VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage


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 7.0 and vCenter Server 7.0. Completion of this course satisfies the VMware authorized prerequisite to taking the VCPDCV exam. Upon completion of this course, the student will be provided VMware exam voucher codes for up to 70% off the normal exam price.  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 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 Schedule, Cost and Registration:

Cost:  $180.00

Upcoming classes:

July 11 – September 12, 2023 | October 3 – December 12, 2023

Registration click here for instructions.

For more information, contact:
Coordinator: Lisa Newkirk at ldnewkirk@waynecc.edu or call (919) 739-6931


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