General Information

Trainer Profile

Mr. Cheri is a Sr. AWS/VMware Cloud Architect who has had 18 years of financial and pharmaceutical IT industry experience. During the course of the class you are not only learning AWS infrastructure and components, but also real life scenarios on how to build, deploy and manage large enterprise class AWS Cloud Infrastructure. Attending this class will help you acquire the much needed knowledge to speak, as if you have worked on large cloud infrastructure.

Mr. Cheri is well known in the IT training domain and has been teaching for the past 8 years. His VMware and Cloud classes are one of the best in the industry.


This course will also help students with knowledge and skills for building, deploying and managing large VMware cloud platforms. The course also has special modules that cover in-depth details on how to deploy and manage the large VMware clusters and configure industry proven disaster recovery solutions using VSphere Replication technology. Having a thorough knowledge of latest disaster recovery techniques and its integration with cloud infrastructure will double your chance for finding a job in this demanding market. This class also covers some of the very advanced troubleshooting techniques and an in-depth dive to understand the Architecture VMware VSphere 6.0.

Learn how to deploy and configure latest VMware VSphere 6.0 Infrastructure. A comprehensive class which will teach you in and out of VMware Infrastructure. This is one of the classes that provide you with bare metal level access to multiple HP servers where you can play with BIOS, RAID and ILO settings. Learn using real servers and not with fake VM’s converted as ESX servers. Get trained by an 18+ year’s experienced Infrastructure Architect with deep knowledge of VMware and AWS Cloud Infrastructure.


Step Module Description
1 AVV6 – 100 Advanced VMware   Vsphere 6.0


Course Deliverables

Classroom Training: ​Apart from the core conceptual knowledge that we deliver. All examples and practicals will be demonstrated practically on servers(Nothing will be just Theary!).

Lab: ​Students can create and destroy virtual machines on demand, to practice things learned in the class.



Heading   Topic
Part 1 1.1.1 Identify the characteristics of VSphere computer virtualization
Introduction to Virtualization 1.1.2 Differentiate between the two types of hypervisors
1.1.3 Recognize the benefits of virtual network infrastructure
1.1.4 Identify the components that make up a virtual datacenter
1.1.5 Identify the characteristics of the VSphere virtual datacenter
1.1.6 Identify the characteristics of vCenter Server management features
1.1.7 Match VMware VSphere management components to their functions
1.1.8 Distinguish between the VSphere management interfaces
1.1.9 Differentiate between features of the VSphere product editions
1.1.10 Describe how VSphere licensing works
VCenter Server Installation 1.2.1 Identify vCenter Server system requirements
1.2.2 Identify the benefits of using the vCenter Server Appliance
1.2.3 Recognize how vCenter Server uses specific port numbers
1.2.4 Recognize how to manage large numbers of ESXi accounts
1.2.5 Recognize the most appropriate method to use when creating the vCenter Server database
1.2.6 Recognize how to prepare to install SQL Server 2008 R2 or 2012 R2
1.2.7 Describe the creation of a 64-bit ODBC connection
1.2.8 Recognize how to prepare for a vCenter Server installation
  1.2.9 Identify vCenter installation components
  1.2.10 Describe a vCenter Server installation
VSphere Client and vCenter Server Configuration 1.3.1 Recognize how you can customize VSphere Client
  1.3.2 Recognize how to prepare to install VSphere Web Client
  1.3.3 Identify the features of VSphere Web Client
  1.3.4 Identify the differences between VSphere Client and VSphere Web Client
  1.3.5 Recognize how to configure vCenter Server
  1.3.6 Configure vCenter Server via VSphere Client
ESXi Installation and Configuration 1.4.1 Differentiate between ESXi installation options
  1.4.2 Recognize and fulfill ESXi hardware requirements
  1.4.3 Describe the steps for an interactive installation of ESXi
  1.4.4 Recognize how to configure ESXi via the DCUI
  1.4.5 Configure an ESXi server via the DCUI
  1.4.6 Recognize how to configure ESXi via VSphere Client
  1.4.7 Assign a static IP address to an ESXi host via vCenter Server
  1.4.8 Recognize how ESXi can be configured via vCenter Server
  1.4.9 Configure EXSi via VSphere Client
  1.4.10 Describe features of vCenter Server plug-ins
  1.4.11 Identify vCenter Server plug-in requirements
VCenter Server Inventory 1.5.1 Recognize the purpose of the components of the VSphere Client interface
  1.5.2 Recognize the purpose of the components of the VSphere Web Client interface
  1.5.3 Identify vCenter Server data center requirements
  1.5.4 Recognize the purpose of vCenter Server data center items
  1.5.5 Describe vCenter Server data center items
  1.5.6 Identify the considerations for building a vCenter Server inventory
  1.5.7 Recognize the tasks you can perform in vCenter Hosts and Clusters view
  1.5.8 Recognize the tasks you can perform in vCenter Virtual Machine and Templates view
  1.5.9 Recognize the tasks you can perform in vCenter Datastores and Datastore Clusters view
  1.5.10 Recognize the tasks you can perform in vCenter Networking view
  1.5.11 Manage the most common vCenter inventory items
VCenter Server Administration 1.6.1 Identify the characteristics of roles in vCenter Server
  1.6.2 Identify the ways in which you can customize roles in vCenter Server.
  1.6.3 Recognize how to assign permissions to users and groups in vCenter Server
  1.6.4 Identify session tasks you can perform in vCenter Server
  1.6.5 Recognize ways in which the vCenter Server message of the day feature can be used
  1.6.6 Describe how vCenter Server licensing can be administered
  1.6.7 Recognize how logs can be used in vCenter Server and DCUI
  1.6.8 Identify the steps to export system logs through vCenter Server
  1.6.9 View and export system log files
  1.6.10 Recognize when to view the vCenter Service Status
VCenter Server Management 1.7.1 Identify how alarms can be configured in vCenter Server
  1.7.2 Recognize how to manage alarms in vCenter Server
  1.7.3 Manage alarms in vCenter Server in a given scenario
  1.7.4 Recognize when to use scheduled tasks in vCenter Server
  1.7.5 Recognize how you can use the scheduled tasks feature in vCenter Server
  1.7.6 Recognize when to view events in vCenter Server
  1.7.7 Recognize how events in vCenter Server can be configured for export
  1.7.8 Schedule tasks and view events in vCenter Server
  1.7.9 Recognize when to view maps in vCenter Server
  1.7.10 Identify the features of maps in vCenter Server
  1.7.11 View and export vCenter Server maps in a given scenario
  1.7.12 Recognize when to use the Sysprep tool in vCenter Server
  1.7.13 Identify the mandatory steps when customizing a guest operating system for vCenter Server
Creating Virtual Machines 1.8.1 Describe the characteristics of virtual machines
  1.8.2 Identify the ways virtual machines are created
  1.8.3 Mount an ISO image to a virtual machine
  1.8.4 Identify the key tasks involved in creating a virtual machine through a Web Client
  1.8.5 Use the VSphere Web Client to install VMware tools a virtual machine
  1.8.6 Create a custom virtual machine and edit the settings
  1.8.7 Describe the most efficient use of the VM Console
  1.8.8 Distinguish between a virtual machine template and a clone
  1.8.9 Recognize how to deploy a virtual machine from a template
  1.8.10 Manage a VM inventory in a given scenario
  1.8.11 Describe the considerations involved in cloning a VM
  1.8.12 Describe the options available when converting virtual machines
  1.8.13 Describe the P2V conversion process
  1.8.14 Convert and clone virtual machines in a given scenario
Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines 1.9.1 Recognize VSphere hardware compatibility options
  1.9.2 Recognize and fulfill the requirements for virtual machine hardware
  1.9.3 Identify the ways in which you can configure virtual machine properties
  1.9.4 Describe the VSphere resource allocation controls
  1.9.5 Identify the considerations for allocating processors to virtual machines
  1.9.6 Recognize how you can configure virtual memory
  1.9.7 Differentiate between the types of virtual storage options available in VSphere 5
  1.9.8 Identify the ways in which you can configure virtual machine startup and shutdown options
  1.9.9 Recognize how to migrate a virtual machine through vMotion
  1.9.10 Recognize what information is needed to migrate a virtual machine through vMotion
  1.9.11 Migrate virtual machines with a vCenter Server environment in a given scenario
  1.9.12 Recognize key concepts about VM snapshots
  1.9.13 Manage snapshots within a virtualized environment
An Overview of Virtual Network Creation 1.10.1 Identify the factors that contribute to the design of a virtual network factors that contribute to the design of a virtual network
  1.10.2 Create a standard virtual switch in VSphere Client
  1.10.3 Recognize how port groups work in VSphere 6
  1.10.4 Differentiate between virtualized network adapters in VSphere 6
  1.10.5 Edit virtual switch settings to allow virtual machines to communicate across VLANs
  1.10.6 Create a virtual switch that provides a virtual private network among virtual machines
  1.10.7 Identify the new functionality that the distributed virtual switch adds to the VSphere 6 networking environment
Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks 1.11.1 Identify VSphere standard switch properties
  1.11.2 Identify VSphere port group properties
  1.11.3 Identify VSphere distributed switch features
  1.11.4 Identify the key aspects of setting up an ESXi network
  1.11.5 Perform a virtual machine migration
  1.11.6 Identify the key aspects of creating a network resource pool
  1.11.7 Recognize how to set up a port mirroring session
Introduction to VSphere Storage Concepts 1.12.1 Identify VSphere 6 storage considerations
  1.12.2  Identify the considerations for choosing a RAID configuration
  1.12.3 Identify LUN sizing considerations
  1.12.4  Identify the considerations when planning shared storage around disaster recovery options
  1.12.5   Differentiate between using VMFS datastores and Raw Device Mapping
  1.12.6    Identify the features of datastore clusters
  1.12.7    Determine the appropriate type of provision to use in a given scenario
Storage Configuration and Management 1.13.1 Add an iSCSI storage adaptor to a host in VSphere
  1.13.2 Describe key aspects of configuring an iSCSI adapter
  1.13.3   Describe how to add storage an ESXi host
  1.13.4    Identify key aspects of configuring volume properties for a datastore
  1.13.5   Identify the information needed to add an NFS datastore to an ESXi host
  1.13.6    Identify the steps to create a storage DRS cluster
  1.13.7      Recognize how datastore clusters can be configured
  1.13.8      Identify common datastore file management tasks
  1.13.9    Add a VMFS iSCSI datastore
  1.13.10      Add a local disk and format it as VMFS-5.6
  1.13.11 Identify the key characteristics of VM storage profiles
  1.13.12    Identify key aspects of using VM storage profiles
  1.13.13 Identify the considerations for snapshot management
Part 2
VSphere Clustering 2.1.1    Recognize the benefits of clustering resources in a datacenter
  2.1.2    Identify recommended VSphere clustering limits
  2.1.3     Identify what needs to be considered when creating a basic cluster
  2.1.4        Recognize examples of cluster settings that can be changed
  2.1.5     Recognize actions for managing hosts assigned to a cluster
  2.1.6 Create a VSphere cluster and add hosts to it
High Availability and Fault Tolerance 2.2.1       Identify key drivers of VSphere HA
  2.2.2      Recognize types of HA failure and failover scenarios
  2.2.3       Identify the purpose of HA admission control
  2.2.4      Determine appropriate admission control policy options, given a scenario
  2.2.5        Recognize HA settings that you can configure
  2.2.6       Recognize best practices for maintaining a healthy HA environment
  2.2.7        Configure HA for a given cluster
  2.2.8       Identify the features of Fault Tolerance
  2.2.9       Identify actions to take when enabling Fault Tolerance on a VM
  2.2.10       Recognize how FT impacts datastore components
  2.2.11 Differentiate between FT and HA capabilities
Processor and Resource Management 2.3.1       Recommend appropriate configurations for given virtualized processors
  2.3.2      Recommend power policy settings for a given host
  2.3.3        Match memory management methods with corresponding descriptions
  2.3.4     Identify considerations when over committing a host’s memory capacity
  2.3.5      Identify strategies for ensuring optimal VM utilization within a cluster
  2.3.6     Recognize the benefits of managing resources
  2.3.7      Recognize how VSphere uses to allocate resources
  2.3.8    Use mechanisms to manage resource allocation
  2.3.9    Identify how to view and edit shares, reservations, and limits for a VM
  2.3.10       Recognize the process for editing shares, reservations, and limits for a VM
  2.3.11 Describe the benefits of using the Resource Allocation tab to edit resources
DRS, Resource Pools 2.4.1    Describe the functions and requirements of DRS
  2.4.2    Identify the options available when enabling and editing DRS cluster settings
  2.4.3      Describe how to modify DRS cluster settings for a given scenario
  2.4.4      Describe how specific information is accessed using DRS
  2.4.5      Use resource pools to manage objects in a given scenario
  2.4.6      Describe the features of Resource Pools
  2.4.7    Describe the options available when creating and editing Resource Pools
  2.4.8      Configure DRS, Reservations, and Resource Pools
  2.4.9       Identify the characteristics of virtual applications
  2.4.10 Describe how virtual applications operate
Logging and Performance 2.5.1      Describe the characteristics of statistics intervals
  2.5.2    Match the metric level to its function
  2.5.3   Identify what needs to be considered when creating a performance chart
  2.5.4     Describe how performance charts can be customized
  2.5.5     Describe the considerations involved in monitoring specific host activities and performance
  2.5.6      Monitor and view host performance in a given scenario
  2.5.7       Describe how alarms can be configured in vCenter Server
  2.5.8    Recognize how to manage alarms in vCenter Server
  2.5.9 Describe how health statistics for a host are obtained
VSphere Security 2.6.1     Describe the characteristics of VSphere security
  2.6.2  Describe local options that exist for managing users and groups on ESXi hosts
  2.6.3       Sequence the steps to add and edit a role
  2.6.4    Distinguish between the ESXi and vCenter server active directory integration processes
  2.6.5     Identify the characteristics of the VSphere Authentication Proxy mechanism
  2.6.6    Describe how the VSphere Authentication Proxy mechanism operates
  2.6.7 Configure Active Directory integration and assign roles in a given scenario
Securing Hosts, Internal Components, Certificate Use 2.7.1      Describe how to configure services from the Security Profile
  2.7.2    Describe how ESXi firewall and Lockdown mode provide security
  2.7.3      Recognize the options available when using firewall protection
  2.7.4    Describe how vLANS and switch settings can be used to protect standard switches
  2.7.5        Match the features of the encryption and authentication methods appropriately
  2.7.6      Describe best practice when securing components
  2.7.7 Secure ESXi hosts in a given scenario
Host Profiles, Update Manager 2.8.1       Identify the purpose of Host Profiles
  2.8.2     Describe how to configure a Host Profile
  2.8.3        Sequence the steps in the VUM installation process
  2.8.4      Describe the update manager installation process
  2.8.5    Identify how to configure Update Manager for the virtual environment
  2.8.6     Match the areas within the Update Manager interface to their function
  2.8.7      Identify the characteristics of baselines
  2.8.8 Identify how Update Manager uses baselines to keep hosts and VMs updated
Upgrading Hosts and Virtual Machines 2.9.1     Identify the options for carrying out an interactive upgrade to ESXi 6.0
  2.9.2     Identify steps in the process of upgrading to ESXi 6.0  via Update Manager
  2.9.3      Describe tasks you carry out after upgrading to ESXi 6.0
2.9.4       Identify options for doing the VMware tools upgrade to a VSphere 6.0 environment
2.9.5     Identify steps in the process of upgrading virtual hardware to a VSphere 6.0 environment


Duration: 40 Hours

Course Fee: $600


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