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vSphere 6.5 - Install, Configure, and Manage

Track Room Location: Heritage Hall, room 139

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage is VMware's most popular course. It features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6.5. This course prepares attendees to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size and forms the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

This course meets the prerequisite for advanced vSphere courses, which can be found at

Note: This track will also address new vITA courses (Introduction to Virtualization and IT Solutions for Digital Businesses) which precede ICM and are intended to provide students with little IT experience an overview of virtualization concepts.

* System administration experience (or understanding) on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
* Understanding of basic networking

All attendees will be provided with an e-book copy of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [6.5].

A short orientation webinar on downloading and accessing the e-book will be held prior to the event - day and time still TBD. This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend, but be sure to review it prior to the event.

As of June 29, everyone registered in the track should have received a “Register to access vSphere ICM TTT eText” email from Kivuto with links to your e-book.

Please also be sure to watch the Kivuto orientation session:



Bob Danielson is a faculty member at Mesa Community College. He currently teaches and is the lead faculty within the Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, security and network integration technologies.

He is also a VMware Certified Instructor and teaches at VMware Authorized Training Centers. Some of the products he has taught For them has been vSphere 5.x and 6.x, NSX, Virtual SAN, and vRealize Operations Manager. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Novell Certified Instructor and has numerous other certifications in VMware, Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA and security.

Bob’s broad exposure to networking, instruction and various technologies will provide a practical presentation of what vSphere 6.5 entails and will give the attendees the tools and knowledge to effectively present this product to their students.

Three Objectives
1. The students will learn the content of the course and practically apply this content through the use of hands-on labs.
2. The student will experience the normal class flow as it happens within a classroom.
3. The student will receive additional resources so that they will be able to fully prepare for the classes that they will present.


Day 1
Module 1: Course Introduction
Module 2: Software-Defined Data Center
Labs 1 and 2
Module 3: Creating Virtual Machines
Lab 3

Day 2
Module 4: vCenter Server
Labs 4, 5 and 6
Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Lab 7
Module 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

Day 3
Module 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage, Continued
Labs 8, 9 and 10
Module 7: Virtual Machine Management
Labs 11, 12

Day 4
Module 7: Virtual Machine Management, Continued
Labs 13 and 14
Module 8: Resource Management and Monitoring
Labs 15, 16, 17 and 18
Module 9: vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance
Lab 19

Day 5
Module 9: vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance
Module 10: Host Scalability
Lab 20
Module 11: vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
Lab 21
Explanation of how NetLabs can be utilized for the ICM labs

Certification Info

Discount exam vouchers may be available if your school is a member of the vITA WebStore.

Please note that content is subject to change or modification based on the unique needs of the track participants in attendance.

vsphere.txt · Last modified: 2018/12/17 13:08 by admin