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VMware VSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5)

  • VMware is used globally to work in a safe Virtual Environment
  • We are the largest Global Provider of IT Technical training
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Course Information

The following modules are taught during this VMware course:

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives 


Virtualized Data Center

  • Introduce components of the virtualized data center

  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture

  • Introduce VMware vCenter Single Sign-on

  • Install and use vSphere Web Client 


Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files

  • Deploy a single virtual machine 


VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture

  • Introduce VMware vCenter Server Appliance

  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance

  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses 


Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch

  • Describe and modify standard switch properties

  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms 


Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce storage protocols and device names

  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage

  • Create and manage vSphere datastores

  • Deploy and manage VMware Virtual SAN 


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(s)


Access and Authentication Control

  • Control user access through roles and permissions

  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall

  • Configure ESXi lockdown mode

  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory 


Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts

  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage

  • Configure and manage resource pools

  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms 


High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Introduce the new vSphere High Availability architecture

  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster

  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance

  • Describe VMware vSphere Replication



  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere Distributed

  • Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster

  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together


Patch Management

  • Use vCenter Update Manager to manage ESXi patching

  • Install vCenter Update Manager and the vCenter Update

  • Manager plug-in

  • Create patch baselines

  • Scan and remediate hosts


Installing VMware Components

  • Introduce ESXi installation

  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements

  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options

  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements

  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based) 


The Knowledge Academy works in partnership with Avnet Technology Solutions Ltd for the provision of accredited VMware training

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This 4-day VMware course focuses on the installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere v5.5.


What is VMware?

VMWare is an American software company which focuses on cloud and virtualisation technologies. Founded in 1998, they have since become one of the biggest players in the virtualisation industry.


vSphere is their enterprise-level server virtualisation software solution and the world’s leading platform for building a cloud infrastructure.


What skills will I learn?

After successfully compleating the VMware certification, delegates will be able to deploy an ESXi host, deploy a vCenter Server instance, manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server, manage virtual machines using vCenter Server and many other vital skills.


Training course delivered by Arrow ECS Education

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There are no prerequisites to attend, but we recommend having system administration experience on Windows or Linux.


Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for System Administrators and Engineers.

Available delivery methods for this course:





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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience

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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style

VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) FAQs

All of our instructors have over ten years of experience with VMware.
There are no prerequisites.
The training hours are 9am to 5pm.
Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am.
You will receive confirmation details as soon as your place has been booked and confirmed.

Training Course delivered by 2017 Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Some of our clients

"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

Diane Gray, Shell

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