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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere

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What is VMware vSphere: Install, Configuration, Manage about?

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6, which includes VMware ESXi 6 and VMware vCenter Server 6. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size and forms the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

This course meets the prerequisite for advanced vSphere courses, which can be found at www.vmware.com/education.

What are the objectives of VMware vSphere: Install, Configuration, Manage ?

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web Client
  • Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere VMFS, NFS, virtual SAN, and Virtual Volumes
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a vApp
  • Describe and use the content library
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
  • Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
  • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Use VMware vRealize Operations Manager to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts
  • Manage VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Use VMware vSphere Replication and VMware vSphere Data Protection to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
  • Use VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler clusters to improve host scalability
  • Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
  • Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
Available Training Modes

Live Online Training

40 Hours

Classroom Training


5 Days

Who is VMware vSphere: Install, Configuration, Manage for?

  • Anyone who wants to add VMware vSphere: Install, Configuration, Manage Training skills to their profile
  • Teams getting started on VMware vSphere: Install, Configuration, Manage Training projects
  • What are the prerequisites for VMware vSphere: Install, Configuration, Manage?

    • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
    • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification

    Course Outline

    • Course Introduction
      • Introductions and course logistics
      • Course objectives
      • References and resources
    • Software-Defined Data Center
      • Introduce components of the software-defined data center
      • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
      • Install and use vSphere Client
      • Overview of ESXi
    • Creating Virtual Machines
      • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
      • Create and work with virtual machines and templates
    • vCenter Server
      • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
      • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
      • Use vSphere Web Client
      • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
    • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
      • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
      • Configure virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
      • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
    • Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
      • Introduce storage protocols and storage device types
      • Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI and NFS storage
      • Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores
      • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN
      • Introduce Virtual Volumes
    • Virtual Machine Management
      • Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines
      • Modify and manage virtual machines
      • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
      • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
      • Create vApps
      • Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them
    • Resource Management and Monitoring
      • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
      • Configure and manage resource pools
      • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
      • Use various tools to monitor resource usage
      • Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
      • Identify and troubleshoot virtual machine resource issues
      • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management
    • vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance
      • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
      • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
      • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
      • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
      • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
      • Introduce vSphere Replication
      • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data
    • Host Scalability
      • Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster
      • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
      • Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
      • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity
    • vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
      • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
      • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
      • Create patch baselines
      • Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance
      • Scan and remediate hosts
    • Installing vSphere Components
      • Install ESXi
      • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
      • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
      • Discuss installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance
      • Demonstrate vCenter Server installatio

    Who is the instructor for this training?

    The trainer for this VMware vSphere: Install, Configuration, Manage Training has extensive experience in this domain, including years of experience training & mentoring professionals.