VMWare vSphere Install Configure Manage v 8.0

This powerful 5-day extended hours class is an intensive introduction to VMware vSphereTM 8.0 including VMware ESXiTM 8.0 and vCenterTM 8.0. This course has been completely updated to reflect the most recent changes introduced in vSphere 8.0.

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

• Explain the many significant benefits of virtualization
• Install ESXi 8.0 according to best practices
• Use Host Client to manage standalone ESXi hosts
• Configure and manage local storage resources
• Create virtual and virtual to physical network configurations
• Use advanced networking features like Security, Jumbo Frames and Beacon Probing
• Explain the 5 pNIC teaming policies and select the correct one depending on your situation
and needs
• Configure and use file share (NAS / NFS) datastores
• Create and customize virtual machines
• Install, configure and upgrade VMware Tools
• Install, configure and administer vCenter Server Appliance
• Perform rapid VM deployments using VM Clones and Templates
• Use Guest OS customization to rapidly and consistently configure new VMs
• Create and use Content Libraries to organize and distribute templates, media, scripts and
• Configure and use hotplug virtual hardware to add VM hardware with zero downtime
• Add and grow VM virtual disks including system disks and secondary volumes
• Manually upgrade VM virtual hardware
• Use Permissions to enable and customize user and group access to vSphere
• Configure ESXi to connect to shared storage resources
• Provide direct VM to SAN LUN access using Raw Device Maps
• Create VMFS datastores
• Grow VMFS datastore capacity with LUN Spans and by Extending VMFS volumes and file
• Explain and use VMware’s three different multipathing policies – Round Robin, Fixed and
• Use vCenter alarms to monitor ESXi, VM, storage and network health, performance, state
• Use Resource Pools to bulk delegate compute resource to VMs and child Resource Pools
• Perform VM cold migrations, hot VMotion migrations and hot Storage VMotion migrations
• Create VM Load Balanced DRS Clusters to dynamically balance VMs to Hosts to ensure
compute resource availability
• Minimize unplanned VM down time with VMware High Availability clusters
• Configure and enable VM Fault Tolerance to deliver VMs with zero unplanned down time
• Update and Upgrade ESXi hosts using VMware Lifecycle Manager
• Use VMware Lifecycle Manager to upgrade VMware Tools and Virtual Hardware in VMs
• Monitor and tune both ESXi and virtual machine for best performance
• Create and configure Distributed vSwitches and migrate VMs and VMkernel NICs to
• Troubleshoot common problems
• Use Best Practices to build a reliable, scalable and highly available vSphere environment

Schedule: To Be Announced

Duration: 5 Days

Delivery Format:

  • Face to Face