Learning VMware vSphere 7 ESXi and vCenter Administration

What is VMware, What are the Benefits, and How to use it!

4.53 (291 reviews)
Operating Systems
6 hours
Apr 2022
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What you will learn

Learn what VMware vSphere, ESXi and vCenter are

How to Install and Configure the various VMware Components

How to Build and Setup Virtual Machines (VM)

How to configure great vCenter features such as vMotion, DRS and HA

How to configure the Network and Storage components of VMware

...and Lots Lots more.


Complete VMWare vSphere ESXi and vCenter Administration

Overview -

In this course we'll give you an overview of VMware, discussing how to setup VMware vSphere, including ESXi and vCenter. We'll also talk about how you can start setting up and building your own VM's!

This course will give the necessary skills to get started and will also act as a valuable reference for your continued VMware learning.

If you are new to IT or have been in Technologies for sometime, this course will give you the foundation that you need to either get that IT job, get promoted or improve your existing Tech skillset specifically around the VMware vSphere environment.

In this course we’ll cover -

- What is VMware.

- What is vCenter, ESXi and how to use them

- How to install, setup and configure your own VMware environment

- How to build, configure and manage Virtual Machines (VM's)

- How to troubleshoot your environment

** This course is aimed at VMware vSphere 7 administration, however is also relevant to earlier versions of VMware vSphere including v6.7 and v6.5, so videos are spread across versions with all features being available in the newest v7.

Do I need to be an expert?

No, this course is designed for people who may be starting out in technology, those who are already familiar certain infrastructure technology and those who want to learn more about Virtualization technology, specifically VMware.

It’ll provide an essential foundation for anyone wanting to learn and become more proficient in VMware.

Why this course?

This course will be easy to understand, and will give you an overview of the necessary IT Server skills that you need to know.

Want to become a VMware, Virtualization or Systems Administrator? Already in IT? It’s essential that you understand the VMware virtualization technology. VMware is used extensively by many companies, small, medium and large, so getting a good understanding of VMware will greatly assist you in your IT career!


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Introduction to this Video Course and VMware

Intro | What is VMware, ESXi, vCenter

VMware ESXi Install and Setup

Downloading VMware ESXi
Installing and Configuring VMware ESXi
Post Build - ESXi Overview
Configuring an VMware ESXi Host - Best Practices
Assigning a License to an ESXi Host
Adding an ISO to a Datastore
Configure a Virtual Standard Switch (vSwitch basics)
Setting the NTP Time against an ESXi Host
Maintenance Mode and ESXi Hosts

Building and Setting up a VM

Intro to Building a VM
Building a VM
Console - How to Login to a VM
Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
VM Changes, Updates, Amendments
Building a Windows Server VM (Optional)
Building a Linux Ubuntu Server VM (Optional)

VMware Storage

Storage and Datastores
Disk Types - Thin vs Thick
Seting up a Synology NAS Datastore (Optional)

VMware vCenter

Downloading VMware vCenter
Setting up VMware vCenter
vCenter GUI Guide
vCenter Overview + Adding ESXi Host
Moving ESXi host between clusters in vCentre
Intro to vMotion - What is it?
Setup of Migration + vMotion + EVC
Intro to DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler)
DRS and Affinity Rules - Setup and Use
High Availability (HA) + Fault Tolerance (FT)
Permissions, Security and Active Directory
Reviewing VMware Logs, Alerts and Performance


Virtual vSwitches + VMkernel Ports

VM Additional Items + Good to know's

VMware Hardware Version Compatibility
VM Snapshots
Creating a VM template
How many VM's per Host??
Auto Start + Auto Shutdown a VM
Cloning / Copying a VM
Adding CPU & RAM to an running VM, without shutdown


Enabling SSH from vSphere and logging into the CLI
How to identify which Physical NIC a VM is using
How to monitor Storage performance on Host
Enabling SSH from the backend ESXi console (not vSphere)
How to Remove an Invalid (Broken) VM

Final Thoughts



June 30, 2022
course content is all good. his way of explaining is pretty easy and you do learn a lot of the basics which is required. Only issue is with the video quality, you cant see the configurations and the lab properly as the quality of the recordings are just average. This gives you a eye sore.
April 2, 2022
I found it really helpful because I'm a complete beginner and I needed to prepare for an interview for my first IT job and you really explained a top level summary really well and I'm gonna feel really confident going into the interview this Monday. Thank You!
March 29, 2022
I don't like or appreciate how the screen and what is being shown on the instructor's computer is so blurry. I kept squinting through the whole demo
January 19, 2022
Um bom overview para quem está iniciando, boa didática e hands on. Seria interessante adicionar uma seção mais completa sobre a instalação, uma maior atenção também deve ser dada a versões de maquinas compatíveis com o EXSi.
January 11, 2022
Very complete, insightful and informative. Videos are well done and easy to follow along. Best money I've spent on education. Highly Recommend it.
January 8, 2022
So far, I like the consistent flow of topics. A PDF outline with the added narrative would be helpful.
December 8, 2021
Emilio is a very thorough teacher. This is my second course of his and I feel like I have the whole picture of both products he's taught me about.
August 16, 2021
Good content however I am someone that learns best with subtitles available and these are (i am assuming) auto generated so have a great deal of errors.
July 21, 2021
Instructor is very knowledgeable of the course and explains in detail how things work. Very easy to watch and get drawn into the course, and I usually have a hard time sitting through any video. This course and instructor make me want to sit through and watch and learn!
June 11, 2021
I was looking for someone a little more basic than this course. However, it has been very helpful for me to build up an understanding of ESXi and vCenter
May 28, 2021
I am enjoying the content, it is helping to update and refresh my previous experience. I do find it a little distracting when the sound quality and volume changes from video to video, this is clearly a compilation.
April 7, 2021
It was very helpful because it was easy to understand the functions and operation methods of vsphere 7. If possible, I would love to take courses on vSAN, SASE, migration, k8s, etc. on VMware.
March 21, 2021
It was a great experience and the course was very informative especially for a beginner. I learned a lot of new things that I didn't know about VMware esxi host and vcenter even though I have being working with VMware. I will definitely recommend this course to others.
March 21, 2021
till now its awesome. I like the confidence and way of explanation is nice. lets see how it goes further
February 24, 2021
Very good demonstration of VSphere and ESXi. Wish the video was 1080p though, doesn't look great on my monitor.



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