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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


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

System Requirements:
Platform:  Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista / XP
Processor: Pentium 133 Mhz or higher
Hard drive space: 10MB
CD-ROM Drive speed: 24X