VMware vSphere 4 : Advanced Fast Track — A 5 day course

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Retired Course; no longer available


This course is no longer available as part of the public schedule. Please see our VMware section for available courses.

This fast-paced, extended-hour, lab-intensive course includes the content of the VMware vSphere: Manage for Performance and VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting courses.

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to make fundamental design decisions that enhance performance and meet performance goals in a deployed VMware vSphere installation. This course also provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the vSphere virtual infrastructure.

This course includes a prepaid voucher for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4 - Datacenter Administrator examination.

The course is based on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1 and VMware vCenter Server 4.1 and includes a prepaid voucher for the VMware Certified Professional 4 examination.

Students who complete this course should be prepared for any of several additional vSphere courses.


At the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

Suitable For

System administrators

Systems engineers


Help desk personnel who need the knowledge, skills, and abilities to troubleshoot performance


Operational problems in vSphere deployments


Completion of one of the following courses:

Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server


This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Course Introduction

Performance in a Virtualized Environment

CPU Performance

Memory Performance

Guidelines for DRS and Resource Controls

Network Performance

Storage Performance

Virtual Machine Performance

Application Performance

Guidelines for DRS and Resource Controls

Course Introduction

ESXi Command-Line Troubleshooting Methods

Network Troubleshooting

Management Troubleshooting

Storage Troubleshooting

vMotion Troubleshooting

VMware Infrastructure Troubleshooting