VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]

RM9,500.00 RM10,070.00 (after 6% SST)


Duration: 5 days (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)




This 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.



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 VMware 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 Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines


  • System administrators
  • System engineers.


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.



Training Modules

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 
  • Use VMware Host Client™ to access and manage ESXi host 


Module 3 : Virtual Machines 

  • Create and remove a virtual machine 
  • Provision a virtual machine with virtual devices 
  • Identify the files that make up a virtual machine 
  • Explain the importance of VMware Tools™ 


Module 4 : vCenter Server

  • Describe the vCenter Server architecture 
  • Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server 
  • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance 
  • Use the 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 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 
  • Deploy virtual machines on a VMware vSAN™ datastore 


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 
  • Dynamically increase the size of a virtual disk 
  • Use customization specification files to customize a new virtual machine 
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations 
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots 
  • Examine the features and functions of VMware vSphere Replication™


Module 8 : Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment 
  • Describe what over commitment 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 Cluster

  • 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
  • Configure a vSphere cluster using ESXi Cluster Quickstart 
  • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster 
  • Create a vSphere DRS cluster 


Module 10 : vSphere Lifecycle

  • Describe how VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager™ works 
  • Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to update ESXi hosts in a cluster