VMware vSphere 5.5

Track Room Location: 221


Course Overview
This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™. The course is based on ESXi 5.5 and vCenter Server 5.5. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam. Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several more advanced vSphere courses. For advanced course options, see www.vmware.com/education

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, you should understand vSphere 5.5 functions and features and be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Deploy an ESXi host
  • Deploy a vCenter Server instance
  • Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
  • Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
  • Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
  • Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Web Client and VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Manage access control using vCenter Server
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
  • Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ using vCenter Server
  • Apply patches using VMware vSphere®Update Manager™


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


Timur Mirzoev is an Associate Professor of Information Technology Department at Georgia Southern University, College of Information Technology. Dr. Mirzoev heads the International VMware IT Academy Center and EMC Academic Alliance at Georgia Southern University. Some of Dr. Mirzoev’s research interests include server and network storage virtualization, cloud systems, storage networks and topologies. Currently, Dr. Mirzoev is holds the following certifications: VMware Certified Instructor, VMware Certified Professional 5, EMC Proven Professional, LefthandNetworks (HP), SAN/iQ, A+.


  1. Course Introduction
  2. Introduction to VMware Virtualization
  3. Creating Virtual Machines
  4. VMware vCenter Server
  5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
  7. Virtual Machine Management
  8. Data Protection
  9. Access and Authentication Control
  10. Resource Management and Monitoring
  11. High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  12. Scalability
  13. Patch Management
  14. Installing VMware Components


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Certification Info

Information regarding certification for course: http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=12457&ui=www_cert

Track Evaluation

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