Summary & Schedule

VMware VSphere 5.5 Fundamentals Of Administration Course Information

Course Length: 4 Days

The VMware vSphere 5.5 Fundamentals of Administration class is taught by top virtualization expert instructors in a distraction-free classroom environment. This course takes a comprehensive look at installing, configuring, deploying, securing, analyzing, consolidating, and designing virtual networks from beginner to intermediate levels and is packed with more powerful hands-on labs than any other 4 day class!

Essential Third Party Tools

Any job is easy when you have the right tools. In the VMware vSphere Fundamentals of Administration class, students will be introduced to and learn how to apply third party tools that, when utilized in conjunction with VMware, will not only enhance the students’ skills, but simplify processes, optimize efficiency, and make administrators’ jobs that much easier.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to install, configure, and support VMware ESXi Server 5.5 and vCenter 5.5
    Personal access to top virtualization experts
  • Learn about PlateSpin®, VizioncoreTM, Veeam, VMotionTM, Storage VMotion, Update Manager, Clustering and much more!
  • Introductory command line skills to manage the VMware vSphere® 5.5 product suite

Intended Audience

This course is perfect for System Administrators, Engineers and Operators responsible for setup, support and troubleshooting of VMware ESXi Server and/or vCenter™ who are interested in a compact yet powerful 4 day course. The Fundamentals of Administration course is intended for IT Professionals with 1 or more years of server and infrastructure experience and system administration experience on Microsoft Windows and/or Linux.


Sample VMware vSphere 5.5 Fundamentals of Administration Course Outline

Chapter 1: Course Introduction and Methodology (HOL)

Chapter 2: Virtualization Overview

Chapter 3: Planning and Installing VMware ESXi

  • Planning ESXi Deployment
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 Deployment Guidelines
  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) Installation (HOL)
  • Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP
  • Troubleshooting ESXi

Chapter 4: Using Tools to Administer a VMware Environment

  • Overview of 3rd Party Tools (HOL)
  • ESXi Management

Chapter 5: Configuring Networking

  • Creating & Modify Virtual Networks (HOL)

Chapter 6: Configuring Storage

  • Storage Concepts
  • iSCSI Storage (HOL)
  • Fibre Channel Storage
  • VMFS Datastores (HOL)
  • NAS Storage and NFS Datastores (HOL)
  • Raw Device Mapping (RDM) (HOL)

Chapter 7: vCenter and License Server

  • Licensing
  • VMware vCenter Installation (HOL)
  • VMware vCenter Inventory (HOL)
  • Managing vCenter Server
  • Planning vCenter Deployment

Chapter 8: VM Creation, Configuration & Mgt

  • Create a VM (HOL)
  • Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones (HOL)
  • Virtual Appliances (HOL)
  • VMware Converter (P2V, V2V) (HOL)
  • Manage VMs (HOL)
  • Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown
  • Virtual Machine Snapshots (HOL)
  • Web Access (HOL)
  • Data Recovery (GUI Backup & Restore) (HOL)

Chapter 9: Security and Permissions

  • User Access (HOL)
  • Managing Firewalls

Chapter 10: Server and VM Monitoring

  • Optimizing Resources
  • VM Performance Monitoring (HOL)
  • Configuring Alarms (HOL)

Chapter 11: Advanced ESXi and vCenter Management

  • Storage Views & Topology Maps
  • Storage vMotion (HOL)
  • Configuring vMotion (HOL)
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (HOL)
  • Resource Pools and Monitoring (HOL)
  • High Availability (HA) (HOL)

Chapter 12: Patching and Upgrading ESXi

  • Patching ESXi Server
  • Upgrades and Migrations
  • Update Manager (HOL)


VMware vSphere 5.5 Fundamentals of Administration