VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v5.5 — A 5 day course

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This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere, which consists of VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server. This course is based on versions of ESXi 5.5 and vCenter Server 5.5.


At the end of this course you will be able to:


Virtualized Data Center

Creating Virtual Machines

VMware vCenter Server

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

Virtual Machine Management

Access and Authentication Control

Resource Management and Monitoring

High Availability and Fault Tolerance


Patch Management

Installing VMware Components

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

A schedule of dates for this subject is not currently available. Please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Suitable For

Further to this, delegates must have practical experience working with vSphere and be prepared to undertake further self study to ensure best chances of passing the VCP-DCV exam.


Please note:

Effective 17th of March 2014 all VMware course materials will only be available to delegates in e-courseware format. VMware will email delegates with instructions on how to access their e-book entitlement no less than 48 hours before their course is due to take place. If you have an existing VMware MyLearn account it is imperative that you notify GBdirect of the email address you have registered to this account.

Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either dual monitors or single monitor plus a tablet device.


Please note, whilst this course satisfies VMware's mandatory course attendance prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam it does not fully map to the VCP exam blueprint.

Delegates who wish to prepare for the VCP-DCV exam should instead consider attending the VMware vSphere: Fast Track (5.5) course instead as this course represents a far better mapping to the exam objectives.