VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]


This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server 6.5. 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.


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

  • 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 vSphereWeb 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


  • System administrators
  • System engineers


This course requires the following prerequisites:

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

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