VMware vSphere 6 Install, Configure, Manage – Part 1: vSphere 6 Overview

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


Virtualization using VMware vSphere 6 provides a host of benefits to a server environment including high availability, improved resource utilization, scalability, and ultimately cost benefits. This course covers the benefits of virtualization and the licensing level required to achieve the desired feature set in VMware vSphere 6.

Target Audience

Virtualization and cloud administrators who install, configure, and manage vSphere



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Physical Servers

  • describe the problems with physical servers that lead to a requirement for virtualization and VMware vSphere 6
  • Virtualization Benefits

  • describe the benefits of using server virtualization and VMware vSphere 6
  • Hardware Resources

  • describe resource utilization efficiencies gained from using VMware vSphere 6
  • Business Continuity and High Uptimes

  • describe the business continuity and high uptime benefits of using VMware vSphere 6
  • Reduced TCO and Central Management

  • describe the TCO and centralized management benefits of using VMware vSphere 6
  • ESXi Hypervisor

  • differentiate between type I and type II hypervisors, and describe VMware ESXi
  • Hosts and VMs

  • describe hosts and VMs in a virtualization environment
  • Desktop Client

  • describe the features and versioning of the VMware vSphere 6 host client
  • vCenter Server

  • describe the features and functionality of VMware vSphere 6 vCenter Server
  • Web Client

  • manage VMware vSphere 6 with the web client
  • ESXi Licensing

  • match the VMware ESXi licenses with the functionality they grant
  • Standard License Feature Set

  • describe the standard VMware vSphere 6 license and the feature set enabled
  • vMotion

  • describe vMotion licensing in VMware vSphere 6
  • High Availability

  • describe uptime and high availability features enabled by VMware vSphere 6
  • Data Protection and Fault Tolerance

  • describe VMware vSphere 6 data protection and fault tolerance features
  • vShield Endpoint, Replication, and Hot Add

  • describe the vShield Endpoint, replication, and hot add features of VMware vSphere 6
  • Enterprise Licensing Feature Set

  • recognize the enhancements offered by the enterprise licensing for VMware vSphere 6
  • Reliable Memory and Big Data

  • describe VMware vSphere 6 technologies for working with big data
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler and Power Management

  • describe the distributed resource scheduler and power management features of VMware vSphere 6
  • Storage APIs and Multipathing

  • describe the storage APIs and multipathing feature of VMware vSphere 6
  • Enterprise Plus Feature Set

  • describe the VMware vSphere 6 enterprise plus license feature set
  • vSphere 6.0 Additional Enterprise Plus Features

  • describe additional features enabled by enterprise plus licensing in VMware vSphere 6
  • Essentials Kits

  • describe the features enabled in VMware vSphere 6 with the essentials kit licenses
  • Support and Services

  • describe features offered by VMware vSphere 6 support and services licenses
  • Exercise: Choosing a License and Software