Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5

Video description

VMware vSphere 6 is a powerful server virtualization platform that enables best performance, efficiency and availability for your infrastructure. It is adaptive by nature and effectively aligns your business requirements to the IT infrastructure.

This advanced level tutorial will empower you to virtualize any application with ease as we will be covering all the latest enhancements and advanced functionalities of vSphere hypervisor, Virtual Machines, vCenter Server virtual storage and security. We will teach you how to enhance and monitor vSphere performance by optimizing your virtual environment and solving performance issues. We will also teach you how to upgrade your legacy vSphere to the latest version along with troubleshooting techniques. We will demonstrate various command-line actions that can help you to configure and manage storage for ESXi hosts in your data center, virtual machine networking, monitoring hosts, adding third party extentions, performing virtual machine operations and many more. Basically command-line will enable you to automate deployment and various other management tasks.

By the end of the video, the viewers will be able to virtualize applications effectively with VMware vSphere 6.

What You Will Learn

  • Deep understanding of vSphere 6 functionality
  • Best practices for application virtualization in vSphere 6
  • Knowledge of advanced functionality in vSphere 6 networking and storage management
  • Preparation for the VCP6-DCV examination (along with use of the vSphere 6 documentation)
  • Administering advanced networking and security of your vSphere 6 environment
  • Managing your vSphere 6 resources
  • Upgrading your vSphere 6 deployment
  • Backup and recovery of your vSphere 6 deployment
  • Troubleshooting your Vsphere 6 deployment


This course is for experienced vSphere administrators who want to prepare for the VMware VCP6-DCV certification exam. If you are aware of the basic networking and functionalities of VMware vSphere and are now looking to be a vSphere expert, this video is for you.

About The Author

Atindra Chaturvedi:

Atindra Chaturvedi is a certified VMware Advanced Professional in Data Center Design (VCAP-DCD) and Data Center Administration (VCAP-DCA) which speak to his advanced knowledge of the vSphere virtual data center design and hands-on ability to operate the advanced tools available in the environment. He is currently certified Cisco Network Professional Routing & Switching (CCNP-R&S) and Data Center (CCNP-Data Center) which gives him the advanced knowledge of networking and design and hands-on configuration of all aspects of data center equipment. He currently holds network virtualization (VCP-NV) and Cloud (VCP-Cloud) certifications from VMware, and is a Brocade Certified Engineer Network Functions Virtualization.

He has 18+ years of commercial data center experience and has authored courses on vSphere Networking, vSphere Networking Design, VMware NSX, and VMware NSX design.

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Introduction to vSphere 6.5
    1. The Course Overview
    2. Features of vSphere 6.5
    3. Introduction to the ESXi 6 Command Line Interface (CLI)
  2. Chapter 2 : Administering Advanced vSphere 6 Networking
    1. vSphere Distributed Switch Version 6 Advanced Features
    2. Network I/O Control Version 3
    3. ESXi 6 Command Line Interface (CLI) for Networking
    4. Custom TCP/IP Stacks
  3. Chapter 3 : Working with vSphere Virtual Machines
    1. Configuring Advanced vSphere 6 Virtual Machine Settings
    2. Creating and Managing a Multi-Site Content Library
    3. Configuring and Maintaining a vCloud Air Connection
  4. Chapter 4 : Managing vSphere 6 Advanced Storage
    1. Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA)
    2. Configuring NFS 4.1 Datastores
    3. Configuring iSCSI Datastores
    4. LUN Masking Storage Array and ESXi
    5. vscsiStats Tool
    6. vmkfstools Tool
  5. Chapter 5 : Backup and Recovery of vSphere 6.x Deployment
    1. vSphere Replication Appliance and vSphere Data Protection Appliance
    2. vSphere Replication Appliance Installation and Configuration
    3. vSphere Replication Appliance Lab Tour and User Interface
    4. vSphere Replication Server Installation and Configuration
    5. Connect to Target Replication Sites
    6. Creating Replication Jobs
    7. Recovering Replicated Virtual Machines
    8. Optimizing Replication
    9. vSphere Data Protection Lab Tour and User Interface
    10. vSphere Data Protection Appliance Installation and Configuration
    11. Managing Backup Jobs
    12. Restoring from Backup
    13. Managing Replicated Backups
    14. File Level Restores
    15. Backing up and Restoring Platform Service Controllers
    16. vSphere Data Protection Appliance Command Line Interface (CLI)
  6. Chapter 6 : Advanced vSphere 6.x Security
    1. vSphere 6.x Firewall Management
    2. vSphere 6.x Single Sign On (SSO) Architecture
    3. vSphere 6.x Certificate Management
    4. vSphere 6.x SSO Command Line Support Tools
  7. Chapter 7 : Administering and Managing vSphere 6.x Resources
    1. vSphere 6.x vFlash Pool Management
    2. vSphere 6.x Resource Pool Management
    3. vSphere 6.x Distributed Power Management (DPM)
  8. Chapter 8 : Managing vSphere 6.5 Availability Solutions
    1. Implementing and Managing vCenter Server Appliance Version 6.5 High Availability
    2. Implementing and Managing Symmetrical Multi-processing Fault Tolerance in vSphere Version 6.5
  9. Chapter 9 : Deploying and Consolidating vSphere 6.5 Data Center
    1. Implement and Configure Windows-Based vCenter Server Version 6.5
    2. Managing Image Profiles in a vSphere 6.5 Deployment
    3. Managing Host Profiles in a vSphere 6.5 Deployment
    4. Managing Auto-Deploy Caching Modes in vSphere 6.5
  10. Chapter 10 : Upgrading vSphere 6.x Deployments to vSphere 6.5
    1. Upgrade Manager Version 6.5 Installation and Configuration
    2. Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) Version 6.5 Installation and Configuration
    3. Upgrading vCenter Server Version 6.0 to Version 6.5
    4. Upgrading vSphere Version 6.0 to vSphere Version 6.5
  11. Chapter 11 : Troubleshooting vSphere 6.x
    1. Using the vm-support Tool
    2. Using the vm-support Toll for esxtop Replay Mode
    3. Advanced Packet Capture with the pktcap-uw Tool
    4. Managing Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) in vSphere 6.x

Product information

  • Title: Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5
  • Author(s): Atindra Chaturvedi
  • Release date: February 2017
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781786469816