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vSphere 6.0 - Install, Configure, and Manage

Track Room Location: Heritage Hall, 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 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This course prepares attendees to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an 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

Learn more by reading VMWare's data sheet:



  • 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 [6.0] – English Kit.

A short orientation webinar on dowloading and accessing the e-book will be held Tuesday, June 27, 12noon Central. This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend, but be sure to review it prior to the event. Click here for recording.


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 there has been vSphere 5.x and 6.0, 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.

He has been a network engineer for more than 30 years and has been providing technical training for more than 25 years.

Bob’s broad exposure to networking, instruction and various technologies will provide a practical presentation of what vSphere 6.0 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, 2 and 3
Module 3: Creating Virtual Machines
Lab 4
Module 4: vCenter Server
Lab 5

Day 2
Module 4: vCenter Server – Continued
Lab 6
Module 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Lab 7
Module 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
Labs 8, 9 and 10

Day 3
Module 6: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage – Continued
Module 7: Virtual Machine Management
Labs 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Day 4
Module 8: Resource Management and Monitoring
Labs 16, 17 and 18
Module 9: vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance
Lab 19
Module 10: Host Scalability
Labs 20 and 21

Day 5
Module 11: vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
Module 12: Installing VMware vSphere Components
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 VMAP or vITA WebStore.

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

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