3 days.


This course has the following prerequisites:

  • Working knowledge of operating systems
  • Understanding of basic network, storage, and computer hardware concepts

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe virtualization and virtual machines
  • Describe vSphere components and the software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
  • Monitor network and datastore configurations in VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Deploy, configure, and clone virtual machines
  • Migrate, monitor, and manage virtual machines
  • Monitor tasks and events in VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Recognize how vSphere DRS and VMware vSphere® High Availability improve performance and availability of a vSphere cluster

Who Can Benefit?

Technical professionals with basic system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server®

    Outline for VMware Data Center Virtualization: Core Technical Skills Training


    Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    Virtualization and vSphere Concepts

    • Describe how virtual machines (VMs) work
    • Recognize the purpose of a hypervisor
    • Describe how VMs share resources in a virtualized environment
    • Recognize the components of an SDDC
    • Describe the relationship between vSphere, the SDDC, and cloud computing
    • Recognize the functions of the components in a vSphere environment
    • Access and view vSphere graphical user interfaces
    • Identify VMware solutions that integrate with vSphere in the SDDC

    Navigating the vSphere Client

    • View and organize the inventory objects managed by vCenter Server
    • Add and assign vSphere licenses
    • Change the log level of vCenter Server
    • Edit the startup policy of ESXi services
    • Describe how vCenter Server roles and permissions work
    • Add permissions to virtual machines

    Lifecycle of Virtual Machines

    • Add and remove VM virtual hardware components
    • Identify the purpose of different VM files
    • Configure VM settings
    • Create and delete virtual machines
    • Recognize the benefits of installing VMware Tools™
    • Install VMware Tools into a guest operating system
    • Upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware compatibility

    vSphere Networking

    • Describe virtual networking
    • Recognize ways that virtual switches connect VMs and ESXi hosts to the network
    • View components and properties of a vSphere standard switch configuration
    • View a vSphere distributed switch configuration in vSphere Client
    • Recognize when and how to use the settings for the security networking policy
    • Recognize when and how to use the settings for the traffic shaping networking policy
    • Describe how the NIC teaming and failover policy helps maintain network connectivity
    • Perform basic checks to diagnose VM connectivity issues

    vSphere Storage

    • Describe the function of a datastore
    • Recognize types of vSphere datastores
    • View datastore information in vSphere Client
    • Monitor datastore usage in vSphere Client

    Virtual Machine Management

    • Recognize the benefits of using VM templates
    • Create and update a VM template
    • Deploy a VM from an existing template
    • Clone a virtual machine
    • Recognize how to use guest OS customization specifications
    • Deploy VMs from a content library
    • Deploy a virtual appliance from an OVF template
    • Perform a hot and cold migrations of VMs
    • Identify requirements for using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
    • Perform a vSphere Storage vMotion migration
    • Identify use cases for VM snapshots
    • Create and manage snapshots of a virtual machine

    Resource Monitoring

    • Recognize the purpose of each type of VM resource control
    • Configure the resource allocation settings of a VM
    • Observe the behavior of virtual machines with different share values
    • Manage and acknowledge vSphere alarms
    • Use performance charts to monitor VM CPU and memory usage
    • Monitor tasks and events in vSphere Client

    vSphere Clusters

    • View information about the services that a vSphere cluster offers
    • Recognize how vSphere HA responds to different types of failures
    • Monitor vSphere HA during a host failure
    • Describe how vSphere DRS works
    • Interpret DRS scores given to VMs
    • Recognize how to apply the appropriate vSphere DRS automation and migration threshold levels
    • Describe how vSphere Fault Tolerance works
    • Recognize how Enhanced vMotion Compatibility works
    12/18/2023 - 12/21/2023
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Central Standard Time
    Online Virtual Class
    USD $3,400.00
    01/22/2024 - 01/25/2024
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Central Standard Time
    Online Virtual Class
    USD $3,400.00