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VMware vSphere Infrastructure basics

Highly available business applications are key element for successful business operations. As businesses seek for more cost efficient and flexible IT operations it is very common that most demanding applications are being run on VMware vSphere virtualized data center.

In this training students will learn how to plan, deploy and manage VMware vSphere infrastructure for secure and reliable operation. Students will learn best practices for successful VMware vSphere deployment to achieve higher uptime and operational flexibility.

This training is consist of instructor led lectures with practical hands on exercises.

Contents of this training is built on years of practical experience from planning and operating business critical VMware vSphere infrastructure.

Target group: System administrators and IT infrastructure architects

Prerequisites: Windows Server or Linux system administration skills. Basic knowledge of networking such as TCP/IP and VLANs. Basic understanding of storage concepts such as RAID and iSCSI, FC or iSCSI protocols.

 Course language: Finnish (English if needed), course materials in English

Introduction to VMware vSphere 6

  • What makes VMware vSphere
  • Key features of VMware vSphere 6
  • VMware vSphere licensing options for SMBs and Enterprises

Planning VMware vSphere deployment

  • Infrastructure prerequisites
  • Secure user management
  • Storage and networking requirements

Installing and configuring VMware vSphere components

  • VMware ESXi
  • VMware vCenter Server Appliance


  • Understanding ESXi and Virtual Machine networking
  • Managing standard and distributed vSwitches
  • Best practices for physical network configuration


  • Storage options for VMware vSphere 6
  • VMFS, NFS and VSAN storage basics
  • Managing vSphere datastores

Virtual machines

  • Installing and managing Virtual Machines

Patching VMware vSphere

  • Patching vCenter Server Appliance
  • Patching ESXi hosts with vCenter Update Manager
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Tomi Hakala
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