VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Code: VSICM-G1

Duration: 5 days


VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage Course Overview

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere, including VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organisation of any size. The knowledge and skills covered in this course provide a foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Skills Gained

After completing this course you should be able to:

• Describe the software-defined data center

• Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure

• Add ESXi hosts to a VMware vCenter Server Appliance instance

• Manage vCenter Server Appliance

• Use a local content library as an ISO store, and deploy a virtual machine

• Describe vCenter Server architecture

• Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host

• Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client and VMware vSphere Client

• Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches

• Configure standard switch policies

• Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM

• Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN

• Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots

• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion

• Migrate virtual machine storage with VMware vSphere Storage vMotion

• Monitor resource usage, and manage resource pools

• Discuss the VMware vSphere High Availability cluster architecture

• Configure vSphere HA

• Manage vSphere HA 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 VMware vSphere Update Manager to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations

• Identify troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

Who will the Course Benefit?

System engineers and administrators involved in the administration of a VMware vSphere solution.


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Course Contents

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics

Course objectives

Describe the content of the course

Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system

Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone

Identify additional resources

Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center

Describe how vSphere fits into the softwaredefined data center and the cloud infrastructure

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

Use vSphere Client to access and manage your vCenter Server system and ESXi host

Compare virtual machine hardware version 14 to other versions

Identify the virtual network adapters, and describe the enhanced VMXNET3

Compare the types of virtual disk provisioning

Identify the advantages of ESXi Quick Boot

Creating Virtual Machines

Create, provision, and remove a virtual machine

Explain the importance of VMware Tools

Describe how to import a virtual appliance OVF template

vCenter Server

Describe the vCenter Server architecture

Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter Server

Access and configure vCenter Server Appliance

Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server inventory

Create custom inventory tags

Describe the rules for applying permissions

Create a custom role in vCenter Server

Create a vCenter Server Appliance backup schedule

Restore vCenter Server Appliance from backup

Monitor vCenter Server Appliance

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

Describe, create, and manage standard switches

Configure virtual switch security and loadbalancing policies

Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard switches

Describe the virtual switch connection types

Describe the new TCP/IP stack architecture

Use VLANs with standard switches

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 VMware vSphere VMFS and NFS datastores

Explain how multipathing works iSCSI, NFS and Fibre Channel storage

Identify the advantages of VMware vSAN

Virtual Machine Management

Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines

Modify and manage virtual machines

Create an instant clone of a virtual machine

Identify the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them

Add a hot-pluggable device

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

Resource Management and Monitoring

Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized environment

Describe what overcommitment of a resource means

Identify additional technologies that improve memory usage

Configure and manage resource pools

Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage

Use various tools to monitor resource usage

Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or events

vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance and Protecting Data

Explain the vSphere HA architecture

Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster

Use vSphere HA advanced parameters

Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover

Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks anddatastore heartbeats

Examine the features and functions of vSphere Fault Tolerance

Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines

Support vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN

Examine enhanced consolidation of vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines

Examine the features and functions of vSphere Replication

vSphere DRS

Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster

Create a vSphere DRS cluster

View information about a vSphere DRS cluster

Configure virtual machine affinity, DRS groups, and VM-host affinity rules

Remove a host from a vSphere DRS cluster

vSphere Update Manager

Describe the new architecture, components, and capabilities of vSphere Update Manager

Use vSphere Update Manager to manage the patching of ESXi, virtual machines, and vApps

Examine the features and functions of vSphere Update Manager EAM integration

Integrate vSphere Update Manager with vSphere DRS

vSphere Troubleshooting

Apply a troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

Review trobleshooting tools

Find important log files

Use vSphere Syslog Collector  

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