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  • Copyright 2016
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-449502-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-449502-6

VMware 2V0-620 and 2V0-621 exams retired in 2019. We are continuing to make this content available for those who wish to use it to study the foundational information it contains. 


Over 10 Hours of Video Instruction on the vSphere 6 Foundations (#2V0-620) exam


Over 10 hours of training so you can pass the vSphere 6 Foundations (#2V0-620)  exam.


vSphere 6 Foundations (Exam #2V0-620) Complete Video Course is a unique video product that provides full coverage of the VMware vSphere 6 Foundations exam. The videos in this title provide a solid understanding of VMware vSphere, focusing on the components and the way they are managed. All exam objectives are covered so you have all the information you need to pass the exam. The author also provides insight into the software-defined data center and the role that VMware vSphere plays in it.  

vSphere 6 Foundations (Exam #2V0-620) Complete Video Course contains 15 individual video modules with over 10 hours of video training. The product also comes with 15 practice exam quizzes and over 30 exercises so you can practice what you learn. The videos consist of audio instruction, CLI demos, whiteboard teaching, screencasts, and more.

Topics include:

Module 1    Introduction to the Software-Defined Data Center

Module 2    Working with Virtual Machines

Module 3    vCenter Server

Module 4    Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

Module 5    Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

Module 6    Understanding VMware Advanced Storage

Module 7    Managing Virtual Machines

Module 8    Managing Migration

Module 9    Managing vApps and Content Libraries

Module 10  Managing and Monitoring Resources

Module 11  vSphere HA

Module 12  vSphere Fault Tolerance, Replication, and Data Protection

Module 13  Understanding Host Scalability

Module 14  Managing vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

Module 15  vRealize Operations Manager

Skill Level

Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to the Software-Defined Data Center
  • Working with Virtual Machines
  • vCenter Server
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
  • Understanding VMware Advanced Storage
  • Managing Virtual Machines
  • Managing Migration
  • Managing vApps and Content Libraries
  • Managing and Monitoring Resources
  • vSphere HA
  • vSphere Fault Tolerance, Replication, and Data Protection
  • Understanding Host Scalability
  • Managing vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
  • vRealize Operations Manager

Who Should Take This Course

The target audience for this course consists of IT professionals that want to get certified for working in VMware environments and pass the VMware Foundation exam.

A strong secondary audience consists of administrators that need to work in VMware vSphere environments.

Table of Contents

Module 1         Introduction to the Software-Defined Data Center

Lesson 1           Introducing the Software-Defined Data Center

Lesson 2           Understanding Virtual Machine Architecture

Lesson 3           Understanding the Role of vSphere in Cloud Environments

Lesson 4           Introducing ESXi

Lesson 5           Installing ESXi

Lesson 6           Working with ESXi

Lesson 7           Installing and Using vSphere Client

Lesson 8           Configuring Remote Access

Module 2         Working with Virtual Machines

Lesson 1           What Is a Virtual Machine?

Lesson 2           Exploring a Virtual Machine

Lesson 3           Virtual Machine Disk and Networking

Lesson 4           Provisioning a Virtual Machine

Lesson 5           Installing a Virtual Machine

Lesson 6           Accessing a Virtual Machine

Lesson 7           Using VMware Tools

Module 3         vCenter Server

Lesson 1           Introducing vCenter Server Architecture

Lesson 2           Understanding vCenter Server Appliance Deployment Types

Lesson 3           Deploying and Configuring vCenter Server Appliance

Lesson 4           Installing and Using vSphere Web Client

Lesson 5           Managing vCenter Server Inventory and Licenses

Lesson 6           Managing vCenter Server Inventory

Lesson 7           Configuring Time Synchronization

Module 4         Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

Lesson 1           Understanding the Need for Software-Defined Networking

Lesson 2           Understanding Virtual Switches

Lesson 3           Creating and Managing Standard Switches

Lesson 4           Understanding and Managing Standard Switch Policies

Lesson 5           Configuring Load Balancing

Lesson 6           Understanding vSphere Distributed Switches

Lesson 7           Creating and Managing vSphere Distributed Switches

Lesson 8           Understanding VMkernel Networking

Module 5         Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

Lesson 1           Understanding the Need for Virtual Storage

Lesson 2           Working with Datastores

Lesson 3           Understanding Storage Protocols and Storage Device Names

Lesson 4           Understanding iSCSI Storage

Lesson 5           Configuring ESXi with iSCSI Storage

Lesson 6           Configuring ESXi with NFS Storage

Lesson 7           Advanced NFS Options

Lesson 8           Creating and Managing VMFS Datastores

Module 6         Understanding VMware Advanced Storage

Lesson 1           Introducing VMware Virtual SAN

Lesson 2           Configuring VMware Virtual SAN

Lesson 3           Understanding VMware Virtual SAN

Module 7         Managing Virtual Machines

Lesson 1           Using Templates and Cloning for Virtual Machine Deployment

Lesson 2           Modifying and Managing Virtual Machines

Lesson 3           Understanding Virtual Machine Snapshots

Lesson 4           Creating and Managing Virtual Machine Snapshots

Module 8         Managing Migration

Lesson 1           Understanding Migration

Lesson 2           Understanding vMotion Migration

Lesson 3           Managing vMotion Migration

Lesson 4           Understanding Storage vMotion Migration

Lesson 5           Understanding Long Distance vMotion Migration

Module 9         Managing vApps and Content Libraries

Lesson 1           Creating vApps

Lesson 2           Understanding Types of Content Libraries

Lesson 3           Deploying Content Libraries

Module 10       Managing and Monitoring Resources

Lesson 1           Understanding Virtual Memory Usage

Lesson 2           Understanding Virtual CPU Usage

Lesson 3           Configuring and Managing Resource Pools

Lesson 4           Recourse Pools Advanced Usage

Lesson 5           Performance Monitoring and Tuning

Lesson 6           Recognizing Key Performance Indicators

Lesson 7           Using vCenter Server Alarms

Module 11       vSphere HA

Lesson 1           Understanding HA

Lesson 2           Understanding HA Architecture

Lesson 3           Understanding Failure Scenarios

Lesson 4           Creating a HA Cluster

Lesson 5           Managing HA Properties

Module 12       vSphere Fault Tolerance, Replication, and Data Protection

Lesson 1           Understanding vSphere Fault Tolerance

Lesson 2           Managing vSphere Fault Tolerance

Lesson 3           Using vSphere Replication

Lesson 4           Using vSphere Data Protection

Module 13       Understanding Host Scalability

Lesson 1           Understanding the Functions of vSphere DRS Cluster

Lesson 2           Configuring and Managing vSphere DRS Cluster

Lesson 3           Working with Affinity and Anti-Affinity Rules

Lesson 4           Using vSphere HA and DRS Together

Module 14       Managing vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

Lesson 1           Using vSphere Update Manager to Manage Patching

Lesson 2           Installing vSphere Update Manager and the Update Manager Plug-in

Lesson 3           Creating Patch Baselines

Lesson 4           Using Host Profiles to Manage ESXi Configuration Compliance

Lesson 5           Scan and Remediate Host

Module 15       vRealize Operations Manager

Lesson 1           Understanding the Use of vRealize Operations Manager

Lesson 2           Deploying vRealize Operations Manager

Lesson 3           vRealize Operations Manager Monitoring

Module 1    Introduction to the Software-Defined Data Center

In this module you'll learn about the software-defined data center and the role that VMware ESXi and vSphere play in setting up a software-defined data center.

Module 2    Working with Virtual Machines

This module introduces working with virtual machines. You'll learn how to create virtual machines and how a virtual machine technically is composed of different configuration files.

Module 3    vCenter Server

This module introduces vCenter server. You'll learn how to set up vCenter server and how to integrate current ESXi hosts into the vCenter server environment, using the VMware Web Client.

Module 4    Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

In this module, you'll learn how virtual networks are used to set up a software-defined data center. You'll about configuring standard switches as well as distributed switches.

Module 5    Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

Virtual storage is essential for storing data that is created in virtual machines. In this module, you'll learn about standard solutions for setting up virtual storage as a back-end to VM disks.

Module 6    Understanding VMware Advanced Storage

In this module, you ll learn about advanced storage solutions that are offered by VMware, such as vSan

Module 7    Managing Virtual Machines

In this module, you'll learn how virtual machines can be managed. You'll learn which properties are relevant for setting up virtual machines and how to optimize virtual machines for your specific environments.

Module 8    Managing Migration

In this module, you'll learn what is involved in setting up virtual machine migration and live migration. You'll learn how to set up an environment where live migration can be used, as well as how to perform VM migration itself.

Module 9    Managing vApps and Content Libraries

This module teaches you how to use vApps and content libraries to make it easier to provide access to essential components of your virtualized environment.

Module 10  Managing and Monitoring Resources

In this module, you'll learn how to manage resources to ensure that sufficient resources are available at the place where they are needed. Also, you'll learn how to monitor resources which helps optimizing the availability of resources.

Module 11  vSphere HA

In this module, you'll learn how to protect virtual machines by setting up an HA environment. You'll learn how to create HA for the best possible functionality and which design considerations are involved.

Module 12  vSphere Fault Tolerance, Replication, and Data Protection

In this module, you'll learn how to build a resilient environment that can survive a wide range of potential problems. You'll set up Fault Tolerance to ensure continuous service of essential VMs, and replicattion as well as data protection to guarantee the availability of essential data on different sites.

Module 13  Understanding Host Scalability

In this module, you'll learn how to design a software-designed data center in a scalable way.

Module 14  Managing vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

This module teaches you how vSphere update manager can be used to update hosts. You'll also learn how to use host maintenance which helps you working on hosts that are experiencing issues.

Module 15     vRealize Operations Manager

In this module, you’ll learn what vRealize Operations Manager is and how you can deploy it. Once deployed, you can use vRealize Operations Manager to monitor resources in your software-defined data center, which will help you automate a multitude of operations in your virtual environment.

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