VMware vSphere 5.0 Ultimate Bootcamp


TCCIT Solutions provides high quality, affordably priced, training classes in VMware vSphere. With experienced instructors and a convenient midtown NYC location, we offer VMware vSphere courses for the corporate community. TCCIT Solutions offers group classes and private tutoring to beginner and more advanced corporate clients in VMware vSphere. We offer onsite training or classes at our facility on 34th Street and Madison in New York City.

Course Summary

VMware vSphere 5.0 is the industry leading virtualization technology platform accelerating the shift to cloud computing for existing datacenters. 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 (5.0) in an accelerated learning format designed to immerse the student into the new features inside version 5.0.

Taught by leading experts in the field of virtual technologies, students will gain key insights into the constant evolution of cloud based datacenters, hybrid cloud modeling, new pooled vRAM licensing, setting up and managing multiple hosts, mastering vCenter 5.0 services and how to maximize datacenter efficiency while maintaining VMware licensing compliance policies. Students attain not only knowledge, but experience, utilizing vSphere 5.0 technologies along with 3rd party applications providing skills that directly translate to real-world ability.

  • Five (5) 10 hour days of intense instruction with no outside distractions
  • Personal access to the top virtualization experts in the industry
  • Each student is provided their own dedicated server to practice on 50 + labs to hone skills
  • Give a 360° perspective on how to build and maintain virtual environments
  • Labs include: vMotion, Storage vMotion, High Availability (HA), Data Recovery, Hot Add
  • Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC), Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), Storage DRS
  • Network I/O Control, New esxcli & localcli, NetFlow monitoring, ESXi 5.0 Firewall, Host Profiles
  • Policy Driven Storage,VMFS-5 and many other virtualization technologies
  • Install, configure, deploy, secure, analyze, consolidate and design virtual networks from A-Z
  • Learn to apply third party solutions to simplify processes and make the job easier
  • Post mentoring from the best virtualization instructors in the industry
  • The Certified Virtualization Expert certification establishes credentials with employers

Course objectives upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • About all of the new and exciting features of VMware vSphere 5.0
  • Foundational terms and concepts concerning virtualization
  • How to install, configure, and support ESXi Server 5 and vCenter 5
  • How to configure Virtual Networking including vNetwork Distributed Switches & vShield Zones
  • How to support VMotion & iSCSI Multipathing
  • P2V, V2V, V2P, and P2P methods and techniques
  • Server Consolidation procedures and reasoning
  • Tools to support a virtual infrastructure
  • VMware, PlateSpin, Vizioncore, Veeam, VMotion, Storage VMotion, Distributed Power Mgt (DPM)
  • Update Manager, Power Mgmt, Guided Consolidation, Fault Tolerance, Clustering – DRS/HA, etc
  • Best Practices within a Virtual Enterprise
  • How to perform backups in the ESXi environment
  • Service Console and Virtual Machines
  • VCB and Data Recovery
  • How to use the Command Line Interface for supporting ESXi Servers
  • ESXi commands
  • How to configure and optimize storage - FC, iSCSI, NFS, Multipathing, and Thin Provisioning


Students should have a basic understanding of Windows, including how to use files and folders.

Course Content

Chapter 1 Course Introduction and Methodology (HOL)
Chapter 2 Virtualization Overview and What's New in vSphere 5.0
Chapter 3 Planning and Installing ESXi 5 (VMware vSphere Hypervisor)
  1. Planning ESXi 5 Server Deployment
  2. Deployment Guidelines
  3. ESXi 5 Image Builder
  4. ESXi 5 Server Install (HOL)
  5. Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP (HOL)
  6. Troubleshooting ESXi 5 Server
Chapter 4 Using Tools to Administer a VMware Environment
  • Overview of 3rd Party Tools
  • ESXi Management (vSphere Client, NEW V5 esxcli, vCLI, vMA, Putty, PowerCLI, Web) (HOL)
  • Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (VIC)
Chapter 5 vCenter™ Server 5 and Licensing
  • Demystifying vSphere 5 Licensing
  • vCenter Server 5 Installation (HOL)
  • vCenter Server 5 Virtual Appliance
  • vCenter Server 5 Inventory (HOL)
  • Managing vCenter Server 5 (HOL)
  • vCenter Solutions Manager
  • Planning vCenter Server 5 Deployment
  • Troubleshooting vCenter Server 5 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
  • iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • Fibre Channel Storage & Software FCoE (GUI& Command Line)
  • VMFS 5 Datastores and SSD (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • NAS Storage and NFS Datastores
  • (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)
  • Raw Device Mapping (RDM) (HOL)
Chapter 8 VM Creation and Configuration & Snapshots
  • Create a VM (HOL)
  • Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones (HOL)
  • Virtual Appliances (HOL)
  • VMware vCenter™ Standalone Converter (P2V, V2V) (HOL)
  • Manage VMs (HOL)
  • Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown (HOL)
  • Virtual Machine Snapshots (HOL)
  • vSphere 5 Web Client (HOL)
  • Troubleshooting Virtual Machines
Chapter 9 Security and Permissions
  • Controlling User Access and Passwords (HOL)
  • ESXi 5 AD Integration (HOL)
  • Managing ESXi 5 Firewall (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  • VMSafe and vShield Zones
Chapter 10 Server and VM Monitoring
  • Configuring Alarms (HOL)
  • VM Optimization for vSphere 5 Licensing (HOL)
  • Optimizing Resources
  • Monitor VM Performance (HOL)
  • Using NetFlow Tool (HOL)
  • ESXi, vCenter™ Logs and syslog (HOL)
Chapter 11 Advanced ESXi and vCenter™ Management
  • Storage Views & Topology Maps
  • Storage VMotion and SvMotion Snapshots (HOL)
  • Configuring VMotion (HOL)
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (HOL)
  • Resource Pools and Monitoring (HOL)
  • Storage DRS (SDRS) (HOL)
  • Host Profiles (HOL)
  • VSphere 5 Auto Deploy (GUI & Command Line)
  • Linked Mode Group of vCenter™ Servers
Chapter 12 Patching and Upgrading vCenter™/ESX/ESXi
  • Patching ESXi 5 (HOL)
  • Patching with Update Manager (HOL)
  • Upgrades and Migrations (ESX to ESXi)
  • Upgrading from ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.x
Chapter 13 Disaster Recovery, Backup and Deployment
  • Site Recovery Manager 5 (SRM5)
  • High Availability (HA) & Fault Domain Manager (FDM) (HOL)
  • VM Fault Tolerance
  • Microsoft Clustering
  • Backup Strategies
  • VMware Data Recovery (HOL)
  • Third Party Backups (HOL)

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