Data Center Virtualization


VMware vSphere: Advanced Administration Workshop [V7]

United Arab Emirates:
USD 3,400.00 excl. VAT

Duration: 5 Days

Target Audience

  • System administrators
  • System engineer


  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7] course
  • VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification
  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


Date Country Location Language Register
17-10-2021 - 21-10-2021 AE Dubai English Register
12-12-2021 - 16-12-2021 AE Dubai English Register
International dates


This five-day course provides hands-on training to equip students with a range of skills: from performing routine VMware vSphere® 7 administrative tasks to complex vSphere operations and configurations. Through lab-based activities, students are immersed in real-life situations faced by VMBeans, a fictitious company.  These situations expose students to real-life scenarios faced by companies that are building and scaling their virtual infrastructure.

This course uses scenario-based lab exercises and does not provide guided step-by-step instructions. To complete the scenario-based lab exercises, you are required to analyze the task, research, and deduce the required solution. References and suggested documentation are provided.

Approximately 90% of the class is application-focused and taught through labs.  The course aligns fully with the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Virtualization Deploy exam objectives.

Product Alignment

•  VMware ESXi™ 7
•  VMware vCenter Server 7

Course Objectives

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

  • Enable cluster features and configure vSphere storage and networking
  • Use host profiles to automate host configurations
  • Use Cluster Quickstart to create a VMware vSAN™ enabled cluster
  • Configure the VMware vCenter Server® identity provider
  • Troubleshoot host connectivity and storage connectivity
  • Perform lifecycle operations on vSphere components
  • Implement security hardening guidelines to vSphere and virtual machines

Course Outline

1  Course Introduction

•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
•  Introduction to fictitious company: VMBeans

2  Creating and Configuring Management Clusters

•  Enable cluster features that help to improve resource allocation and availability of virtual machines
•  Use standard virtual switches to create networking in a cluster
•  Recognize when to use VMware vSphere® vMotion®
•  Recognize requirements for using iSCSI
•  Identify the purpose of iSCSI multipathing
•  Select the appropriate vSphere storage types to meet requirements
•  Recognize when to configure ESXi NTP support
•  Recognize ESXi user account best practices
•  Configure ESXi host settings
•  Use host profiles appropriately

3  Creating and Configuring Productions Clusters

•  Use Cluster Quickstart to create a vSAN enabled cluster
•  Configure advanced vSphere HA settings
•  Recognize the benefits of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
•  Configure the vCenter Server identity provider
•  Assign specific permissions and roles to ADFS users
•  Recognize how Enhanced vMotion Compatibility benefits VM mobility
•  Perform a Cross vCenter Server Migration
•  Use content libraries to share virtual machine templates between sites

4  Troubleshooting vSphere and Backing Up Configurations

•  Troubleshoot ESXi connectivity issues
•  Troubleshoot iSCSI storage issues
•  Troubleshoot vSphere cluster resources
•  Troubleshoot VMware PowerCLI™ issues
•  Back up vCenter Server

5  Lifecycle Management

•  Troubleshoot upgrade-blocking issues
•  Increase logging levels on vCenter Server
•  Configure a VMware Tools™ shared repository
•  Upgrade vCenter Server
•  Upgrade ESXi
•  Upgrade VMware Tools
•  Upgrade Virtual Machine Compatibility
•  Work with VM placement rules

6  vSphere Security

•  Manage advanced virtual machine configurations
•  Configure a key management server
•  Encrypt virtual machines using vSphere VM encryption
•  Secure VMs in transit with encrypted vSphere vMotion
•  Identify and implement different ESXi CPU scheduler options
•  Apply security hardening guidelines to ESXi hosts
•  Replace vCenter Server certificates with trusted CA-signed certificates
•  Deploy a new vCenter Server instance
•  Reconfigure the primary network identifier for vCenter Server
Further information

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