4 days.


This course has the following required prerequisites:

  • VMware NSX-T: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0] or equivalent strong networking experience
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity fundamentals

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe core VMware HCX use cases and common triggers for mobility
  • Describe the core components and features of VMware HCX
  • Describe a real-life example of a VMware HCX project
  • Identify all major Cloud Providers offering and supporting VMware HCX
  • Describe the features of VMware HCX services
  • Explain the different deployment types for VMware HCX and choose the correct components to deploy for a particular use case
  • Understand the resource, network, and VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter® requirements for VMware HCX
  • Install and configure VMware HCX
  • Understand, deploy, and manage the HCX Service Mesh
  • Understand Network Extension and Traffic Engineering
  • Create Network Extension and enable Mobility Optimized Networking
  • Understand WAN Optimization
  • Understand the different migration types and be able to choose the best one for different applications and workloads
  • Incorporate VMware HCX into a disaster recovery strategy
  • Design a VMware HCX deployment for different use cases
  • Manage the lifecycle of VMware HCX

Who Can Benefit?

  • System administrators
  • System engineers
  • Migration engineers
  • Migration architects

Outline for VMware HCX: Management and Operations Training


Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to VMware HCX

  • Describe workload mobility challenges that VMware HCX addresses
  • Recognize use cases for VMware HCX
  • Identify all major Cloud providers offering and supporting VMware HCX

HCX Services and Deployment Types

  • Describe the functions of VMware HCX components
  • Recognize the services provided by VMware HCX
  • Recognize when to use different deployment types for VMware HCX
  • Be able to choose which components to install and configure for a different VMware HCX service

HCX Deployment

  • Identify the resource, network, and ESXi/VMware vCenter server requirements for VMware HCX
  • Understand the VMware vCenter user roles and access requirements
  • Describe the installation workflow
  • Install, activate, and configure VMware HCX manager
  • Understand the compute and network profile requirements for VMware HCX and its services
  • Create site pair, compute, and network profiles
  • Describe and manage the HCX Service Mesh
  • Create and configure a HCX Service Mesh

Network Extension

  • Describe network extension use case and benefits
  • Compare the HCX-Network extension service with other solutions
  • Examine Network Extension capabilities and topology
  • Create a Network Extension
  • Describe network traffic packet flow
  • Describe Mobility Optimized Networking
  • Enable Mobility Optimized Networking
  • Describe the TCP Flow Conditioning and Application path resiliency feature of VMware HCX
  • Recognize the key benefits of TCP flow conditioning and Application path resiliency
  • Describe WAN optimization

Workload Mobility

  • Describe different migration types
  • Recognize the limitation of each migration method and consideration when planning a migration
  • Understand Bulk and Replication Assisted VMware HCX® vMotion® migration methods
  • Migrate a VM using Bulk migration
  • Describe cold and vMotion migration method
  • Migrate a VM using HCX vMotion migration
  • Examine non VMware vSphere® workload migration
  • Migrate a VM using an OS assisted migration method

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • Examine disaster recovery concepts
  • Describe disaster recovery networks
  • Plan and create disaster recovery networks
  • Describe VM protection operations
  • Protect, recover, and test recovery and reverse replication of a VM
  • Understand VMware HCX and SRM integration and value

HCX Lifecycle Management

  • Backup and restore the VMware HCX manager
  • Locate and access VMware HCX logs
  • Troubleshoot VMware HCX
  • Plan for VMware HCX manager and component updates

Customer Design Scenarios

  • Design a VMware HCX deployment
  • Choose workload mobility methods for the migration
  • Discuss customer requirements and proposed design
  • Discuss components, services, and migration methods for the scenario