Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware vSphere: Advanced Administration Workshop [V7]


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 days)

PRICE: kr42 000,00


This five-day course provides hands-on training to equip students with a range of skills, from performing routine VMware vSphere® 7 administrative tasks to complex vSphere operations and configurations. Through lab-based activities, students are immersed in real-life situations faced by VMBeans, a fictitious company. These situations expose students to real-life scenarios faced by companies that are building and scaling their virtual infrastructure.

Approximately 90% of the class is application-focused and taught through labs. The course aligns fully with the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Virtualization Deploy exam objectives.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • • Configure and manage complex storage solutions in a vSphere environment (including NFS, iSCSI, and so on)
  • • Configure and manage complex, scalable vSphere networking operations (vSphere Standard Switch and Distributed Switches)
  • • Deploy, manage, and optimize virtual machines (advanced configuration, content library, latency-sensitive workloads, and more)
  • • Manage business continuity and operations in your vSphere environment (VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ file-based backup, VMware vCenter Server® profiles, host profiles, and so on)
  • • Plan and implement increased vSphere security (use a Key Provider, VM Encryption, CPU scheduler remediations, and so on)
  • • Troubleshoot the vSphere environment
  • • Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to upgrade to VMware ESXi™ hosts and virtual machines (VUM, image-based clusters, and so on)
  • • Implement vSphere cluster solutions (Cluster QuickStart wizard, VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™, VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSAN™, and so on)
  • • Implement resource optimizations to streamline vSphere deployments
  • • Create an advanced configuration of vCenter Server (including an identity source)


  • • System administrators
  • • System engineer


This course requires the following prerequisites:

  • • Completion of VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7] course
  • • VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification
  • • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Programme

    1 Course Introduction

    • • Introductions and course logistics
    • • Course objectives
    • • Introduction to fictitious company: VMBeans

    2 Configure and Manage Your vSphere Environment

    • • Perform various vCenter Server configurations
    • • Configure an external identity source
    • • Configure virtual networking with advanced options
    • • Configure and manage advanced storage configurations
    • • Configure vSphere clusters (also using Cluster QuickStart)

    3 Management and Operations in Your Data Center

    • • Collect vSphere log files
    • • Configure vCenter Server file-based backup
    • • Working with vCenter Server profiles
    • • Configure and manage advanced cluster settings
    • • Create and configure advanced host options
    • • Create and manage host profiles
    • • Manage and remediate clusters using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
    • • Create and configure a Content Library
    • • Update a managed virtual machine template
    Configure a central VMware ToolsTM installation repository
  • • Manage vSphere roles and permissions
  • 4 Troubleshoot Your Data Center Environment

    • • Troubleshoot vSphere configuration issues
    • • Troubleshoot resource pool configuration issues
    • • Troubleshoot network and storage issues
    • • Troubleshoot ESXi host issues
    • • Troubleshoot vCenter Server resource issues

    5 Increasing Security in Your Data Center

    • • Create and manage a Key Management solution
    • • Create an encrypted virtual machine
    • • Configure CPU scheduler options to achieve security remediations

    6 Performance and Optimization in Your Data Center

    • • Manage advanced virtual machine configurations
    • • Identify and implement vSphere resource optimization opportunities

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