VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.5 to V6.5]


In this three-day, hands-on training course, you will explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server 6.5 and VMware ESXi 6.5. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures will teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere 6.5. This course is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6.5 into their existing vSphere environment.


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

  • list and describe key enhancements in vSphere 6.5
  • use VMware vSphere Client, VMware Host Client, and the VMware vCenter Server Appliance shell
  • add users to the lockdown exception users list and test the lockdown mode
  • configure virtual machines to check for and install newer versions of VMware Tools
  • upgrade virtual machines to the current hardware
  • create a multisite content library for synchronizing virtual machine templates, vApps, ISO images, and scripts across vCenter Server instances
  • enable the VMware vSphere Authentication Proxy service to automatically add new hosts to the Active Directory domain
  • configure NFS and iSCSI backed virtual volumes to provide a common storage platform, independent of the underlying storage hardware
  • create storage policies and use these policies with virtual machines and virtual volume datastores
  • work with VMware vSphere Network I/O Control to create and configure a distributed switch
  • use VMware vSphere vMotion to migrate virtual machines across vCenter Server instances
  • activate the high availability feature of vCenter Server Appliance
  • back up a vCenter Server Appliance instance by using a file-based backup solution from the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
  • use virtual machine encryption to encrypt and decrypt virtual disks
  • use encrypted vSphere vMotion to securely migrate virtual machines
  • migrate from Windows vCenter Server to vCenter Server Appliance.


System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures


This course requires completion of one the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESX®/ESXi and vCenter Server:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5 or V6]
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5 or V6]
  • VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 or V6]
  • VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V5.5 or V6]

The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

  • install and configure ESX or ESXi
  • install vCenter Server
  • create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
  • create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
  • create and modify a standard switch
  • create and modify a distributed switch
  • connect an ESX/ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
  • create a VMware vSphere VMFS datastore
  • enable vSphere vMotion on an ESX/ESXi host
  • use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine
  • modify a virtual machine’s hardware
  • migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
  • migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • configure and manage a VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler cluster with resource pools
  • configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster.

If you cannot complete all of these tasks, then VMware recommends that you instead take the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course.

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