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VMware Virtualization and Cloud Fundamentals


Course Overview

The VMware Datacenter Transformation teaches the various virtualization concepts and how they drive an enterprise's digital agenda. It also covers VMware products and technologies that support VMware Cloud Foundation and Cross-Cloud Architecture solutions including vSphere, vSAN, NSX, and the vRealize Suite.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to know cloud computing works leveraging various virtualization technologies

Course Duration

3 Days /  22.5 Hours (Including 1 hour for assessment)

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Data Center Virtualization with VMware vSphere

This module introduces Data Center Virtualization and other components related to Data Center Virtualization. This module also introduces vSphere 6.x as a VMware solution to implement Data Center Virtualization.


  • VMware vision
  • Virtualization Overview
  • Data Center Virtualization
  • Virtual Machine Capabilities
  • Hypervisor
  • Benefits of vSphere 6.x

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the need for Data Center Virtualization
  • Describe the virtual machine and their capabilities
  • Outline the capabilities of vSphere 6.x

Module 2: Components of VMware vSphere

This module explains all the VMware software components to build datacenter which is the foundation of cloud


  • vSphere 6.0 Overview
  • vCenter Server
  • Shared Storage
  • Virtual Networking
  • Virtual Storage
  • High Availability
  • vRealize Suite
  • Cloud Services

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of vSphere 6.x support to Data Center Virtualization.
  • Explain the physical and virtual topologies of vSphere 6.x Data Center.
  • Describe the various Data Center Virtualization Products.

Module 3: Introduction to Network Virtualization

This module introduces the idea and concept of virtualization of networks to implement a software-defined data center. 


  • Current state of Network Virutulization
  • Network Virtualization Overview

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the state of network virtualization today and challenges faced by the industry today
  • Describe data center innovations and the existing gap in networking
  • Explain how network virtualization is realized in SDDC

Module 4: VMware NSX Components and Services

This module discusses VMware NSX Components and some of the services that VMware NSX offers.


  • VMware NSX Components
  • vSphere Networking Overview
  • VMware NSX Logical Switching
  • VMware NSX Logical Routing
  • NSX Edge Services

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the major NSX components in the data, management and control plane, and their interactions
  • Explain the benefits and limitations of VMware vSphere Standard and Distributed Switches
  • Explain how VXLAN-based logical switching, routing works
  • Explain NSX Edge services, including Network Address Translation (NAT), load balancing and VPN

Module 5: VMware NSX Security

This module helps to understand and learn the need for security and how NSX implements


  • NSX Security Overview
  • Logical Firewalls
  • Service Composer

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the main challenges of the traditional security model
  • Explain how the VMware NSX next-generation security model overcomes these challenges
  • Articulate the VMware NSX security foundation and benefits
  • Explain how Service Composer works to secure the data center

Module 6: Introduction to VMware Cloud

In this module we will define the types of cloud computing, and provide examples of the business and technical challenges.


  • What is Cloud Computing
  • What is Saas, PaaS, IaaS
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Private and Community Clouds

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define the types of Cloud computing
  • Discuss the challenges that VMware Cloud products are intended to resolve

Module 7: VMwares cloud products, features and components.

This module covers VMwares cloud products, features, and components.


  • Overview of the Software-Defined Enterprise
  • Benefits of the Software-Defined Data Center
  • vSphere and Data Center Virtualization
  • Linked Clones
  • Virtual SAN
  • Cloud Relevant VMware Components
  • Service Management
  • Policy-based Provisioning and Governance

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define the components of the Software-Defined Enterprise
  • Discover why vSphere is the world's leading server virtualization platform
  • Describe the components of NSX
  • Evaluate how vCloud Automation Center automates the delivery of IT services
  • Measure how vCenter Operations Manager provides comprehensive visibility and insights into the performance, capacity and health of your infrastructure
  • Describe the function of IT Business Management

Module 8: Introduction to End-User Computing

This module, we define End User Computing (EUC), show examples of business and technical challenges, and provide an overview of the VMware Workforce Mobility product line. 


  • What is End-User Computing
  • What is VMware Horizon
  • VMware vCenter Operations Manager for View
  • What VMware Horizon Does

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define and describe the need for a structured IT approach to End User Computing.
  • Provide real-world examples of EUC challenges.
  • List the VMware products that can help resolve those challenges.

Module 9: Components of End-User Computing

This module, we explore the components of the VMware Horizon portfolio of desktop and application virtualization solutions. We also discuss VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter features that support the virtual desktop infrastructure.


  • Virtual Infrastructure
  • VMware Horizon (with View)
  • VMware Workspace
  • Airwatch by VMware Overview
  • VMware Thinapp and Application Virtualization
  • VMware Mirage

Mode of Assessment

Students will be required to complete a paper-based assessment during class.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

After training students may take VMware Certified Associate - Digital Business Transformation 2020 from VMware Education Services.

Course Objectives

  • Define and describe the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture
  • Define and describe vSphere Solutions
  • Define and describe the NSX Solutions
  • Define and describe vRealize Solutions


Basic understanding of operating systems, applications, systems and network.

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee Ratio is 1: 20



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