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Vmware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V7


This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 7 and VMware vCenter Server® 7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. This course is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.


• System administrators

• System engineers


This course has the following prerequisites:

• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussion and practical exercise.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

• Describe the software-defined data center (SDDC)

• Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure

• Install and configure ESXi hosts

• Deploy and configure VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™

• Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration

• Manage, monitor, back up, and protect vCenter Server Appliance

• Create virtual networks with vSphere standard switches

• Describe the storage technologies supported by vSphere

• Configure virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage

• Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores

• Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots

• Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library

• Manage virtual machine resource use

• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®

• Create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™

• Discuss solutions for managing the vSphere life cycle

• Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines

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Module 1: Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics

• Course objectives

Module 2: Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

• Explain basic virtualization concepts

• Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure

• Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage

• Recognize the user interfaces for accessing the vCenter Server system and ESXi hosts

• Describe the ESXi host architecture

• Navigate the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to configure an ESXi host

• Recognize ESXi host user account best practices

• Install an ESXi host

• Use VMware Host Client™ to configure ESXi host settings

Module 3: Virtual Machines

• Create and provision a virtual machine

• Explain the importance of VMware Tools™

• Install VMware Tools

• Identify the files that make up a VM

• Recognize the components of a VM

• Recognize virtual devices supported by a VM

• Describe the benefits and use cases for containers

• Identify the parts of a container system

Module 4: vCenter Server

• Describe the vCenter Server architecture

• Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server

• Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance

• Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory

• Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to vCenter Server

• Use roles and permissions to enable users to access objects in the vCenter Server inventory

• Back up vCenter Server Appliance

• Monitor vCenter Server tasks, events, and appliance health

• Use VMware vCenter Server® High Availability to protect a vCenter Server Appliance

Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

• Create and manage standard switches

• Describe the virtual switch connection types

• Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping, and load-balancing policies

• Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches

Module 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

• Identify storage protocols and storage device types

• Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage

• Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores

• Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage

• Recognize the components of a VMware vSAN™ configuration

Module 7: Virtual Machine Management

• Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines

• Modify and manage virtual machines

• Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library

• Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine

• Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

• Describe the Enhanced vMotion Compatibility feature

• Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

• Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® Replication™

• Describe the benefits of VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Data Protection

Module 8: Resource Management and Monitoring

• Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment

• Describe what overcommitment of a resource means

• Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage

• Use various tools to monitor resource use

• Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events

Module 9: vSphere Clusters

• Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster

• Create a vSphere DRS cluster

• Monitor a vSphere cluster configuration

• Describe options for making a vSphere environment highly available

• Explain the vSphere HA architecture

• Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster

• Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance

Module 10: vSphere Lifecycle Management

• Recognize the importance of vCenter Server Update Planner

• Describe how VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ works

• Describe how to update ESXi hosts using baselines

• Validate ESXi host compliance using a cluster image

• Describe how to upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware

VMware Certified Trainer

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Jason Tee Chin Hing

Jason Tee Chin Hing

He brings with him more than 20 years in the IT service and training industry with extensive knowledge in servers, storage and networking and server virtualization. Has delivered many product training sessions around Asia Pacific to train engineers, customers and pre-sales consultants for Dell Inc, HP, EMC Corp and VMWare.Jason has been appointed as a Certified HP Technical Trainer for HP courses since 2009. He has a successful track record in delivering HP server, storage & management courses to engineers, partners, customers and pre-sales consultants across Asia Pacific.In addition, Jason has been appointed as a Certified EMC Technical Trainer for VMWare courses since 2012. He has a successful track record in delivering VMWare vSphere courses to engineers, partners, customers and pre-sales consultants across Asia Pacific. Read More

Yong Chee Teong

Yong Chee Teong

Yong Chee Teong holds a Bachelor of Computer Science in Software Engineering from University East London, UK and a diploma and higher diploma in Computer Science. He is an ICT professional with broad international experience in managing IT services, training, and end-user support. Customers have found that because of his wide knowledge and experiences, it is easier for him to absorb, relate and understand their environment and culture at a much quicker pace and thus able to contribute significantly in assisting them in their respective of VMware. He basically a simple, adjusting and fun loving whom others consider as friendly instructor.Life is quite exciting to him as it has galores of opportunities and experience to offer and he feel one should always make the right use of it. He also likes to take up new challenges because it gives him the deal and impetus to work towards excellence. Read More

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