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VMware vSphere: What's New [V8]

In this 2-day course, you will explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter® 8.0, VMware ESXi™ 8.0, and VMware vSphere® 8.0. Through use-case scenarios, demonstrations, labs, and simulations, you develop skills to implement and configure vSphere 8.0.


2 days


System architects, system administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing vSphere architectures who want to deploy vSphere 8.0 into their existing vSphere environment.


This course requires completion of one of the following courses, or equivalent knowledge, plus administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server:

• VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

• VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale

• VMware vSphere: Fast Track

• VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting

• Experience with working at the command line is helpful.

The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

• Install and configure ESXi

• Install vCenter Server

• Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders

• Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions

• Create and modify a standard switch

• Create and modify a distributed switch

• Connect an ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage

• Create a VMware vSphere VMFS datastore

• Use a content library template to create a virtual machine

• Modify a virtual machine’s hardware

• Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere vMotion and VMware vSphere Storage vMotion

• Configure and manage a VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler cluster

• Configure and manage a VMware vSphere High Availability cluster

• Use VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager to perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and VMs

If you cannot complete these tasks, VMware recommends that you instead take the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] course.

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