The VMware vSphere™ Jumpstart provides you with a proof-of-concept on-site configuration and knowledge transfer using VMware ESX™ and VMware vCenter™



  • Accelerate your virtual machine deployment
  • Mitigate risk by leveraging experienced consultants and proven best practices
  • Provide a configuration workshop in your environment



  • Standard on-site installation of up to two ESX hosts andone VMware vCenter Server
  • Interactive workshop focusing on architecture, administration and operations
  • Best practices and knowledge transfer


Target Audience

Architects and administrators new to VMware ESX and
VMware vCenter.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • VMware Certified Professional Consultant: Implements environment, conducts workshop, provides best practices knowledge about configuration, administration and ongoing infrastructure management
  • Customer Project Manager: Plans and coordinates jumpstart-related IT functions
  • Customer Systems Administrator: Responsible for server hardware, storage and networking
  • Customer Server Administrator: Responsible for operating system and applications


Business Continuity Add-on

A one-day VMware Consolidated Backup Add-on is
available to help you better understand and explore
strategies to increase availability and shorten response
times when faced with service disruptions and disasters.

Action Responsibility
Kickoff call All
Technical architecture overview Consultant
Installation and configuration Consultant
Virtual Machine creation Consultant
Provisioning and managing Consultant
Wrap up session All


Pricing and Scope

  • Up to three (3) days on-site
  • Maximum of five (5) participants
  • Up to two ESX hosts and one VMware vCenter Server
  • VMware vSphere jumpstart delivered by a VMware Certified Professional (VCP) consultant from VMware or from a VMware Solution Provider
  • One-day VMware Consolidated Backup Add-on is available for purchase
  • Contact your local VMware representative for pricing information



  • VMware ESX and VMware vCenter supported hardware and operating system environment
  • Minimum of 60GB local free space, supported NAS, iSCSI, or SAN storage
  • Conference room with projector and networked desktops/laptops running MS Windows® 2000 or higher

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