VMware vSphere 5.0 Fundamentals / VC-VIP Boot Camp

VMware Training
Unitek Education's 5-day VMware vSphere Boot Camp is one of the most popular boot camps with the VMware population since it trains through hands-on experience with in-class equipment.

Our certified instructor ensures a complete end-to-end walkthrough from install to complex troubleshooting exercises, taking students from an introduction to virtualization, to comprehensive hand-on experience configuring and managing VMware's latest advanced networking features. We explore the arena of advanced troubleshooting techniques through vSphere Management Assistant and vCenter Server, the latest 'Best Practices' for an implementation boot camp are also designed to catapult your expertise in the exploding field of virtualization.

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VMW-5.1 BC-VMWare vSphere 5.1 Certification Boot Camp
Duration: 5 days
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VMware 5.0 Boot Camp Highlights

Unitek's "VMware vSphere 5.0 Fundamentals Boot Camp " covers all the components of VMware's new vSphere 5.0:

VMware ESX 5.0 Server Installation and Configuration

Explore VMware vCenter Server and vSphere Management Assistant Utilize vCenter Server inventory hierarchies

VM Deployment and Management

Deploy virtual machines via templates, VMware vCenter Converter and Guided Consolidation
Deploy a virtual datacenter, configure virtual internetworking, and perform optimization testing
Troubleshoot vNetwork components and storage-related issues

VMotion, Load Management & Resource Pools

Migrate virtual machines manually & proactively, across different ESX servers, without affecting service


Configure multiple VMware ESX servers in "resource pools", implement Distributed Resource Scheduler and VMware Distributed Power Management to balance virtual machine load across ESX hosts in a cluster

Configure VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance, simulate the crash of an ESX host, and recover from failure

VC Backup

Implement VMware's VC Backup (Virtual Consolidated Backup) strategy, the latest solution to backing up large numbers of production virtual machines efficiently

VC-VIP vSphere Certification test from virtualization council included

Implement VMware's VC Backup (Virtual Consolidated Backup) strategy, the latest solution to backing up large numbers of production virtual machines efficiently

  • Students are prepared for the VC-VIP vSphere test, and take the test at the end of the class;
  • The test has more credibility because a third-party vendor neutral council offers it;

VMware 5.0 Boot Camp Overview

Hands-on intensive labs expose the student to the advanced capabilities of ESX 5.0 server, using both the vSphere Management Assistant and vCenter Server. Prior exposure to Linux is a plus, but the skills necessary for the labs will be taught during the boot camp. The course is written to modern-day IT professionals, with a basic understanding of TCP/IP networking, Windows 2003 server management, and x86 hardware fundamentals, but assumes no previous experience in the field of virtualization.

Each VMware student will install and configure "VMware ESX 5.0" on an individual Dell PowerEdge 1850 server, with dual Xeon 3.2 GHz processors, and 70GB of internal SCSI storage. ESX hosts will then be clustered, and configured to use an iSCSI shared storage array, for the VMFS datastore to support VMotion, HA, and DRS.

VMware Training Course Outline

VMware Training Day 1

Module 1 — Course Introduction

Module 2 — Virtualization Overview

  • What is Virtualization?
  • VMware vSphere vs. Microsoft HyperV
  • VMware vSphere components

Module 3 — Installation and Configuration

  • Installation and Configuration of ESX Server
  • Installation and Configuration of vCenter Server and vSphere Management Assistant
  • Inventory Management with vCenter Server

VMware Training Day 2

Module 3 (continued)

Module 4 — Storage and Network Management

  • Store management technologies
  • Storage related issues
  • vNetwork components

VMware Training Day 3

Module 5 – Virtual Machine Deployment

  • Virtual Machine Deployment with templates
  • VMware vCenter Converter
  • Virtual Infrastructure Client
  • Virtual Machine Remote Console

VMware Training Day 4

Module 6 — Security

  • Roles and Permissions
  • Firewall Management
  • Security management tools

Module 7 — Resource Management

  • Workloads and resource monitoring
  • vMotion
  • VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • VMware Distributed Power
  • VMware High Availability
  • VMware Fault Tolerance
  • VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat

VMware Training Day 5

Module 8 — Backup

  • VMware Data Recovery
  • VMware Consolidated Backup

Module 9 — Monitoring and Optimization

  • Host Profiles
  • VMware vCenter Update Manager
  • vCenter Performance Charts, Alarms, Tasks and Events