Best Vmware Vsphere Courses

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Introduction to Virtualization – One Hour Crash Course

Learn key virtualization concepts that apply to VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V in this beginner course!

Created by Rick Crisci - VMware Certified Instructor, Virtualization Consultant

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Students: 30842, Price: Free

Students: 30842, Price:  Free

Are you brand new to virtualization? Have you found that many of the training resources out there use complex technical jargon that make it difficult to understand the basic concepts behind virtualization? If you need to learn virtualization quickly and clearly, this is the course for you.

I have taught thousands of hours of live training directly for VMware. Most lectures in this course are 5 - 10 minutes long. This course gives you an understanding of general virtualization concepts. You'll learn how to convert a physical server to a VM. You'll see how the hypervisor provides access to CPU, memory, and storage resources.

If you need to learn VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware Workstation, or any other virtualization technology, this course is the ideal starting point.

Build a VMware Home Lab From Scratch With this Free Course!

Master this step-by-step guide to create a VMware home lab for safe testing and experimenting!

Created by Fettah Ben - Microsoft ADFS, IT Manager.

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Students: 18848, Price: Free

Students: 18848, Price:  Free

Businesses are compelled to choose cost-effective solutions to minimize the use of resources. Additionally, experimenting with production equipment is never the right answer. Therefore, specialists often build home labs, safe environments for testing without high-cost expenses. Many businesses and developers use VMware home labs. After the introduction of VMware Workstation in 1999, home labs became available for all, not just enterprises aiming for secure testing environments.

Nowadays, millions of developers take VMware lab setup for home for learning to operate new software or incorporating new features into their projects. Nowadays, virtualization is one of the dominant choices for generating virtual versions of devices or systems. VMware is the leading provider of virtualization, and in this course, we will be taking a look at the creation of VMware home labs.

What are the VMware home labs?

Building a virtual machine server can sound expensive and complicated. However, the creation of home labs is less of a struggle than you imagine. First of all, it is necessary to observe the freedom for experimentation that these virtual labs provide. Passionate tech specialists can build safe environments and get hands-on experience in the fields of networking, cybersecurity, or software. Therefore, this VMware ESXi tutorial is versatile to anyone interested in designing their home lab.

What is VMware Workstation?

VMware Workstation is a virtual machine software that creates secure virtual machines. In other words, it lets you run multiple operating systems on a single device. Instead of spending resources on several hardware tools to complement actions on different OS, you can use one device to achieve multipurpose features you need.

What will you find in this course on VMware lab setup for home?

In this course on VMware home labs, we will begin by listing some of the main requirements. First of all, you need to make sure that your processor supports EM64T and VT. Secondly, you should check whether virtualization technology is enabled on your host. Lastly, I will discuss some of the VMware vSphere 6.5 LAB memory requirements. The more powerful CPU you have, the more flexibility your VMware home labs will offer.

This VMware ESXi tutorial is perfectly suitable for beginners in virtualization and creation of home labs. However, if you want to be a competitive IT specialist, home labs are essential for fast and efficient learning. I will explain how you should download the VMware Workstation Player, the ESXi and vCenter Server 6.5, and the Windows ISO images. After the initial steps, we will work towards building a virtual machine server and implementing other steps towards a functional home lab.

Do not skip this chance to learn more about the creation of home labs with VMware! It will not only improve your resume but help your personal growth as well! With that extra experimentation, you will be able to learn and improve your skills!

VMware vSphere 6.0 Part 1 – Virtualization, ESXi and VMs

Learn VMware's ESXi 6 Hyperisor, Virtual Networking, NFS Shares and Virtual Machines. Learn how with Video Demos.

Created by Larry Karnis - VMware vSphere Consultant/Mentor, VCP vSphere 2, 3, 4 and 5

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Students: 14977, Price: $19.99

Students: 14977, Price:  Paid

Overview

VMware vSphere 6.0 is the platform businesses depend on to deploy and manage their virtualized Windows and Linux workloads. In this course you will learn the concepts, skills and mechanics you need to get you started as a VMware vSphere 6.0 administrator.

Why Take This Course? (Please click blue Full details link just below)

Here are some great reasons why you should consider enrolling in this course:

  • Our courses are amongst the highest rated of all vSphere courses on Udemy. We consistently earn scores of 4.4 to 4.8 stars out of 5!
  • New! All of our course content is downloadable so you can learn any time on any compatible device
  • Most feedback of any vSphere course on Udemy. Over 580 people have rated this course making it the most reviewed vSphere course on Udemy. Please check out our feedback
  • Fastest growing vSphere course on Udemy! Over 2,900 people have enrolled in this class. We add more new students per day than any other vSphere course. People sign up because of our content, quality and price
  • One of the lowest cost vSphere courses on Udemy! We give you 8.5 hrs of detailed lectures for $20 or less. Other vSphere courses charge $70 or more for much less content
  • We have some of the newest vSphere courses on Udemy. Our courses were developed in late 2015 and published throughout 2016. Many others Udemy courses on VMware date  back to 2013 or earlier
  • We have the most complete set of vSphere courses on Udemy. Combined, our Part 1 through 6 courses give you 31+hours of vSphere 6 training. Nobody else offers anything close to the breadth and depth of vSphere training that you will get here
  • We offer lots of free preview content. Check the course out for yourself before you buy
  • Video demonstrations that show you how to complete all tasks discussed in your course

Check us out. Try any of the free preview lessons to see if this course is for you.

Added Bonus! This course is 100% downloadable. Take it with you and learn on your schedule.

About This Course - Learn VMware vSphere 6 from the ground up

This is an in-depth introductory course on virtualization with VMware vSphere 6. This course covers four major topics that all vSphere 6 administrators must know:

  • First, we start by learning how to install and configure the ESXi 6.0 hypervisor. From there, we configure ESXi host management networking, join our host to a Windows AD domain, set up time services and much more
  • Next, we explore virtual and physical networking. Virtual networking is used to provide Ethernet and TCP/IP networking to VMs. Physical networking is used by both ESXi and VMs to communicate to physical network peers. You will learn to build NIC teams for fast, reliable networking, and how to enable Cisco Discovery Protocol on your virtual Switches
  • ESXi can use file shares for Virtual Machines, for backups and as a repository for install media images or to hold VM clones or templates. We will see the file choices ESXi supports, how to connect and disconnect from file shares and best practices for achieving both high performance and redundancy
  • We will learn how to build virtual machines. You will learn about the features and capabilities of the virtual hardware layer, how to install a guest OS into your new VM, the purpose and benefits of VMware Tools and how to optimize your VMs for best performance and lowest resource overhead.
  • Included at the end of each chapter is a series of one or more video demonstrations that show you exactly how to use your new vSphere skills in a live vSphere 6 environment!

Get in-depth lectures, insights, concepts, how-tos and more. Start learning vSphere 6 now - here on Udemy.

The Complete VMware vSphere 7: Beginner to Advanced-pt 1/2

Start from absolute zero, and learn to use Vmware vSphere 7 as it was meant to be used, Full Practical Training Course

Created by Fettah Ben - Microsoft ADFS, IT Manager.

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Students: 14899, Price: $99.99

Students: 14899, Price:  Paid

Interested in learning how to virtualize your environment?

VMware vSphere Accelerate your digital transformation through a software-defined approach to business and IT. The trusted platform provider of choice for more than 500,000 customers globally, VMware is the pioneer in virtualization and an innovator in cloud and business mobility. A proven leader, VMware allow you to run, manage, connect and secure applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment, so you get both freedom and control.

This course introduces you to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this course acts as a training guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step tutorial walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment.

This course guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples.

This is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment.

What You Will Learn

The course is designed to teach you:

  • How to setup your own Hands-on Labs

  • Install, configure, and manage the ESXi 7 Hosts

  • Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server 7 components

  • Create and Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots

  • Create and configure virtual networks and storage devices

  • Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks

  • Create and Manage User Permissions and Privileges

  • Configure and manage Security Profile and Firewall

  • Configure and manage Local and External Storage

  • ...

This course requires the following prerequisites:

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

PS: Check the Free Preview videos to know more about the course and to be sure  you can get accustomed to my accent

Enroll now!

Clear and Simple VMware vSphere 6.5 Foundations VCP – Part 1

Want to learn about VMware vSphere? This course is full of demos, diagrams, and clear explanations of vSphere concepts.

Created by Rick Crisci - VMware Certified Instructor, Virtualization Consultant

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Students: 14390, Price: $29.99

Students: 14390, Price:  Paid

Are you looking for VMware vSphere Training? Do you want to learn from an experienced trainer who makes complex concepts simple and easy to understand? Do you need to prepare for the VMware vSphere 6.5 Foundations exam?

I am a VMware Certified Instructor who has taught thousands of hours of live training directly for VMware. Most lectures in this course are 5 - 15 minutes long. A few deeper topics are slightly longer. This course gives you an understanding of vSphere foundation concepts.

VMware vSphere is everywhere. Non-virtualized datacenters are a thing of the past, and in order to stay relevant you must understand vSphere. This course builds off my "Clear and Simple vSphere Certified Associate" videos, and gives you a deeper understanding of vSphere.

You will learn about vSphere concepts like VMFS and NFS storage, templates, cloning, vCenter and ESXi installation,Update Manager, and VSAN. I will also provide live demos of many common tasks that you may need to perform as a vSphere Administrator using the vSphere Web Client.

Clear and Simple VMware NSX 6.2 and vSphere Virtual Networks

Whether you are an absolute beginner or a CCIE this is the NSX course for you! Ideal Prep for the VCP6-NV & VCP-NV-2019!

Created by Rick Crisci - VMware Certified Instructor, Virtualization Consultant

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Students: 12316, Price: $29.99

Students: 12316, Price:  Paid

Are you looking for NSX Training? Do you want to learn from an experienced trainer who makes complex concepts simple and easy to understand?

I am a VMware Certified Instructor who has taught thousands of hours of live training directly for VMware. Most lectures in this course are 5 - 15 minutes long. A few deeper topics are slightly longer. This course gives you a complete understanding of NSX concepts. So join me in becoming an NSX Guru today!

VMware NSX is the most disruptive network technology in recent memory. Demand for employees who understand NSX will continue to grow as the product reaches maturity. This course is designed to help you understand all of the concepts behind NSX. We'll start at the very beginning, and learn basic networking. If you are a vSphere Administrator with a limited networking background this will be a huge help.

We'll then learn about the networking tools included with vSphere Enterprise Plus, including Standard and Distributed virtual switches. Basic concepts such as port groups and VMkernel ports will be explained in a clear and simple manner. We'll also look deeper into the feature set, covering topics like Private VLANs, Port Mirroring, and Network I/O Control.

NSX will be covered in a few different sections. First we'll learn the basics about NSX objects, and differentiate the Management, Control, and Data Planes. From there we'll dig deep into switching and routing functions within NSX. We'll also cover security, and how NSX can provide microsegmentation. I'll explain how Service Composer can be used to provide third party integration. And we'll look at Cross-vCenter NSX, which was released with NSX 6.2.

This course will also help you prepare for the VMware VCP exam. The new VCP-NV 2019 Certification can be achieved by passing the NSX 6.2 exam that this course is based on. In order to take the VCP6-NV exam you will need to complete some course requirements from VMware as well. Be sure to check those out as you prepare to get certified.

Complete VMWare vSphere ESXi and vCenter Administration

Learn everything about virtualization administration with VMWare vSphere, VM, ESXi, vCenter, vNetwork, vStorage etc.

Created by Imran Afzal (270,000+ students) - Bestselling Instructor with over 280,000+ students worldwide

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Students: 9743, Price: $89.99

Students: 9743, Price:  Paid

Look no further.  You have found one of the best VMWare course on this platform.  This course includes everything you need to know about VMWare vSphere ESXi, vCenter, HA, DRS and much more...

VMWare is number ONE virtualization software in corporate world and if you want to learn it you found the right course.  This is the VMWare Administration course that prepares you for corporate world and help you significantly with vSphere certifications (VCA, VCP, VCAP etc.)  If you want to start your career in VMWare and have little or no knowledge of it then I can help.   

In addition to the lectures there will be quizzes, homework and hand-out material just like a live classroom training

I have been teaching this exact course in a classroom environment in New York City.  Please note 70% of my students who took this course got the job in IT within months.  Imagine those who take my course only to level  up their career, how productive this training can be for them

Following is the list of topics I will cover in this course:

Module 1

  • Introduction

  • Course Syllabus

  • Download Syllabus option

Module 2

  • What is Virtualization?

  • How Virtualization Works?

  • Basic Virtualization Terms

  • Benefits of Virtualization

  • Virtualization Technology Companies

  • Difference Between Virtualization and Cloud

  • Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 3

  • What is VMWare?

  • VMWare Products (Player, ESXi, vSphere, etc.)

  • Importance of VMWare

  • Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 4

  • Lab Design

  • VMWare Online Lab - Virtualization 101

  • Download and Install VMWare Player

  • First VM on VMWare Player (Linux)

  • Download and Install ESXi Server (Hypervisor)

  • Configure ESXi Server

  • Connect to ESXi and Explore vSphere Dashboard

  • Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 5

  • First VM on ESXi

  • Install Linux OS

  • VM Management

  • Update ESXi hostname

  • Install Windows on a VM

  • Install VMWare Tools

  • Review VMs and Modify Resources

  • VM Snapshots

  • Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 6

  • Install 2nd ESXi Server

  • What is vCenter?

  • Downloading vCenter and Installation Options (Win32 UI or OVA)

  • Install vCenter

  • Accessing vCenter (Flash/HTML, SSH, Console, Admin Portal)

  • vCenter Management Interface

  • Create a Datacenter and Add ESXi Servers

  • Managing hosts on vCenter

  • Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 7

  • vCenter Homepage

  • Getting Started and Summary

  • Monitors

  • Configure, Permissions and Datacenters (Menu)

  • Hosts & Clusters and VMs

  • Other Menu Options

  • Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 8

  • Migrating VM without VMWare cluster (Cold)

  • vMotion

  • VMWare Cluster

  • High Availability - (Introduction)

  • High Availability - Part 1 (Linux Installation)

  • High Availability - Part 2 (Setup NFS)

  • High Availability - Part 3 (Mount NFS and Migrate VMs)

  • High Availability - Part 4 (Setup Cluster and Configure HA)

  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

  • Sequence of Starting and Shutting VMWare vSphere Environment

  • Datastore clusters

  • Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 9

  • VM Cloning

  • VM Templates

  • VM Export and Import (OVF)

  • Organizing VMs

  • Other Menu VM Options

  • Fault Tolerance

  • Accessing vCenter through HTML5

  • Quiz, handouts and homework

Module 10

  • ESXi Command Line (CLI)

  • VMWare vCenter Converter

  • VMWare vRealize Operations

  • VMWare vRealize Automation

  • VMWare Horizon

  • VMWare Community and Resources

  • Bonus

Additional Resources

  • Many extra lectures

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Here is the testimonial from my students:

  • Main thing about course is its simplicity and the hierarchy. Design is very good and easy which helps to understand things better.  -- Akash Garg (Udemy Student)

  • I just love the teaching ad the learning experience I am getting  -- Jacob Samba (Udemy Student)

  • The course is run very well and I really like the handouts and the homework that is assigned. The homework helps me learn and continue with the learning process even when adult life is still progressing forward.  -- Thomas Rogers (Udemy Student)

  • I genuinely look forward to additional courses in the future. This has been so informative. You hear the name oracle all the time, but this was well put in layman’s terms  -- Atoofa Hasan (Classroom Student)

  • Imran Afzal eats, breathes and sleeps IT! He really knows his stuff. I feel like he has brought me from a novice level education to masters level in a short time period. Anyone who is looking to get a job in IT should definitely take this course.  -- TJ Walker (Udemy Student)

Clear and Simple VMware vSphere 6.7 Professional VCP-DCV

Prepare for the VMware VCP-DCV 2019 2V0-21.19 exam. Learn all about vSphere version 6.7 and how to manage it.

Created by Rick Crisci - VMware Certified Instructor, Virtualization Consultant

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Students: 9170, Price: $24.99

Students: 9170, Price:  Paid

Are you looking for VMware vSphere Training? Do you want to learn from an experienced trainer who makes complex concepts simple and easy to understand? Do you need to prepare for the VMware vSphere 2019 Datacenter Virtualization (DCV) exam?

I am a VMware Certified Instructor who has taught thousands of hours of live training directly for VMware. Most lectures in this course are 5 - 15 minutes long. A few deeper topics are slightly longer. There are over 50 real-life demos of tasks being performed in a vSphere 6.7 environment using the new HTML5 vSphere Client.

VMware vSphere is everywhere. Non-virtualized datacenters are a thing of the past, and in order to stay relevant you must understand vSphere. This course builds off my "Clear and Simple vSphere Foundations" videos, and gives you a deeper understanding of vSphere.

Topics covered in this course include (but are not limited to):

Networking

  • Configure vSphere Standard and Distributed Switches

  • NIC Teaming and failover

  • Port Mirroring

  • Network IO Control

  • Traffic Shaping

  • Private VLANs

  • TCP/IP Stacks

  • NetFlow

Storage

  • VMFS and NFS

  • iSCSI

  • FC and FCoE

  • vSAN

  • VVOLs

  • Storage Multipathing and failover

Security

  • Single Sign-On

  • Hardening VMs and Hosts

  • Encrypted vMotion

  • Roles and Permissions

Updates and Upgrades

  • Update Manager

  • Upgrade VMware Tool and VM Hardware

  • Upgrade ESXi

  • Upgrade vCenter

  • Migrate vCenter Server for Windows to the vCenter Server Appliance

Deploying Virtual Machines and Hosts

  • Templates and Cloning

  • Auto Deploy and Host Profiles

  • Content Libraries

  • vCenter Converter

  • Working with VMX Files

Resource Management

  • Configuring DRS Clusters

  • DRS Affinity Rules, Overrides, and advanced settings

  • Shares, Limits, and Reservations

  • Resource Pools

Troubleshooting

  • Restart ESXi Management Agents

  • Collect Diagnostic Data

  • Generate Log Bundles

Backup and Recovery

  • vSphere Data Protection

  • vSphere Replication

  • High Availability (HA)

  • Virtual Machine Component Protection (VMCP)

Clear and Simple VMware Certified Associate (VCA-DBT)

Want to learn about VMware vSphere? This is the ideal course for beginners, and aligns to the VCA-DBT 1V0-701 exam.

Created by Rick Crisci - VMware Certified Instructor, Virtualization Consultant

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Students: 8484, Price: $24.99

Students: 8484, Price:  Paid

Are you looking for VMware Certified Associate training? Do you want to learn from an experienced trainer who makes complex concepts simple and easy to understand? Do you need to prepare for the VCA-DBT exam?

I am a VMware Certified Instructor who has taught thousands of hours of live training directly for VMware. Most lectures in this course are 5 - 15 minutes long. A few deeper topics are slightly longer. This course gives you an understanding of key VMware products and concepts.

VMware vSphere is everywhere. Non-virtualized datacenters are a thing of the past, and in order to stay relevant you must understand virtualization and cloud concepts.

This course features a few different sections. I have included 28 lessons teaching you the basics of vSphere, because that is the most important VMware product, and is core to understanding NSX, vSAN, and other products. However, understand that much of this vSphere knowledge is not directly applicable to the VCA-DBT exam. Learning it is important to have a strong foundation. Key vSphere topics covered include vCenter, ESXi, Host Clusters, Availability, DRS, Storage, Networking, and Fault Tolerance.

After that we take a deep dive into the topics of the VCA-DBT exam. vSAN, NSX, Horizon, and vRealize are key knowledge areas that are covered. You will understand the use cases for all these products, and will learn everything you need to know to pass the VMware Certified Associate - Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT) exam.

VMware ESXi and vSphere Admin Tutorial

Learn VMware ESXi & vSphere Quickly. A Practical Insight That Builds Real Skills

Created by Infinite Skills - High Quality Training

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Students: 7548, Price: $49.99

Students: 7548, Price:  Paid

This VMware ESXi & vSphere training course by Infinite Skills gives you an overview of installing and configuring a vSphere environment. You will quickly become familiar with the core features of vSphere, and how to install and configure them. This tutorial is designed for the absolute beginner, and you do not need any prior vSphere experience to get the most from the lessons.

You start the training with lessons on installing and configuring vSphere. You will cover topics such as installing VMware ESXi, working with the vSphere Client, and managing Hosts using the vSphere Client. The training covers how to configure Networking and Storage, and to create and configure Virtual Machines. You will learn about installing and using vCenter, and the vSphere Client. The course shows you how to work with a Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), configuring for High Availability (HA) and vSphere Data Protection (VDP).

Once you have completed this VMware ESXi and vSphere Administration video tutorial, you will be familiar and comfortable with the process of installing and configuring ESXi and vSphere for a development and testing lab.

The Complete VMware vSphere 7 : Beginner to Advanced-pt 2/2

Delve into advanced features, learn to use Vmware vSphere 7 as it was meant to be used, Full Practical Training Course

Created by Fettah Ben - Microsoft ADFS, IT Manager.

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Students: 7281, Price: $109.99

Students: 7281, Price:  Paid

Do you want to learn the leading virtualization solution in the world, used by most enterprises? 

VMware vSphere is all about abstracting away physical constructs and pooling resources. However, you can take pooling too far and run out of capacity. 

In this course, you'll discover how to efficiently administer VMware vSphere 7 resources and availability by learning some of the advanced features it has to offer. First, you'll delve into resource management and distributed resource scheduler. Then, you'll explore vSphere availability features like vSphere High Availability (HA), Fault Tolerance (FT). Finally, you'll wrap up by learning about Data Protection, VMware Update Manager and vSphere Security.

By the end of the course You will be able to Build and manage any Virtual Datacenter environment and be more prepared for the VMware Foundations certification and DCV exams.

This course guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples.   

This is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment.   

What You Will Learn   

The course is designed to teach you:

  • How to do vMotion & Storage vMotion

  • Configure, and Manage the Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS & SDRS)

  • Plan and Implement VMware High availability (HA) and Fault Tolerance (FT)

  • Create and Administer Resource Pools and vAPP

  • Clone, Template and Snapshot Virtual Machines

  • Upgrading ESXi and Virtual Machines

  • Install and Configure vRealize Operation to perform many monitoring functions

  • ...

This course requires the following prerequisites:

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.   

Already enrolled and completed the preview course, Part 1, that cover the beginners features of VMware vSphere 7   

PS: Check the Free Preview videos to know more about the course and to be sure you can get accustomed to my accent .

Enroll now!

Clear and Simple VMware vSphere 6.5 Foundations VCP – Part 2

Want to learn about VMware vSphere? This course is full of demos, diagrams, and clear explanations of vSphere concepts.

Created by Rick Crisci - VMware Certified Instructor, Virtualization Consultant

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Students: 6859, Price: $29.99

Students: 6859, Price:  Paid

Are you looking for VMware vSphere Training? Do you want to learn from an experienced trainer who makes complex concepts simple and easy to understand?

I am a VMware Certified Instructor who has taught thousands of hours of live training directly for VMware. Most lectures in this course are 5 - 15 minutes long. A few deeper topics are slightly longer. This course gives you an understanding of vSphere foundation concepts.

VMware vSphere is everywhere. Non-virtualized datacenters are a thing of the past, and in order to stay relevant you must understand vSphere. This course builds off my "Clear and Simple vSphere Certified Associate" videos, and gives you a deeper understanding of vSphere.

You will learn about vSphere concepts like host clustering, High Availability (HA), vMotion, and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). I will also provide live demos of many common tasks that you may need to perform as a vSphere Administrator using the vSphere Web Client.

This course will also help you prepare for the VMware vSphere 6.5 Foundations exam. I can also provide Lab Rentals with manuals that you can use as a companion to this course.

Clear and Simple VMware vSphere 6.7 Foundations

Prepare for the VMware VCP-DCV 2019 2V0-21.19 exam. Learn about vSphere version 6.7 and how to manage it.

Created by Rick Crisci - VMware Certified Instructor, Virtualization Consultant

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Students: 6226, Price: $24.99

Students: 6226, Price:  Paid

Are you looking for VMware vSphere Training? Do you want to learn from an experienced trainer who makes complex concepts simple and easy to understand? Do you need to prepare for the VMware vSphere Foundations exam?

I am a VMware Certified Instructor who has taught thousands of hours of live training directly for VMware. Most lectures in this course are 5 - 15 minutes long. A few deeper topics are slightly longer. There are over 40 real-life demos of tasks being performed in a vSphere 6.7 environment using the new HTML5 vSphere Client.

VMware vSphere is everywhere. Non-virtualized datacenters are a thing of the past, and in order to stay relevant you must understand vSphere. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn vSphere, including absolute beginners.

Topics covered in this course include (but are not limited to):

vSphere Essentials

  • Licensing

  • Installed ESXi and vCenter

  • Basic ESXi Configuration and Management

  • Content Libraries

  • Update Manager

Networking

  • Understand vSphere Networking Concepts

  • Configure vSphere Standard and Distributed Switches

  • Virtual Switch Features

Storage

  • VMFS, NFS 3, NFS 4.1

  • iSCSI

  • FC and FCoE

  • LUN Masking and Zoning

  • vSAN

Managing Virtual Machines

  • Templates and Cloning

  • VMware Tools

  • OVF and OVA Templates

  • Snapshots

Resource Management

  • Configuring vMotion Requirements

  • vMotion, Storage vMotion, and Shared-Nothing vMotion

  • Configuring DRS Clusters

  • DRS Affinity Rules, Overrides, and advanced settings

  • DRS Automation Levels and Resource Fragmentation

  • Resource Pools

Troubleshooting

  • Collect Diagnostic Data

  • Generate Log Bundles

Availability

  • vSphere High Availability

  • vCenter High Availability

  • Admission Control

  • Heartbeat Datastores

VMware vSphere 6.0 Part 2 – vCenter, Alarms and Templates

Learn VMware vSphere vCenter Installation & Configuration, Clones & Templates, Permissions, Alarms and vSphere Converter

Created by Larry Karnis - VMware vSphere Consultant/Mentor, VCP vSphere 2, 3, 4 and 5

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Students: 4787, Price: $19.99

Students: 4787, Price:  Paid

VMware vSphere 6.0 is the platform businesses depend on to deploy, manage and run their virtualized Windows and Linux workloads.

In this course
you will learn how to add vCenter management services to your stand alone ESXi environment. Once you have vCenter working, we will show you how to rapidly deploy new VMs via Templates and Clones, how to control vCenter access with Permissions, how to monitor your inventory with Alarms and how to migrate workloads into your new vSphere environment with VMware vCenter Converter.


Learn vCenter Server and Core vCenter Features

This course covers five major topics that all vSphere 6 vCenter administrators must know:

  • First, we start by learning how to install and configure vCenter including vCenter for Windows and vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA).
    From there, learn how to create vCenter's inventory hierarchy, how to join vCenter to an Active Directory domain, how to import an ESXi host into vCenter management, how to connect to and use Web Client. We will also learn how to access VM consoles using both the VMware Remote Console application and the Web Client Console.
  • vCenter enables rapid, effective VM deployment using both Templates and Clones. We will see how to perform cold/hot VM cloning to make a one-time copies of VMs. We will then see how to create Template VMs - which are used for rapid copy-and-customize VM deployments. We will look at vCenter's Guest OS Customization Wizard and use it to easily establish new Name and Network properties for our rapidly deployed VMs.
  • Next,we will learn how to manage access and Permissions on both standalone ESXi hosts and in vCenter managed environments.
  • vCenter has extensive ESXi host, Storage, VM and Cluster monitoring capabilities. We will learn how to use vCenter Alarms to identify exactly the inventory objects we wish to monitor, what conditions we need to check and what actions we want vCenter to take when exceptional circumstances are detected.
  • In the final chapter of this course, we will learn how to install and use VMware vCenter Converter. Converter is a workload migration and consolidation tool that lets you migrate Windows or Linux workloads from source physical or foreign virtual machines (e.g. Hyper-V or XenServer) to ESXi Virtual Machines.

The skills you will acquire in this course will help make you a more effective vSphere 6 administrator.

Added Bonus! This course is 100% downloadable. Take it with you and learn on your schedule.

Clear and Simple VMware vSAN 6.7 (Virtual SAN)

Configure, manage, troubleshoot, and optimize vSAN in your VMware vSphere environment

Created by Rick Crisci - VMware Certified Instructor, Virtualization Consultant

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Students: 4535, Price: $24.99

Students: 4535, Price:  Paid

Are you looking for VMware vSAN Training? Do you want to learn from an experienced trainer who makes complex concepts simple and easy to understand? If so, you have found the right course!

I am a VMware Certified Instructor who has taught thousands of hours of live training directly for VMware. Most lectures in this course are 5 - 15 minutes long. A few deeper topics are slightly longer. This course gives you a strong understanding of vSAN.

You will learn about vSAN concepts like Hyrbird and All-Flash architectures, Storage Policies, how to create a vSAN cluster, how vSAN handles failures, and much much more.

VMware vSphere 6.5 – Setup your own enterprise environment

Learn how to design and implement your vSphere infrastructure from the scratch

Created by Martin Gavanda - Cloud Architect

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Students: 4160, Price: $89.99

Students: 4160, Price:  Paid

Overview

VMware vSphere is the most popular platform for deploying virtualized workloads. In this course you will learn how to build reliable enterprise grade VMware vSphere infrastructure from scratch to fully operational production environment.

Is this a right course for me? (Please click blue Full details link below)

Have you ever wondered how to set-up your own VMware vSphere infrastructure? How everything is working together to create reliable environment for virtual machines? I have designed this course to help you to understand key concepts of VMware vSphere and I will guide you through whole process of creating your own VMware vSphere infrastructure.

What is covered?

I won’t be talking much about theory and all those fancy acronyms you can see everywhere. Instead of that we will create our very new enterprise grade VMware vSphere environment. We will install three hypervisors and central management platform, configure real world networking and interconnect everything together. Then I will cover key functions of our newly created environment such is high availability, shared storage, migrations of virtual machines and all useful functions that might be handy in real world. After this course, you will be able to set-up you own VMware vSphere environment in your company from the scratch and provide reliable infrastructure for your virtual machines. 

Am I going to be bored?

I have tried to be as practical as possible. I won’t disturb you with those little things like “How many hypervisors can be part of a cluster? Is it 32 or 64?” No, we will be learning things by doing them in my lab. Because of those practical lessons I hope you will enjoy them much more than some theory based lectures.

What others say

Few selected reviews. Thank you!

  • After finishing the course and recreating everything in my VMware workstation nested ESXi Lab. I learned a lot of things that i can use at my job. I am aspiring to join the vmware experts at my company and this put me on a fast track towards achieving that. This filled in a huge gap (production grade design that I can use in my VCP lab) in my studies for VCP 6. Many thanks to the author. I hope he adds more design related videos and shares his experiences about designing private clouds in the bonus section. I would like the videos to be geared towards new VMware architects.
  • Love it Love It Love It. Deatailled and extremely easy to understand and follow.
  • I am junior VMware administrator and this course was really usefully for me. At my work I usually solve incidents within the infrastructure but I haven't actually install the environment from the beginning. Based on what I have learned I have better understanding how individual components works together.
  • It's a great course that provides a detailed introduction to VMware and its features.
  • Helps a lot to enhance skill on the latest version of vSphere 6.5.

Mega Course VMware vSphere 6.7 Optimize Upgrade Troubleshoot

34.5hrs of VMware vSphere 6.7 lectures, lab demos to learn ESXi / vCenter, for VCP / VCAP VMware Certification and more

Created by Larry Karnis - VMware vSphere Consultant/Mentor, VCP vSphere 2, 3, 4 and 5

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Students: 3886, Price: $99.99

Students: 3886, Price:  Paid

About this Course

This 34.5 hr course is the longest, most information packed and most complete VMware vSphere 6.7 course you will find on Udemy.

Do you already have basic VMware vSphere / virtualization knowledge and experience and want to take your skills to the next level? Maybe your goal is to skill up so you can pass VCP-DCV or VCAP certification exams, get that promotion or earn a senior position as a VMware vSphere 6.7 administrator?

If so, this 100% downloadable course is for you! Want to be sure? Every chapter in my course has at least one free preview lecture and a 30-day, no questions asked, money back guarantee.

I originally developed the content in this course for 5-day Instructor Led training classes - the kind of class that can cost $4,200+USD/seat  at major training companies. But now, it is here on Udemy - so you can get the same high quality training for a lot less.

Don't settle for VMware video training that is just a few hours of recorded PowerPoint slides. In this mega-course, I include both lecture and hands-on lab demo videos. In the lecture material, I explain concepts, provide an overview of using vSphere 6.7 and include best practices and design and troubleshooting tips, etc. In the hands-on lab demos, I log into one of our live vSphere rental labs and show you exactly how to get the job done, step-by-step.

Please note that this course does not provide access to live labs but does include video demonstrations of how to complete tasks using vSphere 6.7.

What I Cover In This Course

In this course, I explain step-by-step how to upgrade or migrate from vCenter for Windows or vCenter Appliance to vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 and how to use VMware Update Manager to upgrade ESXi hosts and how to upgrade Virtual Machine virtual hardware and VMware Tools. I also cover advanced topics such as Fibre/iSCSI shared storage, Raw Device Maps, working with VMFS 6 Filesystems, Storage Profiles, Storage DRS Clusters, High Availability Clusters, Fault Tolerance and Distributed Virtual Switches.

I'll show you how to diagnose, isolate and fix common problems. We will use Host Client, Web Client, HTML 5 Client and command line tools to explore, configure, update, investigate and zero in on performance bottlenecks and trouble spots. Up to 45% of class time is devoted to labs so concepts, skills and best practices are developed and reinforced.

By the end of the class, attendees will have learned practical, actionable skills in vSphere design, implementation, upgrading, sizing, scaleability, performance optimization and troubleshooting.

Use This Course to Prepare for VMware Certification Exams

Many of my Udemy students use this course to help them prepare for vSphere certification. You can use this course to gain knowledge and skills that are tested for in VMware certifications including:

  • VMware Certified Associate (VCA)

  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV), and

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)

Detailed Chapter by Chapter Topics Covered in this Course

Chapter 0 - Course Overview

  • What this course will cover

  • The technical skills and background of ideal attendees

  • Training with a focus on vSphere Best Practices, Good Design, Diagnosis and Troubleshooting, Scaleability, VM Availability, Performance, Availability, Security and more

Chapter 1 - How to install and configure ESXi according to best practices

  • Selecting and preparing supported hardware for ESXi 6.7

  • Performing install and post install tasks

  • Using advanced settings to review and set password strength rules

  • Connecting ESXi to the management network via the DCUI including tips and best practices

  • Accessing ESXi through the DCUI, server console and via Secure Shell

  • Review and managing host access services from the command line (troubleshooting tip)

  • How to access the DCUI when the DCUI isn't running (troubleshooting tip)

  • Four different ways to review ESXi logs (web, Host Client, Command line and Console)

  • How to manage local users and permissions from the command line (troubleshooting tip)

  • Sizing ESXi hosts for pCPU, pMemory. and, how to enable Transparent Page Sharing to improve memory efficiency by up to 20%

  • How to use local Flash storage to accelerate ESXi host read I/Os and minimize the impact of host memory stress (performance tip)

  • How to use Lockdown Mode to secure your ESXi host

  • How to install VMware packages (called VIBs) using both Host Client and command line

  • Now to query and restart local host management agents from DCUI and from the command line (troubleshooting tip)

  • Where to find best practices for security your ESXi hosts

Chapter 2 - Introduction to ESXi Physical and Virtual Networking

  • Physical networking hardware supported by ESXi. Includes the latest, ultra fast network hardware

  • The three Virtual NIC options along with use cases to help you select the best vNIC for best performance

  • The three different TCP/IP stacks supported by ESXi (and why)

  • How to create and manage vSwitches, VMkernel NICs and Port Groups using Host Client

  • How to create and manage vSwitches, VMkernel NICs and Port Groups using command line (troubleshooting tip)

  • The basics of Physical NIC teaming

  • Great ESXi command line tools to test networking, verify peer connectivity and troubleshoot networking issues

Chapter 3 - Advanced ESXi Physical and Virtual Networking

  • Virtual / Physical networking design goals

  • The three vSwitch Security Policies (Promiscuous Mode, MAC Address Changes, Forged Transmits) and when to use them

  • Network traffic bandwidth management with Traffic Shaping

  • How to improve network throughput with Jumbo Frames. Includes use cases, how to configure and how to test Jumbo Frame support

  • The five Physical NIC teaming policies:

    1. Route by Originating Port

    2. Route by MAC Hash

    3. Route by IP Hash

    4. Route by pNIC Load

    5. Route by Active / Stand-by
      Includes pros, cons and use cases for each policy

  • The three different ways to do vLAN tagging

    1. Route by Originating Port

    2. vSwitch Tagging

    3. pSwitch Tagging

    4. VM Tagging
      When / how to use each one

  • VMkernel pNIC Offloading including TCP Segment Offloading and TCP Checksum offloading including benefits and how each works

  • Exclusive pNIC to VM ownership and use cases using DirectPath I/O and how to do it

  • Shared pNIC to VM ownership and use cases using Single Root I/O Virtualization and how to do it

  • How to monitor pNIC and VM network traffic using esxtop

  • How to query an ESXi host's active network connections on the command line

  • How to get detailed pNIC statistics including transmits, receives, errors, etc. on the command line

  • Network design tips and best practices

Chapter 4 - Connecting ESXi to NFS Shares

  • Supported and unsupported (but works) NFS server options (includes Windows as an NFS server)

  • The layout of an NFS network. Includes security concerns and compensating controls to address these issues

  • NFS network design to maximize service access and availability

  • How to publish NFS shares on Linux (works for Windows too) so that ESXi can use the shares

  • ESXi physical network and TCP/IP requirements for connecting to NFS shares

  • How to mount NFS shares using Host Client

  • How to query NFS servers for their share list from the command line (hint - you can't do this from Host Client)

  • How to mount NFS shares on the command line (troubleshooting tip)

  • Using advanced ESXi configuration parameters to increase the maximum number of supported, concurrent NFS shares

  • Connecting to ESXi to NFS shares from the command line (troubleshooting tip)

  • ESXi / NFS best practices, pros and cons

  • NFS v4.1 features, limitations, how to migrate from NFS v3 to 4.1 and how to avoid data corruption

Chapter 5 - Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines

  • Introduction to the features and capabilities of Virtual Hardware v14

  • pCPUs and vCPUs including configuration options and limits

  • vCPU socket and core hard and practical maximums and guidelines

  • VMemory configuration, sizing and best practices

  • How to select and customize vNIC properties for different use cases

  • The three different virtual SCSI storage controllers and use cases and best practices for each one

  • How to select the best virtual SCSI storage controller for best VM storage performance

  • The purpose, features and capabilities of VMware Tools and why it needs to be in every VM

  • Windows VM configuration and performance tips

  • The files that need to be backed up to capture a powered off VM

  • How Snapshots work. Using the Snapshot Manager

  • Troubleshooting VM Snapshots

  • The Files that are added to a VM when it is snapshotted

  • Guest OS Security tips and best practices

  • Virtual Hardware upgrades and best practices

  • How to list and shut down VMs from the command line

  • How to get a VM's power status, power on, power off or reboot a VM from the command line

  • How to take ownership and give up ownership of a VM from the command line

  • How to change a running VM's console screen resolution from the command line (great troubleshooting tip)

  • VM security considerations for Windows VMs

  • How to streamline the virtual hardware layer and Guest OS for runtime efficiency

  • An introduction to the VMware Guest OS Optimization Tool

Chapter 6 - vSphere 6.7 Management with vCenter Server Appliance

  • How to use Javascript Object Notation (JSON) files for automated vCSA installs

  • vCenter for Windows. How to install it, upgrade to it, migrate from it to vCSA and why you want to migrate

  • vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) hardware requirements and how to adjust for your VM and ESXi host needs

  • Platform Services Controller (PSC) and why VMware is strongly encouraging Embedded PSC rather than External PSC

  • How to Upgrade old vCSA to vCSA 6.7

  • How to Migrate from vCenter for Windows to vCSA 6.7

  • An introduction to vSphere Web (flash / flex) Client and new HTML 5 Client

  • Perform vCSA post install / migrate tasks using the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI)

  • Why you should always upgrade vCSA before you upgrade ESXi hosts (and what to do about it if you accidentally upgrade ESXi first)

  • Why you should review and change vCSA's default root password management policy

  • How to add vCSA to Active Directory and how to use Active Directory accounts as vCenter administrator accounts

  • How Platform Services Controller Global Permissions and Solution Permissions work

  • Enable and secure ESXi hosts fia Lockdown Mode from vCenter

  • The VMware (Digital) Certificate Authority and its three modes (Default, Enterprise and Custom) and which to use

  • How to maintain high vCSA service availability through vCSA High Availability configurations

  • Two other vCSA high service availability options if you choose not to use vCSA High Availability

  • How to back up and restore vCenter Appliance configurations using vCSA's VAMI service

  • Best practices for securing ESXi and vCSA

  • Accessing vCSA as root from the command line

  • How to query, start and restart critical vCSA services from the command line (troubleshooting tip)

  • vCSA log files. Where they are and how to view them

Chapter 7 - Virtual Machines, Templates, Clones, Hotplug Hardware and Performance Analysis, Tips and Tricks

  • Rapid VM deployments with Clones and Templates

  • Template theory, benefits and best practices

  • Virtual disk formats explained - Thick Disk Lazy Zero, Thick Disk Eager Zero and Thin Disk

  • Which disk format is best. Performance vs. space efficiency and why Thin Disk is almost always the best format to choose

  • Cold cloning and hot cloning a VM

  • Windows Guest OS Customization using Sysprep and non-Windows Guest OS customization

  • Exporting VMs in Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) and Open Virtual Machine Archive (OVA) formats

  • Importing OVF / OVA format VMs

  • VM multi-vCPU core sizing and best practices and how to do it

  • VM memory sizing considerations and best practices

  • Hot-add (almost) any virtual hardware with Hot-plug. How to set it up and how to do it

  • Hot-plug vCPU and vRAM strategy, best practices and limitations

  • Hot adding virtual hardware including hot adding virtual disks with no VM down time

  • Hot adding additional vSCSI controllers to a VM. Why do it (hint - performance) and the best vSCSI controllers to use based on use cases

  • Using virtual NVMe controllers and flash backed storage for the ultimate in VM storage performance

  • Monitoring VM performance in real time with esxtop

  • Drilling down to VM pCPU core performance with esxtop

  • Common VM performance issues, how to identify them and how to fix them

  • Great Guest OS performance monitoring tools. What to use, what to believe and what not to believe when using these tools

Chapter 8 - Use VMware Update Manager to Upgrade ESXi hosts

  • Using command line tools to backup and restore an ESXi host’s configuration

  • Configure VMware Update Managers

  • Create ESXi host Patch Baselines

  • Importing a new ESXi install media image

  • Attaching a Host Upgrade patch baseline

  • Performing host compliance scans

  • Upgrading an ESXi host from ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.7

Chapter 9 – Connecting to Fibre & iSCSI Shared Storage

  • General SAN features and capabilities

  • Overview of Fibre Storage Networks

  • VMware APIs for Array Integration (VAAI)

  • Storage network design for performance and redundancy

  • Connecting to Fibre and iSCSI shared storage

  • iSCSI Hardware and Software Initiators

  • iSCSI Static and Send Targets LUN discovery

  • Troubleshooting storage issues

  • Use esxtop to review storage controller and datastores configuration and I/O activity

Chapter 10 – Direct VM to SAN Access with Raw Device Maps

  • Explain Physical and Virtual Raw Device Maps (RDMs)

  • Use cases for Raw Device Maps

  • How Raw Device Maps work with VM cold, VMotion and Storage VMotion migrations

  • Using RDMs to implement Virtual and Virtual/Physical Microsoft Fail Over Clusters

Chapter 11 – VMware File System (VMFS)

  • Unique file system properties of VMFS

  • Creating and managing shared Volumes

  • Managing VMFS capacity with LUN spanning and LUN expansion

  • Understand VMware multipath options

  • Benefits of using vendor multipath solutions

  • Understanding and selecting multipathing policies

  • VMFS performance, scalability and reliability considerations

  • Review storage queuing, I/O aborts and other storage issues

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot storage performance

  • VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache description and use cases

  • Troubleshooting VMFS issues

  • Use esxtop to review datastore I/O activity

Chapter 12 – Storage Profiles

  • SAN and user defined storage profiles

  • Using storage speed, replication to define storage capabilities

  • VMware APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA)

  • Creating VM storage profiles

  • VM/Storage compliance checks

  • Remediating incorrectly placed VM

  • Understanding Storage I/O Control

  • Enable priority storage queues with Storage I/O control

Chapter 13 – Storage Load Balancing with SDRS Clusters

  • Creating and using Storage Distributed Resource Scheduling clusters (SDRS)

  • Cluster properties for capacity and I/O load balancing

  • Best practices for building storage clusters

Chapter 14 – VMotion Migration, Cold Migration, Storage VMotion (coming soon)

  • Cold Migrations to new ESXi hosts, datastores

  • Hot Migrations with VMotion

  • VMotion requirements and dependencies

  • How VMotion works – detailed explanation

  • Troubleshooting VMotion

  • Storage VMotion for hot VM disk migrations

Chapter 15 – VMware High Availability Clusters (coming soon)

  • Minimize unplanned VM down time VMware High Availability clusters

  • VM requirements for HA Clusters

  • Storage fault recovery in High Availability clusters (All Paths Down, Permanent Device Loss)

  • Monitoring VM health in HA clusters

  • Admission Control policy settings for predictable pCPU/pRAM resource availability

  • Identifying and troubleshooting issues in VMware HA clusters

Chapter 16 – VMware Fault Tolerance (coming soon)

  • Eliminate VM unplanned down time with VMware Fault Tolerance

  • Role of the Primary and Secondary VM in a Fault Tolerance configuration

  • Explain how Fast Checkpointing keeps the Secondary VM vCPU, vRAM, vDisk up to date

  • Enabling VM Fault Tolerance

  • Initial VM synchronization

  • Testing Fault Tolerance

Chapter 17 – Distributed vSwitch Features and Scalability (coming soon)

  • Features and benefits of Distributed vSwitches

  • Role of the DVUplink port group

  • Adding ESXi hosts to dvSwitches

  • Creating dvSwitch port groups

  • Migrating physical NICs and VMkernel ports to dvSwitches

  • dvSwitch configuration backup and restore

  • Configuring custom VM MAC address generation policies

  • Testing dvSwitch network healt

Chapter 18 - Final Thoughts

  • How to tell if your workload is suitable for virtualization

  • The benefits of virtualizing Enterprise Application workloads

  • How to mitigate the risks of Virtual Machine theft

  • Great tips on where to look for additional, quality information on vSphere

  • How to (Legally) Get all of VMware's Enterprise Class Virtualization Software for Just $200/year

  • End of Course Wind Down

Chapter 19 - End of Class Lecture

  • A quick review of what we covered in this course

  • A quick introduction to the topics we'll cover in Part-2 of this course

VMware vSphere 6.0 Part 3 – Storage, Resources, VM Migration

Learn Shared Storage, how to make/expand VMFS volumes, to use Resource Pools and to cold, VMotion & Storage VMotion VMs

Created by Larry Karnis - VMware vSphere Consultant/Mentor, VCP vSphere 2, 3, 4 and 5

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Students: 3621, Price: $19.99

Students: 3621, Price:  Paid

VMware vSphere 6.0 is the platform businesses depend on to deploy,
manage and run their virtualized Windows and Linux workloads.

In this course
you will learn how to connect to and use shared SAN Storage including Fibre and iSCSI storage, to Format and Expand VMFS volumes, how to Resource Tune Virtual Machines, how to create and tune Resource Pools, and how to perform cold, VMotion and Storage VMotion migrations.

Learn Storage, VMFS, Resource Management and VM Migrations

This course covers four major topics that all vSphere 6 vCenter administrators must know:

  • First, we look at shared Fibre and iSCSI shared storage. We start with an overview of features and capabilities of suitable SANs. We move on to discuss storage network design for redundancy and performance, SAN security with Zoning and Authentication, iSCSI hardware and Software initiators, how to scan and review SAN LUNs and various Storage views. We complete the section with a presentation of NFS v4.1 file shares (new to vSphere 6.).
  • Next we look at VMware's cluster file system - VMFS. We learn how to create VMFS partitions and their properties. We look at basic capacity management (and what can go wrong) and offer two strategies for managing VMFS capacity. We go on to talk about Path Selection Policies (PSPs) and explain the trade offs of VMware's three provided PSPs. We show you how to select the optimal PSP based on your storage network design and your SAN's capabilities.
  • We move on to discuss Resource Management and Resource Pools. Effectively managing CPU and Memory is critical to host and VM scalability. VMware provides three tunables - Reservations, Shares and Limits, to help you delegate resources as you require. We show you how to assess resource needs and how to create/use Resource Pools. Finally, we explain Expandable Reservations and show you how to use them safely.
  • Finally, we look at VM migrations. VMware supports cold (powered off) migrations to a new ESXi host or datastore. Next we look at VMotion hot VM migration - where we hot move a running VM to a second ESXi host. We look at CPU compatibility requirements and show you how to tell if your physical host CPUs are VMotion compatible. Finally, you will learn how to perform Storage VMotion (hot move a VM from one datastore to another) and the Use Cases for Storage VMotion.

The skills you will acquire in this course will help make you a more effective vSphere 6 administrator.

Added Bonus! This course is 100% downloadable. Take it with you and learn on your schedule.

Vmware and Microsoft Hyper V Fundamentals For Begginners

Specialize Course Design for IT Beginners to Learn Concepts with Hands on Demo 70% Lab Demos For Hands on Skills

Created by Tariq Khan - Cloud | System | Network | Virtualization Expert Consultant

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Students: 3557, Price: Free

Students: 3557, Price:  Free

Learn fundamental to intermediate skills and theoretical concepts with hands on lab demos for easy understanding for those who want to learn virtualization and gain basic knowledge about types of hyper visor and how this technology beneficial for IT industry and its certification for career growth on Microsoft and VMware platform.

Vmware & Hyper V Implementation Scenarios with Virtual Machines | Virtual Switches and Its Types | Storage.

Discuss is detail about Compute | Storage | Networking.

Types of Virtual Switches External | Internal | Private

Differences between Type 1 & Type 2 Hyper Visors.

Exploring Concepts inside Microsoft server operating systems regarding Hyper V Server 2012 | Server 2016 | Server 2019 and discuss in detail about standard vs data center edition as well.

Virtual machines concepts, configuration and deployments with customization of different features.

Generation 1 vs Generation 2 VMs Types.

Fundamental concepts of virtualization in IT

What is Virtualization brief overview

Types of Virtualization type 1 and type 2 with examples

Vmware latest workstation deployment and configuration

Creating virtual machines VM

Customizing VM

VM settings and Configurations

LAN Connectivity

Vmware Tools overview

Operating System Installation on Virtual Machine

Demo Exploring Networking Features inside Virtualization World

Remote connectivity with VMs

Snapshots and backups operation in virtualization world

Microsoft Hyper V

Type2 Hyper Vsor Limitations For Production Infrastructure

Type 1 Hyper Visor Major Capabilities for Virtualization Industry

Understand Types Of Virtual Swicthes and Implementation Inside Hyper V

Virtual Machine Customization and Adding New Resources

Virtual Machine LAN Connectivity & RDC Connections

Pre Requisites For VM Deployment Inside Hyper V

Operating System Installation on Virtual Machine

Hyper V Installation on Microsoft Server Operating System

Microsoft Hyper V Installation Verification

Create a vSphere 6.0 VCP Lab with VMware Workstation

NOTE - I have created new version of this course for vSphere 6.7!! I strongly recommend that course vs. this one.

Created by Rick Crisci - VMware Certified Instructor, Virtualization Consultant

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Students: 3281, Price: $19.99

Students: 3281, Price:  Paid

NOTE - I have created a new version of this course for vSphere 6.7!! I strongly recommend that course vs. this one. You may have issues finding the files for this version.

Search Udemy for vSphere 6.7 Home Lab to find it. My new course can be used to create a Home Lab for vsphere 6, 6.5, or 6.7.

This course will walk you through the process of creating a vSphere 6 lab on your home computer. You'll learn how to use VMware Workstation, and will create multiple virtual machines.

When you are done you will have a completely functional vSphere 6 lab environment, complete with a router, domain controller, virtual NAS device, and multiple ESXi hosts. You will also have vCenter deployed, and will be able to launch the vSphere Web Client and manage your environment.

The course is about 40 minutes in length, but if you are following along at home the process to completely build your Home Lab should take about two hours.

VMware vSphere 6.0 Part 4 – Clusters, Patching, Performance

Learn about load balanced DRS clusters, High Availability failure recovery clusters, Fault Tolerance, VM/Host performace

Created by Larry Karnis - VMware vSphere Consultant/Mentor, VCP vSphere 2, 3, 4 and 5

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Students: 3182, Price: $19.99

Students: 3182, Price:  Paid

VMware vSphere 6.0 is the platform businesses depend on to deploy,
manage and run their virtualized Windows and Linux workloads.

In this course
you will learn how to effectively manage host CPU/Memory resources with DRS clusters, to minimize VM downtime caused by ESXi host failures with HA clusters, to eliminate unplanned VM downtime with Fault Tolerance, to patch and update ESXi hosts with VUM and how to maximize ESXi host and VM performance.

Learn DRS & HA Clusters, Fault Tolerance, VMware Update Manager and Performance

This course covers five major topics that all vSphere 6 vCenter administrators must know:

  • We start with a thorough presentation of VMware Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) clusters. DRS clusters dynamically balance VM CPU and memory demands by automatically VMotion migrating VMs experiencing CPU/Memory resource stress. We also look at Enhanced VMotion Compatibility (EVC) - a feature that lets you safely mix newer and older ESXi hosts in a DRS cluster
  • Next, we will learn how to minimize VM downtime due to unplanned ESXi host failures by implementing High Availability clusters (HA). HA clusters monitor ESXi host health, detect ESXi host failures and re-assign VM ownership from failed ESXi hosts to healthy ESXi host peers. We will also learn about key HA policies like All Paths Down and Permanent Device Loss handling - new to vSphere 6
  • We move on to look at how to completely eliminate unplanned VM downtime (even if an ESXi host fails) through VMware Fault Tolerance (FT). FT hot replicates a running VM to a peer ESXi host. If the ESXi host running the primary copy of a FT protected VM fails, FT automatically places the replicated copy into service. We'll see how to configure, run and test FT protected VMs.
  • Next we will see how to use VMware Update Manager to safely and efficiently patch and update ESXi hosts. We will learn about Patch Baselines (patch sets), how to attach Baselines to an ESXi host or cluster, how to check for patch compliance (all needed patches present on a host) and how to patch ESXi hosts.
  • Finally, we will take a close look at ESXi host and VM performance. We will see what the VMkernel does to efficiently utilize physical CPU and how we can right size vCPU in VMs. We will see the five memory management techniques used by the VMkernel to efficiently manage memory and how to turn on Transparent Page Sharing to maximize memory use. We will see how to configure Storage I/O Control and how to identify and fix host and VM performance bottlenecks.

The skills you will acquire in this course will help make you a more effective vSphere 6 administrator.

Added Bonus! This course is 100% downloadable. Take it with you and learn on your schedule.

NVIDIA GRID shared GPU and CUDA for VMware vSphere ESXi

How to setup and configure and NVIDIA GRID cards for Shared GPU and CUDA on VMware vSphere ESXi

Created by Jason Meers - Lead Architect and CTO Ambassador @ VMware

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Students: 2754, Price: Free

Students: 2754, Price:  Free

A practical walk through of installing and configuring and NVIDIA GRID GPU with vSphere for Horizon, Citrix or CUDA or AI and ML workloads.

This example in the course uses an older NVIDIA K2 as they can be found for very little money on ebay, but is also suitable for other more modern NVIDIA GRID graphics cards.

This course is suitable for users of VMware vSphere ESXi v6.x and v7.x

Build up on VMware vSphere & ESXi in Enterprise Environmmet

Learn to build your own cloud! Get familiar with Vmware ESXi, vSphere, vCenter, OpenFiler, vMotion and High Availability

Created by Gabriel Avramescu - Senior Information Security Consultant, IT Trainer

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Students: 2659, Price: $89.99

Students: 2659, Price:  Paid

With virtualization, a single server can host dozens or hundreds of virtual machines running a variety of operating systems, and even hook them together in a virtual network or cloud infrastructure. This practical course shows you how to create a virtual system using the VMware VSphere environment.

You'll find all the information you need to understand, design, and deploy one-without getting overwhelmed with technical detail.

  • Introduces you to virtualization and VMware's virtualization/cloud computing technology

  • Covers installation, deployment, management and maintenance

  • Provides what IT managers and system administrators need to roll out their first virtualized or cloud infrastructure, or to get up to speed on VMware's technology

  • Learn about OpenFiler SAN Setup - installation and configuration

  • You will learn about ESXi, vSphere, vMotion and much more

Learn to build your own cloud! Get familiar with Vmware ESXi, vSphere, vCenter, OpenFiler, vMotion and High Availability! You will also will learn about VMware Virtualization with VMware Player and VMware Converter, configure and use Resource Pools.

With virtualization, a single server can host dozens or hundreds of virtual machines running a variety of operating systems, and even hook them together in a virtual network or cloud infrastructure. This practical course shows you how to create a virtual system using the VMware VSphere environment.

Clear and Simple VMware vSphere 6.5 VCP-DCV (VCP 2019)

Prepare for the VMware vSphere VCP 6.5 DCV 2V0-622 exam. Learn all about how to administer and design vSphere 6.5.

Created by Rick Crisci - VMware Certified Instructor, Virtualization Consultant

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Students: 2445, Price: $29.99

Students: 2445, Price:  Paid

Are you looking for VMware vSphere Training? Do you want to learn from an experienced trainer who makes complex concepts simple and easy to understand? Do you need to prepare for the VMware vSphere 6.5 Datacenter Virtualization (DCV) exam?

I am a VMware Certified Instructor who has taught thousands of hours of live training directly for VMware. Most lectures in this course are 5 - 15 minutes long. A few deeper topics are slightly longer. This course gives you a strong understanding of vSphere administration.

VMware vSphere is everywhere. Non-virtualized datacenters are a thing of the past, and in order to stay relevant you must understand vSphere. This course builds off my "Clear and Simple vSphere 6.5 Foundations" videos, and gives you a deeper understanding of vSphere.

You will learn about vSphere concepts like vSphere Networking (including a deep look at Distributed Switches), Storage (including VSAN and vVOLs and much more), and vSphere Security. I will also provide many live demos of common tasks that you may need to perform as a vSphere Administrator using the vSphere Web Client.

Topics covered in this course include (but are not limited to):

Networking

  • Configure vSphere Standard and Distributed Switches

  • NIC Teaming and failover

  • Port Mirroring

  • Network IO Control

  • Traffic Shaping

  • Private VLANs

  • TCP/IP Stacks

  • NetFlow

Storage

  • VMFS and NFS

  • iSCSI

  • FC and FCoE

  • vSAN

  • VVOLs

  • Storage Multipathing and failover

Security

  • Single Sign-On

  • Hardening VMs and Hosts

  • Encrypted vMotion

  • Roles and Permissions

Updates and Upgrades

  • Update Manager

  • Upgrade VMware Tool and VM Hardware

  • Upgrade ESXi

  • Upgrade vCenter

  • Migrate vCenter Server for Windows to the vCenter Server Appliance

Deploying Virtual Machines and Hosts

  • Templates and Cloning

  • Auto Deploy and Host Profiles

  • Content Libraries

  • vCenter Converter

  • Working with VMX Files

Resource Management

  • Configuring DRS Clusters

  • DRS Affinity Rules, Overrides, and advanced settings

  • Shares, Limits, and Reservations

  • Resource Pools

Troubleshooting

  • Restart ESXi Management Agents

  • Collect Diagnostic Data

  • Generate Log Bundles

Backup and Recovery

  • vSphere Data Protection

  • vSphere Replication

  • High Availability (HA)

  • Virtual Machine Component Protection (VMCP)

Master VMware vSphere 6 Administration

A Practical training Course on VMware vSphere 6

Created by Simply edukator - Learn Simple Way

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Students: 2297, Price: $49.99

Students: 2297, Price:  Paid

VMware provides the virtualization platform for the datacenters. This VMware course gives you the complete knowledge of installation ,administration, management and configuration of VMware® Vsphere 6 environment from the base level to expertise level so that you can easily work on VMware vSphere 6. This VMware training mainly built on the management of ESXi hosts and virtual machines with vCenter Server.

Now a days almost all the organizations are going to datacenter virtualization for greatest cost saving , Highest server utilization, high availability, zero downtime failover , best performance ,unmatched reliability, superior security, lowest TCO , fastest and easiest management thats why almost all the organizations are using VMware virtualization.

With the help of this VMware training IT professionals can easily achieve the status of VMware Certified Professional and work on any VMware vsphere environment.

VMware vSphere 6.0 Part 6 – P2V Migrations With Converter

Learn how to install and use VMware vCenter Converter to successfully migrate Windows or Linux machines to vSphere VMs.

Created by Larry Karnis - VMware vSphere Consultant/Mentor, VCP vSphere 2, 3, 4 and 5

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Students: 2254, Price: $19.99

Students: 2254, Price:  Paid

VMware vSphere 6.0 is the platform businesses depend on to deploy,
manage and run their virtualized Windows and Linux workloads.

In this course
you will learn how to migrate source Windows and Linux workloads (installed operating systems on physical or virtual machines) to VMware vSphere infrastructure (ESXi hosts managed by vCenter Server) using VMware vCenter Converter.

P2V and V2V Migrations with vCenter Converter

This course covers one topic that all vSphere 6 vCenter administrators must know:

  • One of the primary reasons for adding VMware vSphere virtualization to your IT infrastructure is to reduce capital costs. You do this by running many Virtual Machines on a small number of physical machines by running ESXi (and managed by vCenter). But, how do you get your existing Windows and Linux servers migrated over to your new vSphere environment? The answer is VMware vCenter Converter.
  • vCenter Converter can reach out to source Physical Machines (Windows or Linux installed on a PC Server) and clone-and-migrate the entire hardware state (CPU, Memory, Disk, Networking) to a new Virtual machine. This is called a P2V (physical to virtual) migration.
  • vCenter Converter can also reach out to source Virtual Machines (Windows or Linux running in a virtual machine) and clone-and-migrate the entire hardware state (CPU, Memory, Disk, Networking) to a new Virtual machine. This is called V2V (virtual to virtual) migration. Converter can migrate most virtual machine sources including VMs running on Hyper-V, VirtualBox, Parallels, VMware Player/Fusion/Workstation, etc.
  • You will learn how to install and configure vCenter Converter, how to reach out to a source machine and profile it, to locate and size a target VM to hold the converted source machine, to monitor the conversion process and what to watch out for as you conduct conversions. You will also learn VMware Converter Best Practices to help ensure a successful conversion - every time!

The skills you will acquire in this course will help you complete your server consolidation project and make you a more effective vSphere 6 administrator.

Added Bonus! This course is 100% downloadable. Take it with you and learn on your schedule.

VMware Basics – Host Client for vSphere ESXi 7

vSphere ESXi 7 and the Host Client web interface for beginners

Created by Jason Meers - Lead Architect and CTO Ambassador @ VMware

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Students: 2243, Price: Free

Students: 2243, Price:  Free

This course will teach you about the HTML5 "Host Client" interface for managing vSphere ESXi 7 hosts.

This course can be used with both the free and paid for versions of vSphere ESXi 7

We will cover:

- Web Interface

- Hardware

- Monitor

- Manage

- Virtual Machines

- Storage

- Networking

Once you have completed this course please see my other courses on

- VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

- Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE)

- The History of the DataCenter - Mainframes to Virtualization

- NVIDIA GRID for Shared GPU and CUDA on VMware vSphere ESXi

Professional VMware vSphere 7.x Exam VCP-DCV 2021

Professional vSphere 7.x Exam VCP-DCV 2021 (Exam code 2V0-21.20)

Created by Eder Silvera - Vmware/Server/Azure Administrator

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Students: 2033, Price: $19.99

Students: 2033, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the VMware vSphere 7.x Exam 2V0-21.20  Datacenter Virtualization: Practice Tests

The course contains 5 practice tests with 240 questions in total, timed to 150 minutes, and the passing score-adjusted at 90%.

* All questions are very similar to the real exam VCP-DCV 2021 vmware exam.

* For each simulator you have the chance to mark questions for review, saved, and skip questions. 

- the Exam code for the Professional VMware vSphere 7.x exam  is 2V0-21.20

SIMULATOR 1 ------ 40 QUESTIONS

SIMULATOR 2 ------ 40 QUESTIONS

SIMULATOR 3 ------ 40 QUESTIONS

SIMULATOR 4 ------ 40 QUESTIONS

SIMULATOR 5 ------ 40 QUESTIONS

SIMULATOR 6 ------ 40 QUESTIONS

The VCP-DCV 2021 certification validates candidate skills to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere infrastructure, using best practices to provide a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that can accelerate the transformation to cloud computing.

Certification not only provides benefits to the individual, but also to the business – helping your company to continue running effectively, reduce downtime to a minimum, lower external support costs and shorten response time.

Earning this certification validates that you have advanced knowledge of end-user computing environments and components, and are able to recommend and design VMware solutions to meet specific goals and requirements. This industry-recognized certification improves your credibility among your peers and proves that you have a deep understanding of data center virtualization design principles and methodologies.

The VCP-DCV 2021 certification validates candidate skills to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere 7 infrastructure, using best practices to provide a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that can accelerate the transformation to cloud computing.

Note: On the version 7, the foundation exam was retired.

Easily Create a vSphere 6.7 VCP Lab with VMware Workstation

In this course you will learn how to easily create a vSphere HomeLab using VMware Workstation and AutoLab tools.

Created by Rick Crisci - VMware Certified Instructor, Virtualization Consultant

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Students: 1869, Price: $29.99

Students: 1869, Price:  Paid

This course will walk you through the process of creating a vSphere 6.7 lab on your home computer step-by-step. You'll learn how to use VMware Workstation 15, and will create multiple virtual machines.

When you are done you will have a completely functional vSphere 6.7 lab environment, complete with a router, domain controller, virtual NAS device, and multiple ESXi hosts. You will also have vCenter deployed, and will be able to launch the vSphere Client and manage your environment.

The course is about an hour in length, but if you are following along at home the process to completely build your Home Lab should take about two-three hours.

VMware Basics – vCenter Server Appliance VCSA

VCSA - vCenter Server Appliance for beginners

Created by Jason Meers - Lead Architect and CTO Ambassador @ VMware

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Students: 1819, Price: Free

Students: 1819, Price:  Free

This course will teach you about managing Virtual Machines with the vCenter Server Appliance or VCSA.

We will cover:

- Installation of the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

- Linked Mode and the Platform Services Controller (PSC)

- How to Add an ESXi Host to a vCenter DataCenter and Cluster

- VM Cold Migration

- VM Live Migration (vMotion)

- Clone a VM to another VM

- Clone a VM to a VM Template

- Create a Customization Spec for a Linux VM

- Create a Customization Spec for a Windows VM

- Create a new VM from a Template and Customization Spec

Once you have completed this course please see my other courses on

- VMware vSphere Host Client

- Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE)

- The History of the DataCenter - Mainframes to Virtualization

- NVIDIA GRID for Shared GPU and CUDA on VMware vSphere ESXi