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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V5.1

  • Price £2,800.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware vSphere® ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™. This course is based on prerelease versions of ESXi 5.1 and vCenter Server 5.1. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam.

Intended Audience:

System administrators
Systems engineers
Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

Course Suitability

Engineer - Professional


 System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


By the end of the course, you should understand vSphere 5.1 functions and features and be able to do the following:

Install and configure ESXi
Install and configure vCenter Server components
Use vCenter Server to configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply ESXi patches
Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection

Course Content

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Introduction to VMware Virtualization

Introduce virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
Install and use vSphere user interfaces

Creating Virtual Machines

Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
Deploy a single virtual machine

VMware vCenter Server

Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

Introduce storage protocols and device names
Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
Create and manage vSphere datastores
Deploy and manage VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance

Virtual Machine Management

Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® migrations
Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™

Data Protection

Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently

Access and Authentication Control

Control user access through roles and permissions
Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
Configure ESXi lockdown mode
Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
Explain VMware® vShield Endpoint™ integration in VSphere

Resource Management and Monitoring

Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
Configure and manage resource pools
Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance
Graphs and alarms

High Availability and Fault Tolerance

Introduce the new VMware vSphere® High Availability architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Introduce VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
Describe VMware vSphere® Replication


Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
Use vSphere HA and DRS together

Patch Management

Use Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
Install Update Manager and the Update Manager plug-in
Create patch baselines
Scan and remediate hosts

Installing VMware Components

Introduce ESXi installation
Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)

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