VMware vSphere 6 Install, Configure, Manage – Part 2: vSphere 6 Clustering

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


VMware vSphere 6 offers many features that provide the ability to protect and recover from various failures. This course covers important aspects of clustering basics and vMotion as well as fault tolerance requirements. You will also learn about high-availability roles and monitoring within a VMware vSphere 6 virtualized environment.

Target Audience

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



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Clustering Basics

  • describe the basic process of setting up a cluster
  • Problem with the Physical Environment

  • describe limitations of a physical server environment
  • When to Cluster

  • identify situations when it is appropriate to cluster
  • Clustering Options

  • describe clustering fault tolerance, high availability, and Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • vMotion

  • describe vMotion and perform a manual vMotion transfer
  • Storage vMotion

  • recognize characteristics of a Storage vMotion migration
  • vMotion Limitations

  • identify processor, storage, and networking limitations of vMotion
  • Fault Tolerance

  • describe characteristics of virtual machine fault tolerance
  • Fault Tolerance Requirements (Part 1)

  • specify the necessary requirements for virtual machine fault tolerance
  • Fault Tolerance Requirements (Part 2)

  • configure virtual machine fault tolerance
  • Testing Fault Tolerance

  • use VMWare to verify a fault tolerance implementation
  • Fault Tolerance Tips

  • identify best practices for fault tolerance implementation
  • HA Basics

  • describe the fundamentals of high availability in a virtualized environment
  • HA Roles

  • describe the various roles, and election process, within high availability
  • Enabling HA (Part 1)

  • create a high-availability cluster in a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Enabling HA (Part 2)

  • configure a high-availability cluster in a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Host Monitoring

  • describe host monitoring in a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Admission Control

  • recognize how admission control policies help manage hardware resources
  • HA VM Monitoring

  • identify high-availability VM monitoring settings
  • Cluster Monitoring

  • describe cluster monitoring settings in a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Exercise: Exploring Clusters, Fault Tolerance, and HA