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VmWare ESXi data center course syllabus is a document that outlines the topics and objectives of a training program that teaches you how to use VmWare ESXi, a hypervisor that runs on bare-metal servers and allows you to create and manage virtual machines. There are different types of VmWare ESXi data center courses, such as certification courses, online courses, and instructor-led courses.


VMware VCP-DCV  Syllabus:

Architectures and Technologies

Identify the pre-requisites and components for a vSphere implementation

– Identify the pre-requisites and components for a vSphere implementation
– Describe vCenter Server topology
– Identify and differentiate storage access protocols for vSphere (NFS, iSCSI, SAN, etc.)

  • Describe storage datastore types for vSphere
  • Explain the importance of advanced storage configuration (vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA), vSphere Storage APIs Array Integration (VAAI), etc.)
  • Describe storage policies
  • Describe basic storage concepts in K8s, vSAN and vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)

– Differentiate between vSphere Network I/O Control (NIOC) and vSphere Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
– Describe instant clone architecture and use cases
– Describe ESXi cluster concepts

  • Describe Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
  • Describe vSphere Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC)
  • Describe how Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) scores virtual machines
  • Describe vSphere High Availability
  • Describe datastore clusters

– Identify vSphere distributed switch and vSphere standard switch capabilities

  • Describe VMkernel networking
  • Manage networking on multiple hosts with vSphere distributed switch
  • Describe networking policies
  • Manage Network I/O Control (NIOC) on a vSphere distributed switch

– Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager Concepts (baselines, cluster images, etc.)
– Describe the basics of vSAN as primary storage

  • Identify basic vSAN requirements(networking, disk count + type)

– Describe the vSphere Trust Authority architecture
– Explain Software Guard Extensions (SGX)

VMware Products and Solutions

– Describe the role of vSphere in the software-defined data center (SDDC)
– Identify use cases for vCloud Foundation
– Identify migration options
– Identify DR use cases
– Describe vSphere integration with VMware Skyline

Planning and Designing

Installing, Configuring, and Setup

 – Describe single sign-on (SSO) deployment topology

  • Configure a single sign-on (SSO) domain
  • Join an existing single sign-on (SSO) domain

– Configure VSS advanced virtual networking options
– Set up identity sources

  • Configure Identity Federation
  • Configure Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) integration
  • Configure Active Directory integration

– Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
– Create and configure VMware High Availability and advanced options (Admission Control, Proactive High Availability, etc.)
– Deploy and configure vCenter Server High Availability
– Set up content library
– Configure vCenter Server file-based backup
– Analyze basic log output from vSphere products
– Configure vSphere Trust Authority
– Configure vSphere certificates

  • Describe Enterprise PKIs role for SSL certificates

– Configure vSphere Lifecycle Manager/VMware Update Manager (VUM)
– Securely Boot ESXi hosts
– Configure different network stacks
– Configure Host Profiles
– Identify boot options

  • Configure Quick Boot

Performance-tuning, Optimization, Upgrades

– Identify resource pools use cases

  • Explain shares, limits and reservations (resource management)

– Monitor resources of vCenter Server Appliance and vSphere environment
– Identify and use tools for performance monitoring
– Configure Network I/O Control (NIOC)
– Configure Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
– Explain the performance impact of maintaining virtual machine snapshots
– Plan for upgrading various vSphere components

Troubleshooting and Repairing

Administrative and Operational Tasks

– Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
– Create virtual machines using different methods (Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) templates, content library, etc.)
– Manage virtual machines
– Manage storage (datastores, storage policies, etc.)

  • Configure and modify datastores (expand/upgrade existing datastore, etc.)
  • Create virtual machine storage policies
  • Configure storage cluster options

– Create Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) affinity and anti-affinity rules for common use cases
– Configure and perform different types of migrations
– Configure role-based user management
– Configure and manage the options for securing a vSphere environment (certificates, virtual machine encryption, virtual Trusted Platform Module, lock-down mode, virtualization-based security, etc.)
– Configure and manage host profiles
– Utilize baselines to perform updates and upgrades
– Utilize vSphere Lifecycle Manager

  • Describe Firmware upgrades for ESXi
  • Describe ESXi updates
  • Describe component and driver updates for ESXi
  • Describe hardware compatibility check
  • Describe ESXi cluster image export functionality

– Configure alarms