VMware vSphere v6: Fast Track


This intensive extended-hours training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6. This course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced tasks and skills for configuring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 6.


This course is intended to experienced system administrators and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office.


Before attending this course, participants should have:
  • Willingness to participate in a demanding, high-intensity training experience
  • Comfort with system administration using command-line interfaces
  • Basic understanding of virtualization concepts

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
  • Create, configure, migrate, manage, and monitor virtual machines and virtual appliances
  • Manage user access to the VMware virtual infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Implement VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance (FT)
  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Use vSphere distributed switches to scale networking
  • Use profile-driven storage and VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ to scale storage
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply ESXi patches
  • Use VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA) to manage vSphere
  • Deploy ESXi, vCenter Server, and VMware® vCenter Server™ Appliance™
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts

Course outline

Module 1: Course Introduction
Module 2: Introduction to VMware Virtualization
Module 3: Creating Virtual Machines
Module 4: VMware vCenter Server
Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Module 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
Module 7: Virtual Machine Management
Module 8: Access and Authentication Control
Module 9: Resource Management and Monitoring
Module 10: High Availability and Fault Tolerance
Module 11: Host Scalability
Module 12: Network Scalability
Module 13: Storage Scalability
Module 14: Data Protection
Module 15: Patch Management
Module 16: VMware vSphere Management Assistant
Module 17: Installing VMware Components