In this two-day course, you explore the new features and enhancements following VMware vCenter Server 8.0 and VMware ESXi 8.0.
Real-world use-case scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere 8.0.
Years of Experience
What you will learn
Recognize the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 8.0
Describe the purpose of vSphere Distributed Services Engine
Recognize technology that is discontinued or deprecated in vSphere 8.0
Identify devices supported for system storage on ESXi 8.0
Recognize enhancements to VM hardware compatibility settings
Recognize the vSphere Lifecycle Manager and Auto Deploy enhancements in vSphere 8.0
Recognize the cloud benefits that VMware vSphere+ brings to on-premises workloads
Update an ESXi host equipped with a Data Processing Unit (DPU) using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
VMware vSphere Memory Monitoring and Remediation and the improvements to vSphere DRS
Describe vCenter Server, VMware ESXi, storage, virtual machine, and security enhancements in vSphere 8.0
Recognize the new Virtual Non-Uniform Memory Access (vNUMA) topology settings of a VM in vSphere Client
Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager and Auto Deploy to manage the configuration specifications for the hosts in a cluster
This course requires completion of one of the following courses, or equivalent knowledge, plus administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage; VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale; VMware vSphere: Fast Track; VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting. Experience with working at the command line is helpful. 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 VMware vSphere 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 VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler cluster
Configure and manage a VMware vSphere High Availability cluster
Use VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager to perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and VMs
If you cannot complete these tasks, VMware recommends that you instead take the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8].
Who should attend this course?
System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures who want to deploy vSphere 8.0 into their existing vSphere environment.