VMware Data Center Virtualization Overview

IT planners, system designers, IT administrators, system analysts, strategic decision makers, and technical engineers


Expected Duration
111 minutes

Virtualization allows multiple, resource-intensive applications to be run on one physical system. VMware ESXi is a bare-metal hypervisor, which can install directly on top of a physical server, sharing their resources with the host, and with each other. VMware vCenter Server provides centralized management for virtual machines and ESXi hosts. In this course, you will explore VMware vSphere and VMware vCenter Server including the system requirements, features, key benefits, and supporting products of VMware vCenter Server.


Virtualizing the Data Center

  • start the course
  • define the functions of core VMware virtualization products found in the data center infrastructure
  • define VMware ESXi and the functionality that it provides
  • recognize the features of VMware ESXi
  • recognize the benefits of VMware ESXi

Introducing VMware vSphere

  • define the role of VMware vSphere in managing the datacenter
  • identify the vSphere prerequisites and system requirements
  • recognize the benefits provided by VMware vSphere
  • identify the features of VMware vSphere
  • recognize the features of different editions of VMware vSphere
  • recognize the virtualization scenarios suited to the features of VMware vSphere

Exploring VMware vCenter Server

  • compare the capabilities of VMware vSphere and VMware vCenter Server
  • identify VMware vSphere product features for increased application availability
  • identify the purpose and the deployment models of vCenter Server
  • recognize the system requirements for vCenter Server
  • identify the features of vCenter Server
  • recognize the benefits and use for vCenter Server
  • recognize the vCenter Server deployment model types

Data Center Management Products

  • identify the capabilities of VMware vSphere with Operations Management
  • protect the data center infrastructure with disaster recovery products
  • identify the features and usage scenarios of VMware vSphere Replication
  • identify the site recovery management capabilities and processes
  • identify the features of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • identify the features and capabilities of VMware high availability products such as VMware vSphere vMotion
  • recognize the capabilities of vSphere Data Protection
  • identify the features and benefits of network virtualization and VMware NSX

Practice: Selecting VMware Data Center Products

  • choose an appropriate VMware product for a given scenario and ensure its system requirements are met





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