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VMware VSphere 6.5: Install, Configure, Manage

  • Gain an understanding of configuring virtual switch security efficiently
  • Identify information on ESXi and vApps
  • Candidates will be able to back up data effectively
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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments
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This hands-on training course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the VMware vSphere 6. This includes the components; VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. Candidates gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs.


  • Must have experience with providing system administration on Windows or Linux systems
  • Ideally have taken the VMware Data Center Virtualisation Fundamental course or have equivalent experience.

Who Should Attend

  • System administrators and engineers responsible for deploying the VMware® virtual desktop infrastructure

Upon completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Comprehend data centers which are software-defined
  • The art of deploying a host or virtual machine
  • Understand how vCenter Servers are made up and how to deploy one
  • How to manage an ESXi host
  • Manage and configure virtual networks
  • Manage clones and snapshots
  • Using content libraries
  • Managing host storage with vCenter Server
  • Create a vApp
  • Migrate a virtual machine using VMware
  • Manage resources and resource usage
  • Manage fault tolerance and high availability with VMware vSphere
  • Replicate virtual machines and recover data
  • Improve scalability with hosts using VMware vSphere
  • Improve network scales
  • Apply troubleshooting and patches using vCenter operations

Course Content

Course Introduction


  •     Introductions and logistics of the course
  •     Course objectives
  •     References and resources


Software-Defined Data Center


  •     Data center components
  •     Cloud architecture and vSphere
  •     Installing and using vSphere Client
  •     Overview of ESXi


Creating Virtual Machines


  •    Virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  •     Creating and working with virtual machines and templates


vCenter Server


  •     vCenter Server architecture
  •     Deploying and configuring vCenter Server Appliance
  •     Using vSphere Web Client
  •     Managing vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses


Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks


  •     Describing, creating, and managing standard switches
  •     Configuring virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
  •     Creating, configuring, and managing vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups


Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage


  •     Storage devices and hosts
  •     ESXi hosts using iSCSI and NFS storage
  •     Creating and managing VMFS and NFS datastores
  •    VMware Virtual SAN™
  •    Virtual Volumes


Virtual Machine Management


  •    Deploying new virtual machines with templates and cloning
  •     Virtual machines management
  •     Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  •     Creating and managing virtual machine snapshots
  •     Creating vApps
  •     Deploying and using content libraries


Resource Management and Monitoring


  •     Virtual CPU and memory concepts
  •     Configuring and managing resource pools
  •     How to optimise CPU and memory usage
  •     Monitoring resource usage
  •     Creating and using alarms to report certain conditions or events
  •     Identify and troubleshoot virtual machine resource issues
  •     Introduce vRealize Operations Manager for data center monitoring and management


vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance


  •     Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  •     Configuring and managing a vSphere HA cluster
  •     Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
  •     Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
  •     Enabling vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
  •     Introduce vSphere Replication
  •     Restoring and backing up data with vSphere Data Protection


Host Scalability


  •    The functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster
  •     Configuring and managing a vSphere DRS cluster
  •     Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules
  •     Using vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity


vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance


  •     Using vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  •     Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  •     Creating patch baselines
  •     Using host profiles to manage host configuration compliance
  •     Scanning and remediate hosts


Installing vSphere Components


  •     Installing ESXi
  •     vCenter Server deployment options
  •     vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  •     Installing of vCenter Server Appliance and a vCenter Server instance

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VMware vSphere 6.5: Install, Configure, Manage FAQs

Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
See Pre-Requisites section in Course Overview
System administrators and system integrators responsible for deploying the VMware® virtual desktop infrastructure
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 4 days.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience

Training Course delivered by 2017 Arrow Electronics, Inc.

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"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"

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

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