Course Introduction

VMware vSphere 6.5 is an infrastructure that is most suitable to apps of the next generation.A vSphere 6.5 user can perform the tasks such as  running, managing, connecting, and securing applications in a shared operating environment or even across clouds and devices. vSphere 6.5 introduces features  that increase the level of the professionals to a new level. These features include:

  • vCenter Server Appliance
  • Security at Scale
  • Foundation of Cloud Offerings

What's Included

Find out what's included in the training programme.

Course Content

Module 1: An introduction to Software Defined Data Center and vSphere

  • Organisation of physical data center
  • How vSphere fits into the virtual infrastructure
  • An introduction to virtual machines and software-defined data center
  • What are ESXi and the vCenter Server?

Module 2: Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introducing the virtual environment
    • virtual machines
    • virtual machine hardware
    • virtual machine files
  • Recognize the Virtual Machine files
  • Describe Latest VM hardware and its features
  • What are types of virtual machine elements?
  • VMware Tools™ and PCI pass-through Introduction
  • An overview of Direct I/O and remote direct memory access

Module 3: An overview of vCenter Server

  • Explain architecture of vCenter Server
  • vCenter Server Appliance deployment and configuration
  • How to perform backup?
  • Restoring vCenter Server
  • Use of vSphere Web Client
  • An introduction to HA architectures and new vSphere authentication proxy
  • Navigating and accessing new vSphere client

Module 4: Virtual Networks configuration and management

  • An overview of standard switches
  • virtual switch security and load balancing policies configuration
  • Differentiate between vSphere standard switches and distributed switches
  • An overview of virtual switch connection types and new TCP/IP stack architecture
  • How to use VLANs with standard switches

Module 5: Virtual Storage Configuration and Management

  • An overview of storage device types and storage protocols
  • NFS and VMFS data stores creation and management
  • An introduction to vSAN and VMFS 6.5 new features
  • What are ESXi hosts and guest file encryption?

Module 6: An overview of Virtual Machine Management (VMM)

  • How to use cloning and templates for deploying new virtual machines?
  • Upgradation of virtual machine hardware to version 12?
  • Use of customisation specification files to Customize a new virtual machine
  • Creating and managing virtual machine snapshots
  • Changing, cloining and handling virtual machines as well as vApps
  • Removal of virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore
  • Performing vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Introduce the kinds of content libraries
  • How to deploy and use content libraries 

Module 7: Handling resources

  • Explain virtual CPU
  • An overview of virtual memory reclamation techniques
  • An overview of virtual machine over commitment and resource competition
  • Resource pools configuration and management
  • Explain CPU optimization methods and memory use
  • Creating and using alarms
  • Resource pools deployment
  • An introduction to expandable reservations
  • How to apply changes to resource settings
  • vApps creation, cloning and exporting
  • How to use vCenter server performance charts?
  • Use of esxtop for the analysis of vSphere performance

Module 8: An overview of vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data

  • Introducing vSphere HA architecture
  • vSphere HA cluster configuration
  • vSphere HA cluster management
  • Use of advanced parameters of vSphere HA
  • What are capabilities of cluster wide restart ordering
  • Describe vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • How to mainten vSphere Fault Tolerance interoperability with vSAN
  • Explain vSphere Fault Tolerance virtual machines enhanced consolidation
  • What is vSphere replication
  • Backing up and restoring data using vSphere

Module 9: An introduction to vSphere DRS

  • Explain anti-affinity and affinity rules
  • What are new capabilities of proactive vSphere DRS and what-if analysis?
  • Describe vSphere DRS
  • Explain functions and benefits of vSphere DRS cluster
  • vSphere DRS cluster configuration and management
  • What are VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy capabilities?
  • What is VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI?
  • How to use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS?
  • Explain vCenter Server embedded vSphere Update Manager
  • How to perform preemptive actions to prepare for CPU or memory changes?

Module 10: An overview of vSphere Update Manager

  • An introduction to new vSphere Update Manager architecture
  • Managing ESXi and virtual machine
  • Explain vApp patching with vSphere Update Manager management
  • How to install vSphere Update Manager plug-in?
  • How to create patch baselines?
  • Scanning and remediating hosts
  • Managing host configuration compliance with host profiles





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Who should attend this course?

The course mainly targets those who are having a sound knowledge of administration tasks. They include:

  • System Engineers
  • System Administrators

What are prerequisites for attending this course?

The delegates attending this course must have administration experience either on Linux operating system or on Windows operating system.

What will you learn during the course?

By the end of the course the delegates will have become familiar with the following:

  • Creating and using virtual machines
  • The vCenter Server
  • Configuring and Handling both the Virtual Networks as well as Virtual Storage
  • Managing and Monitoring Resources
  • Fault Tolerance with vSphere and vSphere HA
  • Scalability of the Host
  • vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

What time shall I arrive at the venue?

Please arrive the venue at 8:45 am as our training sessions are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

How can I get more information about the course?

Please send us an e-mail on or contact us on 0800 781 0626 for more information.