Dallas-Ft Worth, TX
El Paso, TX
Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles, CA
This class is an intense introduction to virtualization using VMware's immensely popular vSphere suite including VMware ESX 4 and vCenter 4. 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 and skills are reinforced. Initial labs focus on installation and configuration of stand-alone ESX servers. As the class progresses, shared storage, networking and centralized management are introduced. The class then continues on to more advanced topics including resource balancing, high availability, back up and recovery, troubleshooting and more. Disaster recovery, rapid deployment, hot migration and workload consolidation are also covered. This class is unique in its approach; which is to identify common IT pain points and then clearly explain and demonstrate how virtualization delivers immediate, tangible benefits (e.g.: reduced capital and operational costs, greater consistency, responsiveness, reduced administration, server consolidation, etc.). Each topic is presented from the perspective of delivering key business and/or economic value - not just the technical or mechanical aspects of the software.
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This class is suitable for:-System architects or others who need to design virtual infrastructure-Senior administrators responsible for technical design and implementation of new Virtual Infrastructure projects-Security specialists responsible for monitor, managing, securing and administering Virtual Infrastructure-Operators responsible for day-to-day operation of Virtual Infrastructure-Performance and capacity analysts who need to understand, provision, monitor and performance tune Virtual Infrastructure-Backup Administrators who need to understand the impact of existing and new back up strategies in a virtual environment-Business Continuity specialists responsible for disaster recovery and high availability-Storage administrators who need to understand how Virtual Infrastructure sees and uses Fibre SAN and iSCSI SAN volumes and NAS datastores-VMware customers and prospects who want to learn how to extract the maximum benefit from their investment in Virtual Infrastructure-Managers who need an unbiased understanding of virtualization before committing their organization to a virtual infrastructure deployment.
Students should have user, operator or administrator experience on common operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, UNIX or other platforms. 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, etc.No Linux command line skills are assumed or required.
Last Update: May 25, 2013