Complete VMWare vSphere ESXi and vCenter Administration

Short Description

Learn everything about virtualization administration with VMWare vSphere, VM, ESXi, vCenter, vNetwork, vStorage etc

What you’ll learn

Students will be able to do the VMWare vSphere administration
By the end of this course you will be a professional VMWare vSphere administrator and be able to apply for IT jobs
You will be able to install and configure ESXi
You will be able to install and Configure vCenter
You will be able to create Virtual Machines
You will have great exposure to VMWare HA and DRS technology
You will be able to troubleshoot everyday vSphere related issues

This course includes:

11 hours on-demand video
18 articles
21 downloadable resources
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion
Desire to learn
A computer with at least 4-8G of memory


Look no further. You have found one of the best VMWare course on this platform. This course includes everything you need to know about VMWare vSphere ESXi, vCenter, HA, DRS and much more…

VMWare is number ONE virtualization software in corporate world and if you want to learn it you found the right course. This is the VMWare Administration course that prepares you for corporate world and help you significantly with vSphere certifications (VCA, VCP, VCAP etc.) If you want to start your career in VMWare and have little or no knowledge of it then I can help.

In addition to the lectures there will be quizzes, homework and hand-out material just like a live classroom training

I have been teaching this exact course in a classroom environment in New York City. Please note 70% of my students who took this course got the job in IT within months. Imagine those who take my course only to level up their career, how productive this training can be for them

Following is the list of topics I will cover in this course:

Module 1


Course Syllabus

Download Syllabus option

Module 2

What is Virtualization?

How Virtualization Works?

Basic Virtualization Terms

Benefits of Virtualization

Virtualization Technology Companies

Difference Between Virtualization and Cloud

Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 3

What is VMWare?

VMWare Products (Player, ESXi, vSphere, etc.)

Importance of VMWare

Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 4

Lab Design

VMWare Online Lab – Virtualization 101

Download and Install VMWare Player

First VM on VMWare Player (Linux)

Download and Install ESXi Server (Hypervisor)

Configure ESXi Server

Connect to ESXi and Explore vSphere Dashboard

Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 5

First VM on ESXi

Install Linux OS

VM Management

Update ESXi hostname

Install Windows on a VM

Install VMWare Tools

Review VMs and Modify Resources

VM Snapshots

Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 6

Install 2nd ESXi Server

What is vCenter?

Downloading vCenter and Installation Options (Win32 UI or OVA)

Install vCenter

Accessing vCenter (Flash/HTML, SSH, Console, Admin Portal)

vCenter Management Interface

Create a Datacenter and Add ESXi Servers

Managing hosts on vCenter

Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 7

vCenter Homepage

Getting Started and Summary


Configure, Permissions and Datacenters (Menu)

Hosts & Clusters and VMs

Other Menu Options

Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 8

Migrating VM without VMWare cluster (Cold)


VMWare Cluster

High Availability – (Introduction)

High Availability – Part 1 (Linux Installation)

High Availability – Part 2 (Setup NFS)

High Availability – Part 3 (Mount NFS and Migrate VMs)

High Availability – Part 4 (Setup Cluster and Configure HA)

Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

Sequence of Starting and Shutting VMWare vSphere Environment

Datastore clusters

Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 9

VM Cloning

VM Templates

VM Export and Import (OVF)

Organizing VMs

Other Menu VM Options

Fault Tolerance

Accessing vCenter through HTML5

Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 10

ESXi Command Line (CLI)

VMWare vCenter Converter

VMWare vRealize Operations

VMWare vRealize Automation

VMWare Horizon

VMWare Community and Resources


Additional Resources

Many extra lectures


Here is the testimonial from my students:

Main thing about course is its simplicity and the hierarchy. Design is very good and easy which helps to understand things better. — Akash Garg (Udemy Student)

I just love the teaching ad the learning experience I am getting — Jacob Samba (Udemy Student)

The course is run very well and I really like the handouts and the homework that is assigned. The homework helps me learn and continue with the learning process even when adult life is still progressing forward. — Thomas Rogers (Udemy Student)

I genuinely look forward to additional courses in the future. This has been so informative. You hear the name oracle all the time, but this was well put in layman’s terms — Atoofa Hasan (Classroom Student)

Imran Afzal eats, breathes and sleeps IT! He really knows his stuff. I feel like he has brought me from a novice level education to masters level in a short time period. Anyone who is looking to get a job in IT should definitely take this course. — TJ Walker (Udemy Student)

Who this course is for:

Anyone who has some prior knowledge of IT or VMWare
Anyone who wants to add a new skill to his or her profile
Anyone who wants to manage VMWare in their environment

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