Training: VMware vSphere v8 – What’s New

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In this two-day course, you explore the new features and enhancements following VMware vCenter Server 8.0 and VMware ESXi 8.0. Real-world use-case scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere 8.0.

Participant profiles

  • System architects
  • System administrators
  • IT managers


  • Recognize the importance of key features and enhancements in vSphere 8.0
  • Describe vCenter Server, VMware ESXi, storage, virtual machine, and security enhancements in vSphere 8.0
  • Describe the purpose of vSphere Distributed Services Engine
  • Update an ESXi host equipped with a Data Processing Unit (DPU) using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Identify devices supported for system storage on ESXi 8.0
  • Recognize enhancements to VM hardware compatibility settings
  • VMware vSphere Memory Monitoring and Remediation and the improvements to vSphere DRS
  • Recognize the new Virtual Non-Uniform Memory Access (vNUMA) topology settings of a VM in vSphere Client
  • Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager and Auto Deploy to manage the configuration specifications for the hosts in a cluster
  • Recognize the vSphere Lifecycle Manager and Auto Deploy enhancements in vSphere 8.0
  • Recognize the cloud benefits that VMware vSphere+ brings to on-premises workloads
  • Recognize technology that is discontinued or deprecated in vSphere 8.0


  • Experience in administration with ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Completion of one of the following courses, or equivalent knowledge: “VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage”, “VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale”,”VMware vSphere: Fast Track” or”VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting”
  • Experience with working at the command line is helpful

Course content

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Describe how device groups support AI and ML in vSphere 8
  • Describe how device virtualization extensions support AI and ML in vSphere 8

Module 3: vSphere Distributed Services Engine

  • Describe the benefits of Distributed Services Engine
  • Explain how Distributed Services Engine works
  • Recognize use cases for Distributed Services Engine
  • Install ESXi on a host equipped with a DPU
  • View DPU information in vSphere Client
  • Add an ESXi host equipped with a DPU to a cluster
  • Update an ESXi host equipped with a DPU using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for network offloads
  • Add a host with a DPU to the vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Configure a VM to use Uniform Passthrough Mode

Module 4: vSphere and vCenter Management

  • Review the improvements to the communication between vCenter and ESXi hosts
  • Review the enhancements to the vCenter recovery process

Module 5: ESXi Enhancements

  • Describe the function of the central configuration store in ESXi
  • Explain how ConfigStore affects your interaction with ESXi configuration files
  • Recognize the supported system storage partition configuration on ESXi 8.0
  • Identify devices supported for system storage on ESXi 8.0
  • Configure an RDMA host local device on ESXi

Module 6: vSphere Storage

  • Describe the vSAN Express Storage Architecture
  • Recognize the benefits of using vSAN Express Storage Architecture
  • Describe the benefits of using NVMe
  • Recognize the support for NVMe devices in vSphere

Module 7: Guest OS and Workloads

  • Review the enhancements of the latest virtual hardware versions
  • Describe the features introduced with virtual hardware version 20
  • Create a snapshot of a VM with an NVDIMM device

Module 8: Resource Management

  • View energy and carbon emission metrics in vRealize Operations Manager
  • Describe the VMware vSphere Memory Monitoring and Remediation (vMMR) functionality
  • Describe how vMMR enhances the performance of vSphere DRS

Module 9: Security and Compliance

  • Describe how to handle vTPM secrets when cloning a VM
  • Manage OVF templates for VMs that are configured with vTPM
  • Deploy an OVF template with vTPM
  • Describe the enhancements to trusted binary enforcement in ESXi
  • Describe ESXi 8 enhanced security features

Module 10: vSphere Lifecycle Manager

  • Describe the enhancements to life cycle management of standalone ESXi hosts
  • Manage the configuration profiles of ESXi hosts in a cluster with vSphere Lifecycle Manager
  • Use Auto Deploy to boot a host with the desired image and configuration specifications
  • Upgrade multiple ESXi hosts in a cluster in parallel
  • Stage an ESXi host image prior to remediation

Module 11: Auto Deploy

  • Manage custom host certificates using Auto Deploy

Module 12: vSphere with Tanzu

  • Describe the features of the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 2.0 offering

Module 13: Announcing vSphere+

  • Describe the functionality and benefits of vSphere+


  • Official VMware digital courseware

Lab / Exercises

  • Official VMware Labs

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Prix de l'inscription
CHF 1'950.-
Inclus dans ce cours
  • VMware Official Training
  • Official VMware documentation and labs
  • Achievement Badge

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