VMware® vSphere®: What's New Training Course

Explore The New Features And Enhancement In ​VMware®


The three-day VMware® vSphere®: What's New training course will help you to explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 6.5 and VMware ESXi™ 6.5.

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3 Days
£1880Excl. VAT

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions & Course Logistics
  • Course Objectives

Introduction To vSphere 6.5

  • Discuss vSphere 6.5 Feature Enhancements
  • Use vSphere Client, VMware Host Client & The Appliance Shell Of vCenter Server Appliance

Installation & Upgrade

  • Describe New vCenter Server Architecture Features
  • Choose Between A Distributed Configuration & An Embedded Configuration Based On Your Requirements
  • Describe The Enhancements To vCenter Server Appliance
  • Describe The vCenter Server Appliance deployment
  • Describe The Hardware Requirements For Installing vCenter Server Appliance
  • Identify The Information That Is Needed Before You Begin The Installation
  • Deploy A Platform Services Controller Appliance
  • Describe How To Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 5.x to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
  • Describe How To Upgrade An ESXi 5.x Host To An ESXi 6.5 Host
  • List The Benefits Of Using The Content Library
  • Create A Basic Content Library
  • Synchronize A Content Library Across vCenter Server Instances

Compute Enhancement

  • Discuss The Enhancements To vSphere 6.5 Scalability & Performance
  • Discuss The Additional Features To Aupport Hot-Plug & SMART Solid-State Drives
  • Describe New Capabilities Of Host Profiles Introduced In vSphere 6.5
  • Discuss The Improvements To Lockdown Settings
  • Describe The Addition Of Smart-Card Authentication
  • Explain The Changes That Enhance User Accountability
  • Discuss How Virtual Hardware 12 Extends Virtual Machine Resource Configurations
  • Describe How Using Large Receive Offload Reduces CPU-Associated Costs For Network Packet Processing
  • Discuss How Hot-Add Memory Is Distributed Across NUMA Nodes In vSphere 6.5

Storage Enhancements

  • Discuss The Benefits Of Using VMFS 6 With vSphere
  • Upgrade From VMFS 5 To VMFS 6
  • Discuss The Benefits Of Using VMFS 6 With vSphere
  • Discuss The Benefits Of Using NFS v4.1 With vSphere
  • Identify The Differences between NFS v3 & NFS v4.1
  • Describe The Implications Of Using NFS v4.1
  • Describe The Advantages Of The New VMware Virsto™ On-Disk File System
  • Describe The Advantages Of The vsanSparse Snapshot Format
  • Describe The Advatages Of Fault Domains To Withstand Rack-Local Failures
  • Describe The Benefits Of Applying Different Default Policies To Different VMware Virtual SAN™ Datastores
  • Describe The Benefits Of Using Virtual Volumes
  • Describe Per Virtual Machine, Policy-Based Policy Management
  • Describe How VMDK Data Operations Are Offloaded To Storage Arrays Through The Use Of VMware vSphere® API For Storage Awareness™

Network Enhancements

  • Work With Network I/O Control
  • Upgrade Network I/O Control To Version 3
  • Enable Network Resource Management On VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
  • Configure Bandwidth Allocation For System & Virtual Machine Traffic Based On Shares & Reservations
  • Discuss IPv6 Support In vSphere 6.5

Management Enhancement

  • List The Core Security Modules That Are Part Of Platform Services Controller
  • List The VMware Certificate Management Components
  • Describe Certificate Use Changes In vSphere 6.5
  • List The Certificate Management Components That Are Part Of Platform Services Controller
  • Describe The Primary Services Provided By The VMware Certificate Authority Component
  • Describe The Primary Services Provided By The VMware Endpoint Certificate Store Component
  • Define VMware CA Certificate Replacement Options
  • Describe ESXi Certificate Replacement Options
  • Discuss Certificate-Based Guest Authentication

Availability Enhancements

  • Describe The New TCP/IP Stack For vSphere vMotion
  • Explain The Changes That make vSphere vMotion Migrations Across High-Latency Networks Possible
  • Discuss The Requirements For Migrating A Virtual Machine Across vCenter Server Instances
  • Explain How VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance Supports Virtual Machines With Multiple Virtual CPUs
  • Describe How vSphere Fault Tolerance Maintains The Secondary Virtual Machine In A Ready State
  • Explain The Mechanism By Which The Primary Virtual Machine Is Determined
  • Discuss The Improvements Made In Handling All Paths Down & Permanent Device Lost Conditions
  • Describe The Increased Scalability Of vSphere HA
  • Explain The Additional Compatibility Supported By vSphere HA

Security Enhancements

  • Plan For Secure Boot Support For ESXi Host
  • Deploy Enhanced vCenter Server Events & Alarms & vSphere Logging
  • Evaluate Virtual Machine Encryption
  • Enable Encrypted vSphere vMotion
  • Use Encrypted Core Dumps


By the end of the VMware® vSphere®: What's New training course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • List & Describe Key Enhancements In vSphere 6.5
  • Use The User Interface Of The New VMware vSphere® Client™, The New VMware Host Client™ & The Appliance Shell Of VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Add Users To The Lockdown Exception Users List And Test The Lockdown Mode
  • Configure Virtual Machines To check For & Install Newer Versions Of VMware Tools™
  • Upgrade Virtual Machines To The Current Hardware
  • Create A Multisite Content Library For Synchronizing Virtual Machine Templates, vApps, ISO Images & Scripts across vCenter Server Instances
  • Enable The VMware vSphere® Authentication Proxy Service To Automatically Add New Hosts To The Active Directory Domain
  • Configure NFS- & iSCSI-Backed Virtual Volumes To Provide A Common Storage Platform, Independent Of The Underlying Storage Hardware
  • Create Storage Policies And Use These Policies With Virtual Machines & Virtual Volume Datastores
  • Work With VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control To Create & Configure A Distributed Switch
  • Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® To Migrate Virtual Machines Across vCenter Server Instances
  • Activate The High Availability Feature Of vCenter Server Appliance
  • Back Up vCenter Server Appliance By Using A File-Based Backup Solution From The vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
  • Set Up Your Environment To Encrypt & Decrypt Virtual Machines
  • Set Up Your Environment To Use Encrypted vSphere vMotion To Securely Migrate Encrypted Virtual Machines
  • Migrate From Windows vCenter Server To vCenter Server Appliance
  • Configure vCenter Server & Associated Services To Use VMware Platform Services Controller™ High Availability

About the Course

The VMware® vSphere: What's New training course uses real-world deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures will teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 6.5.

Who Should Attend

  • System Architects
  • System Administrators
  • VMware® Partners
  • Individuals Responsible For Implementing & Managing vSphere Architectures

Materials Provided

  • Full VMware® vSphere Materials
  • Highly Skilled & Knowledgeable Tutors
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

  • It's Cheaper To Have Several Virtualised Machines Residing On One Physical Machine Than It Is To Purchase Multiple Machines
  • Server Room Size Requirements Can Be Decreased Saving You Time & Money Retrofitting Your Office Space To Accommodate A Large Server Room
  • Save Money On Electricity Required To Power The Multiple Machines As Well As Save On Your Service Room Cooling Bills
  • Workstation & Server Maintenance Upgrades As Well As Machine Replacement Are Cheaper When You Only Have To Worry About One Physical Workstation Or Server
  • Less Hardware To Babysit Means Less Software To Upgrade

Individual Benefits

  • Recognition Of Your Technical Knowledge & Skills
  • Greater Opportunities For Career Advancement
  • Take More Complete Advantage Of The Capability Of Your Technology
  • Deploy & Manage A Fully Functional & Efficient Virtualisation Environment


There are no formal prerequisites for the VMware® vSphere®: What's New training course.


There are no formal prereading associated with the VMware® vSphere®: What's New training course.

Exam Overview

There are no formal examination associated with the VMware® vSphere®: What's New training course.

Exam Type

No Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no formal Professional Qualification Credits associated with the VMware® vSphere®: What's New training course.


There is no formal VMware® vSphere® certificate, included in the training course.

Next Steps

The four-day VMware® vSphere 6.5: Install, Configure & Manage training course will build your skills in installing, configuring and managing the VMware® 6.5 and includes the components; VMware® ESXi 6.5 and VMware® vCenter Server® 6.5. Our VMware® vSphere 6.5: Install, Configure & Manage training course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organisation of any size.


The VMware® vSphere: What's New training course is perfect for you if you want to learn how to deploy vSphere 6.5 into their existing vSphere environment.

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