Educational Services

Open Enrollment Classes

Join us as we demystify VMware vSphere 7.0’s latest release. We’ll cover Virtualization concepts, walk through Best Practices for ESXi and vCenter configuration, and introduce the basics of getting started with Kubernetes.

Course length: 3 days Online
Cost: $3,000

What You’ll Learn: 

  • vSphere component deep-dive
  • Networking concepts
  • Storage concepts
  • CPU & memory concepts
  • Virtual Machine concepts
  • Security concepts
  • Ongoing operations
  • Getting started with Kubernetes


Join us as we teach you the valuable skills needed to become a proficient Horizon Administrator. You will learn to administer the infrastructure and the technologies that make up VMware Horizon.

Course length: 3 days Online
Future Course dates: Tuesday, July 27 – Thursday, July 29, 2021
Cost: $3,000

What you’ll learn: 

  • Horizon administration
  • Building a Windows base image & customizing it for use in Horizon
  • Creating Desktop Pools
  • VMware Dynamic Environment Manager (DEM) and customization
  • VMware App Volumes, creating and updating AppStacks
  • Best Practices for maintaining your Horizon Environment
  • Troubleshooting Horizon


Join us as we cover the use of VMware NSX-T to provide Micro Segmentation for VMware workloads. The class will focus on building security policy and day 2 management of an environment.

Course length: 3 days Online
Cost: $3,000

What you’ll learn: 

  • NSX-T Micro-Segmentation concepts
  • How does the distributed firewall stay consistent
  • How to organize rules for scale
  • Troubleshooting firewall rules
  • Identity firewall components
  • How IPS / IDS works with NSX-T


Join us as we take you through the Ansible Engine, one of the most popular automation frameworks for managing networks. You will walk away from this course with a practical understanding of how to configure and maintain your network using Ansible.

Course length: 3 days Online
Cost: $3,000

What you’ll learn: 

  • General Ansible usage
  • Tracking changes with Git
  • YAML and JSON markup languages
  • Jinja2 templating language
  • Ansible networking modules to manipulate Cisco IOS and NXOS devices


We will take you through the advanced features and best practices you should be utilizing beyond the basics. You will walk away from this course with an enhanced awareness of what’s new in vSphere and the practical skills necessary to apply more advanced features.

Course length: 3 days Online
Cost: $3,000

What you’ll learn: 

  • What’s new in v6.7
  • Hands-on upgrade / migration of Windows vCenter 5.5 (or newer) to vCenter Server Appliance 6.7
  • Utilization of VMware Update Manager
  • DRS / HA use and best practices
  • Security review and best practices
  • Advanced tool review – vROps & ESXTOP
  • Technical preview of vSphere 7.0


Get Caught Up on Past Virtual Workshops

Every year we look forward to breaking down the most exciting and interesting news to come out of VMworld.

This time around, we’re curating what you need to know from 1000+ sessions and bringing it straight to your living room. Join us online for our annual REDUX where we’ll talk:

  • VMware’s evolving vision for the future
  • Recent acquisitions and what they’ll mean to you
  • Keynote highlights
  • vSphere 7 updates & enhancements
  • Containerization highlights (Tanzu)
  • Operations & automation insights
  • How Carbon Black fits into VMware’s security strategy
  • The latest in End-User Computing
  • Announcements from the VMware partner ecosystem
  • Upcoming IVOXY workshops & solution offerings that further your knowledge of VMware & associated technologies


Automation has been the darling of systems engineers & cloud platforms, but why should the server folks & cloud admins have all the fun?

In these workshops we will do a little bit of talking & much more showing as to how to automate switches, routers, & enforcement points (firewalls). From initial deployment, to configuration management & software upgrades, we’ll explore how Ansible & the power of Python can simplify your life & delay the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome.


Virtual Desktop Infrastructure sounds cool – but what exactly is it and how does it work?

In this three-part virtual workshop we cover the features & functionality of the VMware Horizon virtual desktop suite. We’ll start with an intro of the basics with desktop & application provisioning and persona management, move up to desktop deployments, upgrades & reassignment, and end with application delivery via App Volumes.


VMware vRealize Operations sounds great in theory – but what exactly is it capable of and how should it be rolled out?

When it comes to monitoring, managing & planning out your environment, there is nothing better than vROps. This two-part virtual workshop series is intended for those considering or already utilizing the tool to both showcase the plethora of features available and equip you to make meaningful customizations.


All of us play a role in information security.

With ever-increasing frequency, the folks that manage systems, storage, networks, containers, and the cloud are tasked with turning a security directive into a practical solution.

But where do we start? What are common solutions that address many of the common security challenges?

From ISO 27k to microsegmentation – the hybrid data center to Kubernetes, we’ll provide attendees with actionable best practices and experienced insights around how to turn a policy into a practical solution.