VMware Contents

Course Introduction

  • Understanding Virtualization
  • Vendors for Virtualization and products
  • Versions of VMware VSphere
  • Types of Hypervisor
  • VCP Exam details

Introduction to VMWare VSphere

  • Role of VMware VSphere
  • Role of vCenter Server
  • Role of Software Defined Data Center
  • Understanding Physical Architecture and Virtual Architecture
    Understanding VSphere Virtual Infrastructure
  • Understanding Virtual Machine

Understanding Virtual Machines

  • Virtual machines concept
  • Virtual Machine Hardware and its Features
  • Virtual Machine CPU, Memory, Disk, Network etc...
  • Virtual Machine Options
  • Virtual Machine Files

Creating Virtual Machine

  • Creating Virtual Machine
  • Installing guest Operating System
  • Understanding Virtual Machine Tools
  • Installing VMware tools
  • Modifying hardware setting

vCenter Server

  • VCenter Server Architecture
  • Deploy and configure VCenter Server Appliance
  • VSphere web client
  • Adding Host to VCSA
  • Deploying Virtual Machine in VCenter Server

Virtual Machine Management

  • Cloning Virtual Machine
  • Creating Templates
  • Deploying VMs from Templates
  • Taking Snapshots
  • Reverting back VMs in time using Snapshot
  • Removing virtual machine
  • OVA and OVF Open Virtualization

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Create and Manage Virtual Switches
  • Virtual Switch connection types
  • Configuring Virtual Switches and port groups
  • Virtual Switch policies
  • NIC Teaming

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduction to Storage protocols and Storage Devices.
  • Discuss EXSi Host using DAS, FC SAN, iSCSI, FCoE, NAS
  • Creating and managing VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Discuss Multipathing iSCSI, NAS, FC SAN
  • New Features of VMFS 6.5
  • Increasing the size of a VMFS
  • Deleting / unmounting VMFS datastore


  • Identify characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
  • Identify and explain various types of storage architectures
  • Identify SAN performance factors
  • Describe the vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
  • Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Understanding Virtual CPU and Memory concepts
  • Virtual Machine Memory and over commitment
  • Configure and Manage Resource pools
  • Set reservations, limits, and shares
  • Create and use alarms

VSphere High Availability

  • VSphere High Availability Architecture
  • Configure VSphere High Availability
  • Adding host to Cluster
  • VSphere High Availability Heartbeat

Fault Tolerance

  • Introduction to Fault Tolerance
  • Enabling Fault Tolerance on Virtual Machine
  • Fault Tolerance logging

Distributed Resource Scheduler

  • Functions and benefit of vSphere DRS Cluster
  • Configure and manage VSphere DRS Cluster
  • Work with affinity and anti-affinity rules

Scheduled Task, Events, and Alarms

  • Discuss Task, Events and alarms
  • Configure Alarms
  • Configure SMTP

Trouble Shooting Virtual Infrastructure

  • Troubling Shooting hosts, networks, and Storage
  • Trouble shooting VMs
  • Real time Scenarios