VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6]




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    Fast track courses are exhaustive and extended hours of training that involve instructor-led classes accompanied by hands-on lab experiences.

    The VMware vSphere fast track V6 Training & Certification course provides the skills to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot the VMware vSphere 6 which includes the VMware ESXi 6 and VMware vCenter Server 6.

    This course combines the curriculum of VMware VSphere Install Configure & Manage 6 along with the troubleshooting expertise needed to diagnose and resolve operational failures.  

    1. Course Introduction

    • Course logistics & Introduction
    • Course Objectives

    2. Software-Defined Data Center

    • Introduce Virtualization and vSphere components
    • Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings
    • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
    • Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
    • Install and use vSphere user interfaces

    3. Creating Virtual Machines

    • Introduction of Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Deploy a single virtual machine
    • Learn how to import an OVF template
    • Explain the importance of VMware Tools™

    4. vCenter Server

    • Introduction of vCenter Server architecture and Server Appliance
    • Use vSphere Web Client
    • Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
    • Configure VMware Platform Services Controller™ and VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™

    5. Troubleshooting vSphere

    • A Structured approach to troubleshooting issues in vSphere
    • Locate and use important vSphere log files
    • Discuss options for running vSphere commands

    6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks


    • Describe and modify standard switch properties
    • Describe, Create, and Manage a standard switch
    • Describe, create, and manage a distributed switch
    • Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group
    • Troubleshoot virtual networking

    7. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

    • Introduce VMware Virtual SAN™ datastores
    • Introduce storage protocols and device names
    • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
    • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Troubleshoot virtual storage

    8. Virtual Machine Management

    • Create vApps
    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    • Describe the types of content libraries
    • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
    • Troubleshoot virtual machines and snapshots

    9. Resource Management and Monitoring


    • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • Configure and manage resource pools
    • Use vRealize Operations Manager to manage a software-defined data center
    • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage

    10. vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance


    • Describe vSphere Replication and vSphere Data Protection
    • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on a virtual machine
    • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
    • Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
    • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
    • Troubleshoot vSphere HA

    11. Host Scalability

    • Create a vSphere DRS cluster
    • Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
    • View information about a vSphere DRS cluster
    • Troubleshoot vSphere DRS clusters

    12. vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance

    • Describe and use host profiles
    • Describe, Install, and Configure vSphere Update Manager
    • Use baselines and remediate ESXi hosts
    • Perform patch management

    This VMware fast-track training course is ideal for those working with the profiles of:

    • New and experienced system administrators,
    • Systems engineers,
    • System integrators seeking superior vSphere skills


    Required prerequisites include completion of one of the following:

    • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.
    • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification



    Name Code Fee
    VMware Certified Professional (VCP) - [VCP6-DCV] VCP6-DCV USD 276
    VMware Certified Associate (VCA) - [VCA] VCA USD 138



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