0345 4506120

vSphere: Skills for Operators [V6]

This two-day technical classroom training course is designed to help operators and administrators who create and manage virtual machines. By combining lecture and hands-on labs the course will help you gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware virtual machines. This course is based on VMware ESXi 6.0 and VMware vCenter Server 6.0. 

After completing this course, you may enroll in advanced VMware vSphere® courses. For advanced vSphere course options, go to http://www.vmware.com/education.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
  • Describe the concepts of server, network, storage, and desktop virtualization
  • Deploy, configure, clone, and manage virtual machines
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage
  • Use VMware vSphere® vApp(s) to bundle and manage multiple interoperating virtual machines and software applications
  • Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines
  • Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler, VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware  vSphere® Fault Tolerance, VMware vSphere® Data Protection, and VMware vSphere® Replication to optimize the performance of your vSphere virtual environment

     Intended Audience: Technical professionals with system administration skills and operators responsible for managing virtual machines using ESXi and vCenter Server


  • System administration experience on Microsoft, Linux, Solaris
  • Understanding of basic network and storage concepts


Course Content

1. Course Introduction 

  •     Introductions and course logistics
  •     Course goals and objectives
  •     Online vSphere resources
  •     Location of online vSphere documentation 

. 2. VMware Virtualization Overview 

  •     Identify the differences between traditional and virtual architecture
  •     Identify the infrastructure components that can be virtualized
  •     Describe VMware virtualization concepts
  •     Describe the components of vSphere
  •     Describe the inventory objects managed by vSphere
  •     Identify the components of vCenter Server

 3. vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client 

  •     Identify the differences between the VMware vSphere® Web Client and VMware vSphere® Client? interfaces
  •     Access and navigate through the vSphere Web Client interface
  •     Use vSphere Web Client to monitor and manage vSphere objects
  •     Perform searches in vSphere Web Client
  •     Remove stored data from vSphere Web Client
  •     Apply roles and permissions to users and user groups

4. Creating and Managing Virtual Machines 

  •     Create and manage virtual machines
  •     Install a guest operating system and VMware Tools?
  •     Explain how to use clones and templates to manage virtual machines
  •     Explain the importance of content libraries
  •     Configure virtual machines
  •     Manage virtual machines using snapshots
  •     Explain how raw device mapping (RDM) allows a virtual machine to directly access and use a storage device

5. Monitor Virtual Machine Resources 

  •     Explain virtual machine resource monitoring concepts
  •     Monitor virtual machine resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
  •     Describe and monitor tasks
  •     Describe, monitor, and manage events
  •     Describe, monitor, manage, and acknowledge alarms

6. Using vSphere vApp(s) 

  •     Describe  vApp(s)
  •     Explain the benefits of vApp(s)
  •     Create, edit, and manage a vApp
  •     Clone a vApp
  •     Manage the power status of a vApp

7. Migrating Virtual Machines 

  •     Describe the types of migration
  •     Explain the importance of vSphere vMotion
  •     Identify the host and virtual machine requirements for vSphere vMotion
  •     Explain how to migrate virtual machines using vSphere vMotion
  •     Explain how to migrate storage with vSphere Storage vMotion
  •     Explain how to migrate virtual machines across virtual switches, vCenter Server systems, and long distances

8. Using vSphere for Scalability and Business Continuity 

  •     Explain how vSphere DRS can be used to optimize the performance of the hosts and virtual machines in a cluster
  •     Explain how vSphere HA can be used to increase the availability of your virtual machines
  •     Explain how vSphere FT can be used for continuous availability of a virtual machine
  •     Explain how vSphere Data Protection and vSphere Replication can be used to replicate backup and restore data in your virtual environment

Privacy Notice

In order to provide you with the service requested we will need to retain and use your contact information in accordance with our Privacy Notice. If you choose to provide us with this information you explicitly consent to us using the information as necessary to provide the request service to you. If you do not agree please do not proceed to request the service from us.

Marketing Permissions

Would you like to receive our newsletter and other information on products and services which we think will be of interest to you by email. We will always treat your information with care and in accordance with our Privacy Notice. You are free to withdraw this permission at any time.


Online Courses

You may prefer an online course if you are looking for a flexible and cost-effective solution. Online courses allow you to study at your own pace, at a time that suits you.

We have the following eLearning options available:

Virtual Classroom

Virtual classrooms provide all the benefits of attending a classroom course without the need to arrange travel and accomodation. Please note that virtual courses are attended in real-time, commencing on a specified date.

Virtual Course Dates

Our Customers Include