VMWare FREE Training Videos

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Drawing from our own personal experiences as well as the collective experience of some of today’s best engineers, we’ve created video-training that outlines each step of setting up and administering the entire VMWare Virtual Infrastructure process. We have one of the most comprehensive VMWare Infrastructure training, practice and testing programs in the world.

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VMWare ESX Server 3 Administration Training

VMWare ESX Server Administration Basics

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    1. Welcome
    2. Introduction
    3. Installing ESX Server 3.x
    4. Installing the Virtual Infrastructure Client
    5. Connecting to the ESX Server
    6. ESX Server Licensing
    7. Resource Pools
    8. Creating a Virtual Machine
    9. Options for Putting an Operating System on a VirtualMachine
    10. Booting from a Client CD ROM
    11. Configuring SSH on ESX Server For Normal User
    12. Configuring SSH on the ESX Server for Root Access
    13. Copying an ISO file to an ESX Server
    14. Booting from an ISO Image

 

Snapshots

    1. Taking a Snapshot of a Virtual Machine
    2. Reverting Back to a Snapshot
    3. Process Tree Snapshots

 

Administering and Changing Virtual Machines

    1. Installing VMWare Tools
    2. Increasing Memory on a Virtual Machine
    3. Adding a Disk to a Virtual Machine
    4. Removing a Disk from a Virtual Machine
    5. Adding a Network Adapter
    6. Adding a CD ROM Drive
    7. Deleting a Virtual Machine

 

Configuring VMWare ESX Server

    1. Configuring Physical and Logical Processors
    2. Configuring Memory Option
    3. Viewing DataStores
    4. Adding and Extending DataStores
    5. Network Configuration Overview
    6. Adding a Virtual Switch
    7. Advanced Virtual Switch Configuration Options
    8. Storage and Network Adapters
    9. License Configuration
    10. Configuring DNS and Routing
    11. Configuring a Virtual Machine for Auto Startup/Shutdown
    12. Security and Firewall Settings
    13. ESX Server Resources
    14. Advanced Host Settings

 

Administering Permissions, Users, Groups, and Roles

    1. Roles Explained
    2. Creating Roles
    3. Assinging Permissions to an Object in Inventory
    4. ESX Server Permissions Vs. Virtual Center Permissions

 

Scheduled Tasks

    1. Scheduled Tasks
    2. Creating a Scheduled Task to Power On a Virtual Machine
    3. Creating a Scheduled Task to Take a Snapshot of a VirtuaLMachine

 

Monitoring ESX Servers

  1. Viewing Performance Charts
  2. Exporting Performance Charts
  3. Configuring Performance Counter Collection
  4. Viewing Active Sessions
  5. Configuring the Virtual Center Server to Send Email
  6. Configuring an Alarm to Send Email
  7. Creating Alarms
  8. Configuring SNMP
  9. Viewing VirtualCentre Log
  10. Viweing VirtualCentre Maps

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VMotion, DRS, and HA (High Availability) Administration Training

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Setting Up the Environment

    1. Introduction
    2. Architecture and Hardware Compatibility
    3. How ESX Connects to Storage
    4. Installing ESX and a Host Bus Adapter
    5. Creating a Cluster in Virtual Center
    6. Adding ESX Hosts to a Virtual Center Cluster
    7. Licensing an ESX Host for VMotion
    8. Creating a Shared DataStore

 

VMotion Configuration and Administration

    1. Create the VMKernel Network and Enable VMotion
    2. Create a Virtual Machine on the Shared DataStore
    3. Migrating a Virtual Machine with VMotion

 

DRS Configuration and Administration

    1. Enabling DRS
    2. Automation Level and Migration Threshold
    3. Creating a DRS Rule
    4. Setting DRS Automation at the Virtual Machine Level Part 1
    5. Setting DRS Automation at the Virtual Machine Level Part 2
    6. DRS Start Up Recomendations
    7. Viewing DRS Migration Recomendations

 

Resource Pools

    1. Creating a Resource Pool
    2. Specifying Virtual Machine Resource Reservation and Limits
    3. Adding a Virtual Machine to a Resource Pool
    4. Monitoring a Resource Pool Utilizations

 

HA (High Availability) Configuration and Administration

    1. Enabling HA
    2. Host Failure Threshold and Admission Control
    3. Restart Priority and Isolation

 

TroubleShooting

Viewing Events

Virtual Center 2 Administration Training

Virtual Center

    1. Installing Virtual Center
    2. Connecting to Virtual Center
    3. Adding a DataCenter
    4. Creating a Cluster
    5. Configuring Hosts to Use a License Server
    6. Adding Hosts to a Cluster
    7. Virtual Center Tour

 

Migrating Virtual Machines

    1. Virtual Machine Migration
    2. Advanced Migration

 

Virtual Machine Templates

    1. Cloning a Virtual Machine to a Template
    2. Converting a Virtual Machine Directly to a Template
    3. Copying a Template
    4. Converting a Template to a Virtual Machine
    5. Installing Sysprep on Virtual Center Server
    6. Deploying a VM from a Template and Customizing the Guest
    7. Customizing guest OS with Custom Specs

 

Customizing Virtual Machines with Sysprep

    1. Installing Sysprep On VirtualCenter
    2. Cloning VM and Customizing Guest OS

 

VMWare Converter

  1. Introduction (Physical to Virtual Conversion)
  2. Licensing
  3. Supported Source and Destinations
  4. Installation
  5. Local Hot Clone with Reconfig (Part 1)
  6. Local Hot Clone with Reconfig (Part 2)
  7. Local Hot Clone With Reconfig (Part 3)
  8. Remote Hot Clone
  9. Install-less Mode
  10. Cold Clone
  11. Tips For Successful Conversions

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VMWare Lab

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VMWare vSphere 4.1 Administration Training

vSphere 4.1 Administration Basics

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    1. Welcome
    2. Introduction
    3. How to Install ESX Server 4.1
    4. Installing vSphere Client
    5. Connecting to VMWare vSphere ESX Server
    6. vSphere and ESX Server Licensing
    7. Resource Pools
    8. Creating VMWare Virtual Machine
    9. Options for Installing an Operating System on an ESX4.1 VM
    10. Booting from a Client CD ROM
    11. Configuring SSH on ESX Server For Normal User
    12. Configuring SSH on the ESX Server for Root Access
    13. Copying an ISO file to an ESX Server, booting VM from ISO
    14. Booting from an ISO Image

 

Snapshots

  1. Taking a Snapshot of a Virtual Machine
  2. Reverting VMWare VM Back to a Snapshot
  3. Virtual Machine Process Tree Snapshots
    Administering and Changing Virtual Machines
  4. Installing VMWare Tools
  5. Increasing Memory on a Virtual Machine
  6. Adding a Disk to a Virtual Machine
  7. Removing a Disk from a Virtual Machine
  8. Adding a Network Adapter
  9. Adding a CD ROM Drive
  10. Deleting a Virtual Machine
  11. Configuring VMWare ESX Server
  12. Configuring Physical and Logical Processors
  13. Configuring Memory Option
  14. Viewing DataStores
  15. Adding and Extending DataStores
  16. Network Configuration Overview
  17. Adding a Virtual Switch
  18. Advanced Virtual Switch Configuration Options
  19. Storage and Network Adapters
  20. License Configuration
  21. Configuring DNS and Routing
  22. Configuring a Virtual Machine for Auto Startup/Shutdown
  23. Security and Firewall Settings
  24. ESX Server Resources
  25. Advanced Host Settings
  26. Administering Permissions, Users, Groups, and Roles
  27. Roles Explained
  28. Creating Roles
  29. Assinging Permissions to an Object in Inventory
  30. ESX Server Permissions Vs. Virtual Center Permissions
  31. Scheduled Tasks
  32. Scheduled Tasks
  33. Creating a Scheduled Task to Power On a Virtual Machine
  34. Creating a Scheduled Task to Take a Snapshot of a VirtuaLMachine
  35. Monitoring ESX Servers
  36. Viewing Performance Charts
  37. Exporting Performance Charts
  38. Configuring Performance Counter Collection
  39. Viewing Active Sessions
  40. Configuring the Virtual Center Server to Send Email
  41. Configuring an Alarm to Send Email
  42. Creating Alarms
  43. Configuring SNMP
  44. Viewing VirtualCentre Log
  45. Viweing VirtualCentre Maps

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VMotion, DRS, and HA (High Availability) Administration Training

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Setting Up the Environment

    1. Introduction
    2. Architecture and Hardware Compatibility
    3. How ESX Connects to Storage
    4. Installing ESX and a Host Bus Adapter
    5. Creating a Cluster in Virtual Center
    6. Adding ESX Hosts to a Virtual Center Cluster
    7. Licensing an ESX Host for VMotion
    8. Creating a Shared DataStore

 

VMotion Configuration and Administration

    1. Create the VMKernel Network and Enable VMotion
    2. Create a Virtual Machine on the Shared DataStore
    3. Migrating a Virtual Machine with VMotion

 

DRS Configuration and Administration

    1. Enabling DRS
    2. Automation Level and Migration Threshold
    3. Creating a DRS Rule
    4. Setting DRS Automation at the Virtual Machine Level Part 1
    5. Setting DRS Automation at the Virtual Machine Level Part 2
    6. DRS Start Up Recomendations
    7. Viewing DRS Migration Recomendations

 

Resource Pools

    1. Creating a Resource Pool
    2. Specifying Virtual Machine Resource Reservation and Limits
    3. Adding a Virtual Machine to a Resource Pool
    4. Monitoring a Resource Pool Utilizations

 

HA (High Availability) Configuration and Administration

    1. Enabling HA
    2. Host Failure Threshold and Admission Control
    3. Restart Priority and Isolation

 

TroubleShooting

Viewing Events

Virtual Center 2 Administration Training

Virtual Center

    1. Installing Virtual Center
    2. Connecting to Virtual Center
    3. Adding a DataCenter
    4. Creating a Cluster
    5. Configuring Hosts to Use a License Server
    6. Adding Hosts to a Cluster
    7. Virtual Center Tour

 

Migrating Virtual Machines

    1. Virtual Machine Migration
    2. Advanced Migration

 

Virtual Machine Templates

    1. Cloning a Virtual Machine to a Template
    2. Converting a Virtual Machine Directly to a Template
    3. Copying a Template
    4. Converting a Template to a Virtual Machine
    5. Installing Sysprep on Virtual Center Server
    6. Deploying a VM from a Template and Customizing the Guest
    7. Customizing guest OS with Custom Specs

 

Customizing Virtual Machines with Sysprep

    1. Installing Sysprep On VirtualCenter
    2. Cloning VM and Customizing Guest OS

 

VMWare Converter

  1. Introduction (Physical to Virtual Conversion)
  2. Licensing
  3. Supported Source and Destinations
  4. Installation
  5. Local Hot Clone with Reconfig (Part 1)
  6. Local Hot Clone with Reconfig (Part 2)
  7. Local Hot Clone With Reconfig (Part 3)
  8. Remote Hot Clone
  9. Install-less Mode
  10. Cold Clone
  11. Tips For Successful Conversions

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