VMware vSphere 5.5 to 6.5: What’s New (VIWN)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Who should attend

System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures.


This course is part of the following Certifications:


This course requires completion of one the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESX®/ESXi and vCenter Server:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5 or V6]
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5 or V6]
  • VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 or V6]
  • VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V5.5 or V6]

Experience with working at the command line is helpful.

Course Objectives

In this three-day, hands-on training course, you will explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 6.5 and VMware ESXi™ 6.5. Real-world use case 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. This class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6.5 into their existing vSphere environment.

Note: This course is based on beta software.

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

  • List and describe key enhancements in vSphere 6.5
  • Use the user interface of the new VMware vSphere® Client™, the new VMware Host Client™, and 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 and 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, and scripts across vCenter Server instances
  • Enable the VMware vSphere® Authentication Proxy service to automatically add new hosts to the Active Directory domain
  • Configure NFS- and 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 and virtual volume datastores
  • Work with VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control to create and 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 and 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 and associated services to use VMware Platform Services Controller™ high availability

Follow On Courses

Course Content

  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to vSphere 6.5
  • Installation and Upgrade
  • Compute Enhancements
  • Storage Enhancements
  • Network Enhancements
  • Management Enhancement
  • Availability Enhancements
  • Security Enhancements
Classroom Training

Duration 3 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 2,100.- €
  • Switzerland: Fr. 3,030.-
  • VMware Training Credits: 25 VTC
incl. catering
Catering includes:

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

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

Digital courseware Dates and Booking
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21/08/2017 - 23/08/2017 Berlin Summer-Special Aktionstermin
04/09/2017 - 06/09/2017 Stuttgart
11/09/2017 - 13/09/2017 Hamburg Course language: English Summer-Special Aktionstermin
18/09/2017 - 20/09/2017 Düsseldorf
25/09/2017 - 27/09/2017 Frankfurt Summer-Special Aktionstermin
04/10/2017 - 06/10/2017 Münster
09/10/2017 - 11/10/2017 Munich
23/10/2017 - 25/10/2017 Stuttgart
International guaranteed dates
07/08/2017 - 09/08/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
FLEX Training

Please see below our alternative, English language, FLEX course options.

11/09/2017 - 13/09/2017 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Berlin
Summer-Special Aktionstermin
07/08/2017 - 09/08/2017 Zurich guaranteed date! VMware Special Aktionstermin
04/09/2017 - 06/09/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
02/10/2017 - 04/10/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
30/10/2017 - 01/11/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
04/12/2017 - 06/12/2017 Zurich VMware Special Aktionstermin
06/09/2017 - 08/09/2017 Vienna (iTLS) This course is being delivered by a partner
23/10/2017 - 25/10/2017 Vienna (iTLS) This course is being delivered by a partner

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