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VMware vSphere: Operate, Scale and Secure

  • Length 5 days
  • Price  NZD 6100 exc GST
  • Version 8.0
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Why study this course

This five-day course teaches you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you configure and optimise the VMware vSphere 8 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure. You also discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect.

Attend this course to deepen your understanding of vSphere and learn how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organisation.

Product alignment:

  • VMware ESXi 8.0

  • VMware vCenter 8.0

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What you’ll learn

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Configure and manage a VMware Tools Repository

  • Configure vSphere Replication and recover replicated VMs

  • Manage VM resource usage with resource pools

  • Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise

  • Configure VMware vCenter Server® High Availability

  • Use host profiles to manage VMware ESXi™ 8 host compliance

  • Use the vSphere Client and the command line to manage certificates

  • Monitor the vCenter, ESXi, and VMs performance in the vSphere client

  • Secure VMware vCenter® 8, ESXi, and VMs in your vSphere environment

  • Use Identity Federation to configure the vCenter to use external identity sources

  • Use VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™ secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs

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VMware is the world leader in server virtualisation technologies. Lumify Work is the largest VCF Education Delivery Partner in Australia and New Zealand, offering training in vSphere, Aria Suite, vRealize, vSAN, NSX, and VMware Cloud Foundation courses.

Who is the course for?

  • Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators

Course subjects

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives

2. Virtual Machine Operations

  • Recognise the role of a VMware Tools™ Repository

  • Configure a VMware Tools Repository

  • Recognise the backup and restore solution for VMs

  • Identify the components in the VMware vSphere Replication™ architecture

  • Deploy and configure vSphere Replication and VMware Site Recovery™ instances

  • Recover replicated VMs

3. vSphere Cluster Operations

  • Create and manage resource pools in a cluster

  • Describe how scalable shares work

  • Describe the function of the vCLS

  • Recognise operations that might disrupt the healthy functioning of vCLS VMs

4. Network Operations

  • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches

  • Describe how VMware vSphere Network I/O Control enhances performance

  • Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring and NetFlow

  • Define vSphere Distributed Services Engine

  • Describe the use cases and benefits of VMware vSphere Distributed Services Engine™

5. Storage Operations

  • Discuss vSphere support for NVMe and iSER technologies

  • Describe the architecture and requirements of vSAN configuration

  • Describe storage policy-based management

  • Recognise components in the VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes™ architecture

  • Configure Storage I/O Control

6. vCenter and ESXi Operations

  • Create a vCenter backup schedule

  • Recognise the importance of vCenter High Availability

  • Explain how vCenter Server High Availability works

  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance

  • Recognise the benefits of using configuration profiles

  • Use the vSphere client and the command line to manage certificates

7. vSphere Monitoring

  • Monitor the key factors that can affect a virtual machine's performance

  • Describe the factors that influence vCenter performance

  • Use vCenter tools to monitor resource use

  • Create custom alarms in vCenter

  • Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline™

  • Recognise uses for VMware Skyline Advisor™ Pro

8. vSphere Security and Access Control

  • Recognise strategies for securing vSphere components, such as vCenter, ESXi hosts, and virtual machines

  • Describe vSphere support for security standards and protocols

  • Describe identity federation and recognise its use cases

  • Configure identity federation to allow vCenter to use an external identity provider

9. vSphere Trusted Environments and VM Encryption

  • Configure ESXi Host Access and Authentication

  • Describe virtual machine security features

  • Describe the components of a VM encryption architecture

  • Create, manage, and migrate encrypted VMs

  • List VM encryption events and alarms

  • Describe the benefits and use cases of vSphere Trust Authority


This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

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