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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage


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Course number HH627S
Length 4 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $3,000
CAD $2,995

Special Note

This course is now replaced by the 5day HH633s VMware vSphere Install, Config, Manage Course. Click here for schedules and pricing.

Course overview

This 4-day hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMwareŽ vSphere, which consists of VMware ESXi/ESXT, and VMware vCenter Server. Upon completion of this course, you can take the examination to become a VMware Certified Professional. The course is based on ESXi 4.0, ESX 4.0, and vCenter Server 4.0. Best practices and lab exercises are interspersed throughout the course. This course is 50% lecture and 50% hands-on lab.


  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.


  • System administrators, systems engineers, and operators responsible for ESXi, ESX, and/or vCenter Server.

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Course objectives

At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality in VMware vSphere 4 and be able to:

  • Install and configure ESX
  • Install and configure vCenter Server
  • Configure and manage ESX networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • Deploy and manage virtual machines
  • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
  • Increase scalability using vCenter Server
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
  • Apply patches using vCenter Update Manager
  • Manage higher availability and data protection using vCenter Server

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Detailed Course Outline

Course Introduction

Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Discussion of virtualization and vSphere components

Configuring ESXi/ESX

  • Configuration of ESXi and ESX

Installing and Using VMware vCenter Server

  • Install and configure vCenter Server, and use the vSphere Client to manage vCenter inventory hierarchies


  • Configuration of vNetwork standard and distributed switches, network connections, and port groups


  • Storage management technologies

Virtual Machines

  • Deploy virtual machines using templates, VMware vCenter Converter, Guided Consolidation
  • Modifying, managing, and migrating virtual machines

Access Control

  • Controlling user access through roles and permissions

Resource Monitoring

  • Workload assessment, monitoring using vCenter Server


  • VMware vMotionT migrations
  • Setup of resource pools and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster

High Availability and Data Protection

  • Setup of a VMware High Availability (HA) cluster
  • Backup and recovery of virtual machines using vCenter Data Recovery

Configuration Management

  • Patching using vCenter Update Manager

Installing ESX

  • Installation of ESX

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