Training VMware VSphere 5: What’s new – 2 days

Class overview :

This hands-on training course explores new features in VMware vCenter™ Server 5.0 and VMware® ESXi™ 5.0. Topics include VMware vSphere® 5 installation and how to upgrade from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.0. vSphere 5.0 is the first version of vSphere to include only the ESXi hypervisor.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functions and features in vSphere 5.0 and be able to do the following:

  • List and describe key enhancements in vSphere 5.0
  • Upgrade a deployment from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.0
  • Use Image Builder to modify and export an image profile as part of Auto Deploy
  • Use Auto Deploy to Install a stateless ESXi host
  • Manage a version 8 virtual machine with the next-generation Web-based VMware vSphere Client
  • List and describe key networking enhancements, including the ESXi firewall and new features in vNetwork distributed switches
  • Upgrade and manage a VMware vSphere VMFS5 datastore
  • Understand and configure policy-driven storage management
  • Create a datastore cluster and configure Storage DRS
  • Configure a VMware High Availability cluster based on the new Fault Domain Manager agents
  • Use the Linux-based VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Content of VMware vSphere 5: What’s New

Introduction to VMware vSphere 5.0

  • Key enhancements in ESXi, vCenter Server, and VMware vSphere Upgrade Manager
  • Upgrade vSphere components from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.0, including vCenter Server, Update Manager, and ESXi

Virtual Machine Management

  • Describe new virtual machine version 8 hardware features
  • Explain virtual machine snapshot consolidation
  • Describe the vCenter Solutions Manager
  • Upgrade a virtual machine to version 8 hardware
  • Install, register, and use the Web-based vSphere Client

Network Management

  • Describe the ESXi firewall
  • Describe new features of vNetwork distributed switches including NetFlow, port mirroring, and Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • Describe enhancements to network I/O control, including 802.1p priority tagging, user-defined virtual machine resource pools, and the host-based replication traffic pool
  • Configure the ESXi firewall
  • Configure and test port mirroring

Storage Management

  • Describe new storage features, including VMFS5, Fibre Channel over Ethernet software adapters, policy-driven storage management and vStorage API for Storage Awareness, solid-state disk support, and VMware vSphere vStorage Appliance
  • Describe enhanced features, including snapshot support for VMware vSphere Storage vMotion, increased storage performance, and new primitives in the vStorage API for Array Integration
  • Upgrade VMFS3 to VMFS5
  • Create a storage policy


  • Scaling enhancements to resource pools and VMware vSphere vMotion
  • Describe Storage DRS operation
  • Create a datastore cluster for Storage DRS
  • Configure Storage DRS

High Availability

  • Describe enhancements to the VMware Fault Tolerance and Enhanced vMotion Compatibility features
  • Describe the operation of VMware HA using the new Fault Domain Manager agents
  • Create a VMware HA cluster

New VMware vSphere Deployment Alternatives

  • Configure the Linux-based vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use Image Builder to create an installation image profile
  • Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host
VMware VSphere 5
Training VMware VSphere 5

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  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
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