Delivery Methods

  • Instructor-led training
  • Live-online
  • Onsite training

Course Duration

  • Five days of instructor-led training
  • 60% lecture, 40% hands-on lab

Target Audience

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

Course Suitability

  • Administrator
  • Expert
  • Engineer
  • Advanced
  • Architect
  • Professional
  • Fundamentals

Prerequisites

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Pricing

Contact your VMware representative or a VMware Authorized Training Center for pricing information.

More Information

Course Overview

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware vSphere® ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™. This course is based on prerelease versions of ESXi 5.1 and vCenter Server 5.1. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam.

Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several, more advanced vSphere courses. For advanced course options, go to www.vmware.com/education.

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