VMware certification is the most widely recognized certification in the virtualization industry, and as physical data centers are becoming software defined data centers, Systems Administrators with virtualization skills are in high demand.  In this 5-day hands-on introduction to VMware, students will learn the fundamental building blocks of VMware’s vSphere data center virtualization technology, setting the foundation for a career as a certified professional and being able to manage small, medium, and large scale virtual infrastructures.  At the conclusion of this course students will take the VMware Certified Associate Exam, and set the stage for more advanced certification on VMware technologies.

Audience: This course is intended for candidates seeking to attain entry-level System Administration positions that require exposure to virtual infrastructure technologies
Course Duration: 5 days

Participants should have system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Course Objectives:
  • Describe the software-de­fined data center
  • Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy a vCenter Server instance
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Confi­gure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web Client
  • Confi­gure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, virtual SAN, and Virtual Volume
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
  • Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
  • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Introduce VMware vRealize Operations Manager to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts
  • Manage VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Understand VMware vSphere Replication and VMware vSphere Data Protection to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
  • Use VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler clusters to improve host scalability
  • Learn about vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
  • Understand VMware vSphere Update Manage to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
  • VMware Testing and Certifi­cation Readiness
Course Outline:
  • Course Introduction, References, and Datacenter
  • Exploring the Virtualization Platform with VMware
  • Plan, Install, and Configure ESXi
  • Plan, Install, and Configure ESXi
  • Plan and Deploy Virtual Machines
  • Install and configure vCenter Server
  • Configure and Mange Virtual Networks and Switches
  • Configure and Manage Virtual Storage
  • VM Templates, Clones, Snapshots, and Migration
  • Resource Management and Monitoring
  • High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  • Host Scalability and Clusters
  • vRealize Operations Manger
  • Disaster Recovery and Backup
  • Update Manager, Patching and Upgrades
  • Third Party Tools
  • Exam Preparation and Certification Readiness
  • Migrating Virtual Machines