This five-day course provides hands-on training to equip students with a range of skills, from performing routine VMware vSphere 7 administrative tasks to complex vSphere operations and configurations. Through lab-based activities, students are immersed in real-life situations faced by VMBeans, a fictitious company. These situations expose students to real-life scenarios faced by companies that are building and scaling their virtual infrastructure. Approximately 90% of the class is application-focused and taught through labs. The course aligns fully with the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Virtualization Deploy exam objectives.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Configure and manage complex storage solutions in a vSphere environment (including NFS, iSCSI, and so on)
Configure and manage complex, scalable vSphere networking operations (vSphere Standard Switch and Distributed Switches)
Deploy, manage, and optimize virtual machines (advanced configuration, content library, latency-sensitive workloads, and more)
Manage business continuity and operations in your vSphere environment (VMware vCenter Server Appliance file-based backup, VMware vCenter Server profiles, host profiles, and so on)
Plan and implement increased vSphere security (use a Key Provider, VM Encryption, CPU scheduler remediations, and so on)
Troubleshoot the vSphere environment
Use VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager to upgrade to VMware ESXi hosts and virtual machines (VUM, image-based clusters, and so on)
Implement vSphere cluster solutions (Cluster QuickStart wizard, VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler, VMware vSphere High Availability, VMware vSAN, and so on)
Implement resource optimizations to streamline vSphere deployments
Create an advanced configuration of vCenter Server (including an identity source)

  • Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives
    Introduction to fictitious company- VMBeans

  • Configure and Manage Your vSphere Environment

  • Perform various vCenter Server configurations
    Configure an external identity source
    Configure virtual networking with advanced options
    Configure and manage advanced storage configurations
    Configure vSphere clusters (also using Cluster QuickStart)

  • Management and Operations in Your Data Center

  • Collect vSphere log files
    Configure vCenter Server file-based backup
    Working with vCenter Server profiles
    Configure and manage advanced cluster settings
    Create and configure advanced host options
    Create and manage host profiles
    Manage and remediate clusters using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
    Create and configure a Content Library
    Update a managed virtual machine template
    Configure a central VMware ToolsTM installation repository
    Manage vSphere roles and permissions

  • Troubleshoot Your Data Center Environment

  • Troubleshoot vSphere configuration issues
    Troubleshoot resource pool configuration issues
    Troubleshoot network and storage issues
    Troubleshoot ESXi host issues
    Troubleshoot vCenter Server resource issues

  • Increasing Security in Your Data Center

  • Create and manage a Key Management solution
    Create an encrypted virtual machine
    Configure CPU scheduler options to achieve security remediations

  • Performance and Optimization in Your Data Center

  • Manage advanced virtual machine configurations
    Identify and implement vSphere resource optimization opportunities


This course is ideal for System administrators andSystem engineers.




This course requires the following prerequisites: Completion of VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7] course VMware Certified Professional; Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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