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This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center. Note: This course is based on beta software. Product Alignment • ESXi 6.7 • vCenter Server 6.7

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

• Describe the software-defined data center

• Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure

• Deploy an ESXi host

• Deploy VMware 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® Web 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

• Create, clone, and deploy a vApp

• Describe and use the content library

• Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®

• Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage

• Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools

• Use esxtop to identify and solve performance issues

• 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

This course requires the following prerequisites:

• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

This course is for-

• System administrators

• System engineers

Course Modules

1 Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics

• Course objectives

• Describe the content of this course

• Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system

• Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone

• Identify additional resources


2 Introduction to vSphere and the SoftwareDefined Data Center

• Describe the topology of a physical data center

• Explain the vSphere virtual infrastructure

• Define the files and components of virtual machines

• Describe the benefits of using virtual machines

• Explain the similarities and differences between physical architectures and virtual architectures

• Define the purpose of ESXi

• Define the purpose of vCenter Server

• Explain the software-defined data center

• Describe private, public, and hybrid clouds


3 Creating Virtual Machines

• Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files

• Identify the files that make up a virtual machine

• Discuss the latest virtual machine hardware and its features

• Describe virtual machine CPU, memory, disk, and network resource usage

• Explain the importance of VMware Tools™

• Discuss PCI pass-through, Direct I/O, remote direct memory access, and NVMe

• Deploy and configure virtual machines and templates

• Identify the virtual machine disk format


4 vCenter Server

• Introduce the vCenter Server architecture

• Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance

• Use vSphere Web Client

• Back up and restore vCenter Server

• Examine vCenter Server permissions and roles

• Explain the vSphere HA architectures and features

• Examine the new vSphere authentication proxy

• Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

• Access and navigate the new vSphere clients


5 Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

• Describe, create, and manage standard switches

• Configure virtual switch security and loadbalancing policies

• Contrast and 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


6 Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

• Introduce storage protocols and storage device types

• Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage

• Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores

• Describe the new features of VMFS 6.5

• Introduce vSAN

• Describe guest file encryption


7 Virtual Machine Management

• Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual machines

• Modify and manage virtual machines

• Clone a virtual machine

• Upgrade virtual machine hardware to version 12

• Remove virtual machines from the vCenter Server inventory and datastore

• Customize a new virtual machine using customization specification files

• Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

• Create and manage virtual machine snapshots

• Create, clone, and export vApps

• Introduce the types of content libraries and how to deploy and use them


8 Resource Management and Monitoring

• Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts

• Explain virtual memory reclamation techniques

• Describe virtual machine overcommitment and resource competition

• 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

• Describe and deploy resource pools

• Set reservations, limits, and shares

• Describe expandable reservations

• Schedule changes to resource settings

• Create, clone, and export vApps

• Use vCenter Server performance charts and esxtop to analyze vSphere performance


9 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

• Define clusterwide restart ordering capabilities

• Enforce infrastructural or intra-app dependencies during failover

• Describe vSphere HA heartbeat networks and datastore heartbeats

• Introduce 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

• Introduce vSphere Replication

• Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data


10 vSphere DRS

• Describe the functions and benefits of a vSphere DRS cluster

• Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster

• Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules

• Describe the new capabilities for what-if analysis and proactive vSphere DRS

• Highlight the evolution of vSphere DRS using predictive data from VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™

• Perform preemptive actions to prepare for CPU or memory changes

• Describe the vCenter Server embedded vSphere Update Manager, VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI, and VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy capabilities

• Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together for business continuity


11 vSphere Update Manager

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

• Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi, virtual machine, and vApp patching

• Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in

• Create patch baselines

• Use host profiles to manage host configuration compliance

• Scan and remediate hosts


  • Systems Engineers
  • System Administrators

Public Program Schedule

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There is no upcoming Public Batch Schedule, you can ask for Private Batch or for On-Demand Learning

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  • If I have a VCA level certification, do I still have to take the required course for the VCP level ?
  • How do I redeem VMware Training and Consulting Credits?
  • What are the class room timings?
  • How does a live-online class differ from a standard classroom delivery?
  • When and where can I write exam? What is validity of exam voucher?
  • Who would be the trainer?
  • What do I get as part of training and is the training practical?
  • How do I pay?
  • What are your cancellation & refund policy?

Yes. VCA certification does not count towards the VCP requirements. You will still need to complete a qualifying course and pass the relevant exam(s).

VMware Consulting and Training Credits are pre-paid services dollars which can be redeemed for any combination of VMware packaged consulting, custom consulting or training. Credits provide customers with the flexibility to allocate budget for services and use the services when needed. To redeem credits for education classes, follow the standard registration process. When the payment question comes up, select pay with PSO credits. More information will be provided by contacting our representative.

Class timings are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm(IST)

Our live online classes are conducted in the same manner as our classroom classes, using the same manuals and lab equipment. Just as in our classroom classes, each online student is assigned a set of remote lab equipment including an ESXi host and various pre-configured Virtual machines, as the specific class they are attending requires. The students connect to the lab environment using Microsoft’s Remote Display Protocol (RDP) in order to perform the lab exercises. The vast majority of our online students find the class experience equivalent to or better than a classroom delivered class.

Exams can be taken in any PearsonVUE centres in India. Validity is 1 year from date of purchase.

All our trainers are VMware Certified Instructors. Our representatives will share the trainer profile once you start interacting with them.

Class will be 50:50 mixture of theory and practical. You will get class id, labs soft copy of courseware and participation certificate from VMware.

We accept all modes of payment. If you are being nominated by your organization, your organization need to release PO before the course start date. If you are an individual you can pay through credit / debit cards, online transfer (RTGS/NEFT) to our account 7 days prior to the course start date

  • In a highly unlikely event of cancellation of batch from our end, we shall refund 100% that is paid by you. If client choose to cancel for any reasons, below is the terms
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration 5 or more calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – No cancellation charges
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration less than 5 calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – cancellation charges 100% of the course fee
  • If you do not show up for the event, or cancel on the day of the event - cancellation charges 100% of the course fee