VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter

18 Chapters. 27+ Lecture Hours. Compare to vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [v6] at a much lower price. | taught by Larry Karnis

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Or check out VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenterAll In, Self-Study Bundle.

Need VMware Training?

When people go looking for vSphere 6 training, they usually start by checking out VMware's own VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [v6] class. However, that class is very expensive (over $4,000USD for 5 days) and only available through a limited number of partners.

What do you do if you need a vSphere 6 ICM comparable training experience, but at a reasonable price? ESXLab has put together a comparable video-on-demand training class (with optional course books and remote lab rentals) that covers similar topics to similar breadth and depth. With video-on-demand, you train on your schedule, and... you pay about 15% of the published price for authorized VMware training. Why pay high prices for authorized training when you can get objective video-on-demand self paced training with optional books and labs for much less?

What Do I Get?

ESXLab is pleased to offer our VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter training specifically tailored for people who need practical, effective and low cost VMware training and who may be unable to attend a class (due to price concerns, schedule conflicts, travel restrictions, etc.). Others will appreciate that our training has just one focus - to make you the best VMware vSphere 6 administrator possible.

This class bundle gives you:

  • 18 chapters of training offering you over 27hrs of recorded lectures - the equivalent of over 8 days of normal instructor led classroom training
  • All the information you need to install, configure, administer and troubleshoot all of the major features offered by your vSphere 6 license.
  • Training on higher end features like Load Balanced DRS clusters, High Availability clusters, vSphere Replication, Performance and more
  • Unlimited access to these course topics with no expiry date and no time limit
  • Optional access to the full course Study Guide (over 740 pages of slides and notes) and Lab Guide (over 240 pages of detailed how-to instructions to install, configure and use all major vSphere 6 features)
  • Optional access to a full, remote hands-on lab environment so you can work through practical, detailed labs to build your familiarity and experience using vSphere 6
  • Optional lab access includes full support during the length of your lab rental
  • Everything you need to successfully challenge the ESXLab Certified Virtualization Specialist exam and earn the ESXLab Certified Virtualization Specialist / Technician (ECVS / ECVT) designation

If you are looking for lots of detail, here is a link to the full course outline.

List of Chapters

  1. How to install and configure ESXi 6.0
  2. Introduction to Virtual Networking
  3. Network Attached Storage and Network File System
  4. Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines
  5. Central Management with vCenter Server
  6. Rapid Deployment with Virtual Machine Templates and Clones
  7. ESXi and vCenter Security and Permission Model
  8. Fibre, iSCSI and NFS 4.1 Shared Storage
  9. VMFS - VMware's Cluster File System
  10. Infrastructure Monitoring with vCenter Alarms
  11. Resource Management and Resource Pools
  12. Workload Migration with VMware vCenter Converter
  13. Virtual Machine Cold, Hot and Storage Migration
  14. VMware Distributed Resource Scheduling Load Balanced Clusters
  15. VMware High Availability Clusters
  16. Disaster Preparedness with vSphere Replication
  17. ESXi Host Patching with VMware Update Manager
  18. ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Performance Analysis and Tuning

A complete course syllabus is available for review (along with many free lectures), in the Course Curriculum section at the bottom of this page!

Is this Course for Me

We assume that you are an IT professional with prior experience in servers, operating systems and networking. We assume no prior knowledge of vSphere. We start at the beginning by showing you how to install, configure and use ESXi 6. We move on to cover Networking, File Shares, Creating VMs, Installing and running vCenter and much, much more.Please review the chapter roster for full details. Go into each chapter to review a detailed outline of the major topics and individual slide titles. Try the free lectures and decide for yourself if this training is right for you.

Value Pricing

This bundle includes 18 courses (normally $20/course) for just $249.95 for a savings of $110 over buying courses individually

Optional Course Books

Get the full course book set including a 740+ page Study Guide with full slide notes and a 240+ page Lab Guide with detailed steps to complete all labs. Full course books (in PDF format) are available on their own at $69.95USD, Or, purchase the Course + Book Set bundle and save.

If you have already purchased this course and want to add course books, please e-mail sales@esxlab.com.

Optional Remote Lab Rentals

ESXLab rents ready-to-use VMware practice labs for all of our courses. Our remote labs are access through any PC, notebook or tablet that has an HTML 5 compliant browser. Your lab rental is dedicated to you (not shared) and available 24hrs/day during your lab rental period.

The most cost effective way to rent our labs is to bundle them in with this course (check bundle features and pricing). Lab rentals are also available without a course for study/practice and include our 240+ page Lab Guide.

Click here for more information about our optional remote access hands-on labs.

If you have already purchased this course and want to add remote lab rentals, please e-mail sales@esxlab.com.

Feedback on ESXLab Training

Below is some of the unsolicited feedback we have received on ESXlab VMware vSphere training...

One of my friends showed me your vSphere 6 VMotion lecture. I am amazed with the level of detail you provided. I've seen PluralSight.com and CBTnuggets.com's training and yours is the most informative.

Rajesh Sood - Sr. System Analyst

ESXLab is outstanding. Their platform isn't a contrived lab build. They gave us access to a Win 2008R2 Server and to a complete lab environment. They also supply a setup manual, lab manual, student guide (that could easily replace a Sybex book) and responsive help desk for instructors. This is a complete solution. I'd use it in the future for this class without reservation."

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K. Etter - Architect at MSKTD & Associates

Instructor was smart, patient, and well organized. He kept the class interesting and kept the students engaged and participate. He is one of the very best instructors I have encountered in my 18 years in HPE.

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I just wanted to thank you for teaching a great class. I got a lot out of it and have already put many of the things I learned to use.We had to upgrade our environment and your class made that much easier. It was wonderful having the hands-on lab experience before our upgrade so that we could practice in a safe setting. I also passed the ECVS certification exam. The course did a great job in preparing me. I feel that the exam is very relevant to our real world challenges.
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Larry Karnis
Larry Karnis
VMware Certified Professional - Author, Consultant, Lecturer

Get VMware vSphere & View Training... for less!

Q: What do you do if you need to learn VMware but can't afford the $4,000 - $6,000 charged for authorized VMware vSphere training? 

A: Enroll in my equivalent VMware vSphere 6.5 and Horizon View video-on-demand training... for less.

Many name is Larry Karnis - and I create courses that will help you start your career as a VMware vSphere 6.5 administrator, and help you build you knowledge and skill in vSphere 6.5 advanced features and capabilities. 

With Video-On-Demand training, I can provide more insight and detail, without the time constraints that a normal instructor led training class would impose. My goals are to:

  • Give you a better training experience than classroom training
  • Help you learn more than you can learn in a 5 day class
  • Give you the opportunity to learn at your own pace
  • Provide you to supporting books and hands-on lab rentals

At price points that you (or your boss) will appreciate.

Run This Class At Your Office

ESXLab maintains a pool of high-scoring, experienced instructors who would be glad to lead this event at your place of work. If you have 5 or more people and would like to run live instructor led (distance or on-site) training, please contact me for a quote.

About Me

I am an Information Technology consultant / trainer with over 30 years of experience in system administration, networking, security, infrastructure and security.

I worked for 10 years as a UNIX programmer / consultant before moving to Linux in 1995. I started working with VMware products in 2001 and decided to focus exclusively on VMware in 2004. I earned my first VMware Certified Professional (VCP) designation on ESX 2.0 in 2004 (VCP #: 993). I have also earned VCP in ESX 3, and in vSphere 4 and 5.

My VMware Work Experience

  • I have been providing VMware consulting and training for more than 14 years. I have lead literally hundreds of classes and taught thousands of people how to use VMware. I teach both introductory and advanced VMware classes.
  • I worked for VMware as a senior contract VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and consultant for almost 5 years. One of my regular duties was to help mentor new VCI's - helping them prepare for and successfully deliver vSphere classes.
  • After leaving VMware, I launched my own training business focused on VMware virtualization in 2008. In 2013, VMware called me back to help them ramp up support services for the upcoming vSphere 5.1 product launch.
  • Prior to VMware, I worked as a contract consultant / trainer for RedHat (I hold RHCE, RHCI and RHCX), Global Knowledge, Learning Tree and many other training and consulting companies.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree (majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Math) from the University of Toronto, Canada. 

I also hold numerous industry certifications including VMware Certified Professional on VMware Infrastructure 2 & 3 and vSphere 4 & 5 (ret.), VMware Certified Instructor (ret.), RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE), RedHat Certified Instructor (RHCI) and RedHat Certified Examiner (RHCX) as well as certifications from LPI, HP, SCO and others.

I hope to see you in one of my VMware classes very soon... If you have questions, please contact me directly.

And... please link to me on LinkedIn - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/larrykarnis



Larry Karnis

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Course Curriculum

Welcome To VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter. Please Watch Before Buying This Course!
Welcome to VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter FREE PREVIEW
Some Assumptions About You - The Learner FREE PREVIEW
VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter FREE PREVIEW
Why Not Just Take VMware's Class? FREE PREVIEW
Video On Demand Learning FREE PREVIEW
Study Guides and Lab Guides FREE PREVIEW
Course Book Preview FREE PREVIEW
Lab Rentals - Learn by Doing FREE PREVIEW
Get Certified! FREE PREVIEW
Your Author / Instructor FREE PREVIEW
Let's Get Started FREE PREVIEW
Show Content
Install and Configure the ESXi 6.0 Hypervisor
How to Install, Configure and Use the ESXi 6.0 Hypervisor FREE PREVIEW
Stand Alone ESXi Hypervisor FREE PREVIEW
Chapter Project Plan FREE PREVIEW
ESXi Hypervisor Block Diagram FREE PREVIEW
Scaling Up Networking, Storage FREE PREVIEW
ESXi Server Hardware FREE PREVIEW
ESXi Embedded, Installable
ESXi Install Steps
ESXi Installer Boot Screen
Accept the VMware End User License Agreement
Select the ESXi Target Install Volume
Performing and ESXi In Place Upgrade
Select the Keyboard. Set the root (Administrator) Password
Hardware Virtualization Assist (Potential) Warning Screen
Enabling Physical CPU Hardware Virtualization Assist
Ready to Install ESXi 6.0
ESXi 6 - Installation Completed
ESXi 6 Direct Console User Interface
Log in to ESXi for the First Time
ESXi DCUI Configuration Menu
Default Management Port Internet Protocol Settings
Configure ESXi 6.0 Management Network
Select ESXi Physical NICs for Management Services
ESXi 6 Physical Network Adapter Details
IPv4 Management Port Configuration
IPv6 Management Port Configuration
DNS Client Configuration
Define Custom DNS Suffixes
Apply Network Changes
Test ESXi Management Network Configuration
Local & Remote Tech Support (Troubleshooting Options)
Restart ESXi Host Management Agents / Services
ESXi 6 Now Ready for Service
Alt-F1 ESXi Command Line Login
Alt-F12 Real Time VMkernel Log Entries
Browse ESXi Host Log and Configuration Files
Log in to ESXi 6 with vSphere Client
Self Signed Digital Certificate Security Warning
vSphere Client Home View of an ESXi Host
vSphere Client to ESXi Host Inventory View
Creating Local ESXi Host Users
ESXi 6 Default Host Roles
Joining ESXi 6 to an Active Directory Domain Service
ESXi Host Physical CPU Properties
Enable and Verify Intel Physical CPU Hyperthreading
ESXi Host Physical Memory Properties
Review and Set Network Time Protocol (NTP) Client Settings
ESXi 6.0 Licensed Features Review and Status
ESXi Host System Health Status / Monitoring
ESXi Host Physical Network Adapters (pNICs)
DNS and Routing Settings
ESXi System Log Viewer and Log Export Tool
Sizing ESXi 6 Hosts Physical CPU and Memory
Sizing ESXi 6 Physical Storage and Network Controllers
RDP and Web Remote Lab Access FREE PREVIEW
Lab - Install and Configure ESXi 6.0 FREE PREVIEW
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Introduction to Virtual Networking
Introduction to ESXi Virtual Networking FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Networking - Project Plan FREE PREVIEW
Chapter Outline FREE PREVIEW
vNetwork Standard and Distributed Virtual Switches FREE PREVIEW
Standard Virtual Switches FREE PREVIEW
Distributed Virtual Switches
ESXi 6 Physical Networking
Virtual Networking with Virtual NICs (vNICs)
Virtual Networking - Virtual Switches
ESXi Virtual to Physical Networking
Isolated Virtual Networking
Outbound / Uplinked Networking
Teamed Outbound Networking
vSwitch Network Frame Forwarding
Multi-homed ESXi 6 Networking
vSwitch Virtual Connection Types
vSwitch Port Groups
Running the Add Network Wizard
ESXi 6 Networking View
Changing a vSwitches Default Properties
Creating / Updating a Physical Network Adapter Team
Reviewing vSwitch Properties
ESXi 6 Physical Network Adapter Roster / Properties
Virtual Switches - Rules of Thumb for Working with vSwitches
Virtual Networking Lab FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Networking - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
Show Content
Connecting ESXi 6 to Network Attached Storage - NAS / NFS
Network Attached Storage - Network File System F FREE PREVIEW
Network Attached Storage - Project Plan FREE PREVIEW
Network Attached Storage - Overview FREE PREVIEW
Network Attached Storage - Problems and Opportunities FREE PREVIEW
ESXi as a Network Attached Storage Client FREE PREVIEW
ESXi 6 NAS / NFS Uses
NAS Protocols
Network File System (NFS) - Overview
NAS / NFS Components
Defining NFS Shares on a Linux Server
NAS / NFS - VMkernel Port Requirements
Defining an ESXi 6 NFS Client Connection
Defining a NFS Share Properties
NFS Shares in the Datastores Roster
Unmounting (Disconnecting From) an NFS Share
Troubleshooting NFS
Benefits of Using NAS / NFS Shares
Concerns When Using NAS / NFS Shares
NFS v3 Multipathing, Speed Concerns
NAS / NFS v3 Sample Network Design
Addressing NFS v3 Performance, Reliability Concerns
NFS v3 Best Practices
NAS / NFS - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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Create, Configure and run ESXi 6 Virtual Machines
ESXi 6 Virtual Hardware and Virtual Machines FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Machines - Overview FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Machints - Project Plan FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Machines - Hardware and Operating System Overview FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Hardware Version 11 FREE PREVIEW
Base Virtual Machine Hardware
Virtual CPU (vCPU) - Sockets and Cores
Physical CPUs and Virtual CPUs
How to Adjust Virtual CPU Sockets and Cores Layout
Virtual Machine Memory
Virtual Machine Virtual SCSI Controllers and Disks
VMware Paravirtual Virtual SCSI Controller
Completing the Virtual Machine's Virtual Hardware Layer
Virtual Machine Remote Console Application
Internacting with the Virtual Machine's BIOS
Installing an Operating System Into Your Virtual Machine
A Virtual Machine Running with Vendor Supplied Drivers
Updating VM Drivers with VMware Tools
Virtual USB Device Support
USB 2.0 & 3.0 Controller and Device Support
Windows Performance Tips
Virtual Machine Snapshots
How Snapshots Work
The Snapshot Manager
Powered Off Virtual Machines
How to Take Ownership of a Powered Off Virtual Machine
Copying Virtual Machines
ESXi 6 Virtual Machine Supported Guest Operating Systems
Create and Configure a Virtual Machine Lab FREE PREVIEW
Review and Qustions FREE PREVIEW
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Central vSphere 6 Infrastructure Management with vCenter Server
Central vSphere 6 Infrastructure Management with vCenter Server FREE PREVIEW
Central Management with vCenter - Overview FREE PREVIEW
vCenter is a Management Proxy Server FREE PREVIEW
vCenter Lab - Part 1 Only FREE PREVIEW
vCenter Server for Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012
vCenter Server Appiance (vCSA)
vCenter Server for Windows vs. vCenter Server Appliance
Single Sign-On Service (SSO)
vCenter Simple Install
vCenter for Windows Server - Database Options
Microsoft SQL Server and vCenter Server for Windows
vCenter's Database Size Estimating Tool
vCenter Server for Windows - Installer Application
Installing vCenter Server Appliance
Activating the Client Integration Plug-in (CIP)
vCenter Server Appliance - Ready to Start the Install
Selecting the Target ESXi 6 Host for vCSA
Setting the vCenter Server Appliance Administrator Account Properties
The Platform Service Controller (PSC)
Understanding the Embedded vs. External Platform Service Controller
Setting the SSO Password and Domain
Selecting the vCenter Server Appliance CPU / Memory Size
Selecting the vCSA Target Datastore
Setting vCSA Networking Properties
Ready to Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance
vCenter Server Appliance - Installation Completed
vCenter Lab - Parts 1 & 2 Only
Logging in to the vCSA for the First Time - Using Web Client
Adding vCSA's Base OS to Active Directory
Adding the vCenter Server Service to Active Directory
Updating Single Sign-On with the SSO Domain
Grant Administrator Rights to Active Directory Domain Accounts
Don't Bypass vCenter
vCenter's Home View in vSphere Client
vCenter's Home View in Web Client
Organizaing vCenter's Inventory
Using Folders to Organize Datacenters
Using Folders Within Datacenters
Viewing ESXi 6 Hosts Managed by vCenter
Managing vCenter Sessions
vCenter's Task Scheduler
vCenter's Task Console
vCenter's Events Console
The VMware Remote Console Application (VMRC)
VMware Remote Console Menu Items
Review / Edit Virtual Hardware with Web Client
The Virtual Machine's Actions Menu
vSphere C# Client - Use Cases
vCenter Functions only in Web Client
vCenter Maximums
vCenter Server Appliance Changes from vSphere 5.5
The VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA)
VMCA Options
Custom Certificate Management
vCenter Server Appliance - Management Console
vCenter Server - Best Practices
vCenter Lab - Parts 3, 4 and 5 FREE PREVIEW
vCenter Server - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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Rapid VM Deployment with VM Templates and Clones
Rapid VM Deployment with VM Templates and Clones FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Machine Rapid Deployment - Overview FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Machine Template Theory FREE PREVIEW
The Benefits of Deploying New Virtual Machines from Template FREE PREVIEW
Templates in Inventory
Virtual Machine Disk Formats - Thin Disk / Thick Disk
Thick Disk Use Cases
Thin Disk Use Cases
Selecting a Target Virtual Machine Disk Format
Creating a Template from an Existing Virtual Machine
Template Properties
Templates in the Hosts and Clusters View
Deploying a New Virtual Machine from Template
Cloning a Virtual Machine
Cloning a Template Virtual Machine
How to Perform Maintenance on a Template Virtual Machine
Windows Guest Operating System Customization
Legacy Windows Guest Operating System Customization
How to Enable Secure Shell Access on vCenter Server Appliance
How to Enable PI Shell on vCenter Server Appliance
How to Upload Legacy SysPrep Files to vCenter Server Appliance
Non-Windows Operating System Customization with vCenter
Pre-Built Virtual Machines - Virtual Appliances
Virtual Appliance - Examples
Virtual Appliance - Pros
Virtual Appliance - Cons
How to Import Virtual Machines in OVF / OVA Format
How to Export a VM in OVF / OVA Format
How to Change a VM's vCPU Sockets and Cores Layout
VM Multi-core vCPUs - Best Practice
Multi-core vCPUs - Maxims
Physical CPU to Virtual CPU Hardware Virtualization
Hot Plug Hardware Operating System Support Matrix
Hot Plug Virtual Machine vCPU / Memory Settings
Hot Plugging VM vCPUs
Hot Plugging VM vCPUs - Use Cases
Hot Plug Memory - Use Cases
Hot Plug RAM Strategy
Dynamically Adding Memory to a Running Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine 2D / 3D Video Support
Example of Windows 7 Using Basic 3D Virtual Video
Virtual Machine Hardware 3D Video Support
All Virtual Machines Support Simple Changes
Adding Virtual Hardware to a Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine Options
Virtual Machine Resources
Hot Adding a New Virtual Disk to a Running Virtual Machine
Hot Adding a Raw Device Map (RDM) Virtual Disk
After Hot Add Disk - Rescanning Storage Devices in Your VM
What's New in vSphere 6
Work With Virtual Machines - Lab FREE PREVIEW
Multiple Virtual Machines - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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ESXi and vCenter 6 Security and Permission Model
ESXi and vCenter 6 Security and Permission Model FREE PREVIEW
Security and Permission Model - Overview FREE PREVIEW
Privileges and Roles FREE PREVIEW
Permissions and Stock Roles FREE PREVIEW
Overview of Stock Roles
Permissions are Based on Users and Groups
Assigning Permissions
How ESXi / vCenter Determines Permissions
Assigning Users and Groups to a Role
Local, Domain and Single Sign On Domain Based Users and Groups
Reviewing Users / Groups Assigned to a Role
Working With Roles
How to Edit a Role
Permission Examples - Scenario 1
Permission Examples - Scenario 2
Permission Examples - Scenario 3
vCenter Server Users and Groups
The Purpose of the No Access Role
Checking Active Permissions on an Inventory Item
Viewing vCenter's Base Permissions
Permissions - Best Practices
Local ESXi 6 Users
Viewing ESXi 6 Permissions
Permissions - Best Practices
Permissions - Lab FREE PREVIEW
Permissions - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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Fibre and iSCSI SAN Storage, NAS / NFS v4.1 Shared Storage
Fibre and iSCSI SAN Storage, NAS / NFS v4.1 Shared Storage FREE PREVIEW
Shared Storage - Overview FREE PREVIEW
Shared Storage - Project Plan FREE PREVIEW
Shared Storage - Problems and Opportunities FREE PREVIEW
Entry Level Storage Area Network (SAN) Features FREE PREVIEW
Higher End SAN Features
Fibre Storage Area Networks
Fibre Switched Fabric Topology
Fibre Networks - World Wide Names (WWNs)
Fibre SAN Zoning Options
VMware Runtime Hardware Paths
Hardware Path Auto Discovery
iSCSI Shared Storage
iSCSI Capabilities
iSCSI Motivation
iSCSI Block Diagram
iSCSI Network Redundancy Options
Understanding iSCSI Qualified Names
iSCSI Logical Unit (LUN) Discovery Options
iSCSI Hardware Initiators (Controllers)
iSCSI Software Initiators
Configuring the Software iSCSI Initiator
Changing the iSCSI Software Initiator's iSCSI Qualified Name (IQN)
Entering the IP Addresses of iSCSI SAN Targets
Configured iSCSI Targets
Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
CHAP Authentication Explained
Correctly Added iSCSI Targets
Scanning an iSCSI SAN for Storage Volumes
Reviewing New iSCSI LUNs
Reviewing Newly Discovered Datastores
Datastore Properties
View Storage Devices by ESXi Host
iSCSI Trade Offs
Troubleshooting iSCSI Storage
ESXi 6 - NFS v4.1 Support
NFS v4.1 Multipathing (vCenter)
NFS v3 versus NFS v4.1 Client Features
Parallel NFS (pNFS) v4.1 with ESXi 6.0
NFS v4.1 - Best Practices
Upgrading NFS v3 to NFS v4.1
Shared Storage - Lab FREE PREVIEW
Shared Storage - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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Administering VMFS - VMware's Cluster File System
Administering VMFS - VMware's Cluster File System FREE PREVIEW
VMware's Cluster File System - Overview FREE PREVIEW
VMware File System (VMFS) - Explained FREE PREVIEW
VMFS Version 5 Features
VMFS Auto Discovery
Building a VMFS
VMFS Name and Storage Device Selection
Storage Device Partition Configuration
Reviewing the New VMFS Datastore
VMFS Datastore Settings
The Consequences of Running out of Space on a VMFS Datastore
VMFS Capacity Management Options
Option 1 - LUN Span - Before
LUN Span - After
Create and Grow a LUN Span
Increase Datastore Capacity - Select Storage Device
Review the Completed LUN Span
Spanned LUNs - Concerns
Option 2 - Grow the VMFS Storage Device, Then Partition and File System
Expanding the VMFS Partition and File System
Growing an Existing VMFS Into Freshly Allocated Space
Review Updated VMFS Capacity
Fibre SAN Path Failure - Explained
iSCSI SAN Multipathing - Explained
Storage Multipathing
VMware Provided Path Selection Policies (PSPs)
Review VMFS Path Selection Policy
Manage VMFS Path Selection Policy
ESXi's Pluggable Storage Architecture
SAN Storage Considerations
SAN Storage - Best Practices
SAN Storage - Best Practices Continued
VMFS Multpathing - Best Practices
Working with VMFS Datastores - Lab FREE PREVIEW
Working with VMFS Datastores - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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Infrastructure Monitoring with vCenter Alarms
Infrastructure Monitoring with vCenter Alarms FREE PREVIEW
vCenter Alarms - Overview FREE PREVIEW
Adding an Alarm to vCenter FREE PREVIEW
Creating a Custom Alarm FREE PREVIEW
ESXi 6 Host Alarm Triggers
Datastore Alarm Triggers
Virtual Machine Alarm Triggers
Configure Virtual Machine Alarm Actions
Viewing Triggered Alarms in vCenter Server
Review Default Alarm Definitions
Setting Local Mail Server Properties
Set Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Properties
Review Updated SNMP Settings
Review / Edit Custom Alarms
Working with Active Alarms
Working with Inventory Object Alarms
Alarms - Best Practices
Alarm Targets
Alarms Worth Considering
Alarms - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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vSphere 6 Resource Management and Resource Pools
vSphere 6 Resource Management and Resource Pools FREE PREVIEW
Resource Delegations - Overview FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Machine vCPU Resource Tunables FREE PREVIEW
Physical CPU to Virtual CPU Service FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Machine vCPU Limits FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Machine vCPU Reservations
Virtual Machine vCPU Shares
Virtual Machine Dynamic Memory Management
Virtual Machine Memory Tuneables
Virtual Machine Memory Resource Tuneables
Virtual Machine Memory Resource Tuneables - Reservations and Shares
Resource Shares
Resource Pools - Overview
CPU / RAM and Resource Pools
Resource Pool Settings
Expandable Reservations
Resource Pool Use Cases
Auto Updating Resource Pool Settings
ESXi 6 Hosts Resource Allocations
Memory Resource Allocations
Virtual Hardware Resources
Resource Pools Summary Tab
Resource Pools - Best Practices
Resource Management Lab FREE PREVIEW
Resource Pools - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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Physical To Virtual Migrations With VMware Converter
Physical To Virtual Migrations With VMware Converter FREE PREVIEW
vCenter Converter - Overview FREE PREVIEW
Converter Import - Source Machine Options FREE PREVIEW
Converter - Target Virtual Machine Platform Options FREE PREVIEW
Converter - Project Plan FREE PREVIEW
Operating Systems that Converter Can Migrate
What's New In Converter 5.5.3
Clone And Update Target Virtual Disks
Install and Enable Converter
Converter Steps
Prepare for Conversion
Launching Converter Enterprise
Profile The Source Machine
Specify Conversion Target
Specify New Virtual Machine Location
Specify Target ESXi Host and Datastore
Set Target Virtual Machine Properties
Cloning the Source Machine's Disk(s)
Resizing The Target Virtual Machine's Disks
Copying Disk Volumes
Synchronize Changes
Post Conversion Tasks
Create The New Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine Reconfiguration
Guest Operating System Customization
Converter Housekeeping
New Virtual Machine Housekeeping
Converter Caveats
Conversion In Progress
Converter Trouble Spots
Converter - Best Practices
vCenter Converter Lab FREE PREVIEW
vCenter Converter - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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Virtual Machine Cold, VMotion and Storage VMotion Migration
Virtual Machine Cold, VMotion and Storage VMotion Migration FREE PREVIEW
VM Migration - Project Plan FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Machine Migration - Overview FREE PREVIEW
What's New in vSphere 6.0 FREE PREVIEW
Cold Migration FREE PREVIEW
Cold Migration Use Cases
VM Migration Lab - Parts 1 and 2 Only
VMotion Migration
VMotion Use Cases
VMotion Requirements
VMotion - Memory PreCopy Stage
VMotion PreCopy Progress is Monitored
VM Is Descheduled On The Source Machine
VM Context Is Transferred
Switch Over
Target ESXi 6 Host Schedules The VM to Run
VMotion Experience
VM VMotion Validation Failures
Validation Warnings
VMotion ESXi 6 Host Compatibility
ESXi Host Physical CPU Compatibility Requirements
CPU Identification Tool - AMD CPUs
CPU Identification Tool - Intel CPUs
Storage VMotion
Storage VMotion Use Cases
Combined VMotion + Storage VMotion Migrations
Long Distance VM Hot Migration
VM Migration - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) Load Balancing Clusters
Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) Load Balancing Clusters FREE PREVIEW
Distributed Resource Scheduling Clusters - Overivew FREE PREVIEW
DRS Cluster Maximums FREE PREVIEW
Create A New DRS Cluster FREE PREVIEW
DRS Automation Level
Configuring DRS Automation Level
DRS Migration Threshold Explained
Adding an ESXi 6 Host To A DRS Cluster
DRS Initial Placement Guidance
Enhanced VMotion Compatibility and AMD Physical CPUs
Enhanced VMotion Compatibility and Intel Physical CPUs
Enhanced VMotion Compatibility Benefits
DRS Enhanced VMotion Compatibility Requirements
Enhanced VMotion Compatibility Validation - Successful
Enhanced VMotion Compatibility Validation - Fail
Mixing Server / Physical CPU Generations With Enhanced VMotion Compatibility
DRS Affinity And Anti-Affinity Rules
Per-Virtual Machine DRS Overrides
DRS Clusters - Summary Tab
DRS Cluster - ESXi 6 Host CPU / RAM Utilization
DRS Cluster - Resource Allocation Tab
The DRS Tab
DRS Activity History
Resource Management
Adopting DRS
DRS - Best Practices
Distributed Resource Scheduling Clusters Lab FREE PREVIEW
Distributed Resource Scheduling Clusters - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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VMware vSphere 6 - High Availability Clusters
VMware vSphere 6 - High Availability Clusters FREE PREVIEW
High Availability Clusters - Overview FREE PREVIEW
High Availability Lab - Part 1 FREE PREVIEW
High Availability Virtual Machine Requirements FREE PREVIEW
Enable and Configure High Availability Clusters - Overview FREE PREVIEW
High Availability Clusters - ESXi Host and Hardware Monitoring
High Availability Virtual Machine Health Monitoring
Setting Your High Availability Cluster Failure Policy
The Difference Between ESXi Host Failure and ESXi Host Isolation
Shared Storage Permanent Device Loss
Shared Storage All Paths Down
Virtual Machine Monitoring Sensitivity Settings
High Availability Admission Control Policy
Admission Control Explained
Admission Control Settings
Admission Control Slot Size
ESXi 6 Host Failure Options
Network and Datastore Heartbeats
HA Network Heartbeats
HA Datastore Heartbeats
Configure Datastore Heartbeats
Configuring HA Virtual Machine Restart Priority Policy
HA Restart Priority - Best Practices
Virtual Machine HA Restart Priority Settings
Adjusting Virtual Machine Restart Priority Settings
HA Cluster Overview
vSphere High Availability Cluster - Summary
The Impact of ESXi 6 Host Network Isolation
ESXi 6 Host Management Physical NIC Failure
Virtual Machine Powered Off When ESXi Host is Network Isolated
Virtual Machine Changing ESXi 6 Host Ownership and Powering On
Maintenance Mode
Isolation Response - Epic Virtual Machine Failure
Isolation Response - Best Practices
Combined HA and Load Balanced DRS Clusters
vSphere 6 Clusters - Best Practices
What's New in vSphere 6 HA Clusters
vSphere 6 HA Disabled Virtual Machine Handling Improvements
Continuous VM Availability with Fault Tolerance
High Availability Clusters Lab FREE PREVIEW
High Availability Clusters - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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Disaster Preparedness with vSphere Replication
Disaster Preparedness with vSphere Replication FREE PREVIEW
vSphere Replication - Overview FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Machine Synchronization FREE PREVIEW
vSphere Replication - Use Cases FREE PREVIEW
Virtual Machine Replication Policies FREE PREVIEW
Once vSphere Replication Is Enabled On A Virtual Machine...
The Replicated Virtual Machine
Importing the vSphere Replication Virtual Machine (In OVA Format)
vSphere Replication Appliance Console
vSphere Replication Appliance Web Login
Site To Site Replication
Updating The vSphere Replication Appliance
vSphere Replication Appliance - Set The Timezone
Updating The vSphere Replication Appliance Configuration
vSphere Replication Service Status
Configuring Replication On A Virtual Machine
Seclecting The Replication Target Site
vSphere Replication Target Site Roster
Adding A Remote Site To vSphere Replication
Selecting A Target Replication Server
Selecting a vSphere Replication Target Datastore
vSphere Replication Target Datastore Roster
Select VM Hard Disk Replicated Disk Properties
Virtual Machine Replication Options
Virtual Machine Recovery Settings
Recovery Point Objective Policy
Point In Time Instances Policy
Ready To Replicate a Virtual Machine
vSphere Replication Main Page
Manage > vSphere Replication
Virtual Machine Summary Tab > vSphere Replication Status
Monitor > vSphere Replication
Virtual Machine Synchronization Details
Virtual Machine - Manual Replication
Recovering a Virtual Machine With vSphere Replication
Recovering a VM with vSphere Replication
Recovery Wizard - Recovery Options (Step 1)
Recovery Wizard - Select Target ESXi Host (Step 3)
Recovery Wizard - Ready To Recover (Step 4)
Recovered Virtual Machines
vSphere Replication - Pros
vSphere Replication - Concerns
Commercial Alternatives to vSphere Replication
vSphere Replication Lab FREE PREVIEW
vSphere Replication - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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Patching ESXI Hosts With VMware Update Manager
Patching ESXI Hosts With VMware Update Manager FREE PREVIEW
VMware Update Manager - Overview FREE PREVIEW
Patch Management FREE PREVIEW
VMware Update Manager Lab - Parts 1 & 2 FREE PREVIEW
Installing VUM
VUM For vSphere 6 - Size Estimator
VUM Storage Requirements
Launch The VUM Installer
The VUM Installation Wizard
Install and Enable the VUM / vSphere Client Plug-in
Configure VUM
Configure VUM - Network Connectivity
Configure VUM - Patch Download Settings
Configure VUM - Patch Download Schedule
Configure VUM - Snapshot VMs Before Patching?
Configure VUM - Enter Maintenance Mode Settings
Configure VUM - Cluster Settings
Stock Patch Baselines
The Four Types Of Patch Baselines
New Baseline Wizard
Patch Options
Fixed Patch Baselines - Select Patches
Dynamic Patch Baselines - Select Properties
Attach A Baseline To An ESXi Host Or Cluster
Scan For Compliance
Compliance Scan Complete
ESXi Host Patch Details
Scheduling VUM Tasks
VUM And DRS Clusters
VUM And HA Clusters
VUM In Action
VUM - Tasks And Events
VMware Update Manager Lab FREE PREVIEW
VMware Update Manager - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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vSphere 6 Performance
vSphere 6 Performance FREE PREVIEW
Performance Analysis And Tuning - Overview FREE PREVIEW
Active VM CPU Scheduling FREE PREVIEW
VM Scheduling Priority FREE PREVIEW
Physical To Virtual CPU Scheduling
Sequential Versus Concurrent Tasks
Safe Physical CPU Over Commit
Physical Memory
VM Memory Over Commit
Physical RAM to VM Allocation
Transparent Page Sharing (TPS)
TPS Security Concern
Enabling Inter-VM TPS
Memory Ballooning
Memory Ballooning - Example
Memory Compression
VMkernel Swap
Ballooning Versus VMkernel Swap
VM Size and Non Uniform Memory Architecture (NUMA)
Storage I/O Control
Datastore Storage I/O Control
ESXi 6 And Solid State Drives (SSDs)
Overview Performance Charts
Advanced Performance Charts
Advanced Chart Options
Performance Problems
Tracking ESXi 6 CPU Ready Time
CPU Ready - Virtual Machine Experience
Resolving High CPU Over Commit
Monitoring ESXi 6 Host Memory Stress
Page Faults In Task Manager
Virtual Machine CPU / Memory Consumption
CPU Best Practices
Memory Best Practices
Performance Analysis Tools
Performance Lab FREE PREVIEW
Performance - Review and Questions FREE PREVIEW
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