VMware vSphere: What's New [V6.7 to V7] Training

In this three-day, hands-on training course, you explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 7 and VMware ESXi™ 7. 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.
Course Details


3 days


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, or 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 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 vSphere DRS 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

Target Audience

  • System Architects
  • system Administrators
  • IT Managers
  • VMware Partners
  • Individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures

Skills Gained

  • List and describe the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 6.7 update releases and Sphere 7
  • Determine the proper upgrade path for a vCenter Server instance and upgrade VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ to version 7
  • Migrate a Windows vCenter Server system to vCenter Server Appliance 7
  • Manage and update VM templates located in content libraries
  • Use Identity Federation to configure vCenter Server to use Microsoft ADFS
  • Use the VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage certificates
  • Describe vCenter Server, VMware ESXi™, storage, network, virtual machine, and security enhancements in vSphere 7
  • Use VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™ to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
  • Demonstrate the Quickstart feature of the ESXi cluster
  • Recognize improvements to VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
  • Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to manage vSphere deployments, updates, and configurations
  • Discuss the purpose and capabilities of VMware vSphere® with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMware Tanzu™ portfolio
Course Outline
  • Installation and Upgrade
    • Describe the new vCenter Server Appliance deployment model
    • Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7
    • Migrate a Windows vCenter Server instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7
    • Describe the enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
  • Management Enhancements
    • 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
    • Describe prefix-based MAC address allocation
    • 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
    • Identify VMware NSX-T™ logical switches and their properties in the vSphere Client
    • Explain the benefits of using VMware Skyline™ to proactively monitor your environment
  • ESXi Enhancements
    • Upgrade an ESXi host to version 7
    • List the enhancements introduced with ESXi 7
    • Describe new device support for ESXi hosts
    • Describe support for Precision Time Protocol
  • VM Enhancements
    • Discuss the new functionality, virtual devices, and VM maximums supported by VM compatibility version 17
    • Describe the enhancements to guest customization
    • Perform a vSphere vMotion migration of VMs with remote devices
  • 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
    • Recognize the changes made to the ESXi system storage layout
    • Describe the support for CAB deployment of WSFC in vSphere 6.7 and later
    • List the enhancements made to vSAN
  • Security Enhancements
    • Describe the enhancements to the VM encryption feature
    • Describe the enhancements to cloning, migration, and encryption operations
    • Describe the benefits and use cases of vSphere Trust Authority
    • Configure vSphere Trust Authority
  • Cluster Enhancements
    • Demonstrate the Quickstart feature of the ESXi cluster
    • Recognize improvements to vSphere DRS
    • Describe use cases for scalable shares
  • vSphere Lifecycle Management
    • Use vCenter Server Update Planner to run vCenter Server upgrade prechecks
    • Compare vSphere Lifecycle Manager to vSphere Update Manager
    • Manage and update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Introduction to vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
    • Identify the parts of a container system
    • Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes
    • Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow
    • Describe the purpose of vSphere with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMware Tanzu portfolio
    • Explain the vSphere with Kubernetes supervisor cluster
    • Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes grid service
  • Product Alignment
    • ESXi 7
    • vCenter Server 7
Upcoming Course Dates
USD $2,550
Online Virtual Class
Date: Jun 10 - 12, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET
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