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VMware vSphere 5.0 with ESXi and vCenter


This powerful 5-day class is an intense introduction to virtualization using VMware’s vSphere™ 5.0 including VMware ESX™ 5.0 and vCenter™. This class starts with the basics and rapidly progresses to more advanced topics. More than 40% of class time is devoted to labs so concepts, skills and best practices are developed and reinforced. Initial labs focus on installation and configuration of stand-alone ESXi servers. As the class progresses, shared storage, networking and centralized management are introduced. The class continues on to more advanced topics including resource balancing, high availability, back-up and recovery, troubleshooting and more. Disaster recovery, rapid deployment, hot migration and workload consolidation are also covered. This class is unique in its approach; which is to identify common IT pain points and then clearly explain and demonstrate how virtualization delivers clear, tangible benefits (e.g.: reduced costs, greater consistency, responsiveness, reduced administration, server consolidation, etc.). Each topic is presented from the perspective of delivering key business value; not just the technical or mechanical aspects of the software.


  • Introduction to vSphere 5.0
  • VMware ESXi 5.0
  • Virtual Networking
  • Virtual Machines
  • vCenter
  • Templates, Clones
  • Permissions
  • Shared Storage
  • VMware File System
  • Resource Pools
  • Alarms
  • Host Profiles
  • Converter
  • VMware Data Recovery
  • VM Migration
  • DRS
  • VMware HA
  • Update Manager
  • Performance


Attendees should have user, operator or administrator experience on common operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, UNIX, etc. Experience installing, configuring and managing operating systems, storage systems and/or networks is useful but not required. All attendees should have a basic familiarity with PC server hardware, disk partitioning, IP addressing, O/S installation, networking, etc. 


5 days

Course Outline

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