Dallas-Ft Worth, TX
El Paso, TX
Kansas City, MO
New York, NY
This class introduces help desk/service desk employees to VMware vSphere 4.1 including VMware ESX 4.1 and vCenter. Assuming no prior virtualization experience, this class starts with the basics and rapidly progresses to more advanced topics. More than 40% of class time is devoted to labs so concepts, skills and best practices are developed and reinforced. Initial labs focus on installation and configuration of stand-alone ESXi servers. As the class progresses, shared storage, networking and centralized management are introduced. The class continues on to more advanced topics including load balancing, high availability, troubleshooting and more. Upon completing this class, students will know how to use the most popular features of ESXi and vCenter and will be able to review, administer, support and troubleshoot basic ESXi and vCenter issues.This class is unique in its approach; which is to identify common IT pain points and then clearly explain and demonstrate how virtualization delivers clear, tangible benefits (e.g.: reduced costs, greater consistency, responsiveness, reduced administration, server consolidation, etc.). Each topic is presented from the perspective of delivering key business value; not just the technical or mechanical aspects of the software.
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
This class is suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to extract the maximum benefit from their investment in Virtual Infrastructure, including:-System architects or others who need to design virtual infrastructure-Operators responsible for day-to-day operation of Virtual Infrastructure-Backup Administrators who need to understand the impact of existing and new back up strategies in a virtual environment -Storage administrators who need to understand how VMware ESX uses Fibre SAN and iSCSI SAN volumes and NAS datastores-Managers who need an unbiased understanding of virtualization before committing their organization to a virtual infrastructure deployment.
Attendees should have user, operator or administrator experience on common operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, UNIX, etc. Experience installing, configuring and managing operating systems, storage systems and or networks are useful but not required. We assume that all attendees have a basic familiarity with PC server hardware, disk partitioning, IP addressing, O/S installation, networking, etc.
Last Update: June 19, 2013