VMware vSphereTraining

Course Duration : One Month (90 hours including practicals)


Virtualization has become ubiquitous in data centers. More and more organizations are moving towards virtualization because of the enormous cost savings as well as the scalability that it offers.This course will cover all the aspects required to design, configure and manage a Virtual Data Center environment using VMware vSphere Virtualization Technology. The course will provide hands-on Virtual Data Center Infrastructure administration, as no Data Center/Cloud is complete without virtualization today.

The training will be given by Senior System/Network Engineers with several years of field experience in Virtualization.

VMware Course Contents

  • Introduction to VMware Virtualization
  • Understanding the components of Virtual Data Center Infrastructure
  • Install, Configure and Manage vSphere
  • vCenter Server, vSphere Client, Web Client
  • Configure and Manage Virtual Networking
  • Configure and Manage Storage
  • Create and Manage Virtual Machines
  • Configure and Manage VMware Clusters
  • Install, Configure and Manage Update Manager
  • Backup of VM's using VDP
  • Troubleshooting vSphere using CLI

VMware Course Details

Introduction to Virtualization

  • Understanding virtualization
  • Diff Types of virtualization
  • Virtualization products
  • Understanding component of VMware vSphere
  • Introduction to VMware ESX/ESXi Server

Fault Tolerance

  • Understanding Fault Tolerance
  • Configuring Fault Tolerance
  • Testing Fault Tolerance

Understanding Datacenter Infrastructure

  • Understanding Datacenter Environment
  • Virtualization in present and future Datacenters
  • Understanding the Role of VMware Administrator.

Host Scalability (DRS Cluster)

  • Understanding VMware vSphere DRS Cluster
  • Benefits of Enhanced vMotion Compatability(EVC)
  • DRS Cluster Settings
  • Adding a Host to DRS Cluster
  • Test DRS Cluster functionality

Installation of ESXi Server

  • Planning ESX/ESXi Server
  • Understanding requirements
  • Understanding vSphere client
  • Configuring ESXi

Patch Management

  • Describe VMware vSphere Update Manager
  • Installing update manager
  • Configuring update manager
  • Remediate ESXi Hosts

Virtual Machine Concepts

  • Understanding virtual machines
  • Understanding Diff VM files
  • Virtual Machine Hardware

Data Protection

  • Traditional Backup and Virtual Infrastructure Backup
  • vSphere Data Protection Components, Architecture
  • Deploying and Configuring VDP
  • Virtual Machine Backup and Restore

Virtual Machine Creation & Management

  • Create a Virtual Machine
  • Deploying guest operating system into VM
  • Understanding VMware tools
  • Deploying VMware tools
  • Cloning ofVM's
  • Creating Templates
  • Deploying VM's from templates
  • Modifying Virtual Machine Settings
  • Creating an RDM
  • Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Creating a vApp
  • Removing a Virtual Machine
  • Deploying Virtual Appliance
  • Deploying OVF Templates
  • Confguring VM's to auto start & auto shutdown

Access and Authentication Control

  • Configuring ESXi Host Access and Authentication
  • ESXi Firewall, Enabling & Disabling Lockdown Mode
  • Integrating ESXi with AD
  • Configuring Roles and Permissions
  • Create a custom role in vCenter server
  • Assign permissions on vCenter
  • Verify permission

Configuring and Managing Storage

  • Storage Concepts
  • Storage Overview
  • Types of Datastore, VMFS, NFS

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • VM Memory Over commitment
  • Virtual SMP, CPU Load balancing
  • CPU, Memory and Disk resources
  • Establish Shares, Limits and Reservations
  • Understanding Resource Pools
  • Configuring Resource Pools
  • VM Resource usage
  • Resource Monitoring Tools
  • vCenter Performance Charts
  • Interpreting Data from the Tools

Configuring Storage

  • Configuring ISCSI Storage
  • Configuring NAS/NSF Storage
  • FC SAN Storage,FCoE
  • Multipathing With iSCSI, NAS, FC SAN

Scheduled Tasks, Events & Alarms

  • Understand Task, Events & Alarms
  • Configuring SMTP
  • Configuring Alarms

VMFS Datastores

  • Creating a VMFS datastore
  • Increase the Size of VMFS datastore
  • Deleting/Unmounting a VMFS datastore

vSphere Web Client

  • Understanding Web Client
  • Administering vSphere using webclient


  • VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
  • VSA Benefits, Features, Architecture
  • Installing and Managing VSA, VSA Manager

VMware vShield Endpoint

  • Understanding vShield Endpoint
  • Deploying security virtual appliance
  • Securing VM's using vShield from Virus & Malwares

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • vNetwork Standard Switches
  • Understanding vSwitch & port group
  • Configuring virtual Switch & port groups
  • Understanding VM kernal Adaptor

Advanced Topics:Distributed Switch

  • Understanding Distributed Switch Architecture
  • Configuring Distributed Switch
  • Understanding VLAN Trunks
  • Configure private VLAN Trunks & Private VLAN'S

Configuring Standard Virtual Switch Policies

  • Understanding Security policies
  • Configuring Traffic shaped policies
  • NIC Teaming policy

VMware vCenter Standalone Converter

  • Converting physical to virtual machine(p2v)
  • Converting virtual to virtual(v2v)

Install & configure vCenter Server

  • Understanding Architecture of vCentral Server
  • ESXi and vCenter Communication
  • vCenter Server Components
  • vCenter Single Sign On
  • Installing vCenter Server
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Managing vCenter Server Inventory
  • Navigating vSphere Client
  • Adding ESXi Hosts to vCenter Server
  • vCenter Server Licene, Views, Events, System logs

Up-gradation of Server

  • Requirements for migration
  • Up gradation to ESXi 5.x from ESxi 4.x

VM Migration

  • Understanding types of migration
  • Importance of VMware vSphere vMotion
  • vMotion Requirements
  • Perform vMotion migration
  • Perform Storage vMotion migration
  • Perform Enhanced vMotion migration

Managing vSphere Using command line interface

  • Tools vCLI, vMA, SSH Client
  • Managing ESXi
  • Managing VM's

VMware Clusters High Availability

  • vSphere High Availability
  • Configuring vSphere HA
  • vSphere HA architecture
  • Adding ESxi Host to a Cluster
  • Test vSphere HA Functionality

Understanding ESXi Server Architecture

  • Understanding ESXi operating system
  • Understanding Virtualization kernel


Troubleshooting Virtual Interface

  • Various RealTime Troubleshooting Scenarios
  • Troubleshooting VM's
  • Troubleshooting ESXi Hosts, Networking, Storage