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VMware vSphere 5.5 to 6.7: What’s New (VIWN)

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1 Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
2 Management Enhancements
  • Differentiate the vSphere clients
  • Use vSphere Client to view the vSphere environment
  • Use VMware Host Client to view the vSphere environment
  • Describe the vSphere 6.0, 6.5, and 6.7 enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
  • Describe how to back up and restore vCenter Server Appliance
  • Explain how to patch vCenter Server Appliance
  • Describe the new features of vSphere 6.7
  • Summarize the purpose of content libraries in a vSphere environment
  • Discuss the vSphere requirements for content libraries
  • Create a local content library
  • Subscribe to a published content library
  • Deploy virtual machines from a content library
  • Describe how vCenter Server High Availability works
  • Describe how VMware Platform Services Controller™ high availability works
  • Configure vCenter Server High Availability
3 vCenter Architecture Upgrade and Migration
  • Describe the new architecture features of vCenter Server
  • Choose between a distributed configuration and an embedded configuration, based on your requirements
  • Determine the appropriate upgrade path for a vCenter Server deployment
  • Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance instance to vCenter Server 6.7
  • Determine the appropriate migration path for a vCenter Server deployment
  • Describe the new migration features of vCenter Server 6.7
  • Migrate Windows vCenter Server 5.5 to vCenter Server Appliance 6.7
4 ESXI Upgrade and Enhancements
  • Determine the appropriate upgrade method for an ESXi host
  • Describe the procedure for upgrading an ESXi 5.5, 6.0, or 6.5 host to an ESXi 6.7 host
  • Discuss the enhancements to vSphere 6.5 scalability and performance
  • Discuss the additional features to support hot-plug and SMART solid-state drives
  • Describe the new capabilities of host profiles introduced in vSphere 6.5
  • Describe the vSphere 6.7 Quick Boot feature
  • Describe the VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ EAM integration
5 Virtual Machine Enhancements
  • Discuss how virtual hardware 11, 13, and 14 extend virtual machine resource configurations
  • Describe how the VMXNET3 adapter optimizes network traffic
  • Discuss how hot-add memory is distributed across NUMA nodes in vSphere 6.x
  • Describe the benefits of VMware vSphere® Integrated Containers™
6 Storage Enhancements
  • Describe vSphere 6.x support for NFS
  • Describe the VMFS6 datastore
  • Describe the upgrade procedure from VMFS5 to VMFS6
  • Describe the VMFS6 enhancements in vSphere 6.7
  • Describe the benefits of using virtual volumes
  • Describe per-virtual machine, policy-based policy management
  • Describe how VMDK data operations are offloaded to storage arrays through VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™
  • Describe how VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™ is used with Windows Server Failover Clustering
  • Describe the VMware vSAN™ enhancements in the following areas:
    • Scalability
    • Performance
    • Availability
    • Space efficiency
    • Operational
    • Usability
  • Describe the interoperability enhancements to VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  • Describe the enhancements to vSphere Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control that improve adherence to configured maximums and reservations
7 Security Enhancements
  • Discuss the improvements to lockdown settings
  • Describe the addition of smart-card authentication
  • Explain the changes that enhance user accountability
  • Plan for secure boot support for ESXi hosts
  • Describe the security enhancements
  • Deploy enhanced vCenter Server events and alarms and vSphere logging
  • Describe the vSphere 6.7 features for monitoring vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use encryption in your vSphere environment
  • Encrypt virtual machines
  • Explain how to back up encrypted virtual machines
  • Encrypt core dumps
  • Enable encrypted vSphere vMotion migration
  • Describe the virtual TPM feature in vSphere 6.7
  • List the core security modules that are part of VMware Platform Services Controller™
  • List the VMware certificate management components
  • Describe certificate use changes in vSphere 6.0
  • Describe the primary services provided by the VMware Certificate Authority component
  • Describe the primary services provided by the VMware Endpoint Certificate Store component
  • Define VMware CA certificate replacement options
  • Describe ESXi certificate replacement options
  • Discuss certificate-based guest authentication
8 Network Enhancements
  • Use Network I/O Control
  • Upgrade Network I/O Control to version 3
  • Enable network resource management on VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
  • Configure bandwidth allocation for system and virtual machine traffic based on shares and reservation
  • Discuss IPv6 support in vSphere 6.0
  • Explain how the gateway per vmknic feature works and how it is configured
  • Explain the new ERSPAN headers supported in vSphere 6.5 and how they are configured
  • Describe the areas where performance improvements were made in vSphere 6.5
9 Availability Enhancements
  • Describe the TCP/IP stack for vSphere vMotion that was introduced in vSphere 6.0
  • Explain the changes that make vSphere vMotion migrations across high-latency networks possible
  • Discuss the requirements for migrating a virtual machine across vCenter Server instances
  • Explain how VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance in vSphere 6.0 supports virtual machines with multiple virtual CPUs
  • Describe how vSphere Fault Tolerance maintains the secondary virtual machine in a ready state
  • Explain the mechanism by which the primary virtual machine is determined
  • Discuss the improvements made in handling all paths down (APD) and permanent device lost (PDL) conditions
  • Describe the increased scalability of vSphere HA
  • Explain the additional compatibility supported by vSphere HA
  • Explain the enhancement of vSphere HA admission control in vSphere 6.5
  • Describe the improvement of vSphere HA orchestrated restarts