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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 5.5)


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Language: English

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This course is a required prerequisite to take the VMware Certified Professional 5 –Data Center Virtualization exam to earn a VCP5-DCV certification. This course uses instructor led discussions and hands-on labs to teach students to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere 5.5 consisting of ESXi and vCenter Server.

Who should attend

  • System Administrators
  • Systems Engineers
  • Data Center Operations Professionals
  • Technology Professionals seeking VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification
  • Systems Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

Course Objectives

  • Deploy an ESXi host
  • Deploy a vCenter Server instance
  • Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
  • Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
  • Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
  • Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Web Client and VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Manage access control using vCenter Server
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
  • Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ using vCenter Server
  • Apply patches using VMware vSphere® Update Manager™

Topics Covered

Module 1: Virtualized Data Center

  • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere Client

Module 2: Creating Virtual Machines

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

Module 3: VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Module 4: 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

Module 5: 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

Module 6: 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™

Module 7: Access and Authentication Contro

  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
  • Configure ESXi lockdown mode
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory

Module 8: 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

Module 9: 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
  • Module 10: Scalability

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

    Module 11: Patch Management

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

    Module 12: 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)


    • Installing VMware vSphere Graphical User Interfaces Lab
    • Configuring VMware ESXi
    • Working with Virtual Machines
    • Configuring the vCenter Server Appliance
    • Standard Virtual Switches
    • Accessing ISCI Storage
    • Accessing IP Storage
    • Managing VMware vSphere VMFS
    • Using Templates and Clones
    • Modifying a Virtual Machine
    • Migrating Virtual Machines
    • Managing Virtual Machines
    • Managing vApps
    • Access Control
    • User Permissions
    • Resource Pools
    • Monitoring Virtual Machine Performance
    • Using Alarms
    • Using vSphere High Availability
    • Designing a Network Configuration
    • Configuring VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
    • VMware vSphere Update Manager
    • Installing VMware vCenter Server


    • System administration experience working with the Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.
    • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV) certification

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