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VMware® vSphere 6.5 Ultimate Bootcamp

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VMware vSphere® 6.0 is a vital component of the VMware vCloud Suite®. Currently it is the industry leading virtualization technology platform accelerating the shift to cloud computing. The Ultimate Bootcamp® has become known to be the most comprehensive VMware training course in the industry. This course combines several popular VMware vSphere classes into one concentrated delivery, saving time and money while providing an in depth look at VMware’s latest version release (6.0) in an accelerated learning format designed to immerse the student into the new features inherent to version 6.0.

The VMware vSphere Ultimate Bootcamp course maximizes the students’ training experience with hands-on VMware vSphere labs based upon real-world scenarios and conducted with state-of-the art equipment. The Ultimate Bootcamp imparts students with the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize efficiency in the work place. The class will prepare the student to achieve the Certified Virtualization Expert 6.0 (CVE6.0) certification, which will demonstrate practical VMware vSphere knowledge and skills as a certified professional.

Course Objectives

The primary objective of the VMware vSphere 6.0 Ultimate Bootcamp course is to train the ultimate virtualization expert through intense immersion in a five day accelerated training bootcamp.

Upon the completion of the VMware vSphere Ultimate Bootcamp class, students will learn:

  • About all of the new and exciting features of VMware vSphere® 6.0
  • Foundational terms and concepts concerning virtualization
  • How to install, configure & support ESXi 6.0, vCenter Server 6.0, vCenter™ 6.0 Platform Services Controller, VMware Certificate Authority and VMware Endpoint Certificate Services
  • The use of new Content Libraries
  • How to configure Virtual Networking including vNetwork Distributed Switches, vDS backup & restore, VLANs, PVLANs and how to support VMotion & iSCSI Multipathing, LACP
  • P2V, V2V, V2P, and P2P methods and techniques
  • Server Consolidation procedures and reasoning
  • Tools to support a virtual infrastructure – VMware Flings, RVTools, Veeam, and more
  • VMotion™, Cross-vCenter Server systems migration, Storage VMotion, Distributed Power Mgt (DPM), Update Manager, Power Mgmt, Virtual Volumes (VVols), Fault Tolerance, Clustering – DRS/HA, SDRS, vSphere App HA, Multi vCPU FT Virtual Machines, etc.
  • Toubleshooting and Best Practices within a Virtual Enterprise including vRealize Ops Manager
  • How to perform backups & replication in the ESXi environment – Data Protection (vDP) & 3rd party solutions, vSphere Replication
  • How to use the Command Line Interface for supporting ESXi Servers – ESXi commands
  • How to configure and optimize storage – FC, iSCSI, NFS, Multipathing, Thin Provisioning, Flash Read Cache and VSAN

Students also get 24/5 Access to a real datacenter!


Chapter 1: Course Introduction and Methodology (HOL) Chapter 2: Virtualization Overview and What's New in vSphere 6.0
  • Cloud Overview
  • How vSphere is utilized for the Cloud
  • Virtualization Overview
  • How it enables shifting to the Cloud
  • Features of 5.5 and 6.0
  • Software Defined Datacenter
Chapter 3: Planning and Installing ESXi 6.0 (VMware vSphere Hypervisor)
  • Planning ESXi 6.0 Host Deployment
  • Deployment Guidelines
  • ESXi 6.0 Image Builder
  • vSphere 6.0 Auto Deploy (GUI & Command Line)
  • ESXi 6.0 Server Install (HOL)
  • Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP (HOL)
  • Troubleshooting ESXi 6.0 Host
Chapter 4: Using Tools to Administer a VMware® Environment
  • Overview of 3rd Party Tools
  • ESXi Management (vSphere Client, NEW V6.0 esxcli, vCLI, vMA,Putty, PowerCLI, Web) (HOL)
  • Linux Command Review
  • Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (VIC
Chapter 5: vCenter™ Server 6.0 and Licensing
  • Demystifying vSphere 5.x Licensing
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Installation (HOL)
  • vSphere 6.0 Web Client (HOL)
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Virtual Appliance
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Inventory (HOL)
  • Managing vCenter Server 6.0 (HOL)
  • Planning vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment
  • Troubleshooting vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment
Chapter 6: Configuring Networking
  • Create & Modify Virtual Networks (HOL)
  • Create & Modify Virtual Networks using CLI (HOL)
  • vNetwork Distributed Virtual Switches & NIOC (HOL)
  • Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting (NetFlow, Port Mirror, LLDP, 802.1p Tagging)
Chapter 7: Configuring Storage
  • Storage Concepts, Storage Awareness & Profile Driven Storage
  • Virtual Volumes, Storage Containers
  • iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Fibre Channel Storage & Software FCoE (GUI &Command Line)
  • VMFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Solid State Disks (SSD)
  • vSphere Flash Read Cache
  • NAS Storage and NFS Datastores(GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Raw Device Mapping (RDM) (HOL)
  • VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) 6.0
  • Storage & Management Solutions
Chapter 8: VM Creation and Configuration & Snapshots
  • Create a VM (HOL)
  • Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones (HOL)
  • Virtual Appliances (HOL)
  • Configuration & Use of vApps
  • VMware vCenter™ Standalone Converter(P2V, V2V) (HOL)
  • Manage VMs (HOL)
  • Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown (HOL)
  • Virtual Machine Snapshots (HOL)
  • Troubleshooting Virtual Machines
Chapter 9: Security and Permissions
  • Controlling User Access and Passwords (HOL)
  • ESXi 6.0 AD Integration (HOL)
  • Managing ESXi 6.0 Firewalls (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • VMware Certificate Authority (VCA) & VMware Endpoint Certificate Services
  • SSH Access
  • vCloud Networking & Security, VMSafe and vShield Zones
  • ESXi Lockdown Mode
Chapter 10: Server and VM Monitoring
  • vRealize Operations Manager
  • Optimizing Resources
  • Resource Pools
  • Monitor VM Performance (HOL)
  • Configuring Alarms (HOL)
  • ESXi, vCenter™ Logs and syslog, NetFlow, Port Mirroring (HOL)
Chapter 11: Advanced ESXi and vCenter™ Management
  • Storage Views
  • Storage VMotion (HOL)
  • Configuring VMotion (HOL)
  • Enhanced vMotion
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (HOL)
  • Resource Pools and Monitoring (HOL)
  • Storage Clusters & Storage DRS (SDRS) (HOL)
  • Cluster Monitoring
  • Host Profiles (HOL)
  • Linked Mode Group of vCenter™ Servers
  • vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)
Chapter 12: Patching and Upgrading vCenter™/ESX/ESXi
  • Patching ESXi 6.0 (HOL)
  • Patching with Update Manager (HOL)
  • Upgrading from ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 6.0
Chapter 13: Disaster Recovery, Backup and Deployment
  • vSphere Replication 6.0
  • Site Recovery Manager 6.0 (SRM60)
  • High Availability (HA) & Fault Domain Manager (FDM) (HOL)
  • vSphere App HA
  • VM Fault Tolerance
  • Microsoft Clustering
  • Backup Strategies
  • VMware Data Protection 6.0 (includes Advanced) (HOL)
  • Third Party Backups (HOL)


The VMware vSphere 6.0 Ultimate Bootcamp class is intended for IT Professionals with 1 or more years of server and infrastructure experience. Individuals should have experience on Microsoft Windows and/or Linux Servers.


System Administrators, Engineers, and Operators responsible for setup, support, and troubleshooting of ESXi 6.0 Server and/or vCenter 6.0.
$4200.00 List Price

5 Days Course

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