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VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons (Video Training)

Video Description

Virtualization is one of the most interesting and beneficial concepts in today’s IT world. Nearly everyone in IT has heard of virtualization and most have some experience with virtual datacenters. Most people want to learn more about the concepts, but have no idea where to begin. This LiveLesson is an excellent starting point. VMware vSphere is the lead product for creating virtualized datacenters. This video will teach you the fundamentals fo virtualization topics as they relate to (create, manage, and control) a VMware vSphere virtual datacenter. This video begins with 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 datacenter. It begins at a comfortable level for any viewer and gradually builds on their technical knowledge of VMware and vSphere related topics. By the end of the video, the viewer will understand how virtualization concepts fit in today’s IT world, how they fit into the Cloud, and how they fit into their own organization.

About the Author:

Bill Ferguson, MCT, MCSE, MCP+I, CCNA, A+, Network+, Server+ is an IT veteran having been in the computer industry for more than 15 years. Originally in technical sales and sales management with Sprint, Bill transitioned to Certified Technical Trainer in 1997 with ExecuTrain. Currently Bill runs his own company as an independent contractor in Birmingham, Alabama, teaching classes for many nationally recognized training companies, as well as some regional training companies and corporations. In addition, Bill writes and produces technical training videos for Virtual Training Company, Inc. and Specialized Solutions, Inc., including 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 and states, "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."

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons 00:02:22
  2. Lesson 1 - Core VMware Virtualization Concepts
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:24
    2. 1.1 Comparing Physical Infrastructure with Virtual Infrastructure 00:05:24
    3. 1.2 Comparing Physical Architecture with Virtual Architecture 00:03:29
    4. 1.3 Real-World Benefits of Using Virtual Machines 00:06:04
  3. Lesson 2 - What is vSphere?
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:18
    2. 2.1 vSphere Concepts 00:03:01
    3. 2.2 vSphere Networking 00:07:35
    4. 2.3 vSphere Storage 00:07:07
    5. 2.4 vSphere Management 00:07:53
  4. Lesson 3 - Understanding Virtual Machines
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:24
    2. 3.1 Virtual Machine Files and Concepts 00:05:54
    3. 3.2 Virtual Machine Hardware 00:07:41
    4. 3.3 Guest OS Installation Options 00:17:48
    5. 3.4 Faster Ways to Deploy Virtual Machines 00:12:27
  5. Lesson 4 - Managing Virtual Machines
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:20
    2. 4.1 Hardware Settings 00:06:14
    3. 4.2 Options Settings 00:10:59
    4. 4.3 Resource Settings 00:05:55
  6. Lesson 5 - Allocating CPU and Memory Resources
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:29
    2. 5.1 Patented Technologies for Memory Efficiency 00:12:19
    3. 5.2 Best Practices for Virtual Machine CPU and Memory 00:07:17
    4. 5.3 Using Shares to Establish Priority 00:07:37
    5. 5.4 Using Limits and Reservations When Needed 00:08:43
    6. 5.5 Using Resource Pools 00:07:06
  7. Lesson 6 - Scalability Features in vSphere
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:32
    2. 6.1 vMotion 00:10:45
    3. 6.2 Storage vMotion 00:08:29
    4. 6.3 High Availability and Fault Tolerance 00:25:02
    5. 6.4 Distributed Resource Scheduler 00:11:22
    6. 6.5 Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler 00:10:17
  8. Lesson 7 - Performance Monitoring and Tuning
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:24
    2. 7.1 vCenter Performance Charts 00:08:15
    3. 7.2 vCenter Alarms 00:11:49
    4. 7.3 Resxtop 00:10:29
  9. Lesson 8 - Extending vSphere Capabilities to the Cloud
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:39
    2. 8.1 Tools for Managing Large or Multiple Virtual Datacenters 00:10:20
    3. 8.2 Tools for Managing a Cloud Environment 00:09:54
  10. Summary
    1. Summary of VMware vSphere Virtualization Fundamentals LiveLessons 00:02:32