This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware® vSphere™, which consists of VMware
ESX™/ESXi and VMware vCenter™ Server. The course is based on ESX/ESXi 4 and vCenter Server 4. Upon completion of this course, you
can take the examination to qualify as a VMware Certified Professional.

Target Audience

System administrators,systems engineers, and operators responsible for ESXi, ESX, and/or vCenter


  • At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality in VMware vSphere 4 and be able to:
  • Install and configure ESX
  • Install and configure vCenter Server
  • Configure and manage ESX networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • Deploy and manage virtual machines
  • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
  • Increase scalability using vCenter Server
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
  • Apply patches using vCenter Update Manager
  • Manage higher availability and data protection using vCenter Server
  • Best practices and lab exercises are interspersed throughout the course

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Introduce virtualization, the cloud, and vSphere components

Module 3: Configuring ESX/ESXi

  • Introduce the architecture of ESX and ESXi
  • Manually configure ESX/ESXi

Module 4: VMware vCenter Server

  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects

Module 5: vNetwork Standard Switches

  • Create, configure, and manage vNetwork
  • standard switches, network connections,and port groups

Module 6: Storage

  • Configure ESX/ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere datastores

Module 7: Virtual Machines

  • Deploy virtual machines using the Create
  • New Virtual Machine wizard, templates, cloning, and VMware vCenter Converter
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Perform Storage vMotion migrations

Module 8: Access Control

  • Control user access through roles and permissions

Module 9: Resource Monitoring

  • Control virtual machine access to CPU,
  • memory, and I/O resources ,Monitor resource usage using vCenter
  • Server performance graphs and alarms

Module 10: Scalability

  • VMware vMotion™ migrations
  • Setup of resource pools and VMware
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster

Module 11: High Availability and Data Protection

  • Setup of a VMware High Availability (HA) cluster
  • Backup and recovery of virtual machines using vCenter Data Recovery

Module 12: Configuration Management

  • Patching using vCenter Update Manager

Module 13: Installing ESX

  • Installation of ESX

Module 14: Data Protection

  • Back up and recover virtual machines using VMware Data Recovery

Module 15: Scalability

  • Manage multiple vCenter Server inventories using VMware vCenter
  • Linked Mode Manage ESX/ESXi
  • configuration compliance using Host Profiles
  • Create, configure, and manage vNetwork distributed swit

Module 16: Patch Management

  • Manage patching and patch compliance using vCenter Update Manager

Module 17: High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Configure and manage a VMware High Availability cluster
  • Configure fault-tolerant virtual machines using VMware Fault Tolerance

Module 18: Installing VMware ESX and ESXi

  • Introduce ESX and ESXi Installable installation

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