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VMware vSphere : Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]


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Course number H1L93S
Length 5 days
Delivery method* Remotely assisted instructional learning ( RAIL)
Instructor-led training ( ILT)
Onsite dedicated training ( OST)
Price USD $3,800
CAD $3,800
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Special Notes

HP CarePack SKUs for Training :

  a. 38 units of U5466#4NK (or UC818E) HP Care Pack Total Education One - when purchased standalone or with HP Services.

  b. Or 5 units of HF385A1 (flexible) or HF385E (fixed) HP CarePack for VMware Training  - when VMware training is purchased as part of HP products or VMware software licenses quote. Contact your HP sales representative or HP reseller for details.


Required prerequisites include completion of one of the following courses:

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

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Course objectives

By the end of the course, you should understand vSphere 5.1 functions and features and be able to do the following:

  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Use vCenter Server to configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
  • Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
  • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply ESXi patches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection

Course outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Introduce virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
  • Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere user interfaces

Module 3: Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine

Module 4: VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
  • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

Module 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce storage protocols and device names
  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere datastores
  • Deploy and manage VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance

Module 7: Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™

Module 8: Data Protection

  • Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  • Introduce VMware® Data Recovery
  • Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently

Module 9: Access and Authentication Control

  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
  • Configure ESXi lockdown mode
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
  • Introduce VMware® vShield Zones™

Module 10: Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms

Module 11: High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Introduce the new VMware vSphere® High Availability architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Introduce VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance

Module 12: Scalability

  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together

Module 13: Patch Management

  • Use Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install Update Manager and the Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts

Module 14: Installing VMware Components

  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)


  • Lab 1: Installing VMware vSphere Graphical User Interfaces
  • Lab 2: Configuring VMware ESXi
  • Lab 3: Working with Virtual Machines
  • Lab 4: Using VMware vCenter Server
  • Lab 5: Standard Virtual Switches
  • Lab 6: Accessing ISCSI Storage
  • Lab 7: Accessing IP Storage
  • Lab 8: Managing VMware vSphere VMFS
  • Lab 9: Using Templates and Clones
  • Lab 10: Modifying a Virtual Machine
  • Lab 11: Migrating Virtual Machines
  • Lab 12: Managing Virtual Machines
  • Lab 13: Managing vApps
  • Lab 14: Access Control
  • Lab 15: User Permissions
  • Lab 16: Resource Pools
  • Lab 17: Monitoring Virtual Machine Performance
  • Lab 18: Using Alarms
  • Lab 19: Using vSphere High Availability
  • Lab 20: (Optional) Designing a Network Configuration
  • Lab 21: Configuring VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Lab 22: vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Lab 23: VMware vSphere Update Manager
  • Lab 24: (Optional) Installing VMware vCenter Server

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