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Server virtualization is a key component in modern Data Centers, however, it is also a powerful IT tool for a simple and fast-provisioned environment for testing and deploying a variety of applications. The goal of this course is to clarify the concepts of virtualization and to familiarize course participants with the basics of working with the VMware vSphere platform. This course includes Hands-On Labs.


3 days (8h/day)

Training format

As a standard, we implement a full-time course (onsite or ILT *) in the ALEF Training Center. Upon agreement, it is possible to implement the course at the client's premises. The course can also be implemented online (vILT **) via a video conferencing platform - Cisco Webex meetings. Instructor- led virtual training is a combination of the best of a traditional classroom course and interactive training without having to leave your own office or the comfort of your home. Convince yourself of top quality transmission, video calls and effective team collaboration.


  • ILT - Instructor Led-Training * - instructor-led training in the classroom. ** vILT (Virtual Instructor-Led Training) - this is a form of distance learning, where the instructor conducts training from the classroom through an online platform to which students connect from their offices or the comfort of their home.


Introduction What is virtualization and why we virtualize Types of virtualization

  • Full Virtualization
  • Paravirtualization
  • Hardware-Assisted Virtualization
  • Hybrid Virtualization VMware Virtualization Terminology
  • vSphere Components
  • ESXi hypervisor
  • vCenter Server architecture
  • Virtual Machines
  • Management Tools
  • Licensing policy ESXi Hypervisor
  • Installation and configuration
  • DCU VMware vCenter Server
  • Deployment and configuration of VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Integratiion with AD Managing vSphere
  • vSphere Web Client/vSphere Client
  • PowerCLI
  • VMware Management Assistant (vMA) Working with Virtual Machines
  • Creating and modifying virtual machines
  • Creating templates
  • Cloning Virtual Machines
  • Creating snapshots
  • VMware tools Configuring and managing virtual storage
  • Storage protocols
  • Configuring and managing iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Multi-path Configuration
  • Load balancing Configuring and managing virtual networks
  • Terminology
  • Virtual switches o Standard virtual switch (vSS) o Distributed virtual switch (dVS)
  • Creating, configuring and managing standard and distributed virtual switches High availability
  • availability in virtual infrastructure
  • Configuring Clusters
  • vMotion, Storage vMotion
  • vSphere High Availability (HA)
  • vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT)
  • vSphere Replication Resource management
  • VM resource allocation
  • Resource pools
  • Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS)
  • Storage DRS Performance monitoring and basic troubleshooting
  • Performance metrics and counters
  • vSphere performance monitoring tools Patch Management
  • Updating and Upgrading Virtualization Infrastructure Components Using vSphere Update Manager (VUM)
  • Patch and Upgrade Baselines
  • Scanning and remediating Hosts vCenter Converter
  • Physical to Virtual (P2V) and Virtual to Virtual (V2V) conversion using vSphere VMware vCenter Converter


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Training rooms

ALEF operates with training rooms match submarine's style to unexpected, unusual while still being smart and available to work in. We have several type of rooms for small groups and up to larger rooms with modern technical equipment and supportive technologies we provide.

We also deliver the high-quality multimedia sharing for efficient, effective virtual communication on a global scale. In the Competence Center is also available Spark Board. Cisco Sparkboard integrates the most common tools needed for team collaboration in physical meeting rooms into a single elegant device. It also combines white board, video or audio conference features.

All ALEF training centres operates with testing centre that provides full acess to take an exam and get certificate provided by our vendors. ALEF provides to our customer complete management and administration.

Training rooms – Bratislava

Team of lecturers

Our team - consisting of more than 50 instructors - offers a full range of technological knowledge in the field of routing, switching, security, collaboration and data centers. The expertise of instructors is evidenced by a range of top-level international certifications.

The uniqueness of our lecturers lies mainly in their extensive experience in connection with each project, allowing them to respond very flexibly to any question or suggestion from students, and to pass on their practical knowledge to the participants of these courses. Thanks to the synergy of the company’s reliable operation and many years of experience, we have been very flexible in responding to the changes prepared in the Cisco field, so we can guarantee you a wide range of certified courses that enable you and your colleagues to acquire the necessary know-how for future certification tests.

In addition to the certified trainings, we offer special courses that are focused primarily on the development of the necessary configuration skills.


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ALEF Distribution SK, s.r.o.
Galvaniho Business Centrum IV
Galvaniho 17/C
821 04 Bratislava 2
Slovenská republika
+421 (2) 4920 3819