VMsources VMware Training F.A.Q.

Does VMsources offer any training that addresses the Spectre and Meltdown system intrusions?
Yes! All VMsources VMware Training Classes now include a special section on mitigating Spectre and Meltdown for VMware vSphere!

  • Learn how you can test for vulnerabilities to Spectre and Meltdown
  • Learn how to apply VMware patches for ESXi and vCenter to mitigate Spectre and Meltdown
  • Learn exactly what steps you need to take to protect your VMs from Spectre and Meltdown
  • Recommendations for maintaining performance on VMware vSphere in a post  Spectre and Meltdown world.

What's the difference between the VMware® vSphere™ 6 Boot Camp and the VMware® vSphere ™ 6 Datacenter Operations (DCO)?The VMware® vSphere ™ 6 Datacenter Operations (DCO) class is intended for administrators who need real world knowledge and skills in working with VMware® vSphere™. The VMware® vSphere™ 6 Boot Camp includes all of the content from the Datacenter Operations class plus command line, automated ESXi Deployment and a full upgrade from VMware® vSphere™ 6 to VMware® vSphere™ 6.5

How long do classes run?
The VMware® vSphere ™ 6.0/6.5 Datacenter Operations (DCO) class is a 32-hour class while the VMware® vSphere™ 6 Boot Camp is a 50-hour class. Please see the Class Schedule for specific days and hours.

If I would like to attend a class from home, what kind of connection do I need?
Most residential cable/DSL connections will work fine. If you are concerned, go to http://www.speedtest.net, run the recommended test, and look for a minimum 768 Kbps download and 256 Kbps upload speed.

I am interested in taking a class from my office, will I be able to participate in every class exercise?
Yes, but it is your responsibility to "tune out" phone calls, co-workers and every other distraction that can crop-up at the office. Often, we find that taking classes from home produces a more conducive learning experience.

How complicated is the setup to attend a class from home or my office?
Not very complicated at all. In fact, we have prepared detailed instructions which you will find here: Online Learning Setup

My company has several people who will be taking a class, are there group discounts?
Yes. By the time you factor travel, lost work and tuition costs private VMware Training for 3 or more individuals is almost always more affordable then sending individuals to a training center. Please call us at 866-644-7764 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see just how affordable it is to have us come to you.

Can I take a class from home/work on my laptop?
Yes, all you need is one computer. We do, however, recommend multiple monitors so you can work with the instructor through the labs. Almost all laptops can run multiple monitor configurations easily.

I took a class once before and servers were slow and there were lots of problems. How do I know I am not wasting my time?
We work on real servers listed on the VMware HCL. Anytime there are many people configuring one environment, there are chances for "unplanned learning opportunities," but we guarantee that our equipment will perform.

What kind of computer do I need to take a class from home or work?
We recommend a Windows workstation or Windows Laptop