• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

VMware vSphere 6.5 clusters protect and enable recovery from various failures. This course covers important aspects of high availability host clustering including fault tolerant VMs and VCSA high availability.

Learning Objectives

vSphere Clustering

  • start the course
  • describe the basic process of setting up a cluster

High Availability (HA) Clusters

  • describe the fundamentals of high availability in a virtualized environment
  • describe the new proactive high availability method in vCenter 6.5
  • create a high availability cluster in a VMware virtualized environment
  • describe host monitoring in a VMware virtualized environment
  • recognize how admission control policies help manage hardware resources
  • set the high availability VM monitoring settings
  • describe cluster monitoring tools available in vCenter Server

Fault Tolerant VMs

  • describe characteristics of virtual machine fault tolerance and its requirements
  • configure virtual machine fault tolerance
  • use VMware to verify a fault tolerance implementation

vCenter Server High Availability (VCHA)

  • identify the purpose and architecture of vCenter Server High Availability
  • determine if an environment can support vCenter Server High Availability
  • configure high availability for the vCenter Server environment

Practice: Configuring Clustering

  • configure high availability cluster settings according to business needs using the vSphere Web Client

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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