VMware vSphere: Transition to ESXi

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official VMware Curriculum

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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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