VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] Course Overview

Enroll for the 5-day VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] certification training course from Koenig Solutions accredited by VMware. This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 8, which includes VMware ESXi™ 8 and VMware vCenter® 8. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size..

This course is the foundation for most VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Target Audience:

  • System administrators
  • System engineers

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Install and configure ESXi hosts
  • Deploy and configure vCenter
  • Use the vSphere Client to create the vCenter inventory and assign roles to vCenter users
  • Create virtual networks using vSphere standard switches and distributed switches
  • Create and configure datastores using storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Use the vSphere® Client™ to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create content libraries for managing templates and deploying virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machine resource allocation
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Create and configure a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
  • Manage the life cycle of vSphere to keep vCenter, ESXi hosts, and virtual machines up to date

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] Certification Exam Format:

Here is the updated table for the VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) 2023 exam without the exam topics:

Exam Details Information
Exam Name VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) 2023
Exam Code 2V0-21.20
Exam Duration 130 minutes
Number of Questions 70 questions
Passing Score 300 (on a scale of 100-500)
Format Single and multiple-choice, proctored
Language English
Exam Price $250 USD
Vendor URL https://www.vmware.com/education-services/certification.html

Please note that the information provided is subject to change. It is always a good idea to check the official VMware website for the most up-to-date information on the exam.


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You will learn:

Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Explain basic virtualization concepts
  • Describe how vSphere fits in the software-defined data center and the cloud infrastructure
  • Recognize the user interfaces for accessing vSphere
  • Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, storage, and GPUs
  • Install an ESXi host
  • Recognize ESXi user account best practices
  • Configure the ESXi host settings using the DCUI and VMware Host Client
  • Recognize ESXi hosts communication with vCenter
  • Deploy vCenter Server Appliance
  • Configure vCenter settings
  • Use the vSphere Client to add and manage license keys
  • Create and organize vCenter inventory objects
  • Recognize the rules for applying vCenter permissions
  • View vCenter logs and events
  • Configure and view standard switch configurations
  • Configure and view distributed switch configurations
  • Recognize the difference between standard switches and distributed switches
  • Explain how to set networking policies on standard and distributed switches
  • Recognize vSphere storage technologies
  • Identify types of vSphere datastores
  • Describe Fibre Channel components and addressing
  • Describe iSCSI components and addressing
  • Configure iSCSI storage on ESXi
  • Create and manage VMFS datastores
  • Configure and manage NFS datastores
  • Create and provision VMs
  • Explain the importance of VMware Tools
  • Identify the files that make up a VM
  • Recognize the components of a VM
  • Navigate the vSphere Client and examine VM settings and options
  • Modify VMs by dynamically increasing resources
  • Create VM templates and deploy VMs from them
  • Clone VMs
  • Create customization specifications for guest operating systems
  • Create local, published, and subscribed content libraries
  • Deploy VMs from content libraries
  • Manage multiple versions of VM templates in content libraries
  • Recognize the types of VM migrations that you can perform within a vCenter instance and across vCenter instances
  • Migrate VMs using vSphere vMotion
  • Describe the role of Enhanced vMotion Compatibility in migrations
  • Migrate VMs using vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Take a snapshot of a VM
  • Manage, consolidate, and delete snapshots
  • Describe CPU and memory concepts in relation to a virtualized environment
  • Describe how VMs compete for resources
  • Define CPU and memory shares, reservations, and limits
  • Create a vSphere cluster enabled for vSphere DRS and vSphere HA
  • View information about a vSphere cluster
  • Explain how vSphere DRS determines VM placement on hosts in the cluster
  • Recognize use cases for vSphere DRS settings
  • Monitor a vSphere DRS cluster
  • Describe how vSphere HA responds to various types of failures
  • Identify options for configuring network redundancy in a vSphere HA cluster
  • Recognize vSphere HA design considerations
  • Recognize the use cases for various vSphere HA settings
  • Configure a vSphere HA cluster
  • Recognize when to use vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Enable vSphere Lifecycle Manager in a vSphere cluster
  • Describe features of the vCenter Update Planner
  • Run vCenter upgrade prechecks and interoperability reports
  • Recognize features of vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Distinguish between managing hosts using baselines and managing hosts using images
  • Describe how to update hosts using baselines
  • Describe ESXi images
  • Validate ESXi host compliance against a cluster image and update ESXi hosts
  • Update ESXi hosts using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager automatic recommendations
  • Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to upgrade VMware Tools and VM hardware
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Koenig Solutions bagged the VMware partner of the year award 2023 for its contribution towards their learning business
Koenig Solutions bagged the VMware partner of the year award 2023 for its contribution towards their learning business
Course Prerequisites

This course has the following prerequisites:

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Why choose Koenig for VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] Training?

Koenig Solutions is a leading choice for VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] course training due to several reasons:

  1. Accredited Training Partner: Koenig is a VMware Authorized Training Center, ensuring high-quality, up-to-date course content.

  2. Expert Trainers: Koenig has a team of experienced and certified trainers who provide in-depth knowledge and practical insights.

  3. Flexible Learning Options: Koenig offers various training modes, including classroom, online, and one-on-one sessions, to cater to individual preferences.

  4. Hands-on Labs: Koenig's training includes practical, hands-on lab exercises to help students gain real-world experience.

  5. Comprehensive Study Material: Koenig provides comprehensive study material, including official courseware and practice exams, to prepare students for certification.

  6. Post-training Support: Koenig offers ongoing support to its students even after the completion of the course, ensuring their success in the certification exam.

Explore exciting job profiles after completing VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] Course

After completing the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] course, you can explore various exciting job profiles in the IT industry. Some of them include:

Job Profile Average Salary (USD) Job Description
VMware Administrator 70,000 - 90,000 Responsible for managing and maintaining the VMware environment,
handling tasks such as troubleshooting, performance tuning,
and implementing virtualization best practices.
Systems Engineer
80,000 - 100,000 Focused on designing, implementing, and managing virtualized systems infrastructure,
including storage, networking, and compute resources.
Cloud Engineer 90,000 - 120,000 Responsible for designing, deploying, and managing cloud-based infrastructure and
applications using VMware vSphere and other virtualization technologies.
Virtualization Architect 110,000 - 140,000 In charge of planning, designing, and implementing virtualization solutions across an organization,
ensuring the best possible performance, security, and scalability.
VMware Consultant 80,000 - 120,000 Provides expertise to organizations in designing, deploying, and optimizing
VMware-based solutions, working closely with clients to understand their requirements
and deliver tailored virtualization strategies.

Please note that the mentioned salaries are average figures and may vary depending on factors such as years of experience, location, and company size.

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Gudla Dinesh Kumar
United States
A1. I felt that the instructor was teaching at high speed. Sometimes I couldn't catch her lines.
Praveen Purushothaman
United States
A1. Good training given from Sukhwinder singh, By Providing the Modules of all the Vmare 8.0, Starting the Training Activity on time, gives clear examples & Clarifies doubt.
Mohamed Bashir Elamin Hamid
United States
A1. Good technical support for lab but time is so long for the course per day
Dafaallah Shanto Ali Guttiea
United States
A1. so good
Mohamed Ibrahim Haj Omer
United States
A1. She has strong knowledge and experience and she's very helpful full
Lambert Bizimana
United States
A1. thanks very much for challenging my mind, you know, and the same to share the concept. I really what to learn from you. Bhaskar, you are a good trainer, keep it up and I appreciated your service.
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A1. Trainer is very good and knows concepts very well and able to communicate it clear and crispy manner. One thing he can improve to take the requirements of people of joined the training and drive by relating the requirements with the topics. Like if the training batch is already aware of concepts but joined training to take the exam then drive the training with more coverage on exam related items.
Vinayak Sivaramakrishnan,  v
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A1. Trainer is knowledgeable in the subject and explained all the concepts very clearly. He provided good assistance in the labs whenever we ran into any issues.
Harish Thatamarthi
United States
A1. Way of explaining things .
Aravindan Sridharan
United States
A1. Good Communication
Kato Jude
United States
A1. Trainer was Excellent, knowledgably, very focused, he was audible, he explained the course material very well, i got to understand the course material very well.
Bharanitharan K
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A1. Good in-depth knowledge.
Ragavendiran Natarajan
United States
A1. Trainer has very knowledge on concepts and delivered them in very clear and sample
Ankit Saxena
United States
A1. He is quite knowledgeable and explained things with an example
Rathinavel Kannan
United States
A1. The way he explaining the VMware 8 features and concepts are really good and he is effectively utilizing the whiteboard really good and easy to understand the concepts


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