VMware vSphere 6.0

About this course:

VMware vSphere is the industry-leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures. It enables users to run business-critical applications with confidence and respond faster to business needs. vSphere accelerates the shift to cloud computing for existing datacenters and also underpins compatible public cloud offerings, forming a foundation for the industry’s only hybrid cloud model. With more than 250,000 customers worldwide and the support of more than 2,500 applications from more than 1,400 ISV partners, VMware vSphere is the trusted platform for any application.


  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems. Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV Certification

Course Overview

  • In this hands-on course, explore the installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere components consisting of ESXi 6.0 and VMware vCenter Server 6.0 & vSphere Client (Web Client) 6.0

1. Data Center & its Evolution

  • Introduction to Legacy Datacenter, Virtualized Datacenter, Software Defined
  • Datacenter & Cloud
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the Virtualization part of the cloud architecture
  • Understand Server, Network and Storage virtualization
  • Understand VMWare redundancy designs & its advantages

2. Installing VMware ESXi Host

  • Understand VMWare’s ESXi Hypervisor features
  • Install and configure ESXi Host using DCUI & vSphere client

3. Using vSphere Client to manage the Host & VMs

  • Understanding virtual machine hardware and virtual machine files
  • Install a virtual machine on ESXi Host & install Guest OS in the VM
  • Deploy VM from OVF template
  • Install VMTools in a Guest VM

4. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Create and manage a Standard Virtual Switch (vSS)
  • Understand & configure multiple virtual switches, kernel ports , VM port groups & NIC teaming
  • Understand and configure Switch policies
  • Understand the difference between Standard & Distributed switches

5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Understand storage protocols & SAN connectivity Architecture – DAS, FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NFS, VVoL & VSAN
  • Configure iSCSI, NFS, VVoL & VSAN
  • Create and manage VMFS & NFS datastores
  • Understand the significance of Software defined Storage in VVoL & VSAN

6. VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduction to vCenter Server architecture
  • Understand the Deployment models
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects using vSphere Client & the WebClient
  • Understand new features including the Enhanced Linked mode & vMotion
  • Understand backing up & file level restoration using VDP
  • Understand DR solutions & vSphere Replication Appliance

7. Managing Virtual Machines

  • Understand Virtual CPU and memory management in vSphere environment
  • Learn to optimize resources using Shares & Reservations
  • Use Templates and Cloning to deploy new virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine Snapshots
  • Configure and manage Resource Pools & vApps
  • Understand & perform VM vMotion and Storage vMotion migrations

8. Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Performance graphs, Tasks and Alarms
  • Configure Customised Alarms (event & condition)
  • Understand vRealize Operations Manager for DC Monitoring and Management

9. Host Profiles

  • Learn to create Host configurations from a reference host & apply the same to configure another host

10. Patch Management

  • Install Update Manager and use vSphere Client for ESXi patching
  • Create patch baselines, Scan, Stage and Remediate hosts

11. VMConvertor

  • Virtualize an existing Physical Machine into a VM using VMConvertor

12. Clustering, High Availability and Fault Tolerance

Course Duration : 15 days (60 Hrs)