• Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Project
  • Interview Questions

VMware is the pioneer in virtualization and an innovator in cloud and business mobility. A proven leader, VMware allow you to run, manage, connect and secure applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment, so you get both freedom and control.
This course introduces you to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this course acts as a training guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step tutorial walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment.
This course guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples
This is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment.



    1.Installing VMware vSphere Graphical User Interfaces

    • Introduction on VMware Vsphere
    • Features of VMware Vsphere
    • Comparison between VMware Vsphere 5.0 and Vsphere 6.0
    • Install the vSphere Client
    • Install the Webclient

    3.Configuring VMware ESXi

    • Connect to an ESXi host with the vSphere Client
    • View host hardware configuration
    • Configure DNS and routing information for an ESXi host
    • Configure an ESXi host as an NTP client
    • Configure an ESXi host to use directory services

    5.Configuring the vCenter Server 

    • Deploying Vcenter server appliance. 
    • Create a vCenter Server inventory datacenter object
    • Create vCenter Server inventory folder objects
    • Add your ESXi host to the vCenter Server inventory
    • Use the vSphere Web Client to log in to the vCenter Server.


    • Difference between standard and distributed switches. 
    • View the current standard virtual switch configuration
    • Virtual machine port group and Vmkernelportgroup.
    • Create a standard virtual switch with a virtual machine port group
    • Attach your virtual machine to a virtual switch port group
    • Configuring VLAN
    • Security policies 
    • Remove a vApp

    9.Access Control

    • Try to log in directly to the ESXi host
    • Grant administrator access to a user
    • Explore the ESX Admins AD group


    • Creating Cluster
    • Redundancy features.
    • Uses of cluster 

    13.Monitoring Virtual Machine Performance

    • Use vCenter Server to monitor Resource utilization

    15.Using Alarms

    • Create a virtual machine alarm that monitors for a condition

    • Create a Virtual Machine Alarm that monitors for an event

    • Trigger virtual machine alarms and acknowledge them

    • Disable virtual machine alarms

    17.Configuring VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance

    • Prepare the virtual machine
    • Enable Fault Tolerance logging
    • Activate Fault Tolerance
    • Test Fault Tolerance
    • Disable Fault Tolerance

    19.VMware vSphere Update Manager

    • Task 1: Install Update Manager
    • Task 3: Modify cluster settings
    • Task 4: Configure Update Manager
    • Task 5: Create a patch baseline
    • Task 6: Attach a baseline and scan for updates
    • Task 7: Stage patches onto ESXi hosts

    21.Command line interface

    • Work with different command line interface tool to access ESXi shell
    • Useful commands for trouble shooting

    2.VMware basic history and comparisions.

    • History
    • Comparison between ESX and ESXi.
    • DCUI.
    • Hypervisor.
    • Types of Virtualizations.
    • Different licenses and Market leader in Virtualization.

    4.Working with Virtual Machines

    • Create a virtual machine
    • Install a guest operating system in a virtual machine
    • Identify a virtual machine’s disk format and usage statistics
    • Thin provision, Thick with lazy zero and Thick with eagerly zero. 
    • Install VMware Tools on a virtual machine installed with a Windows operating system.
    • Prepare your virtual machine for upcoming labs

    6.Installing vCenter Server appliance

    • Install vCenter Server

    8.Vmotion and Storage Vmotion

    • Configure Vmotion
    • Test the setup

    10.User Permissions

    • Create a custom role in vCenter Server
    • Assign permissions on vCenter Server inventory objects
    • Verify permission usability

    12.Resource Pools

    • Create a resource pool 
    • Verify resource pool functionality

    14.Migrating Virtual machines

    • Hot and Cold migration
    • ESXi maintenance mode

    16.Using vSphere High Availability

    • Create a cluster enabled for vSphere HA
    • Add your ESXi host to a cluster
    • Test vSphere HA functionality
    • Determine vSphere HA cluster resource usage
    • Configure a vSphere HA cluster with strict admission control
    • Prepare for upcoming labs

    18.vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler

    • Task 1: Create load balance
    • Task 2: Create a DRS cluster
    • Task 3: Verify proper DRS cluster functionality
    • Task 4: Power management 

    20.Back up and Restoration

    • Create backups
    • Restore backups

    22.VSAN and SSO

    • Configuring VSAN
    • Working with SSO

Vmware Project

If you could start from scratch and develop an innovative, bold new solution that could transform the way IT deploys and manages virtual workspaces with greater speed, flexibility and cost savings, what would it look like?
That was the question we asked ourselves on the VMware End-User Computing team, which led the team to develop a brand new set of technologies that we are featuring today as a technology preview called Project Enzo.
[Read more: Introducing VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode]
Project Enzo is a new hybrid cloud-scale architecture that is designed to combine the economic benefits of cloud-based VMware virtual desktops and application technology, with the simplicity of hyper-converged infrastructure to transform the IT experience.
Today, deploying virtual desktops and applications can be a rigorous process if organizations are not using the right tools. Among the best run IT organizations, setting up a complete VDI environment can take several days and sometimes weeks with multiple servers/VMs to be installed and configured, networking policies implemented and applications and desktops managed. The pain is not a one-time thing – ongoing management of multiple moving parts means long maintenance windows and a lot of time needs to be set aside to design and scale the environments. Almost all environments are over-provisioned, leading to higher costs.
VMware Project Enzo represents a new approach to building, delivering and managing virtual workspaces. Project Enzo will enable the unified management of on-premises and cloud-based virtual workspace services (desktops and applications) through a single web-based portal that will be available as a cloud service on VMware vCloud® Air™. The technology preview also introduces new VMware Smart Node technology that tightly integrates with hyper-converged infrastructure solutions from our partner ecosystem. Smart Node technology enables the intelligent orchestration and automation of common set-up, delivery and management tasks of virtual workspace services across the hybrid cloud.
Our goal with VMware Enzo is to transform desktop computing; it will feature several benefits to our customers, including:
  • Simple Out of the Box Set-Up: Project Enzo enabled hyper-converged appliances will offer plug-and-play simplicity so virtual desktops and applications can be up and running in less than an hour.
  • Create and Scale Desktops at Cloud Speed: VMware Instant Clone technology integrated with VMware App Volumes™ and VMware User Environment Management technologies will allow IT administrators to create and scale desktops at cloud speed – allowing up to 2,000 virtual desktops to be created in under 20 minutes[i].
  • Eliminate Maintenance Windows With Seamless Updates: Maintenance windows will be eliminated with seamless updates that can be applied instantly to Windows images and applications.
  • Hybrid Cloud Flexibility: Desktop and applications can be moved back and forth from on-premises datacenters to the cloud, along with the flexibility of using the cloud as a primary use case for everyday productivity, or secondary use cases for desktop bursting or disaster recovery.
  • Right-Sizing Infrastructure Needs: More efficient assessment combined with operational and capital cost savings will enable Project Enzo to transform the economics for enterprise desktops by avoiding over-provisioning of resources.Project Enzo features cloud-scale architecture. It consists of two main components – a Cloud-Control Plane and Smart Node technology that works with hyper-converged infrastructure solutions.The new VMware Enzo Cloud-Control Plane, a cloud-based management layer hosted on VMware vCloud Air, is designed to offer IT administrators a ‘single pane of glass’ to unify the administration of on-premises or off-premises virtual workspaces. This will help simplify the setup, delivery and monitoring of virtual desktops and applications. Customers will be able to use the control plane to configure desktops, apps and policies for groups of users, whether they are hosted on-premise or in the cloud.

The VMware Smart Node technology will reside on hyper-converged infrastructure and connects to the Cloud-Control Plane. The Smart Node Technology will be all managed and controlled from the Control Plane, and provide intelligent orchestration, delivery and management of workloads running on the hyper-converged infrastructure appliances and racks.
One key element of Smart Node technology will be just-in-time (JIT) provisioning of virtual desktops and applications. Using the configurations made in the cloud-control plane, Smart Node will leverage the built-in VMware AppVolumes, User Environment Management and the VMware Instant Cloning technologies to assemble personalized virtual desktop and application environments when an end-user logs-in, giving high flexibility to IT administrators in leveraging the infrastructure.
The Smart Node technology will come fully integrated into the next-generation EVO:RAIL™, and future EVO:RACK™ solutions from VMware. All of our EVO partners will have the ability to offer appliances and racks compatible with Project Enzo. In addition, Smart Node technology will be available to other partners building appliances using VMware vSphere® 6. As a result, our customers can work with their preferred providers of infrastructure hardware to connect with Project Enzo.