VMware vSphere 6.0 with ESXi and vCenter Boot Camp

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VMware vSphere 6.0 with ESXi and vCenter Boot Camp
Course Name VMware vSphere 6.0 with ESXi and vCenter Boot Camp
Format 5-day, 10hr/day instructor led training
Course Books 735 pg Study Guide fully annotated with slide notes
244 pg Lab Guide with detailed steps for completing all labs
146 pg Boot Camp supplement document (with 4 extra chapters and labs)
vSphere Version Covers VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2 which was released March 2016
Delivery Options Instructor Led On-site. Instructor Led Distance. Instructor Led Mixed On-Site & Remote
Remote Labs Remote access to dedicated servers with one Server per student, an iSCSI SAN, etc.
Max Attendees We recommend you place no more than 16 students per class
We can provide concurrent lab access for 150+ students
Requirements Course can be run from any location that has a reliable Internet connection. Each attendee needs a PC with an HTML 5 compliant Web Browser
Lab Time 40+% of class time is devoted to hands-on labs
Availability First released August, 2015, last updated March 2016
Certification Prepares attendees to challenge the ESXLab Certified Virtualization Specialist exam
One exam voucher included with this class


This powerful 5-day, extended hours class is an intensive introduction to VMware vSphere™ including VMware ESXi™ 6.0 and vCenter™. This course has been completely rewritten to reflect the changes and improvements introduced in vSphere 6. Our courseware and labs have been fully updated and now use Web Client rather than legacy vSphere Client for both presentation material and lab procedures.


Assuming no prior virtualization experience, this class starts with the basics and rapidly progresses to advanced topics. With 40+% of class time is devoted to labs, students learn the skills they need to become effective vSphere administrators.


Labs start with installation and configuration of stand-alone ESXi servers and progress to shared storage, networking and centralized management. The class continues to advanced topics including resource balancing, high availability, power management, back up and recovery, performance, vCenter redundancy, VM redundancy. Disaster recovery, rapid deployment, hot migration and workload consolidation are also covered.


This class is unique in its approach; which is to identify and eliminate common IT pain points using vSphere. Students learn how to deliver business value; not just the technical or mechanical aspects of the software.


By the end of the class, attendees will have developed in-depth vSphere knowledge, skills, best practices. Attendees will be able to design, implement, configure, monitor, manage and troubleshoot vSphere 6.0.


At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:


  • Explain the many significant benefits of virtualization
  • Install ESXi Server according to best practices
  • Configure and manage local storage
  • Create virtual switches and use pNICs to uplink virtual to physical LAN segments
  • Understand and use advanced vSwitch settings like NIC Teaming and Security
  • Improve network performance with Jumbo Frames
  • Understand and use shared SAN storage including Fibre SAN, iSCSI SAN
  • Create and use Raw Device Maps
  • Define and use file share (NAS) datastores
  • Install, configure and update the Platform Service Controller and vCenter Server Appliance
  • Create virtual machines, install operating systems and applications
  • Configure and use hotplug hardware including hot-add vCPUs and Memory
  • Add and grow virtual disks including system disks and secondary volumes
  • Rapidly deployment of VMs using golden-master templates
  • Create clones – one-time copies of virtual machine
  • Perform VM cold migrations, VMotion hot migrations and Storage VMotion storage migrations
  • Configure, manage, monitor and secure users and groups
  • Understand the benefits and trade offs of network attached storage and Fibre, iSCSI SANs
  • Deploy and use VMware Replication to implement Virtual Machine disaster preparedness
  • Create and manage load balanced Distributed Resource Scheduling clusters
  • Understand, create and manage high availability clusters to protect against VM service loss caused by ESXi server failures
  • Configure VMware Fault Tolerance to maintain VM availability in the event of an ESXi host failure
  • Monitor and tune both ESXi and virtual machine performance
  • Patch and update ESXi servers using vCenter Update Manager
  • Understand how VMware and third party products, including operating systems, are impacted by virtualization
  • Create and use Distributed Virtual Switches
  • Troubleshoot common problems



Attendees should have user, operator or administrator experience on common operating systems such as Microsoft Windows®, Linux™, UNIX™, etc. Experience installing, configuring and managing operating systems, storage systems and or networks is useful but not required. We assume that all attendees have a basic familiarity with PC server hardware, disk partitioning, IP addressing, O/S installation, networking, etc.

Who Should Attend

This class is suitable for anyone who want to learn how to extract the maximum benefit from their investment in Virtual Infrastructure, including:

  • System architects or others who need to design virtual infrastructure
  • Security specialists responsible for administering, managing, securing Virtual Infrastructure
  • Operators responsible for day-to-day operation of Virtual Infrastructure
  • Performance analysts who need to understand, provision, monitor Virtual Infrastructure
  • Business Continuity specialists responsible for disaster recovery and high availability
  • Storage administrators who work with Fibre / iSCSI SAN volumes and NAS datastores

Managers who need an unbiased understanding of virtualization before committing their organization to a virtual infrastructure deployment.


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