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Learning VMware ESXi vSphere

Video Description

In this VMWare Esxi vSphere training course, Glen Martin gives you an overview of installing and configuring a vSphere 5.1 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. Glen 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. Glen 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 5.1 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Installation And Initial Configuration
    1. Introduction to VMWare vSphere Administration 00:04:31
    2. About The Author 00:01:06
    3. Virtualization Overview - Part 1 00:12:07
    4. Virtualization Overview - Part 2 00:06:45
    5. Virtualization Overview - Part 3 00:08:55
    6. Installing ESXi 00:08:32
    7. Configuring ESXi With DCUI Interface 00:11:46
    8. ESXi Shell Commands 00:04:49
  2. Working With the vSphere Client
    1. Installing vSphere Client 00:01:45
    2. Managing Hosts With vSphere Client - Part 1 00:08:45
    3. Managing Hosts With vSphere Client - Part 2 00:07:27
  3. Networking
    1. Introduction To Networking 00:11:11
    2. Adding Port Groups And VMKernel Ports 00:06:01
    3. Network Traffic Shaping And Load Balancing 00:10:58
  4. Storage
    1. VMFS File System 00:09:26
    2. Configuring iSCSI 00:10:58
    3. Storage Path Selection 00:08:24
    4. NFS Datastores 00:05:44
  5. Virtual Machines
    1. Creating Virtual Machines: Windows 2008 R2 X64 00:11:02
    2. Installing VMware Tools 00:08:36
    3. Virtual Machine Settings 00:12:19
    4. Virtual Machine Snapshots 00:07:07
    5. Virtual Machine Settings For Performance 00:09:37
    6. Optimizing Performance With Paravirtual Devices 00:08:36
  6. vCenter
    1. vCenter Install 00:05:32
    2. Adding Host To vCenter 00:07:26
    3. vCenter Server Settings 00:08:02
    4. Roles And Permissions 00:11:17
    5. Configuring Alarms 00:08:59
    6. Scheduled Tasks 00:03:32
    7. Events And Logs 00:04:31
    8. Deploying Virtual Machines From Templates 00:08:07
  7. vSphere Web Client
    1. Installing vSphere Web Client 00:02:16
    2. Using vSphere Web Client 00:07:55
  8. Performance
    1. Performance Graphs 00:14:42
    2. Using ESXTOP 00:03:44
    3. Resource Reservations And Limits 00:06:45
    4. Resource Pools 00:08:28
  9. vMotion
    1. Storage vMotion 00:05:36
    2. vMotion 00:07:07
  10. Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
    1. Creating A DRS Cluster 00:06:50
    2. Configure DRS Cluster 00:05:39
    3. DRS Recommendations 00:07:41
  11. High Availability (HA)
    1. Configuring HA 00:12:10
    2. HA Failover 00:07:25
  12. vCenter Update Manager (VUM)
    1. Installing VUM 00:04:08
    2. Configuring VUM 00:05:04
    3. VUM Baselines, Scanning, And Remediation 00:09:18
    4. Updating Virtual Machine Hardware And Tools Using VUM 00:03:19
  13. vSphere Data Protection (VDP)
    1. vSphere Data Protection Install And Initial Config 00:06:30
    2. vSphere Data Protection Backup And Restore 00:06:03
    3. vSphere Data Protection File Level Restore 00:02:15
  14. Conclusion
    1. Conclusion 00:01:29