Self-study VMware vSphere 6.7 Optimize, Upgrade, Troubleshoot Lab Rental + 231 Page Lab Guide, up to 24 Lab Tasks

Self-study VMware vSphere 6.7 Optimize, Upgrade, Troubleshoot Lab Rental + 231 Page Lab Guide, up to 24 Lab Tasks

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  • Remote Hands-on advanced vSphere 6.7 Lab Rental:Dedicated, VMware ready Lab Rentals for vSphere 6.7 self-study and practice. Includes 231 page Lab Guide with up to 24 lab tasks.
  • Dedicated Labs:Your labs are available 24hrs/day during your lab rental period. Use them as much as you like to work through exercises or to experiment
  • Course Books Delivered as Unsecured PDFs:Your course books are delivered to you as unsecured PDF documents. You can copy them, print them and use them on any device you own

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ESXLab vSphere 6.7 Optimize, Upgrade, Troubleshoot course

Self-Study Lab Rentals

Dedicated vSphere 6.7 ready-to-use Lab Rentals designed for anyone who needs to do advanced VMware vSphere 6.7 hands-on work. 

Why Rent Labs?
People rent our advanced labs for many reasons including:
  • VMware Certified Professional - DataCenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification exam preparation
  • VMware Advanced Certified Professional - Datacenter Virtualization (VCAP) certification exam preparation
  • To practice upgrading to earlier vSphere environments to vSphere 6.7
  • To safely learn new features
  • To test out new features and capabilities in a safe environment
  • Because they don't have the hardware or licenses needed to practice at work
  • Build skill, knowledge and confidence needed to help you advance in your career
  • Practice upgrades, reconfiguration or other major changes in a non-production environment
  • Gain immediate access to fully functional labs (includes DNS, DHCP, AD, iSCSI, etc.) rather than trying to build everything yourself
  • All needed media images are provided in your lab rental
This lab rental work perfectly ONLY with our VMware vSphere 6.7 Optimize, Upgrade, Troubleshoot class.

Each lab rental includes a copy of our VMware vSphere 6.7 Optimize, Upgrade, Troubleshoot Lab Guide. Your Lab guide is delivered in digital / PDF format (discretely watermarked with their names and e-mail address) directly to you by e-mail. We need a minimum of one business day advanced notice to provision and release your labs.

What You Get
The success of your VMware self-study lab rental is our top priority. To guarantee you successful lab rental, we:

  • Release labs to you on your preferred starting date (subject to availability)
  • Provide you with always ready, dedicated labs that are available 24hrs/day for the duration of your rental
  • Provide e-mail support during your lab rental via our Trouble Ticketing system
  • Provide access via Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS / RDP) and via our HTML 5 compliant browser based interface

Server Pod Configuration

A server Pod is a set of one or more virtual servers organized into a lab (we call a pod). We have sufficient facility to comfortably support 150+ learners concurrently - with no slow downs or resource contention. Our labs are dedicated to each customer (not shared) and are available 24hrs/day during the lab rental period.

Each server pod contains:

  • A remote Windows Server 2008 R2 desktop to access your lab environment (access via a web browser or RDP / RDS)
  • Two virtual ESXi hosts with 4 CPU cores, 20+ GB of RAM, 1x150GB local storage and 1x30GB local storage (for vFlash Cache use)
  • An Active Directory server configured for the esxlab.com domain
  • Full DNS and DHCP services
  • An iSCSI SAN with 5 generously sized volumes (4x30GB and 1x50GB LUNs) for ESXi shared storage labs
  • A gateway router for full Internet connectivity
  • Professional hosting at our datacenter
  • Full support during your rental
  • Media images for all software
  • Pre-built Windows 10 VM that you can import and use for lab tasks

Lab Tasks

Your included lab guide will provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for completing the following lab tasks:

  1. Install of ESXi 6.7 and perform post-install configuration steps
  2. Review ESXi services and configure ESXi firewall
  3. Enable ESXi Lockdown mode to prevent direct host configuration changes
  4. Create/update Standard vSwitch configurations
  5. Configure vSwitch Security Policies for Promiscuous Mode, MAC Address Changes and Forged Transmits
  6. Configure a vSwitch, VMkernel ports for Jumbo Frame use
  7. Connect to NFS storage
  8. Create a new VM according to best practices
  9. Update VMs for service by pCPU cores (not hyperthreaded logical processors)
  10. Import and configure vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 via command line
  11. Perform an upgrade of vCenter Server Appliance from v6.0 to v6.7
  12. Import and configure VMware Management Assistant
  13. Use vCLI command line tools like vifptarget, esxcli, localcli, vmware-cmd and other commands
  14. Use ESXtop to monitor resource use and pinpoint performance concerns
  15. Rapidly deploy VMs from Templates and Clones
  16. Tune VM vCPU to maximize CPU performance
  17. Enable and use Hot-plug virtual hardware
  18. Monitor storage controller queue length and performance
  19. Monitor ESXi host and VM memory use
  20. Configure and use VMware Update Manager to update an ESXi host from ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.7
  21. Use VMware Update Manager to upgrade a VM’s virtual hardware
  22. Connect to an iSCSI SAN
  23. Create VMFS file systems
  24. Expand VMFS using LUN Spanning and LUN expansion
  25. Create custom storage profiles and assign them to VMFS volumes
  26. Assign storage profiles to VMs
  27. Perform storage compliance checks and remediate non-compliant VMs
  28. Create Storage DRS clusters and use Storage DRS to manage storage capacity and I/O load
  29. Create a High Availability Cluster
  30. Configure All Paths Down and Permanent Device Loss policies in an HA cluster
  31. Create a multi-core Fault Tolerant VM
  32. Create Distributed vSwitches
  33. Bulk migrate VMs from Standard to Distributed vSwitches
  34. dvSwitch Configuration Backup Up and Restore
  35. Enable and use dvSwitch Health Management
  36. Using dvSwitch port shadowing
  37. Testing network health on dvSwitches
  38. Work with dvSwitch configuration roll back and recovery

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