VMware vSphere 6 Install, Configure, Manage – Part 2: vSphere 6 Updating

Virtualization and cloud administrators who install, configure, and manage vSphere installations

Prerequisite
None

Expected Duration
99 minutes

Description
VMWare vSphere 6 Update Manager, and its available configuration options, assist administrators in streamlining their virtualized environment patching process. In this course, you will learn how Update Manager automates patch management of vSphere hosts and virtual machines. You will also learn about the various administrative options that mitigate patching risk, and reduce VM downtime.

Objective

Update Manager

  • start the course
  • describe the purpose of Update Manager in a vSphere 6 environment
  • recognize criteria for an Update Manager installation on a Windows server
  • describe the purpose of the Update Manager plugin
  • compare the different views of the Update Manager interface
  • recognize the capabilities of the Update Manager administrative and compliance views

Administrative View

  • describe basic network configuration options within administrative view of Update Manager
  • recognize capabilities of the download settings configuration options within administrative view of Update Manager
  • describe the importance of VM snapshots and recognize capabilities of the virtual machine settings within administrative view of Update Manager
  • describe the functionality of maintenance mode under ESXi host cluster settings
  • recognize the importance of cluster settings for an ESXi host
  • describe XE boot and vApp settings under ESXi host cluster settings

Additional Administrative View Options

  • describe how the patch repository is used to maintain a vSphere 6 environment
  • describe how ESXi images are imported within Update Manager
  • describe the functionality of the vApp upgrade settings within Update Manager
  • describe the functionality of events and notifications settings within Update Manager
  • describe how baselines and groups help organize patches within vSphere 6
  • use baselines and groups to apply patches within a vSphere 6 environment
  • recognize how to attach baselines to various objects within a vSphere 6 environment
  • list best practices for using baselines within a vSphere 6 environment
  • recognize the importance of baseline groups and scanning for compliance within vSphere 6 environment
  • use Update Manager to remediate a vSphere 6 environment

Practice: Reviewing Update Manager

  • describe and recognize how various Update Manager options ease patch management of vSphere 6 in a VMware virtualized environment

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$129/month
 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$1295/year

Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.