• Duration

    18 Hrs
  • Delivery

    Instructor Led classroom
  • Pricing

    Click Here
  • Language of Instruction


In this upgrade course we cover everything the student needs to know to upgrade from VMware vSphere 4.x to VMware?'s new vSphere 5.1 product. Students will perform the actual upgrade using hands-on-labs in our state of the art data center, then once that objective is achieved they will be exposed to all the new features of the product, to include third party solutions and lessons learned in the field.

Target Audience:

This course is best suited for System Administrators, Systems Eengineers, Operators Responsible for ESXi, ESX, and/or vCenter Server

Skills Gained in various programs:

Through instructor-led discussion and interactive, hands-on exercises, participants will navigate the virtualization ecosystem, learning topics such as:

  • Creating Custom builds of ESXi including adding custom drivers
  • Upgrading to ESXi 5.1 using the vihostupdate.pl and VMware Update Manager
  • Using Network I/O controls on vNetwork Distributed switches to throttle virtual to physical network traffic
  • Using the new features of VMware Storage VMotion with snapshots
  • The benefits and usage of Profile Driven Storage using vPods
  • Designing and using Storage DRS infrastructure using storage clusters
  • GUI based multipathing in VMware's Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA)
  • Virtual Machine sustained availability using VMware Fault Tolerance
  • Manage multiple vCenter Servers using vCenter Server Linked Mode
  • New and improved features and benefits of ESXi host configuration using Host Profiles
  • Reduce time and effort of host provisioning using VMware Auto Deploy
  • Learn about the benefits included with the new VAAI primitives in vSphere 5.1
  • Use the new vCenter Web Interface
  • And many, many other new features and enhancements


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Next Suggested Program :

Talk to our Educational Consultant to discuss your advanced training requirements

Request Information