Course details

This hands-on training course covers the requirements and effects of transitioning your VMware vSphere™ environment to VMware® ESXi. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to make fundamental design decisions and successfully add ESXi to a deployed vSphere environment. This course is based on ESXi 4.0.

Target Audience

System administrators, systems engineers, technical support engineers, and consultants responsible for managing and supporting a vSphere installation.


At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Analyze ESXi and its benefits for your environment
  • Identify ESXi installation and configuration procedures
  • Use scripted installations for large-scale ESXi deployments
  • Employ scripting interfaces to manage ESXi
  • Identify risks when migrating to ESXi

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Working with VMware ESXi

  • Identify differences between ESX and ESXi
  • Recognize tasks and procedures when moving to ESXi

Module 3: Installing and Configuring VMware ESXi

  • Analyze ESXi Installable and ESXi Embedded
  • Install and configure ESXi Installable and ESXi Embedded
  • Recognize the steps for upgrading to ESXi

Module 4: Performing Management Tasks

  • Identify hardware monitoring techniques
  • Discuss system management and backup methodology
  • Distinguish the log files
  • Recognize security methodologies
  • Employ file management practices
  • Perform basic troubleshooting with the direct console user interface

Module 5: Using Scripting Interfaces

  • Identify the scripting interfaces for ESXi
  • Discuss primary scripting interfaces
  • Install VMware vSphere Management Assistant
  • Identify differences between commands used with ESX and those used with ESXi
  • Recognize custom commands and how to substitute VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface commands or vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets for them

Module 6: Large-Scale Deployment of VMware ESXi

  • Identify scripted installation programs for ESXi
  • Analyze the commands to perform scripted installation
  • Discuss best practices for large-scale deployment

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