VMware vSphere 5.5 to 6: What’s New (VIWN)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Who should attend

vSphere administrators, systems engineers and operators who have attended vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V5.x or have the equivalent experience.


This course is part of the following Certifications:


vSphere 5.5 knowledge equivalent to attending VMware vSphere 6: Install, Configure, Manage (VICM) and system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Course Objectives

VMware vSphere: What’s New is a hands-on training course that explores the newest features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server™ 6 and VMware ESXi™ 6. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lecture material teach the skills you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 6. This class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6 into their existing vSphere environment.

By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Discuss the key enhancements made to vSphere 6
  • Determine when to apply increased maximum configuration allowances in vSphere 6
  • Configure new ESXi security and account management features
  • Apply vSphere 6 upgrade and deployment processes to ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Determine when to deploy the different VMware Platform Services Controller™ models
  • Discuss the differences between VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client in the vSphere 6 release
  • Upgrade virtual machines to virtual hardware version 11
  • Apply the uses and benefits of VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™
  • Configure storage policies
  • Create and use virtual volumes
  • Allocate network resources by using VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control
  • Migrate running virtual machines between vCenter Server instances by using VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
  • Discuss the key enhancements made to VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance

Course Content

  • 1 Course Introduction
  • 2 Introduction to vSphere 6
  • 3 Install and Upgrade
  • 4 Compute Enhancements
  • 5 Management Enhancements
  • 6 Storage Enhancements
  • 7 Network Enhancements
  • 8 Availability Enhancements
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,300.- €
  • Switzerland: Fr. 1,930.-
  • VMware Training Credits: 17 VTC
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

Digital courseware Dates and Booking
Online Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,090.- €
  • VMware Training Credits: 17 VTC
Digital courseware Dates and Booking
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14/11/2016 - 15/11/2016 Cologne
14/11/2016 - 15/11/2016 Münster
21/11/2016 - 22/11/2016 Frankfurt
28/11/2016 - 29/11/2016 Stuttgart
05/12/2016 - 06/12/2016 Munich
12/12/2016 - 13/12/2016 Düsseldorf
09/01/2017 - 10/01/2017 Berlin
16/01/2017 - 17/01/2017 Hamburg
International guaranteed dates
07/11/2016 - 08/11/2016 Utrecht
28/11/2016 - 29/11/2016 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
FLEX Training

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21/11/2016 - 22/11/2016 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Bratislava
21/11/2016 - 22/11/2016 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Ljubljana
21/11/2016 - 22/11/2016 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Tallinn
28/11/2016 - 29/11/2016 Zurich guaranteed date! VMware Special Aktionstermin
05/01/2017 - 06/01/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
30/01/2017 - 31/01/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
27/02/2017 - 28/02/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
03/04/2017 - 04/04/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
02/05/2017 - 03/05/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
06/06/2017 - 07/06/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
03/07/2017 - 04/07/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
01/03/2017 - 02/03/2017 Vienna (iTLS) This course is being delivered by a partner
02/11/2017 - 03/11/2017 Vienna (iTLS) This course is being delivered by a partner

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