VMware vSphere: Fast Track (VVFT)


Who should attend

Experienced system administrators and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office.


This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Willingness to participate in a demanding, high-intensity training experience
  • Comfort with system administration using command-line interfaces

Course Objectives

This intensive, extended-hours training course focuses on installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting VMware® vSphere™. It combines the content of the VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced tasks and skills for configuring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Upon completing this course, you can take the examination to qualify as a VMware Certified Professional.

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Install and configure VMware ESX™/ESXi, vCenter™ Server, and the vSphere Management Assistant
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot ESX/ESXi networking and storage
  • Create, configure, migrate, manage, convert, and monitor virtual machines and virtual appliances
  • Scale the vSphere virtual infrastructure
  • Implement business continuity solutions
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment

Course Content

  • Module 1:

    Course Introduction

  • Module 2:

    Introduction to VMware Virtualisation
    Discuss virtualisation and vSphere components

  • Module 3:

    Configuring VMware ESX/ESXi
    Configure ESX/ESXi settings and view system logs

  • Module 4:

    Installing and Using VMware vCenter Server
    Install and configure vCenter Server and vSphere Management Assistant
    Manage vCenter Server inventory hierarchies

  • Module 5:

    Configure and troubleshoot vNetwork components

  • Module 6:

    Review storage management technologies
    Analyse and troubleshoot storage-related issues

  • Module 7:

    Virtual Machines
    Deploy virtual machines using templates, VMware vCenter Converter, and Guided Consolidation
    Modify and manage virtual machines

  • Module 8:

    Access Control
    Control user access through roles and permissions

  • Module 9:

    Resource Monitoring
    Assess workloads and monitor resources through the GUI interfaces and CLI

  • Module 10:

    Scale resource management
    Manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
    Perform VMware VMotion™ migrations
    Configure clusters for VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler and VMware Distributed Power Management

  • Module 11:

    High Availability and Data Protection
    Review business continuity products and features
    Follow best practices to configure VMware High Availability clusters and VMware Fault Tolerance
    Install and configure VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
    Deploy VMware Data Recovery to back up virtual machines

  • Module 12:

    Configuration Management
    Manage change in the vSphere environment with Host Profiles and VMware vCenter Update Manager

  • Module 13:

    Installing ESX
    Perform manual (ESX/ESXi) and scripted (ESX) installations

Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • Australia: 7,810.- AUD
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