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Introduction to Virtualization with
vSphere 8.0

Foundational Knowledge to operate a vSphere Environment

About The Course

Join us as we demystify VMware vSphere 8.0’s latest release. We’ll cover Virtualization concepts, walk through Best Practices for ESXi and vCenter configuration.

What You'll Learn

  • vSphere component deep-dive

  • Networking concepts

  • Storage concepts

  • CPU and memory concepts

  • Virtual Machine concepts

  • Security concepts

  • Ongoing operations

  • Getting started with Kubernetes


  • Configuration of vSphere components: ESXi and vCenter

  • Network configuration: virtual Switch setup, vSphere Distributed Switch setup, VMkernel Port Creation, Uplink Redundancy and Port Group Creation, and MTU sizing

  • Storage configuration: iSCSI Port Binding, NFS, vSAN, multi-pathing

  • Security configuration: SSO setup and RBAC access

  • Configuration of additional vSphere components: Lifecycle Manager, Content Libraries, Host Profiles, Storage Profiles, VM Customization Specifications

  • ESXi and vCenter command-line basics


  • No experience required however some familiarity with virtualization is an asset

  • Familiarity with SSH and RDP

Class Details

Class Dates:  April 9 - 11 2024 | 9a – 3p PT
Post-Class Office Hours: Friday, April 12, 2024 | 9a – 12noon PT (optional)
Venue: 100% online instruction & labs
Cost: $3,000


Matt Cozzolino, Consultant at IVOXY Consulting
  • 20 years of experience in IT Infrastructure & Design

  • 10 years of Consulting 
  • VCP-NV (2019)
  • CCNA

Class Benefits

  • IVOXY Consultant-lead instruction

  • In-class, hands-on lab exercises, no simulations

  • Extended online lab access 1 week after class concludes 

  • Best practices and resource documents

At a Glance

Day One

  • Whats new in vSphere 8
  • Tools & Utilities for the vSphere Websites
  • ESXi & vSphere Licensing
  • ESXi Hypervisor Components
  • vCenter Appliance Components
  • Network & Storage Components

Day Two

  • CPU Video & Memory Components
  • Virtual Machine Basics
  • Snapshots
  • Security Component Review
  • Performance Best Practices

Day Three

  • Operations Day-to-Day
  • Monitoring vSphere Using vRealize Suite
  • Command Line Basics Review
  • VMware Reference vSphere Design

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