VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.0]
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COURSE COST: $6265.00

COURSE TIMES: 8:00am - 6:00pm

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In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot VMware vSphere 6, including VMware ESXi 6 and VMware vCenter Server 6. This course combines the content of theVMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Managecourse with troubleshooting skills needed for maintaining highly available and scalable vSphere environments. You will gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. This fast-track course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) exam.


Experienced system administrators
Experienced system integrators
Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course (on VMware's website) or VCA-DCV

Due to the advanced nature of this course, you should have at least two years of experience using VMware vSphere prior to attending.

We suggest taking VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [V6.] course for individuals who are new to VMware vSphere.

This fast-track course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 6 Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) exam.


* All VMware course registrations are completely non-transferrable and may not be rescheduled for a different date once the student's registration has been received by VTEC. Student will be responsible for payment if a registration is submitted, even if a class is not taken. Please consider this policy when registering for a specific date. All VMware courses are non-refundable and do not qualify for VTEC's "free refresher"policy. This course is subject to minimum enrollment and is currently scheduled as a virtual live instructor led as a result. Please contact us at learn@vtec.org with any questions.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Configure and manage the vSphere infrastructure with the VMware vSphere Client and the VMware vSphere Web Client
Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
Use a content library
Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage
Use VMware vRealize Operations Manager to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts
Manage VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
Use 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
Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability

Use VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches
Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, vCenter Server, virtual networking, virtual storage, and other vSphere operations

Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Software-Defined Data Center
Introduce virtualization and vSphere components
Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
Install and use vSphere user interfaces
Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings

Creating Virtual Machines
Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
Deploy a single virtual machine
Explain the importance of VMware Tools
Describe how to import an OVF template

VMware vCenter Server
Introduce vCenter Server architecture
Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Using the VMware vSphere Web Client
Configuring VMware vCenter Single Sign-On and VMware Platform Services Controller
Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Troubleshooting vSphere
Use a structured approach to troubleshoot issues in vSphere
Discuss options for running vSphere commands
Locate and use important vSphere log files

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
Describe and modify standard switch properties
Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group
Describe, create, and manage a distributed switch
Troubleshoot virtual networking

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
Introduce storage protocols and device names
Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
Create and manage VMware vSphere VMFS datastores
Introduce VMware Virtual SAN datastores
Troubleshoot virtual storage

Virtual Machine Management
Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
Modify and manage virtual machines
Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
Create a VMware vSphere vApp
Describe the types of content libraries
Troubleshoot virtual machines and snapshots

Resource Management and Monitoring
Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
Configure and manage resource pools
Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
Use vRealize Operations Manager to manage a software-defined data center
Troubleshoot ESXi and vCenter Server

vSphere HA and vSphere FT
Explain the vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
Enable vSphere FT on a virtual machine
Describe vSphere Replication and vSphere Data Protection
Troubleshoot vSphere HA

Host Scalability with vSphere DRS
Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
Create a vSphere DRS cluster
View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
Troubleshoot vSphere DRS clusters

vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
Describe, install, and configure vSphere Update Manager
Describe and use host profiles
Use baselines and remediate ESXi hosts
Perform patch management

Installing vSphere Components
Describe how to install ESXi interactively
Identify the basic requirements for an ESXi host to boot from SA
Identify system requirements to install vCenter Server
Install vCenter Server on a supported Windows system