Our VMWare vSphere Training follows the recommended flow from VMWare itself. We also provide you direct access to physical servers running VMWare ESXi and managed by vSphere itself. Our course provides the theory but also combines it with actual hands-on training, industry insight and best practices.

#1 - Course Introduction Introductions and course logistics

  1. •Course objectives
  2. •Describe the content of this course
  3. •Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
  4. •Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
  5. •Identify additional resources



#2 - Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

  1. •Describe the topology of a physical data center
  2. •Explain the vSphere virtual infrastructure
  3. •Define the files and components of virtual machines
  4. •Describe the benefits of using virtual machines
  5. •Explain the similarities and differences between physical architectures and virtual architectures
  6. •Define the purpose of ESXi
  7. •Define the purpose of vCenter Server
  8. •Explain the software-defined data center
  9. •Describe private, public, and hybrid clouds


#3 - Creating Virtual Machines

  1. •Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  2. •Identify the files that make up a virtual machine
  3. •Discuss the latest virtual machine hardware and its features
  4. •Describe virtual machine CPU, memory,disk, and network resource usage
  5. •Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
  6. •Discuss PCI pass-through, Direct I/O, remote direct memory access, and NVMe
  7. •Deploy and configure virtual machines and templates
  8. •Identify the virtual machine disk format



#4 - vCenter Server

  1. •Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  2. •Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  3. •Use vSphere Web Client
  4. •Back up and restore vCenter Server
  5. •Examine vCenter Server permissions and roles
  6. •Explain the vSphere HA architectures and features
  7. •Examine the new vSphere authentication proxy
  8. •Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  9. •Access and navigate the new vSphere clients


#5  - Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  1. •Describe, create, and manage standard switches
  2. •Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
  3. •Contrast and compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
  4. •Describe the virtual switch connection types
  5. •Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture
  6. •Use VLANs with standard switches


#6 - Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  1. •Introduce storage protocols and storage device types
  2. •Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  3. •Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
  4. •Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5
  5. •Introduce vSAN
  6. •Describe guest file encryption


#7 - Virtual Machine Management

  1. •Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  2. •Modify and manage virtual machines
  3. •Clone a virtual machine
  4. •Upgrade virtual machine hardware to version 12
  5. •Remove virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore
  6. •Customize a new virtual machine using customization specification files
  7. •Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  8. •Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  9. •Create, clone, and export vApps
  10. •Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them


#8 - Resource Management and Monitoring

  1. •Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  2. •Explain virtual memory reclamation techniques
  3. •Describe virtual machine overcommitment and resource competition
  4. •Configure and manage resource pools
  5. •Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  6. •Use various tools to monitor resource usage
  7. •Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
  8. •Describe and deploy resource pools
  9. •Set reservations, limits, and shares
  10. •Describe expandable reservations
  11. •Schedule changes to resource settings
  12. •Create, clone, and export vApps
  13. •Use vCenter Server performance charts and esxtop to analyze vSphere performance


#9 - vSphere HA,vSphere Fault Tolerance,andProtecting Data

  1. •Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  2. •Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  3. •Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
  4. •Define clusterwide restart ordering capabilities
  5. •Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover
  6. •Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats
  7. •Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
  8. •Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  9. •Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
  10. •Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines
  11. •Introduce vSphere Replication
  12. •Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data


#10 - vSphere DRS

  1. •Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster
  2. •Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
  3. •Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
  4. •Describe the new capabilities for what -if analysis and proactive vSphere DRS
  5. •Highlight the evolution of vSphere DRS using predictive data from VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
  6. •Perform preemptive actions to prepare for CPU or memory changes
  7. •Describe the vCenter Server embedded vSphere Update Manager, VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI, and VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy capabilities
  8. •Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity


#11 - vSphere Update Manager

  1. •Describe the new vSphere Update Manager architecture, components, and capabilities
  2. •Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi, virtual machine, and vApp patching
  3. •Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  4. •Create patch baselines
  5. •Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance
  6. •Scan and remediate hosts
Please contact us for scheduling. Generally the course runs on a weekly basis
IT Managers, Directors, Systems Administrators, Network Administrators, Datacenter Managers, Datacenter Technicians, Software Designed Datacenter Technicians and Managers. In general if you choose one Virtualization technology to learn and master, VMWare vSphere is a widely used, enterprise ready Software Designed Datacenter leader.
There are no specific prerequisites but basic computer hardware, networking and virtualization knowledge would optimize the student outcomes.


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