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification exams,Anyone preparing for VMware Advanced Certified Professional (VCAP) certification exams,Anyone who wants to take their vSphere knowledge and skill to the next level to get that job or earn that promotion

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 34h 19m | 16.88 GB
Created by: Larry Karnis (Teaching VMware vSphere, ESXi and vCenter for 18+ years)

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