VMware vSphere ICM 8.0 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. Learners gain the practical skills needed to administer a vSphere infrastructure of any size.

The NETLAB+ VMware vSphere ICM 8.0 pod is used to support the VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage 8.0 labs.

This offering requires the user or institution to be a participant in the VMware IT Academy.

Certification Resources: The VMware vSphere ICM 8.0 Labs map to the VMware Certified Professional Data Center Virtualization 2023 Certification. The VCP-DCV 2023 certification validates candidate skills to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere infrastructure, using best practices to provide a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that can accelerate the transformation to cloud computing.

Supported Lab List

Lab Title
1 Accessing the Lab Environment
2 Installing and Configuring an ESXi Host
3 Deploying VMware vCenter Server
4 Creating and Managing the vCenter Inventory
5 Adding an Identity Source
6 Users, Groups and Permissions
7 Creating Standard Switches
8 Configuring vSphere Distributed Switches
9 Accessing iSCSI Storage
10 Managing VMFS Datastores
11 Accessing NFS Storage
12 Creating and Removing a Virtual Machine
13 Installing VMware Tools
14 Adding Virtual Hardware
15 Modifying Virtual Machines
16 Creating Templates and Deploying VMs
17 Using Local Content Libraries
18 Using Subscribed Content Libraries
19 Versioning VM Templates in Content Libraries
20 vSphere vMotion Migrations
21 vSphere Storage vMotion Migrations
22 Working with Snapshots
23 Controlling VM Resources
24 Implementing vSphere DRS Clusters
25 Configuring vSphere HA
26 Using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
Enabling the Labs

To enable the VMware vSphere ICM 8.0 labs, install the VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manager 8.0 course using the Course Manager. See the Course Manager section of the NETLAB+ VE Admin Guide for details. The course content will then be available to be added to classes.

Using the Labs

Always select the correct lab exercise for the lab being performed. Students or teams should schedule the correct lab exercise from the catalog. NETLAB+ will only show those labs for which the required pod type is available. A lab that works on different pod types may appear more than once if your system is so equipped. Instructors should select the correct lab from the Exercise tab during instructor-led lab reservations. This can be done as many times as needed during the reservation.