An Introduction to VMWare: Exploring Virtualization
(VMWAREINT, Live Instructor-Led Training, 4 days)


This SETC certified course provides participants with a comprehensive introduction to the various features of VMWare virtualization technologies.

Dates and Pricing

2 People for Delivery $2,775/person


Introduction to VMware Virtualization
The Need for Virtualization
The Rapid Growth of Virtualization
A Brief History of VMware
VMware Products and Technologies
The Rise of the Hypervisor
Virtualization and vSphere Components
VMware Workstation
Features and Functionalities
Technology and Architecture
Virtual Networking
Migrating and Cloning
VMware Workstation Administration
Understanding the File System
Isolation and Encapsulation
Best Practices
VMware ESXi Server
Features and Functionalities
Technology and Architecture
Hardware Virtualization
Interface to Hardware
Service Console
Linux Dependencies
VMware ESXi Installation
System Requirements
Planning your Virtualized Environment
Deployment Methods
Nested Virtualization
ESXi Server Installation
VMware ESXi Configuration
Configuring Local Storage
Introduction to VMFS Datastores
Introduction to VMFS Volumes
Understanding SAN Storage
Physical vs. Virtual NICs
Physical vs. Virtual Switches
Configuring Networking and VLANs
Configuring iSCSI Targets
Resource Pools and Allocations
VMware ESXi Virtual Machines
What is a Guest Environment?
Designing the Environment
Guest Operating Systems
ISO Images and Virtual Media
Guest Machine Networking
Guest Resource Usage
Introduction to VMDK Files
VMware Guest Tools
Creating a Guest Virtual Machine
Introduction to VMware vCenter
The Benefits of vCenter
vCenter Product Family
Centralized Control and Management
vCenter Deployment
System Requirements
Best Practices
Deploying VMware vCenter
Virtualizing vCenter
vCenter Installation
Creating a Virtual Datacenter
Managing ESXi vSphere Hosts
Introduction to High Availability
Introduction to vNetwork Distributed Switches
Introduction to vDS Policies
Performing Basic Monitoring
Performing Basic Troubleshooting