VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [v6.0]

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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage is one of our best-selling courses in VMware, and is also part of the requirements for obtaining the VMware Certified Professional (VCP). It 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 will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

With the update to the vSphere suite of products, the VCP certification has also been updated.  This industry-recognized certification validates that you know how to install, administer and troubleshoot vSphere V6 infrastructures, leveraging best practices to provide a scalable and reliable virtualization platform for your company. VCP is the most popular and highly sought-out VMware certification with 1000s of professionals certified around the world.  The requirements to achieve VCP, or VCP6-DCV to be exact, include attending and completing this course, or one of several other more advanced courses.  In addition to attending the course, new applicants must pass 2 exams:

1- The vSphere 6 Foundations Exam; (Exam Number: 2V0-620) 
2- VMware Certified Professional 6 Data Center Virtualization Exam; (Exam Number: 2V0-621)

Register today to gain valuable experience in installing, configuring, and maintaining VMware environments, and advance your career by starting the path to obtain your VCP.


  • 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 Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations.

Intended Audience

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers
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    Lesson 1: Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    Lesson 2: 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

    Lesson 3: Creating Virtual Machines

    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Create and work with virtual machines

    Lesson 4: vCenter Server

    • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
    • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    • Install and use vSphere Web Client
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
    • Explain the benefits of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

    Lesson 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

    • Describe, create, and manage standard switches
    • Describe and modify standard switch properties
    • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
    • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups

    Lesson 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

    • Introduce storage protocols and storage device names
    • Discuss ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
    • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN

    Lesson 7: Virtual Machine Management

    • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    • Create a vApp
    • Introduce the various types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

    Lesson 8: Resource Management and Monitoring

    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • Configure and manage resource pools
    • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
    • Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events
    • Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management

    Lesson 9: 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

    Lesson 10: Host Scalability

    • Describe the functions 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

    Lesson 11: 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 ESXi configuration compliance
    • Scan and remediate hosts

    Lesson 12: Installing VMware Components

    • Introduce ESXi installation
    • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
    • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
    • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
    • Discuss installation of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance
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