VMware Course Details

Introduction to Virtualization

  • Understanding virtualization
  • Diff Types of virtualization
  • Virtualization products
  • Understanding component of VMware vSphere
  • Introduction to VMware ESX/ESXi Server

Understanding Datacenter Infrastructure

  • Understanding Datacenter Environment
  • Virtualization in present and future Datacenters
  • Understanding the Role of VMware Administrator

Installation of ESXi Server

  • Planning ESX/ESXi Server
  • Understanding requirements
  • Understanding vSphere client
  • Configuring ESXi

Virtual Machine Concepts

  • Understanding virtual machines
  • Understanding Diff VM files
  • Virtual Machine Hardware

Virtual Machine Creation & Management

  • Create a Virtual Machine
  • Deploying guest operating system into VM
  • Understanding VMware tools
  • Deploying VMware tools
  • Cloning ofVM's
  • Creating Templates
  • Deploying VM's from templates
  • Modifying Virtual Machine Settings
  • Creating an RDM
  • Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Creating a vApp
  • Removing a Virtual Machine
  • Deploying Virtual Appliance
  • Deploying OVF Templates
  • Confguring VM's to auto start & auto shutdown

Configuring and Managing Storage

  • Storage Concepts
  • Storage Overview
  • Types of Datastore, VMFS, NFS

Configuring Storage

  • Configuring ISCSI Storage
  • Configuring NAS/NSF Storage
  • FC SAN Storage,FCoE
  • Multipathing With iSCSI, NAS, FC SAN

VMFS Datastores

  • Creating a VMFS datastore
  • Increase the Size of VMFS datastore
  • Deleting/Unmounting a VMFS datastore


  • VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
  • VSA Benefits, Features, Architecture
  • Installing and Managing VSA, VSA Manager

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • vNetwork Standard Switches
  • Understanding vSwitch & port group
  • Configuring virtual Switch & port groups
  • Understanding VM kernal Adaptor

Configuring Standard Virtual Switch Policies

  • Understanding Security policies
  • Configuring Traffic shaped policies
  • NIC Teaming policy

Install & configure vCenter Server

  • Understanding Architecture of vCentral Server
  • ESXi and vCenter Communication
  • vCenter Server Components
  • vCenter Single Sign On
  • Installing vCenter Server
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Managing vCenter Server Inventory
  • Navigating vSphere Client
  • Adding ESXi Hosts to vCenter Server
  • vCenter Server Licene, Views, Events, System logs

VM Migration

  • Understanding types of migration
  • Importance of VMware vSphere vMotion
  • vMotion Requirements
  • Perform vMotion migration
  • Perform Storage vMotion migration
  • Perform Enhanced vMotion migration

VM ware Clusters High Availability

  • vSphere High Availability
  • Configuring vSphere HA
  • vSphere HA architecture
  • Adding ESxi Host to a Cluster
  • Test vSphere HA Functionality

Host Scalability (DRS Cluster)

  • Understanding VMware vSphere DRS Cluster
  • Benefits of Enhanced vMotion Compatability(EVC)
  • DRS Cluster Settings
  • Adding a Host to DRS Cluster
  • Test DRS Cluster functionality

Patch Management

  • Describe VMware vSphere Update Manager
  • Installing update manager
  • Configuring update manager
  • Remediate ESXi Hosts

Data Protection

  • Traditional Backup and Virtual Infrastructure Backup
  • vSphere Data Protection Components, Architecture
  • Deploying and Configuring VDP
  • Virtual Machine Backup and Restore

Access and Authentication Control

  • Configuring ESXi Host Access and Authentication
  • ESXi Firewall, Enabling & Disabling Lockdown Mode
  • Integrating ESXi with AD
  • Configuring Roles and Permissions
  • Create a custom role in vCenter server
  • Assign permissions on vCenter
  • Verify permission

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • VM Memory Over commitment
  • Virtual SMP, CPU Load balancing
  • CPU, Memory and Disk resources
  • Establish Shares, Limits and Reservations
  • Understanding Resource Pools
  • Configuring Resource Pools
  • VM Resource usage
  • Resource Monitoring Tools
  • vCenter Performance Charts
  • Interpreting Data from the Tools

Scheduled Tasks, Events & Alarms

  • Understand Task, Events & Alarms
  • Configuring SMTP
  • Configuring Alarms

vSphere Web Client

  • Understanding Web Client
  • Administering vSphere using webclient

VMware vShield Endpoint

  • Understanding vShield Endpoint
  • Deploying security virtual appliance
  • Securing VM's using vShield from Virus & Malwares

Advanced Topics:Distributed Switch

  • Understanding Distributed Switch Architecture
  • Configuring Distributed Switch
  • Understanding VLAN Trunks
  • Configure private VLAN Trunks & Private VLAN'S

VMware vCenter Standalone Converter

  • physical to virtual machine(p2v)
  • Converting virtual to virtual(v2v)

Up-gradation of Server

  • Requirements for migration
  • Up gradation to ESXi 5.x from ESxi 4.x

Managing vSphere Using command line interface

  • Tools vCLI, vMA, SSH Client
  • Managing ESXi
  • Managing VM's

Understanding ESXi Server Architecture

  • Understanding ESXi operating system
  • Understanding Virtualization kernel

Troubleshooting Virtual Interface

  • Various RealTime Troubleshooting Scenarios
  • Troubleshooting VM's
  • Troubleshooting ESXi Hosts, Networking, Storage