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This class is an introduction to VMware's vSphere(tm) including VMware ESX(tm) 4 & vCenter(tm) 4. All key aspects of VMware vSphere are covered - from installation of ESX & vCenter through to resource & power management, back up & recovery, monitoring..

Course Outline
This class is an introduction to VMware's vSphere(tm) including VMware ESX(tm) 4 and vCenter(tm) 4. All key aspects of VMware vSphere  are covered - from installation of ESX and vCenter through to resource & power management, back up & recovery, monitoring and alarms, load balancing, service availability, and much more. 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.By the end of the class, attendees will have learned the benefits, skills, and best practices of virtualization. Attendees will be able to design, implement, deploy, configure, monitor, manage and troubleshoot VMware vSphere 4.

Audience: -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
-Managers who need an unbiased understanding of virtualization before committing their organization to a virtual infrastructure deployment.

Topics:     * Virtualization Infrastructure
    * Stand Alone ESX Server Installation
    * Virtual and Physical Networking
    * NAS Shared Storage
    * Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines
    * vCenter
    * vCenter Inventory
    * VM Rapid Deployment using Templates, Clones
    * ESX and vCenter Permission Model
    * Advanced Virtual Networking
    * Using Fibre and iSCSI Shared Storage
    * VMware File System (VMFS)
    * Resource Management and Resource Pools
    * Guided Consolidation
    * VM Hot and Cold Migration, Storage VMotion
    * Load Balancing w. Distributed Resource Scheduler
    * Failure Recover with High Availability Clusters
    * VMware Fault Tolerance
    * VMware Consolidated Back Up
    * VMware Data Recovery
    * Consolidation with vCenter Converter
    * Effective Performance Monitoring
    * ESX and vCenter Alarms
    * ESX Host Profiles
    * Update Manager
    * Securing the ESX Service Console
    * Final Thoughts

Due to the nature of this material, this document refers to numerous hardware and software products by their trade names. References to other companies and their products are for informational purposes only, and all trademarks are the properties of their respective companies. It is not the intent of ProTech Professional Technical Services, Inc. to use any of these names generically.
Prerequisites & Certificates

No prior virtualization experience is assumed, but a willingness to work hard is required.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
10 Day cancellation required for all courses in order to get a full refund.
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I took the training remotely so I cannot comment on some of the questions. I think that this seminar has too much content to squeeze it into one week.... might be better as a two week course?
Reviewed by 2013
found the material very helpful - although there was a lot of material covered - the pace was well set. Would definitely recommend people to have explored Microsoft Access beforehand to be familiarized with the program before taking the course. I would imagine someone without any exposure would find it confusing. Environment really good - people very, very nice and helpful. Would definitely take the next level of access with the same training facility.
Reviewed by 2013
I was not in the physical classroom. Feedback centered around online training would be good because now I have to rate items that I was not present for. Those items are getting half a star because I was not there to rate them. The course material must go through an editing process. There are a lot of grammar mistakes, but also a lot of actual procedure/activity mistakes.
Reviewed by 2012

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