About the course

About the course

Using the new VMware IT Academy program course "Software Defined IT using VMware Solutions 3".

This hands on training course explores installation, configuration and management of VMware vSphere™, which consists of ESXi and vCenter Server. The course is based on ESXi 6.x and vCenter Server 6.x. Completion of this course also satisfies as a prerequisite to take the VMware Certified Professional VCP6.x-DCV exam.


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Course Details


Fees & Schedule

Course Content

The course covers the following:

  1. Course Introduction
    1. Introductions and course logistics
    2. Course objectives
  2. Introduction to VMware Virtualization
    1. Introduce virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
    2. Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
    3. Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
    4. Install and use vSphere user interfaces
  3. Create Virtual Machines
    1. Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    2. Deploy a single virtual machine
  4. VMware vCenter Server
    1. Introduce vCenter Server architecture
    2. Introduce vCenter Server appliance
    3. Configure and manage vCenter Server appliance
    4. Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  5. Configure and Manage Virtual Networks
    1. Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
    2. Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
    3. Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
  6. Configure and Manage Virtual Storage
    1. Introduce storage protocols and device names
    2. Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    3. Create and manage vSphere datastores
    4. Deploy and manage the VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance
  7. Virtual Machine Management
    1. Deploy virtual machines using templates and cloning
    2. Modify and manage virtual machines
    3. Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    4. Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and Storage vMotion migrations
    5. Create a vSphere vApp
  8. Resource Management and Monitoring
    1. Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    2. Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    3. Configure and manage resource pools
    4. Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
  9. High Availability and Fault Tolerance
    1. Introduce new vSphere High Availability (HA) architecture
    2. Configure and manage a vSphere High Availability cluster
    3. Introduce VMware Fault Tolerance
  10. Scalability
    1. Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster
    2. Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
    3. Use vSphere HA and DRS together
  11. Patch Management
    1. Manage ESXi patching using vCenter Update Manager
    2. Install Update Manager and Update Manager plug-in
    3. Create patch baselines
    4. Scan and remediate hosts


You will require system administration experience in Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems. Some networking and storage experience would also be beneficial but not essential.

Materials Required for class

Student course manuals and lab manuals are provided as well as access to our remote labs.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for the following people:

  • system administrators
  • systems engineers
  • operators responsible for VMware® ESXi, and VMware vCenter™ Server

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