Workforce Continuing Education

VMware vSphere 6: Install, Configure, Manage


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Course Description

This course is online and mostly hands-on via remote access to VMs running actual VMware technologies. The course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere, which consists of ESXi and vCenter Server. This course is based on ESXi 6 and vCenter Server 6. Completion of this course satisfies the VMware authorized prerequisite to taking the VCPDCV exam. Upon completion of this course, the student can take the examination to become a VCP certified. The hands-on assignments in this course will require about 3 to 5 hours per week.

Suggested Pre-class Experience:

This course is suitable for the following target audience: system administrators, systems
engineers, technicians responsible for server virtualization. Before taking this course, some
networking and storage experience would be beneficial but not essential.

VCA and VCP Exam Discounts:

When students become proficient with VMware technologies, they should seek VMware certification. To encourage students, upon completion of this course, they will be provided VMware exam voucher codes for up to 70% off the normal exam price.

Course Cost and Registration:

The cost of this course is $180. Students can easily register by downloading and completing this application [ Click here ].
Students can email the form to Monica Edwards Miller at mdedwards@waynecc.edu or fax it to (919) 739-7133. A WCC representative will contact the
student to collect payment once the form has been received and processed.

Course Dates:

October class – FULL
January 23 – April 3, 2018

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
  • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection

Topics Covered:

  • Using the VMware vSphere Web Client
  • Configuring the Vmware vSphere vCenter Server Appliance
  • Configuring VMware ESXi
  • Working with Virtual Machines
  • Access Control
  • Creating Folders in Vmware vCenter Server
  • Using Standard & Distributed Switches
  • Accessing iSCSI Storage
  • Accessing NFS Storage
  • Managing VMware vSphere
  • Using Templates and Clones
  • Modifying a Virtual Machine
  • Migrating Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Machines
  • Managing Vmware vSphere Apps
  • Resource Pools
  • Monitoring Virtual Machine Performance
  • Using Alarms
  • Using vSphere High Availability
  • VMware Vsphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Configuring VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance