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VMware vSphere Advanced Networking

Course Summary

This course is a deep dive into vSphere administration and troubleshooting. Virtualization is becoming a norm in most data centers and the evolution of network administration is growing more and more with new technologies. VMware has stepped up and added

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Getting Started With vSphere Advanced Networking Training
        ◦ About Your Instructor
        ◦ Who Should Watch This Course?
        ◦ What We Cover in the Course
    ● Lab Setup and Recommendations
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ An Overview of My Lab
        ◦ Lab - Tour of the Lab Environment
        ◦ Why Build a Lab?
        ◦ Recommendations for Your Lab
    ● Let's Talk About vSphere Networking
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Review and Primer
        ◦ vSphere vSwitches
        ◦ A Word About vSwitches
        ◦ Components of a vSwitch Architecture
        ◦ Lab - Overview of a vSwitch
        ◦ Why All the Different vNICs?
        ◦ Tips for Changing vNIC Types
        ◦ Lab - Changing vNIC Type
        ◦ Physical NICs (pNICs): Features, Options and Virtualization
        ◦ Pure Performance with VMDirectPath
        ◦ Diagram Showing VMDirectPath
        ◦ Lab - Configuring VMDirectPath
        ◦ Your Virtual Switching Options
        ◦ Cisco's Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch
        ◦ Which vSwitch for You?
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● The Ins and Outs of VLANs
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What Exactly Are VLANs?
        ◦ VLAN Recommendations
        ◦ Who Does the Tagging?
        ◦ VLAN Tagging: Physical Switch, Virtual Switch, and Guest OS
        ◦ Gotchas When Using VLANs
        ◦ Lab - Configuring VLAN Tagging
        ◦ Going Even Further with Private VLANs
        ◦ Confused Yet? Primary and Secondary VLANs
        ◦ Overview of PVLANs
        ◦ Lab - Configuring Private VLANs
        ◦ vSwitch Security Configuration
        ◦ Where Do VM MAC Addresses Come From?
        ◦ Lab - vSwitch Security and MAC Address
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● vSphere Network Security Considerations
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Security Considerations in Your vNetwork Design
        ◦ Firewall Ports
        ◦ Configuring the vNetwork for Different Trust Zones
        ◦ Deployment Types for Different Trust Zones
        ◦ Top 10 Common Mistakes and Recommendations
        ◦ Security Considerations with vSphere vSwitches and vSphere vDS
        ◦ Protecting Your Management Communications
        ◦ Isolating Management - Sharing NICs and Dedicated NICs
        ◦ An Overview of the vShield Suite
        ◦ Lab - vShield Tour
        ◦ Third-Party Security Tools
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Physically Connecting vSphere Hosts
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What's the Big Deal?
        ◦ Every Environment is Different
        ◦ Connectivity Best Practices
        ◦ Topology Suggestions
        ◦ A Bigger Hammer - 10Gb Ethernet
        ◦ Physical Switch Configuration
        ◦ Lab - Switch Configuration
        ◦ Load Balancing and Teaming
        ◦ Network Teaming
        ◦ Load Balancing In-Depth: Virtual Port ID, MAC Hash, and IP Hash
        ◦ Load Balancing: Load-Based Teaming
        ◦ Lab - Load-Based Teaming
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● vSphere Distributed Switch In Depth
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is the vSphere Distributed Switch?
        ◦ Terms and Ideas
        ◦ What is Required to Use the vDS?
        ◦ Any Downsides to the vDS?
        ◦ vDS Design Considerations
        ◦ Lab - Creating a New vSphere Distributed Switch
        ◦ Configuring the Main vDS
        ◦ vDS Uplink Names
        ◦ Creating Port-Groups
        ◦ Ports and Port Binding
        ◦ vDS and Virtual vCenter?

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USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

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