VMware vSphere: Transition to ESXi

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official VMware Curriculum

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This hands-on training course covers the requirements and effects of transitioning your VMware vSphere environment to VMware ESXi. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to make fundamental design decisions and successfully add ESXi to a deployed vSphere environment. The course is based on ESXi 4.1.

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Course Introduction

Working with VMware ESXi (2 topics)

  • Identify differences between ESX and ESXi
  • Recognize tasks and procedures when moving to ESXi

Installing and Configuring VMware ESXi (3 topics)

  • Analyze ESXi Installable and ESXi Embedded
  • Install and configure ESXi Installable and ESXi Embedded
  • Recognize the steps for upgrading to ESXi

Performing Management Tasks (6 topics)

  • Identify hardware monitoring techniques
  • Discuss system management and backup methodology
  • Distinguish the log files
  • Recognize security methodologies
  • Employ file management practices
  • Perform basic troubleshooting with the direct console user interface

Large-Scale Deployment of VMware ESXi (3 topics)

  • Identify scripted installation programs for ESXi (SDK and Weasel)
  • Analyze the commands to perform scripted installation
  • Discuss best practices for large-scale deployment

Using Scripting Interfaces (5 topics)

  • Identify the scripting interfaces for ESXi
  • Discuss primary scripting interfaces
  • Install VMware vSphere Management Assistant
  • Identify differences between commands used with ESX and those used with ESXi
  • Recognize custom commands and how to substitute VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface commands or vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets for them


Completion of the VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware vSphere 4: What’s New course or have experience using VMware ESX/ESXi and VMware vCenter products.

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