New Training Course – VMware vCenter Orchestrator: Develop Workflow

This 3 days hands-on training course explores the use of VMware vCenter Orchestrator for the automation of IT processes, both physical and virtual. By the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the features and functions of Orchestrator and be able to do the following:

•  Install and configure Orchestrator
•  Install and configure VMware vCenter Server™
•  Use the Orchestrator client to browse vSphere objects
•  Develop and run parameterized workflows
•  Build workflows that call other workflows
•  Use Orchestrator plug-ins to send email and to execute shell commands remotely
•  Export and package workflows

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New Training Course – VMware vSphere: Overview [V5.0]

This hands-on training course introduces the most compelling features of VMware vSphere 5, which is the foundational component of the cloud infrastructure suite of software from VMware. This course demonstrates vSphere features that help reduce your IT costs while improving efficiency, availability, scalability, flexibility, and manageability. The course is based on VMware ESXi 5.0 and VMware vCenter Server 5.0.

By the end of the course, you will be able to explain vSphere 5.0 storage, network, and virtualization concepts and have hands-on experience with the following:

•  Using the VMware vSphere® Client™ to deploy and manage virtual machines
•  Using VMware vSphere® vMotion® to migrate live virtual machines
•  Using vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate live virtual machine data
•  Configuring ESXi clusters to automatically balance virtual machine workloads
•  Hierarchically allocating CPU and memory resources to specific business functions
•  Using vCenter Server alarms and performance graphs to actively monitor the datacenter

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vSphere 5 – New Training Courses: What’s New [V5.0] and VCP5

With the release of vSphere version 5.0, VMware will also offer two new training courses. These new training courses are still in beta and will be released when vSphere 5.0 becomes general available. The two day “VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.0]” is aimed at current vSphere 4 administrators and the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] is the full five day course. VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 VCP5 certification is available at the end of August, more information can be found at (VCP510). There are different paths to VCP5 certification based on your background. Choose your path and complete the three core validation components:

1.Attend a qualifying VMware authorized course.Already a VCP4? There is no course requirement until February 29, 2012.

2.Gain hands-on experience with VMware vSphere 5.

3.Pass the VCP5 Exam.

VCP5 Exam Blueprint

VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.0] (I‘ll deliver this course August 25 and 26 at Global Knowledge Nieuwegein.)

This hands-on training course explores new features in VMware vCenter™ Server 5.0 and VMware® ESXi™ 5.0. Topics include VMware vSphere® 5 installation and how to upgrade from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.0. vSphere 5.0 is the first version of vSphere to include only the ESXi hypervisor.


•  List and describe key enhancements in vSphere 5.0
•  Upgrade a deployment from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.0
•  Use Image Builder to modify and export an image profile as part of Auto Deploy
•  Use Auto Deploy to Install a stateless ESXi host
•  Manage a version 8 virtual machine with the next-generation Web-based VMware vSphere Client
•  List and describe key networking enhancements, including the ESXi firewall and new features in vNetwork distributed switches
•  Upgrade and manage a VMware vSphere VMFS5 datastore
•  Understand and configure policy-driven storage management
•  Create a datastore cluster and configure Storage DRS
•  Configure a VMware High Availability cluster based on the new Fault Domain Manager agents
•  Use the Linux-based VMware vCenter Server Appliance

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter™ Server. The course is based on ESXi 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam.


•  Install and configure ESXi
•  Install and configure vCenter Server components
•  Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
•  Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
•  Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
•  Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
•  Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
•  Use VMware vCenter Update Manager to apply ESXi patches
•  Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection

Free VMware eLearning Training – Transition to ESXi Essentials

This self-paced training course covers the requirements and effects of transitioning your VMware vSphere™ environment to VMware® ESXi. It provides the knowledge necessary to make fundamental design decisions and successfully add ESXi to a deployed vSphere environment. This course is based on ESXi 4.1.

Special Note: For those who prefer to learn this content in a classroom environment, whether virtual or face-to-face, there are several two-day classes scheduled worldwide.  For a fee, you will receive the added value of hands-on lab exercises as well as interaction with fellow students and an instructor.

Module 1: Transition to ESXi Overview
Module 2: Compare and Contrast VMware ESXi and VMware ESX
Module 3: Install and Configure VMware ESXi
Module 4: Script Interfaces and Command Line Tools
Module 5: Performing Management Tasks

Become a true ESXi expert with the new FREE VMware eLearning course and ebook offer!

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

•  Identify ESXi installation and configuration procedures
•  Leverage scripting interfaces to manage ESXi
•  Identify risks when migrating to ESXi
Who Should Attend? System administrators, systems engineers, technical support engineers, and consultants responsible for managing and supporting a vSphere installation.