This five-day instructor-led class is designed to help IT professionals prepare for the VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization 2022 (VCP-DCV) certification exam.

This Track Includes:

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] – 5 Days


5 Days

 VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage


This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 8, which includes VMware ESXi 8 and VMware vCenter 8. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

This course is the foundation for most VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.


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

  • Install and configure ESXi hosts
  • Deploy and configure vCenter
  • Use the vSphere Client to create the vCenter inventory and assign roles to vCenter users
  • Create virtual networks using vSphere standard switches and distributed switches
  • Create and configure datastores using storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Use the vSphere® ClientTM to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create content libraries for managing templates and deploying virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machine resource allocation
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Create and configure a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMwarevSphere® Distributed Resource SchedulerTM
  • Manage the life cycle of vSphere to keep vCenter, ESXi hosts, and virtual machines up to date

Course Outline

1 Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics

• Course objectives

2 vSphere and Virtualization Overview

• Explain basic virtualization concepts

• Describe how vSphere fits in the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure

• Recognize the user interfaces for accessing vSphere

• Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, storage, and GPUs

3 Installing and Configuring ESXi

• Install an ESXi host

• Recognize ESXi user account best practices

• Configure the ESXi host settings using the DCUI and VMware Host Client

4 Deploying and Configuring vCenter

• Recognize ESXi hosts communication with vCenter

• Deploy vCenter Server Appliance

• Configure vCenter settings

• Use the vSphere Client to add and manage license keys

• Create and organize vCenter inventory objects

• Recognize the rules for applying vCenter permissions

• View vCenter logs and events

5 Configuring vSphere Networking

• Configure and view standard switch configurations

• Configure and view distributed switch configurations

• Recognize the difference between standard switches and distributed switches

• Explain how to set networking policies on standard and distributed switches

6 Configuring vSphere Storage

• Recognize vSphere storage technologies

• Identify types of vSphere datastores

• Describe Fibre Channel components and addressing

• Describe iSCSI components and addressing

• Configure iSCSI storage on ESXi

• Create and manage VMFS datastores

• Configure and manage NFS datastores

7 Deploying Virtual Machines

• Create and provision VMs

• Explain the importance of VMware Tools

• Identify the files that make up a VM

• Recognize the components of a VM

• Navigate the vSphere Client and examine VM settings and options

• Modify VMs by dynamically increasing resources

• Create VM templates and deploy VMs from them

• Clone VMs

• Create customization specifications for guest operating systems

• Create local, published, and subscribed content libraries

• Deploy VMs from content libraries

• Manage multiple versions of VM templates in content libraries

8 Managing Virtual Machines

• Recognize the types of VM migrations that you can perform within a vCenter instance and across vCenter instances

• Migrate VMs using vSphere vMotion

• Describe the role of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility in migrations

• Migrate VMs using vSphere Storage vMotion

• Take a snapshot of a VM

• Manage, consolidate, and delete snapshots

• Describe CPU and memory concepts in relation to a virtualized environment

• Describe how VMs compete for resources

• Define CPU and memory shares, reservations, and limits

9 Deploying and Configuring vSphere Clusters

• Create a vSphere cluster enabled for vSphere DRS and vSphere HA

• View information about a vSphere cluster

• Explain how vSphere DRS determines VM placement on hosts in the cluster

• Recognize use cases for vSphere DRS settings

• Monitor a vSphere DRS cluster

• Describe how vSphere HA responds to various types of failures

• Identify options for configuring network redundancy in a vSphere HA cluster

• Recognize vSphere HA design considerations

• Recognize the use cases for various vSphere HA settings

• Configure a vSphere HA cluster

• Recognize when to use vSphere Fault Tolerance

10 Managing the vSphere Lifecycle

• Enable vSphere Lifecycle Manager in a vSphere cluster

• Describe features of the vCenter Update Planner

• Run vCenter upgrade prechecks and interoperability reports

• Recognize features of VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™

• Distinguish between managing hosts using baselines and managing hosts using images

• Describe how to update hosts using baselines

• Describe ESXi images

• Validate ESXi host compliance against a cluster image and update ESXi hosts

• Update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager

• Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager automatic recommendations

• Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware


  • System administrators
  • System engineers


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


Attending this course meets the training requirement to achieve the following

  • VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)

Below is a Course Schedule for this:



Duration: 5 Days

Course Fee

Course Fee$3600.00
SME (Company Sponsored) – All Singaporean and Permanent Resident Employee$1080.00
Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above$1080.00
Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident aged 21 years old and above$1800.00

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