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VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators

  • Price £995.00
  • Duration 2 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


Please note: Effective 17th of March 2014 all VMware course materials will only be available to delegates in e-courseware format. VMware will email delegates with instructions on how to access their e-book entitlement no less than 48 hours before their course is due to take place. If you have an existing VMware MyLearn account it is imperative that you notify us of the email address you have registered to this account.


VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators is a two-day technical classroom training course designed to help operators and administrators create and manage virtual machines. This two-day lecture and lab course will help students gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware® virtual machines. This course is based on VMware® ESXi™ 5.5 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5.

Intended Audience
Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server management


Technical pre-requisites:

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


The objective of this course is to provide students a strong understanding of VMware virtual machine features in vSphere 5.5. By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
Describe the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
Deploy, configure, and manage virtual machines
Use vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage
Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines

Course Content

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course goals and objectives
Online vSphere resources
Location of online vSphere documentation

Introduction to VMware Virtualization

Compare the components and concepts of virtual and traditional architecture
Describe a virtual machine
Identify the benefits of using a virtual machine
Describe VMware virtualization concepts
Describe the components and features of vSphere
Describe inventory objects managed by vSphere
Describe the features of vCenter Server

VMware vSphere Web Client

Access and use the VMware vSphere® Web Client
Describe the navigation panes in the vSphere Web Client

Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

Describe virtual machine components
Create a virtual machine
Install a guest operating system and VMware® Tools™
Clone a virtual machine
Create an OVF template
Customize a virtual machine
Register and unregister a virtual machine in vCenter Server
Perform snapshot operations

Virtual Machine Resource Monitoring

Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
Describe methods for optimizing CPU, memory, and disk usage
Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor virtual machine resource usage
Describe and monitor tasks
Describe, monitor, and manage events
Describe, monitor, manage, and acknowledge alarms

Using VMware vSphere vApps

Describe VMware vSphere® vApps™
Create, edit, and manage a vApp
Clone a vApp
Manage the power status of a vApp

Migrating Virtual Machines

Describe and use cold migration to migrate a virtual machine
Verify host and virtual machine requirements for vSphere vMotion
Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
Migrate virtual machine storage with vSphere Storage vMotion
Describe CPU compatibility with Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
Describe VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
Summarize VMware vSphere® High Availability

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