This four-day course gives you knowledge and practical exercises sufficient to manage VMware HCX®and to migrate virtual machines using VMware HCX. The course focuses on configuration and management of VMware HCX. The course equips system administrators with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in migrating virtual machines.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe core VMware HCX use cases and common triggers for mobility
Describe the core components and features of VMware HCX
Describe a real-life example of a VMware HCX project
Identify all major Cloud Providers offering and supporting VMware HCX
Describe the features of VMware HCX services
Explain the different deployment types for VMware HCX and choose the correct components to deploy for a particular use case
Understand the resource, network, and VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter requirements for VMware HCX
Install and configure VMware HCX
Understand, deploy, and manage the HCX Service Mesh
Understand Network Extension and Traffic Engineering
Create Network Extension and enable Mobility Optimized Networking
Understand WAN Optimization
Understand the different migration types and be able to choose the best one for different applications and workloads
Incorporate VMware HCX into a disaster recovery strategy
Design a VMware HCX deployment for different use cases
Manage the lifecycle of VMware HCX

  • Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

  • Introduction to VMware HCX

  • Describe workload mobility challenges that VMware HCX addresses
    Recognize use cases for VMware HCX
    Identify all major Cloud providers offering and supporting VMware HCX

  • HCX Services and Deployment Types

  • Describe the functions of VMware HCX components
    Recognize the services provided by VMware HCX
    Recognize when to use different deployment types for VMware HCX
    Be able to choose which components to install and configure for a different VMware HCX service

  • HCX Deployment

  • Identify the resource, network, and ESXi/VMware vCenter server requirements for VMware HCX
    Understand the VMware vCenter user roles and access requirements
    Describe the installation workflow
    Install, activate, and configure VMware HCX manager
    Understand the compute and network profile requirements for VMware HCX and its services
    Create site pair, compute, and network profiles
    Describe and manage the HCX Service Mesh
    Create and configure a HCX Service Mesh

  • Network Extension

  • Describe network extension use case and benefits
    Compare the HCX-Network extension service with other solutions
    Examine Network Extension capabilities and topology
    Create a Network Extension
    Describe network traffic packet flow
    Describe Mobility Optimized Networking
    Enable Mobility Optimized Networking
    Describe the TCP Flow Conditioning and Application path resiliency feature of VMware HCX
    Recognize the key benefits of TCP flow conditioning and Application path resiliency
    Describe WAN optimization

  • Workload Mobility

  • Describe different migration types
    Recognize the limitation of each migration method and consideration when planning a migration
    Understand Bulk and Replication Assisted VMware HCX® vMotion® migration methods
    Migrate a VM using Bulk migration
    Describe cold and vMotion migration method
    Migrate a VM using HCX vMotion migration
    Examine non VMware vSphere® workload migration
    Migrate a VM using an OS assisted migration method

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • Examine disaster recovery concepts
    Describe disaster recovery networks
    Plan and create disaster recovery networks
    Describe VM protection operations
    Protect, recover, and test recovery and reverse replication of a VM
    Understand VMware HCX and SRM integration and value

  • HCX Lifecycle Management

  • Backup and restore the VMware HCX manager
    Locate and access VMware HCX logs
    Troubleshoot VMware HCX
    Plan for VMware HCX manager and component updates

  • Customer Design Scenarios

  • Design a VMware HCX deployment
    Choose workload mobility methods for the migration
    Discuss customer requirements and proposed design
    Discuss components, services, and migration methods for the scenario


This course is ideal for System administrators, System engineers, Migration engineers, and Migration architects.




This course has the following required prerequisites: VMware NSX-T: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0] or equivalent strong networking experience VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] Disaster recovery and business continuity fundamentals


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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