vSphere 6 Foundations: Install and Configure vCenter and ESXi

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This is the second course in our eight course vSphere 6 Foundations series. Being able to plan the installation of, download, install, and configure ESXi 6, vCenter for Windows, and the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) are some of the most critical skills that any VMware vSphere admin can obtain. In this course, you'll walk through that process, step by step, and learn best practices based on years of experience. Additionally, you'll gain a solid understanding of ESXi and vCenter architecture, vSphere editions, and all the new vSphere 6 features.
  • Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Pluralsight's Learning Path for vSphere 6 Foundations
    • What This Course Covers
  • Identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions for a Given Use Case
    • What This Module Covers
    • Explain Available vSphere Editions and Features
    • Explain the Various Data Center Solutions that Interact with vSphere
    • Explain ESXi and vCenter Server Architectures
    • Explain New Solutions Offered in the Current Version
    • Determine Appropriate vSphere Edition Based on Customer Requirements
    • What This Module Covered
  • Install and Configure vCenter Server
    • What This Module Covers
    • Identify vCenter Server and vCenter Server Database Requirements
    • Install vCenter Server onto a Virtual Machine
    • Create an ODBC Connection to a vCenter Server
    • Given a Scenario, Size the vCenter Database
    • Install Additional vCenter Server Components
    • Install and Configure vSphere Client / vSphere Web Client
    • Install and Remove vSphere Client Plug-Ins
    • Enable and Disable vSphere Client Plug-Ins
    • License vCenter Server
    • Determine Availability Requirements for a vCenter Server
    • What This Module Covered
  • Install and Configure ESXi
    • What This Module Covers
    • Given a Scenario, Validate an ESXi Configuration
    • Perform a Scripted Installation of ESXi
    • Perform an Interactive Installation of ESXi Using Media or PXE
    • Login to an ESXi Host and Install the vSphere Client for Windows
    • Configure NTP on an ESXi Host
    • Configure DNS and Routing on an ESXi Host
    • Configure SSH and Shell Access on an ESXi Host
    • Configure Logs to be Sent to a Syslog Server
    • License an ESXi Host
    • What This Module Covered
  • Install and Configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
    • What This Module Covers
    • Overview of the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
    • Comparing vCSA and vCenter Server for Windows
    • Identify vCSA Requirements
    • Install vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
    • Perform Initial Configuration of vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
    • Joining vCSA to Windows Active Directory
    • What This Module Covered
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