VMware vSphere Professional Bootcamp

VMware vSphere Professional Bootcamp is a 5-day training course in which students can get their hands dirty mastering VMware vSphere 6.0.

This course is intended for new and experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators with 1-3 years experience working in an administator role seeking superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office.


Public Classes: Delivered live online via WebEx and guaranteed to run . Join from anywhere!

Private Classes: Delivered at your offices , or any other location of your choice.

Course Topics
  1. Describe the software defined data center.
  2. Deploy an ESXi host and create a virtual machine.
  3. Describe vCenter Server architecture.
  4. Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server Appliance.
  5. Use vCenter Server to manage various types of storage.
  6. Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots.
  7. Create a vApp.
  8. Describe and use the content library.
  9. Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion.
  10. Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage.
  11. Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools.
  12. Use VMware vRealize Operations Manager to identify and solves issues through analytics and alerts.
  13. Manage VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance.
  14. Use VMware vSphere Replication and VMware vSphere Data Protection to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery.
  15. Use VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler clusters to improve host scalability.
  16. Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability.
  17. Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches.
  18. Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi host, virtual machines, and Center Server Operations.
  1. Course Introduction and Overview
    1. VMware Certified Professional Course Introduction
    2. Course Overview
    3. Overview of Lab and Data Center Environment
  2. Virtualization
    1. Virtualization Foundation
    2. Exploring Virtualization
    3. IP Addresses
    4. Business Opportunity
    5. Cloud Overview
  3. Introducing VMware
    1. VMware vSphere Editions
    2. VMware vSphere Features
    3. Building a Virtualization Platform
    4. Exploring vSphere Desktop Client
    5. Exploring Web Client
  4. Plan, Install, and Configure ESXi
    1. Planning ESXi
    2. Installing ESXi
    3. Direct Console User Interface Overview
    4. DCUI Administration Tasks
  5. Virtual Machines
    1. Planning a Virtual Machine
    2. Provisioning a Virtual Machine
    3. SCSI
    4. Virtual Machine Paths
    5. Creating a Virtual Machine
    6. Virtual Machine Appendix
  6. Exploring vCenter Server
    1. Planning vCenter Server
    2. Installing vCenter Server
    3. Configuring vCenter Server
    4. Manage vCenter Server
    5. Single Sign-On Overview
    6. Single Sign-On Deployment Modes
    7. Single Sign-On Installation
    8. Troubleshooting vCenter Single Sign-On
    9. Creating vCenter Server Folders
  7. Networking and Switches
    1. vSphere Networking Overview
    2. Understanding Physical Switches
    3. Understanding Virtual Switches
    4. Switch Configurations
    5. Standard vSwitch Ports and pNICs
    6. More Standard vSwitch Settings
    7. vSphere Distributed Switches
    8. Managing vSphere Distributed Switches
    9. Troubleshooting Switches
    10. Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
    11. Private VLAN
  8. Storage
    1. vSphere Storage Overview
    2. Installing vSphere Storage
    3. Configuring vSphere Storage
    4. Storage - Fibre Channel
    5. Storage - iSCSI
    6. Storage - VM File Systems
    7. Network File System (NFS)
    8. Solid State Drives
    9. Storage Area Network (SAN)
  9. Manage Virtual Machines
    1. Basic VM Management
    2. Resource Management
    3. Virtual Machine CPU Management
    4. Virtual Machine Reporting
    5. Provisioning and Reclamation
    6. VMware Converter
    7. Manage vSphere vApps
    8. vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
    9. DRS Clusters and Affinity Rules
    10. vSphere Distributed Power Management
  10. Clusters
    1. vSphere Clustering
    2. Microsoft Clustering
  11. Business Continuity
    1. Understanding Business Continuity
    2. Latency
    3. High Availability
      1. Understanding High Availability
      2. Configuring High Availability
    4. Fault Tolerance
  12. Balancing Resource Utilization
    1. Migrating Virtual Machines
  13. Monitoring VMware vSphere Performance
    1. Performance Monitoring
    2. Performance Badges
    3. Understanding What If Options
    4. Performance Monitoring 3rd Party Tools
    5. Alarms
  14. Patching, Updating, and Upgrading
    1. Patch and Update ESXi and VMs
    2. Upgrading ESXi and VMs
  15. Troubleshooting
    1. Troubleshooting ESXi Hosts
    2. Troubleshooting Networking
    3. Troubleshooting Storage
    4. Troubleshooting VMs
  16. Best Practices
    1. Templates and Clones
    2. Snapshots
  17. Backup and Disaster Management
    1. Backup Options
    2. Disaster Recovery Solutions
    3. Memory Management
    4. Resource Pools
    5. Permissions
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this VMware class:

  • System Administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Training for your Team

Length: 5 Days
  • Private Class for your Team
  • Online or On-location
  • Customizable
  • Expert Instructors

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