VMware vSphere 6: Install, Configure, Manage

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage is our best-selling course. It features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.
You can complete the course in the evening or weekends.


Target Audience

  • This course is intended for system administrators and systems engineers.


Course Content


Introduction and Overview

  • Program Introduction
  • Course Overview


What is VMware’s vSphere?

  • VMware
  • VCP and Other Certifications
  • Overview of vSphere


What is Virtualization?

  • Managing Your vSphere Environment
  • vSphere Client Environment
  • vSphere Commands
  • ESXi Host Components


Module 03 – Virtual Machines

  • Virtual Machine Components
  • Virtual Machine Settings and Devices
  • What are Virtual Appliances?
  • Physical Build Demo
  • ESXi Configuration
  • Creating a Virtual ESXi Host
  • Creating a VM Shell
  • Deploying a Virtual ESXi Host
  • Module Review


Host Management and Configuration

  • Connecting to a Host
  • What is VMware vCenter?
  • Install and Create VM Windows Server W2K8
  • Installing VMware Toolset
  • Configure Networking
  • Naming the Domain Controller
  • Installing DNS
  • Joining the Domain ‘workload’
  • Download and Install vCenter from an .iso
  • Managing vSphere with vCenter
  • Adding the Host to vCenter
  • vNetwork Standard Switches
  • Module Review



  • Datastore Types
  • iSCSI Storage
  • NFS (NAS) Storage
  • Viewing Datastores
  • Unmounting and Deleting an NFS Datastore
  • Fiber Channel Storage
  • vSphere and VMFS Datastores
  • Module Review


Managing Virtual Machines

  • Creating Templates and Clones
  • Creating a Template
  • Cloning a Virtual Machine
  • vMotion: Migrating Virtual Machines
  • Machine Migrations in vSphere
  • Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Managing Snapshots
  • vApps
  • Creating a Virtual Application
  • Module Review


Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Clusters
  • Enabling DRS on a Cluster
  • Adding a Host To a Cluster
  • Host Profiles
  • Apply Profile
  • Fine Tuning VM Resources
  • Resource Pools
  • Creating and Exploring Resource Pools
  • Monitoring and Alarms
  • vSphere Alarms
  • Module Review


High Availability

  • vSphere High Availability
  • Configuring High Availability
  • Monitoring Cluster Status
  • Architecture of a High Availability Cluster
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Implementing Fault Tolerance
  • Module Review


Plug Ins and Appliances

  • Virtual Appliances Overview
  • Virtual Machine Update Manager
  • Installing Update Manager
  • Installing vCenter Appliance
  • Data Recovery Appliance
  • Virtual Management Assistant
  • Module Review
  • Program Review


 Follow-On Courses

  • CCNA and MCSA certifications

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