VMware vSphere ICM 6.0 Labs

These labs provide hands-on training in the skills needed to install, configure and manage VMware vSphere® using a variety of vSphere functions and features.

The NETLAB+ VMware vSphere ICM pod is used to support the VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage 6.0 labs.

These labs are also available as an NDG Online hosted lab offering.

Please review the content-specific requirements for VMware vSphere ICM labs.

Certification Paths

Please be aware that VCP6-DCV Certification requires training in addition to VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage Version 6. The most common path for new learners to achieve the VCP6-DCV certification will be: VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage Version 6 and VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale 6 (more information on O&S 6 coming soon).

See details regarding the steps below of VMware's requirements for the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)

Path 1 - Steps to certification for new learners:

  • 6 months experience with vSphere 6
  • Required training course (can be ICM 6 or O&S 6)
  • Complete vSphere 6 Foundation Exam (Recommended training = VMware ICM 6)
  • Complete VCP6-DCV Exam (Recommended training = VMware O&S 6)

Path 2 - Steps to certification for individuals with vSphere 5.x training, not VCP certified:

  • Attend the vSphere What's New [V5.5 to V6] training course.
  • Complete vSphere 6 Foundation Exam (Recommended training = VMware ICM 6)
  • Complete VCP6-DCV Exam (Recommended training = VMware O&S 6)

Please note that vSphere V5.x courses WILL NOT satisfy the VCP6-DCV certification upon passing the exam. You must complete a vSphere V6 course to achieve certification if you do not hold a valid VCP certification, or if you hold a valid VCP5-DCV, the vSphere: What's New [V5.5 to V6.0] is recommended.

Supported Lab List

A lab addendum for each lab provides detailed guidance on performing the labs using a NETLAB+ system. Please note that the sequence of the lab addenda differs slightly from the sequence of the VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage 6.0 labs. This is necessary in order to provide compatibility with NETLAB+. The labs should be performed in the order of the lab addenda as shown in the table below.

Lab Title
1 Using the VMware vSphere Web Client
2 Configuring the Vmware vSphere vCenter Server Appliance
3 Configuring Vmware ESXi
4 Working with Virtual Machines
6 Creating Folders in Vmware vCenter Server
7 Using Standard & Distributed Switches
8 Accessing iSCSI Storage
9 Accessing NFS Storage
10 Managing Vmware vSphere
11 Using Templates and Clones
12 Modifying a Virtual Machine
13 Migrating Virtual Machines
14 Managing Virtual Machines
15 Managing Vmware vSphere Apps
16 Resource Pools
17 Monitoring Virtual Machine Performance
18 Using Alarms
19 Using vSphere High Availability
20 VMware Vsphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
21 Configuring VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance - NETLAB+ SUPPLEMENTAL LAB2

1This lab is NOT part of the VMware vSphere 6.0 Install, Configure, Manage course; however, it contains configuration tasks that are necessary in order to complete the lab series, using a NETLAB+ system.

2There is no VMware lab directly associated with this lab, which provides detailed guidance on completing tasks covered in Objective 5.2: Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance of the VMware vSphere 6.0: Install, Configure, Manage course.