In this 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. This course is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 7 in their existing vSphere environment. Attendance of this course allows candidates who hold a valid VCP-DCV 2019 to upgrade to VCP-DCV 2020 without taking the certification exam.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
List and describe the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 6.7 update releases and vSphere 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 Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

  • 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-TTM logical switches and their properties in the vSphere Client Explain the benefits of using VMware SkylineTM 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


System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectureswill benefit from this course.




While there are no prerequisites for this course, please ensure you have the right level of experience to be successful in this training.


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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