VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons (Video Training), (DVD)

 
9780133521955: VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons (Video Training), (DVD)

4+ Hours of Video Instruction

 

VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons is an excellent place to start your virtualization journey, covering basic fundamentals of a VMware vSphere virtual data center.

 

Bestselling author and VCI (VMware Certified Trainer) Bill Ferguson is ready to get you started with vSphere, VMware vSphere the leading product for creating virtualized data centers. Virtualization is one of the most interesting and beneficial concepts in today’s IT world. Nearly everyone in IT has some experience with virtualized data. Many IT and business professionals would like to learn more about the concepts, but have no idea where to begin. This LiveLesson, part of the VMware Press Series, is an excellent starting point. This video will teach you the fundamentals of virtualization topics as they relate to (create, manage, and control) a VMware vSphere virtual data center. This video begins with coverage of core virtualization concepts and then becomes increasingly specific with regard to vSphere, virtual machines, virtual resources, and the features that allow for management and control of a virtual data center. It starts at a beginner level and gradually builds on the specifics of VMware and vSphere related topics. By the end of the video, the viewer should have an understanding of the basics of vSphere.

 

Lessons:

Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons

 

Lesson 1 - Core VMware Virtualization Concepts

1.1 Comparing Physical Infrastructure with Virtual Infrastructure

1.2 Comparing Physical Architecture with Virtual Architecture

1.3 Real-World Benefits of Using Virtual Machines

 

Lesson 2 - What is vSphere?

2.1 vSphere Concepts

2.2 vSphere Networking

2.3 vSphere Storage

2.4 vSphere Management

 

Lesson 3 - Understanding Virtual Machines

3.1 Virtual Machine Files and Concepts

3.2 Virtual Machine Hardware

3.3 Guest OS Installation Options

3.4 Faster Ways to Deploy Virtual Machines

 

Lesson 4 - Managing Virtual Machines

4.1 Hardware Settings

4.2 Options Settings

4.3 Resource Settings

 

Lesson 5 - Allocating CPU and Memory Resources

5.1 Patented Technologies for Memory Efficiency

5.2 Best Practices for Virtual Machine CPU and Memory

5.3 Using Shares to Establish Priority

5.4 Using Limits and Reservations When Needed

5.5 Using Resource Pools

 

Lesson 6 - Scalability Features in vSphere

6.1 vMotion

6.2 Storage vMotion

6.3 High Availability and Fault Tolerance

6.4 Distributed Resource Scheduler

6.5 Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler

 

Lesson 7 - Performance Monitoring and Tuning

7.1 vCenter Performance Charts

7.2 vCenter Alarms

7.3 Resxtop

 

Lesson 8 - Extending vSphere Capabilities to the Cloud

8.1 Tools for Managing Large or Multiple Virtual Datacenters

8.2 Tools for Managing a Cloud Environment

 

Summary of VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons

 

LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, VMware Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home & Office Technologies, Business & Management, and more. View All LiveLessons http://www.pearsonitcertification.com/imprint/series_detail.aspx?ser=2185116

 

VMware Press is the official publisher of VMware books and training materials, which provide guidance on the critical topics facing today’s technology professionals and students. Enterprises, as well as small- and medium-sized organizations, adopt virtualization as a more agile way of scaling IT to meet business needs. VMware Press provides proven, technically accurate information that will help them meet their goals for customizing, building, and maintaining their virtual environment. With books, certification and study guides, video training, and learning tools produced by world-class architects and IT experts, VMware Press helps IT professionals master a diverse range of topics on virtualization and cloud computing and is the official source of reference materials for preparing for the VMware Certified Professional Examination. For more information about VMware Press, please visit vmwarepress.com.

 

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Bill Ferguson, VCI (3,4,5), VCP (3,4,5), MCT, MCSE, MCP+I, CCNA, A+, Network+, Server+, has been in the computer industry for more than 15 years. Originally in technical sales and sales management with Sprint, Bill made his transition to Certified Technical Trainer in 1997 with ExecuTrain. Bill now runs his own company as an independent contractor in Birmingham, Alabama, teaching classes for most of the national training companies and some regional training companies and corporations. In addition, Bill writes and produces technical training videos for Virtual Training Company, Inc. and Specialized Solutions, Inc. His current titles include A+, Network+, Windows 2000 Management, Windows XP Management, Windows 2000 Security, Server+, and Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices. Bill keeps his skills sharp by being a technical reviewer for books and sample tests. Bill says, "My job is to understand the material so well that I can make it easier for my students to learn than it was for me to learn."

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