VMware Data Center Virtualization Overview

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


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.

Target Audience

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



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Introducing Data Center Virtualization Products

  • define the functions of core VMware virtualization products found in the data center infrastructure
  • Defining VMware ESXi Functionality

  • define VMware ESXi and the functionality that it provides
  • Identifying the Features of VMware ESXi

  • recognize the features of VMware ESXi
  • Exploring the benefits of VMware ESXi

  • recognize the benefits of VMware ESXi
  • Defining the Role of VMware vSphere

  • define the role of VMware vSphere in managing the datacenter
  • Identifying VMware vSphere Requirements

  • identify the vSphere prerequisites and system requirements
  • Recognizing Benefits Provided by VMware vSphere

  • recognize the benefits provided by VMware vSphere
  • Identifying the Features of VMware vSphere

  • identify the features of VMware vSphere
  • Classifying Editions of VMware vSphere

  • recognize the features of different editions of VMware vSphere
  • Recognizing Suitable Implementations for vSphere

  • recognize the virtualization scenarios suited to the features of VMware vSphere
  • Understanding the Role of VMware vCenter Server

  • compare the capabilities of VMware vSphere and VMware vCenter Server
  • Increasing Availability with VMware vSphere

  • identify VMware vSphere product features for increased application availability
  • Presenting a vCenter Server Overview

  • identify the purpose and the deployment models of vCenter Server
  • Defining the vCenter Server System Requirements

  • recognize the system requirements for vCenter Server
  • Exploring the Features of vCenter Server

  • identify the features of vCenter Server
  • Exploring the Key Benefits and Use of vCenter Server

  • recognize the benefits and use for vCenter Server
  • Identifying vCenter Server Deployment Models

  • recognize the vCenter Server deployment model types
  • Using vSphere with Operations Management

  • identify the capabilities of VMware vSphere with Operations Management
  • VMware Disaster Recovery Products

  • protect the data center infrastructure with disaster recovery products
  • Identifying vSphere Replication Features

  • identify the features and usage scenarios of VMware vSphere Replication
  • Understanding Site Recovery Management

  • identify the site recovery management capabilities and processes
  • Introducing vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • identify the features of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Understanding VMware High Availability Products

  • identify the features and capabilities of VMware high availability products such as VMware vSphere vMotion
  • VMware vSphere Data Protection

  • recognize the capabilities of vSphere Data Protection
  • Introducing VMware NSX

  • identify the features and benefits of network virtualization and VMware NSX
  • Exercise: Choosing a VMware Data Center Product