VMWare Training: An Introduction to Virtualization


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course An Introduction to Virtualization (VMWare Training) is a comprehensive introduction to the various features of VMWare virtualization technologies. The training includes an introduction to VMWare Workstation, the installation & configuration of bare-metal ESXi servers and the installation & configuration of a vCenter environment. The course covers virtual storage & networking and the creation, configuration & cloning of VMWare virtual machines.

Course Dates and Pricing


Apr 28 - May 1, 2020$3,500.00May 26 - 29, 2020$3,500.00Jun 23 - 26, 2020$3,500.00Jul 28 - 31, 2020$3,500.00

Course Outline

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
Installation
Configuration
Virtual Networking
Migrating and Cloning

VMware Workstation Administration

Understanding the File System
Maintenance
Administration
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

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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