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VMware HCX: Management and Operations

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4 Days

24 CPD hours

About this course

System administrators

System engineers

Migration engineers

Migration architects


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

Describe core VMware HCX use cases and common triggers for mobility

Describe the core components and features of VMware HCX

Describe a real-life example of a VMware HCX project

Identify all major Cloud Providers offering and supporting VMware HCX

Describe the features of VMware HCX services

Explain the different deployment types for VMware HCX and choose the correct components to deploy for a particular use case

Understand the resource, network, and VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter® requirements for VMware HCX

Install and configure VMware HCX

Understand, deploy, and manage the HCX Service Mesh

Understand Network Extension and Traffic Engineering

Create Network Extension and enable Mobility Optimized Networking

Understand WAN Optimization

Understand the different migration types and be able to choose the best one for different applications and workloads

Incorporate VMware HCX into a disaster recovery strategy

Design a VMware HCX deployment for different use cases

Manage the lifecycle of VMware HCX


This four-day course gives you knowledge and practical exercises sufficient to manage VMware HCX© and to migrate virtual machines using VMware HCX. The course focuses on configuration and management of VMware HCX. The course equips system administrators with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in migrating virtual machines.

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Introduction to VMware HCX
  • Describe workload mobility challenges that VMware HCX addresses
  • Recognize use cases for VMware HCX
  • Identify all major Cloud providers offering and supporting VMware HCX
HCX Services and Deployment Types
  • Describe the functions of VMware HCX components
  • Recognize the services provided by VMware HCX
  • Recognize when to use different deployment types for VMware HCX
  • Be able to choose which components to install and configure for a different VMware HCX service
HCX Deployment
  • Identify the resource, network, and ESXi/VMware vCenter server requirements for VMware HCX
  • Understand the VMware vCenter user roles and access requirements
  • Describe the installation workflow
  • Install, activate, and configure VMware HCX manager
  • Understand the compute and network profile requirements for VMware HCX and its services
  • Create site pair, compute, and network profiles
  • Describe and manage the HCX Service Mesh
  • Create and configure a HCX Service Mesh
Network Extension
  • Describe network extension use case and benefits
  • Compare the HCX-Network extension service with other solutions
  • Examine Network Extension capabilities and topology
  • Create a Network Extension
  • Describe network traffic packet flow
  • Describe Mobility Optimized Networking
  • Enable Mobility Optimized Networking
  • Describe the TCP Flow Conditioning and Application path resiliency feature of VMware HCX
  • Recognize the key benefits of TCP flow conditioning and Application path resiliency
  • Describe WAN optimization
Workload Mobility
  • Describe different migration types
  • Recognize the limitation of each migration method and consideration when planning a migration
  • Understand Bulk and Replication Assisted VMware HCX© vMotion© migration methods
  • Migrate a VM using Bulk migration
  • Describe cold and vMotion migration method
  • Migrate a VM using HCX vMotion migration
  • Examine non VMware vSphere© workload migration
  • Migrate a VM using an OS assisted migration method
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Examine disaster recovery concepts
  • Describe disaster recovery networks
  • Plan and create disaster recovery networks
  • Describe VM protection operations
  • Protect, recover, and test recovery and reverse replication of a VM
  • Understand VMware HCX and SRM integration and value
HCX Lifecycle Management
  • Backup and restore the VMware HCX manager
  • Locate and access VMware HCX logs
  • Troubleshoot VMware HCX
  • Plan for VMware HCX manager and component updates
Customer Design Scenarios
  • Design a VMware HCX deployment
  • Choose workload mobility methods for the migration
  • Discuss customer requirements and proposed design
  • Discuss components, services, and migration methods for the scenario
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Delivery by TDSynex, Exit Certified and New Horizons an VMware Authorised Training Centre (VATC)

Nexus Humans VMware HCX: Management and Operations training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the VMware HCX: Management and Operations course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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