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

Course Overview

In this three-day, hands-on training course, you explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 7.0 and VMware ESXi™ 7.0. 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. 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

• Recognize the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 6.7 update releases and vSphere 7
• Migrate a vCenter Server system for Windows to VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ 7.0
• Upgrade a vCenter Server instance to vSphere 7
• Describe vCenter Server, VMware ESXi™, storage, network, virtual machine, and security enhancements in vSphere 7
• Update templates in the content library
• Use Identity Federation to configure vCenter Server to use external identity sources
• Use the VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage certificates
• Use VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™ to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
• Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to manage vSphere deployments and updates
• Describe the cloning and migration operations on encrypted VMs
• Describe the purpose of scalable shares and the improvements to vSphere DRS
• Describe how to change the IP address or FQDN of vCenter Server
• Identify new hardware device support in ESXi 7.0
• Recognize the enhancements available with VM compatibility version 17
• Recognize the enhancements available with VM compatibility version 18
• Recognize the importance of containers and Kubernetes in a modern data center


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
• 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 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® Update ManagerTM to apply patches and 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 [V7] course. 

Who Should Attend

System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures

Related Certification Exam

Attending this course allows candidates who hold a valid VCP-DCV 2019 to upgrade to VCP-DCV 2020 without taking the certification exam.

Course Modules

1. Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2. Installation and Upgrade
• Describe the new vCenter Server Appliance deployment model
• Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0
• Migrate a Windows vCenter Server instance to vCenter Server Appliance 7.0
• Identify enhancements to vCenter Server Appliance
• Upgrade an ESXi host to version 7.0

3. Management Enhancements
• Recognize how to create and apply vCenter Server profiles
• 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
• Identify enhancements to the vCenter Server filebased backup
• Identify enhancements to tools provided by the vSphere Client Developer Center
• Describe prefix-based MAC address allocation
• Identify VMware NSX-T™ logical switches and their properties in the vSphere Client
• Use virtual distributed port groups to connect to NSX-T Data Center logical switches
• Use vSphere Bitfusion to support artificial intelligence and machine learning based workloads
• Describe version control and management of VM templates in Content Library
• 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
• Explain the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline™

4. ESXi Enhancements
• Recognize the enhancements made to ESXi security
• Identify hardware support updates in ESXi 7.0
• Describe the support for AMD SEV-ES in vSphere 7
• Recognize layout changes in the ESXi 7.0 system storage partitions
• Describe the enhancements made to ESXi timekeeping options in vSphere 7
• Describe the enhancement to vSphere vMotion in vSphere 7

5. VM Enhancements
• Identify the characteristics of VM compatibility level for ESXi 7.0
• Describe the support provided for new virtual devices in vSphere 7
• Recognize improvements to guest customization
• Migrate VMs with attached devices

6. 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 in vSphere 7
• Describe support for iSER in vSphere 7
• Identify VMware vSAN™ enhancements for vSphere 7

7. Security Enhancements
• Describe the enhancements to cloning, migration, and encryption operations
• Identify the enhancements to the VM encryption architecture in vSphere 7
• Recognize new VM encryption events and alarms
• Describe the benefits and use cases of VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™
• Explain the general architecture of vSphere Trust Authority
• Configure vSphere Trust Authority

8. Cluster Enhancements
• Recognize how to configure clusters using the vSphere Cluster Quickstart workflow
• Recognize improvements to vSphere DRS
• Identify improvements to vSphere ESX Agent Manager
• Describe scalable shares
• Configure VMware vSphere® DirectPath I/O™

9. vSphere Lifecycle Management
• Describe features of vCenter Server Update Planner
• Run vCenter Server upgrade prechecks and interoperability reports
• Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager
• Compare vSphere Lifecycle Manager to vSphere Update Manager
• Identify the components of an ESXi image
• Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager and NSX-T Data Center integration
• Define a cluster image and update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager

10. Introduction to VMware vSphere® with Tanzu
• Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
• Identify the parts of a container system
• Recognize the steps in a basic Docker workflow
• Explain the importance of Kubernetes
• Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes
• Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow
• Identify the capabilities and benefits of vSphere with Tanzu
• Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service

Course Schedule

Start: 02/08/2023 | End: 02/10/2023

Start: 06/07/2023 | End: 06/09/2023

Start: 08/25/2023 | End: 08/27/2023


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