TOP LOC 1501 Workshop "Virtualization for Presales"


The virtualization of server systems continues to increase and is an indispensable part of modern IT infrastructures.

As more products are released for virtualization, in-depth knowledge of virtualization is inevitable. The workshop "Virtualization for presales" was developed especially for the specific requirements of employees from presales.

It gives a deep insight into virtualization with VMware ESXi, without calling technical details into focus.


The course is designed for employees from presales.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


The central content of the course is to illustrate the various possibilities of virtualization with VMware ESXi, from the architecture of virtualization to the concepts of High Availability (VMware HA) and Fault Tolerance (VMware FT).


The workshop "Virtualization for Presales" us an instructor lead course incl. practical exercises.


With the knowledge of this course the participants are able to present products released for virtualization with confidence to the customer. They know the relevant terminology and can use it in discussions with the different departments at the customer. They can evaluate the individual components of virtualization and include the necessary activities and their required time in the calculation of an offer to the customer.

Using a balanced mix of theory and practical demonstrations the Workshop “Virtualization for Presales” covers the following topics:

  • Architecture and Concepts of Virtualization with VMware
  • Virtualization with VMware ESXi
  • Components of a data center (hosts, storage, UPS, network components)
  • Installation and configuration of VMware ESXi
  • Installation and handling of the VMware vSphere client
  • Creation, import, configuration and handling of virtual machines
  • Functionality of the VMware tools
  • Snapshots and clones
  • Access Control
  • Formats of virtual machines (OVA, OVF, VMX)
  • Role and functionality of the vCenter Server
  • Storage, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAN, NAS 
  • Functionality of vMotion and vMotion storage
  • Concept of high availability and VMware HA
  • Concept of fault tolerance and VMware FT
  • Monitoring and management
  • Backup and restore of virtual machines


3 days


Dates on request