VMware vSphere: Design Workshop (VDW)


Course Overview

This three-day training course equips you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design a VMware vSphere® 6.5 virtual infrastructure. You follow a proven approach to design a virtualization solution that ensures availability, manageability, performance, recoverability, and security, and that uses VMware best practices.

This course discusses the benefits and risks of available design alternatives and provides information to support making sound design decisions.

Given a case study, you practice your design skills by working with peers on a design project.

Product Alignment

  • VMware ESXi™ 6.5
  • VMware vCenter Server® 6.5

Who should attend

Experienced system integrators and consultants responsible for designing and deploying vSphere environments


This course requires completion of the following prerequisites:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7]
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.7]

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Assess the business and application requirements of the current environment
  • Apply a framework to a design
  • Analyze design choices and best-practice recommendations
  • Create a design that ensures availability, manageability, performance, recoverability, and security
  • Design the core management infrastructure for an enterprise
  • Design the virtual data center for an enterprise
  • Design the compute infrastructure for an enterprise
  • Design the storage and networking infrastructures for an enterprise
  • Design virtual machines to run applications in a vSphere infrastructure
  • Design security, management, and recoverability features for an enterprise

Course Content

  • Course Introduction
  • Infrastructure Assessment
  • Core Management Infrastructure
  • Virtual Data Center Infrastructure
  • Compute Infrastructure
  • Storage Infrastructure
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Virtual Machine Design
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Infrastructure Manageability
  • Infrastructure Recoverability

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

3 days

Price (incl. tax)
  • US$ 2,142
Classroom Training

3 days

Price (incl. tax)
  • United Arab Emirates: US$ 2,142
  • Egypt: US$ 1,163
  • Kuwait: US$ 2,153
  • Oman: US$ 2,153
  • Qatar: US$ 2,153

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.