VMware vSphere 7.0 Boot Camp

Based on our 5-day, 10hr/day vSphere 7.0 Boot Camp class. Get self-paced training for a fraction of VMware's vSphere Install, Config, Manage 7 price.

VMware vSphere 7.0 Boot Camp
Self-Study Course by ESXLab

Why spend over $6,400USD to sit an official VMware vSphere FastTrack [v7.0]  10hr/day, 5-day boot camp class or $4,200USD for an official VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [v7.0] 8hr/day, 5-day class when you can enrol in our comparable self-study vSphere 7.0 training for about 90% less?

This 5-day, 10hr/day boot camp course is an intensive introduction to VMware vSphere™ 7.0 including VMware ESX™ 7.0 and vCenter™ 7.0. In this course, I will teach you how to install, configure, administer, scale, patch and troubleshoot vSphere 7.0. I'll also provide you with valuable tips, how-to's, best practices, design ideas, potential gotcha's, licensing tips, useful resources, and much, much more.

Assuming no prior vSphere experience, this class starts with the basics and rapidly takes you through all of VMware vSphere 7.0's major features and functions.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Understand / explain vSphere virtualization including what it is, how it works and its many benefits
  • Install and configure ESXi 7.0 onto a PC server
  • Connect to and configure virtual and physical networking
  • Connect to and use NAS and SAN storage
  • Correctly size and configure the virtual hardware layer of a VM
  • Use hot plug vHardware to improve VM scalability and performance with no down time
  • Build and rapidly deploy Virtual Machines with Clones and Templates
  • Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance and how to manage it from the VAMI interface
  • Effectively size, manage and scale ESXi compute resources
  • Cold migrate, hot VMotion migrate and hot Storage VMotion migrate VMs
  • Connect to and use shared block-mode SCSI storage
  • Work with VMFS including mechanics, capacity management and multipathing
  • Deliver predictable compute resource delegations with reservations, shares, limits and Resource Pools
  • Control access to ESXi and vCenter using Permissions
  • Monitor virtual infrastructure with vCenter alarms
  • Build Dynamic Load Balancing clusters
  • Minimize VM down time caused by ESXi host, storage network and SAN LUN access issues with vSphere HA 
  • Patch and Update ESXi 7 using Lifecycle Manager
  • How to migrate from Standard to Distributed vSwitches
  • And much more!

Participants learn vSphere 7.0 concepts, best practices and administration skills from our lecture content... and how to build, configure, and perform common tasks in a vSphere 7.0 environment from our hands-on lab demo videos. By combining lectures and lab demos, attendees acquire all of the skills needed to become effective vSphere administrators.

This extended length boot camp class includes everything in our VMware vSphere 7.0 with ESXi and vCenter class and adds 5 additional chapters and hands-on lab demos:

     1. Configure and use Advanced Virtual Networking (with Hands-on Lab)
     2. Centrally manage Templates, Media and Scripts with Content Libraries (with Hands-on Lab)
     3. Do Direct VM to SAN volume access with Raw Device Maps (with Hands-on Lab)
     4. Deliver Continuous VM Availability with VMware Fault Tolerance (with Hands-on Lab)
     5. Configure and migrate networking to Distributed Virtual Switches (with Hands-on Lab)

This class is unique in its approach; which is to identify and eliminate common issues and limitations often found in live installations. The goal is for participants to learn how to deliver real business value while improving their skill with the technical and conceptual aspects of the software. By the end of the class, participants will have learned the knowledge, skills, and best practices needed for effective vSphere 7.0 installation, configuration, administration and troubleshooting.

Video-on-Demand Training

Our self-paced Video-on-Demand training gives you 35+ hours of video lectures and hands-on lab demo training. That's 5 more hours than our VMware vSphere 7.0 with ESXi and vCenter course.

Our lectures explain the principles, concepts, key issues and best practices for each topic.

Our hands-on lab demo videos show you step-by-step, exactly how to complete 25+ lab tasks. Together, they are an effective learning tool!

Check us out without enrolling. There is plenty of free PREVIEW content for you to review (see Course Curriculum below).

Full Course Ebooks

Our complete eBook course combines 3 ebooks into PDF.

Our 620pg Study Guide  includes every slide presented in our video training along with detailed slide notes.

Our 213pg Lab Guide gives you step-by-step, detailed instructions on how to complete 25+ vSphere 7.0 lab tasks.

Our 188pg vSphere 7.0 Boot Camp Supplement guide adds 5 extra chapters and labs that cover advanced vSphere 7.0 topics that you don't want to miss.

 Get your free vSphere 7.0 sample ebook

Ready-to-Use vSphere 7 Labs

Once you've watched the videos and gone through our course books, it's time complete your vSphere 7.0 learning adventure with our ready-to-use vSphere 7 hands-on labs.

Our labs are accessible from any location with an Internet connection. Access is via Microsoft RDP or using any web browser.

Just log in and start building your new vSphere 7.0 environment from scratch. Install and configure ESXi hosts, vCenter server, VMs, networks, storage, clusters, and much more.

See our Hands-on Lab Demo chapters in the Course Curriculum section (below) for complete details.

What Do I Get With This Course?

We structure our course offerings to suit every budget. Start learning now with no obligation and no credit card with our $Free tier. You get our first 45 (7.5hrs) of videos including lectures and hands-on lab demos. Learn vSphere concepts, how to install ESXi, intro and advanced vNetworking, how to connect ESXi to NFS share and how to size, build and install a Guest OS into a Virtual Machines.  Its a vSphere 7.0 starter course for free!

Want to move beyond just ESXi? Select our Videos tier to get access to all 35+hrs of recorded lectures and hands-on lab demo videos. With this training you'll get the concepts, best practices, the mechanics and everything else you'll need to understand and work with vSphere 7.0's major features and capabilities.

For even more effective training, select our Videos & Ebooks tier. You get all 35+hrs of video training and you also get our vSphere 7.0 Boot Camp course Ebook which includes our vSphere 7.0 Study Guide + Lab Guide + Boot Camp Supplement combined into one 1,021 page PDF. It includes all lecture slides (with slide notes) and complete, easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to complete every lab task.

For the ultimate learning experience select our Videos, Ebooks & 14-Day Labs tier. You get everything in all previous tiers along with 14 days of 24hrs/day access to live hands-on vSphere 7.0 labs. Specifically built to go with our vSphere 7.0 Lab Guide, use our labs to run through all of the lab tasks in our ebook. You get live (no simulators here) ready to use, hands-on practice where you build a complete VMware vSphere 7.0 environment from scratch!

Bought an earlier tier and want to upgrade to a higher tier? Contact us for special upgrade pricing.

Course Pricing

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  • Free

    Get 7.5+ hours of lectures and hands-on lab demo videos for free!

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  • Start learning for free
  • No credit card needed
  • 31 lecture videos 5.5+hrs
  • 14 lab demo videos 2hrs
  • Install, configure ESXi 7.0
  • Virtual, Advanced vNetworking
  • Connect ESXi to NFS storage
  • Size, build and install a Guest OS into a new VM
  • Free 160+pg ebook PDF
  • More content than most paid Udemy courses
  • Ask questions anytime
  • Best way to tell if this course is for you
  • Upgrade when you are ready
  • Videos
  • $125 USD

    Lifetime access to 35+hrs of vSphere 7.0 lecture and lab demo videos

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  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • 20+hrs of lecture videos
  • 15+hrs of lab demo videos
  • Compare to vSphere FastTrack [v7.0] that costs $6,000+
  • Compare to vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [v7.0] that costs $4,000+
  • Learn about Permissions, Compute Resources, Alarms, VMFS, etc.
  • Enable VMotion. Then build a complete vSphere 7 DRS + HA clusters
  • Patch and update with Lifecycle Manager
  • Complete vSphere 7.0 training on a budget
  • Adds Ebooks
  • $279 USD

    35hrs of videos + our 1,021 page vSphere 7.0 Boot Camp Ebook

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  • Includes our vSphere 7.0 Boot Camp ebook
  • 1,021 total pages
  • Includes all lecture slides with slide notes
  • Includes detailed hands-on lab instructions
  • Delivered by e-mail within 1 business day
  • PDF ebook is personalized directly to you
  • Free PDF ebook updates
  • Adds 14-day Labs
  • $599 USD

    35+hrs of videos, ebook and 14-days of hands-on labs

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  • 14-days of live hands-on labs
  • Lab access via Microsoft RDP
  • Lab access via Web Browser
  • Also works from Linux or Mac
  • All needed media provided
  • All needed services provided
  • 2 ESXi hosts w. 4xCores, 20GB RAM, 350GB storage
  • Networks for Storage, VMotion, etc.
  • iSCSI SAN with 4x30GB, 1x50GB SAN LUN
  • Nothing extra for you to install. Just log in and learn
  • Next business day support
  • Full lab Q&A
  • Schedule your lab time when you want
  • Extend your lab time out to 60-days (extra cost)

Course Curriculum

Larry Karnis

ESXLab - Your source for affordable VMware vSphere training.

Q: What do you do if you need to learn VMware vSphere introductory or advanced skills - but can't afford the $4,000+ needed to attend official VMware training?
A: Enroll in ESXLab's VMware vSphere training instead!

My is Larry Karnis and I have been teaching VMware vSphere since 2004, when I was invited by VMware to become one of their first contract instructors. I taught their Install, Configure, Manage and FastTrack courses for 5 years. In 2008, I founded ESXLab and dedicated it to providing practical, effective and objective VMware training for corporate and individual customers. I have led hundreds of training classes all around the world and have taught vSphere to literally thousands of people in my live instructor led events. And I have taught over 25,000 people through video-on-demand training!

This site is my official video-on-demand training site. This site offers my complete introductory and advanced vSphere training courses. These courses provide you with a learning experience comparable to what you would receive if you attended a crazy expensive 5-day event such as official VMware vSphere 7.0 Install, Configure, Manage  or VMware vSphere 7.0 Optimize and Scale courses. But my video-on-demand training sells for a small fraction of the cost of live training.

By offering self-paced Video-on-Demand (VoD) training, digital course eBooks, live remote access vSphere labs and online support, I can provide you with a self-paced vSphere learning experience that will match or exceed what you would get from an instructor led training class. My goal is to give you a better training experience - for much, much less.

How Will ESXLab vSphere Training Benefit Me?

I get lots feedback from people who tell me the benefits they have received from my courses. They use my training to:

  • Help prepare for VMware Certified Professional (VCP)  or VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification
  • Fill in knowledge gaps on software they already have and use
  • Learn about new features and capabilities of vSphere 6.7 or 6.5
  • Learn how to use vSphere Web Client and HTML 5 Client (because vSphere Client is obsolete)
  • Get the skills necessary to move into an entry level vSphere administrators job
  • Get the skills necessary to move up to intermediate and advanced level vSphere administrators job

Why Learn From Me?
I am an IT consultant / trainer with over 25 years of experience. I currently run an IT consulting and training company called ESXLab that specializes in VMware vSphere consulting and training. 

After graduating with Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Math in 1984, I worked for 10 years as a UNIX programmer and administrator. I switched to Linux in 1995 and started teaching Linux courses for Learning Tree, Global Knowledge and RedHat. At RedHat, I taught introductory and advanced Linux courses and administered the RedHat Certified Engineer exams. I even authored two books on Linux.

I've been working with VMware products since 2001. I earned my first VMware Certified Professional (VCP) designation on ESX 2.0 in 2004 (VCP #: 993). I have earned VCP in ESX 3, and in vSphere 4 and 5. I have been providing VMware consulting and training for more than 17  years. I have taught more than 25,000 people how to use vSphere in live instructor led training, online live training and video-on-demand training.

I worked for VMware as a VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) for five years (2004-2008). After leaving VMware, I launched my own VMware training business called ESXLab.  

I hold many industry certificates including VCP-Datacenter Virtualization on VMware Infrastructure 2 & 3 and vSphere 4 & 5 (ret.), VMware Certified Instructor (ret.), RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE), RedHat Certified Instructor (RHCI) and RedHat Certified Examiner (RHCX) as well as certifications from the Linux Professional Institute, Hewlett Packard, Santa Cruz Operation and others. 

I hope to see you in one of my VMware classes... There's no risk as I make plenty content available for free preview - so check it out and see if my VMware vSphere training is for you.

Feel free to send me questions. My e-mail address is larry.karnis@esxlab.com. I usually respond within 1-2 days.

Thanks for your interest.


Larry Karnis / ESXLab.com

E-mail: larry.karnis@esxlab.com

John Smith


Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. Thank you!!