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

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Course Synopsis

Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the RETIRED page for courses currently available in this subject area. This fast-paced, extended-hour training course includes the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage and VMware vSphere: Automation with vSphere PowerCLI courses. This hands-on course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere™ using the VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere PowerCLI. vSphere PowerCLI automation can reduce your IT costs while improving efficiency, availability, flexibility, and manageability. 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 should gain an understanding of vSphere 4 and vSphere PowerCLI and be able to do the following:

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This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Course Introduction

Introduction to VMware Virtualization

VMware ESX and ESXi

VMware vCenter Server



Virtual Machines

Access Control

Resource Monitoring

Data Protection


High Availability

Patch Management

Installing VMware ESX and ESXi

Introduction to vSphere PowerCLI

Automating ESX Host Configuration

Virtual Machine Provisioning, Configuration, and Protection

Automating Cluster Operations

Automating Reporting