VMware vSphere 5 DVD Course


VMware vSphere 5 DVD Course


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VMware vSphere 5 DVD Course - The Expert Training Course.

K Alliance offers self-study VMware vSphere 5 training videos to individual trainees and corporate training departments alike. Whether you want to improve your job prospects with a VMware vSphere 5 training course or have just invested in datacenter virtualization technology and need VMware training for your entire IT department, K Alliance has convenient video-based courses to match. All of K Alliance's IT training courses feature a certified instructor with a proven track record for providing engaging instruction. Because the videos have been previously recorded and are available on demand, each trainee can watch the self-study VMware vSphere 5 training videos according to their own individual learning needs.

Certified Instructor

Bringing over 25 years of advanced IT experience to each course and adding his unique perspective and "real world" tips, Rafiq Wayani has a knack for making complex topics easy to understand. In addition to being an engaging IT and networking instructor, Rafiq has extensive experience as a Systems Architect, Software Engineer, Database Administrator, and Project Manager.Rafiq holds multiple professional IT certifications including Microsoft Solutions Developer, Systems Engineer, Application Developer, Database Administrator, Trainer, Master Certified Netware Engineer, CompTIA A+, Microsoft certifications: MCP, MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD, and MCT. With his IT background and impressive list of credentials, Rafiq is uniquely qualified to both teach and author courses on numerous IT topics including Microsoft, Linux, VMware, Active Directory, Oracle, SQL Server, .NET and more.

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Basic Level 
Lesson 1: Introduction to vSphere 5 

1.1 Intoduction

1.2 Virtualization with VMware vSphere 5

1.3 The vSphere 5 Solution

1.4 Introduction to Cloud Computing 

1.5 Enhancements in vSphere 5

1.6 New Storage and Networking components

1.7 vCenter Changes 

1.8 Auto Deploy and Image Builder 

1.9 Storage DRS

1.10 Profile Driven Storage 

1.11 VMFS-5

1.12 Accelerator 

1.13 New HA

1.14 vCenter SRM

1.15 vCloud Director and vShield

1.16 Summary

Lesson 2: Installing VMware vSphere 5

2.1 Introduction

2.2 What are the requirements of Installing vSphere 5 

2.3 The old ESX server - where did it go?

2.4 Attaining vSphere 5 evaluation 

2.5 Installation of vSphere 5 

2.6 Initial Configuration of vSphere 5

2.7 Installing the vSphere client 

2.8 Summary

Lesson 3: vCenter 5 Server

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Methods of Managing vSphere 5 environment

3.3 Where does vCenter Server fit into the picture?

3.4 vCenter 5 Server Components 

3.5 Does vCenter need to be installed on the physical machine?

3.6 Pre-installation checklist and requirements   

3.7 Database and Port requirements

3.8 Installing vCenter Server and verifying the installation

3.9 vCenter 5 Server as a web-based client 

3.10 Summary

Lesson 4: The Client

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The Terms 

4.3 Using the Client

4.4 Remote Control 

4.5 Using hotkeys 

4.6 Searching, Sorting, and filtering using the Client 

4.7 Exporting the data and Running Reports

4.8 Summary

Lesson 5: Configuring vSphere 5

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Planning the virtual environment 

5.3 Following some standards or create your own

5.4 Datacenter, Server Clock, NTP, and Licensing

5.5 Logs 

5.6 Customizing the interface

5.7 Monitoring ESXi, vCenter plugins, and Folders

5.8 Summary

Lesson 6: Virtual Machines

6.1 Introduction

6.2 What are virtual machines?

6.3 How are they different from Physical machines?

6.4 Performance differences 

6.5 Recommendations 

6.6 Creating Virtual Machines and Installing VMware Tools


6.8 Supported Guest O/S

6.9 Creating Installation Media to create VM's 

6.10 New Firmware options 

6.11 Using SSH 

6.12 More on VMware Tools

6.13 Configuring VMware Tools

6.14 Summary

Lesson 7: Monitoring the Virtual Environment in vSphere 5

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Why Monitor? 

7.3 What tools are available? 

7.4 Tasks and Events

7.5 Alarms

7.4 Service Status 

7.6 Summary

Lesson 8: Storage

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Different Types of Storage

8.3 Why use one over the other?

8.4 Virtual Disks

8.5 Zoning

8.6 FC SAN's


8.8 NFS 

8.9 Terms 

8.10 Summary

Lesson 9: Server Security

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Security Concerns

9.3 How to Secure?

9.4 Standards 

9.5 Users, Groups, and Roles 

9.6 Permissions

9.7 Guest VM's

9.8 Where does AD fit in?

9.9 Summary


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Features and Support


VMware vSphere 5 Training Video CBT Features:



Training Videos: An instructor introduces each learning module and gives you a preview of the topics that are covered. Instead of relying on reading written introductions, simply click on the video presentations for an interesting, informative summary of the concepts that you will be learning next. You will be learning these topics directly from an expert instructor who really knows the material.


Player Controls: You can navigate freely with the player controls. You can play, pause, rewind, forward, and stop any video topic. The controls are familiar and easy to use. Simply click the control that matches the functions you want. If you are interrupted during your studies, click the pause button so that you won’t miss a single minute of the video training.


Course Map: Choosing which topic you want to learn is easy with the convenient course map. Advanced users may skip ahead or repeat users can pick up where they left off. The course map allows you to pick and choose the topics that interest you and tailor the learning. You can even use it as a quick launch for reviewing specific topics.


Search Function: Find the topics you need instantly. Just type in the word that describes your topic and view the search results. Don't waste countless minutes trying to find something you need now. The Search function is fast, accurate, and easy to use. Relevant search results and fast hyperlinks will jump you to your desired topic in a blink of an eye.


Note Taking: Put away your notebook and pencil. Instead, jot down notes or questions for later reference by using the useful notepad feature. If an idea comes to mind or if you need to remind yourself of something important while studying, click on the notepad directly from the course interface and type out your thoughts without ever having to lift a pencil.


Bookmarking: Self-paced study is designed to take place over several sessions which makes bookmarking extremely useful. You can exit your training and quickly reference areas of study you wish to revisit later by using bookmarks. If you want to pay special attention to a particular topic, simply use the bookmark feature so that you can spend extra time mastering the concept.


Print: Do you need a hard copy? Sometimes, it’s just not practical to log on to your computer when you have a quick question or want to review. The print function lets you print out a hard copy for those times when you need to study offline. Anything that you see on the screen can be printed out for future reference.


Certificate of Completion: Each interactive course comes with a certificate of completion. After you have finished the course, you just type in your name and print. It's that simple. Get recognized of your accomplishments with our courses.


Multi-User Licensing: The best single and multi-user licensing agreement in the industry. Our licensing agreements accommodate individual students as well as companies with large training requirements. Single user licenses, single PCs licenses, multiple-user (non-concurrent) licenses, and unlimited corporate server site licenses are all available. This level of flexible licensing can’t be beat. No matter what you need, we have a license.


Total training time: ~ 24 hours
Content: DVD-ROM disc

System Requirements: 
Platform:  Windows 7, Vista / XP
Processor: Pentium 133 Mhz or higher
Hard drive space: 10MB
CD-ROM Drive speed: 24X


Technical Support: support@amazingelearning.com

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