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VMware vSphere 5.5: Install, Configure, Manage (VICM5)

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About this Course

This course is a required prerequisite to take the VMware Certified Professional 5 –Data Center Virtualization exam to earn a VCP5-DCV certification. This course uses instructor led discussions and hands-on labs to teach students to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere 5.5 consisting of ESXi and vCenter Server.

Who should attend

  • System Administrators
  • Systems Engineers
  • Data Center Operations Professionals
  • Technology Professionals seeking ! certification
  • Systems Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

Class Prerequisites

What You Will Learn

  • Deploy an ESXi host
  • Deploy a vCenter Server instance
  • Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
  • Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
  • Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
  • Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Web Client and VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Manage access control using vCenter Server
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
  • Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ using vCenter Server
  • Apply patches using VMware vSphere® Update Manager™

Outline: VMware vSphere 5.5: Install, Configure, Manage (VICM5)

Module 1: Virtualized Data Center
  • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere Client
Module 2: Creating Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine
Module 3: VMware vCenter Server
  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
Module 4: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
  • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
  • Introduce storage protocols and device names
  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere datastores
  • Deploy and manage VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance
Module 6: Virtual Machine Management
  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere®
  • Storage vMotion® migrations
  • Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™
Module 7: Access and Authentication Contro
  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
  • Configure ESXi lockdown mode
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
Module 8: Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
Module 9: High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  • Introduce the new VMware vSphere® High Availability architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Introduce VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Replication
Module 10: Scalability
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
Module 11: Patch Management
  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts
Module 12: Installing VMware Components
  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)


  • Installing VMware vSphere Graphical User Interfaces Lab
  • Configuring VMware ESXi
  • Working with Virtual Machines
  • Configuring the vCenter Server Appliance
  • Standard Virtual Switches
  • Accessing ISCI Storage
  • Accessing IP Storage
  • Managing VMware vSphere VMFS
  • Using Templates and Clones
  • Modifying a Virtual Machine
  • Migrating Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Machines
  • Managing vApps
  • Access Control
  • User Permissions
  • Resource Pools
  • Monitoring Virtual Machine Performance
  • Using Alarms
  • Using vSphere High Availability
  • Designing a Network Configuration
  • Configuring VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • VMware vSphere Update Manager
  • Installing VMware vCenter Server
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 3,845
  • VMware Training Credits: 39 VTC
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Online Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 3,845
  • VMware Training Credits: 39 VTC
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