Free Training for VMware Products

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This comprehensive list of training links came my way the other day and it was too good I just had to share it.

It’s the work of the former Omaha VMUG leader turned VMware TAM Jodi S (Twitter @rytalws)

 

Foundational Topics

URL

DataCenter

  

VMware DataCenter Virtualization Fundamentals

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/courses.cfm?ui=www_edu&a=one&id_subject=47866

Introduction to Virtualization and VMware Hypervisor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvXn2QiL3gs

VMware vSphere Strategy: The Foundation of Your DataCenter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIB8DUPRbgA

An overview of vCloud Suite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKlFRCNVCbU&list=PL9MeVsU0uG67FCDj0U_V-4WIQ2vbgQbJB

ESXI Foundation

  

Featured VMware Documentation Sets

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/

vSphere Hypervisor – Installation & Configuration

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor

vSphere Hypervisor -vSphere Client Installation

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor

vSphere Hypervisor – Configuring VM Hardware

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor

VMware vSphere: What’s New Fundamentals [V5.5]

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/courses.cfm?ui=www_edu&a=one&id_subject=51301

VMware vSphere 5.5 What’s New!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-_PPJnPllo

VMware vSphere: VM Management – Web Client Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCVqq1dRwNA

VMware vSphere: VM Management – Cloning/Templates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eN5iiQSCBw

VMware vSphere: VM Management – Migration vMotion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH0he0nz8Mg

VMware vSphere: VM Management – HA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPm8Fmhxasc

VMware vSphere: VM Management – DRS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US0bGHtiISc

VMware vSphere: VM Management – Storage Profiles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mawQTuTw4I

Local Management Tools Overview

http://vmwarelearning.com/9ti/local-management-tools-overview/

How to Install and Configure VMware ESXI 5.5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVv5K8RItYc

VMware vSphere: Installation – ESXI 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-VsThbQyXw&list=PLGey3gSYvwCBkH01wSlg8wd4Aye9f58HT

vSphere 5.5 Installation, Administration and Training course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYt7OntyPqA

Build your own VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 Datacenter, starting with one PC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQfTuAdLfYw

HOL-SDC-1304 – vSphere Performance Optimization

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/

HOL-SDC-1310 – vSphere and vSOM 101

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/

HOL-SDC-1319 – Tech Preview: VMware NSX for Multi-Hypervisor Environments

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/

Networking

  

VMware Virtual Networking Concepts

https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/virtual_networking_concepts.pdf

vSphere Networking

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/features-network

vSphere Distributed Switch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fxdz2aoVOw&list=PLGey3gSYvwCBkH01wSlg8wd4Aye9f58HT

VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/courses.cfm?ui=www_edu&a=one&id_subject=52533

Network I/O Control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7utuL4uAsdc

VMware vCloud Networking and Security

http://vmwarelearning.com/vcloud_net_sec/

VMware NSX Product Page

http://www.vmware.com/products/nsx/

VMware NSX Blog

http://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/

HOL-SDC-1302 – vSphere Distributed Switch A to Z

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/

HOL-SDC-1303 – VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/

HOL-SDC-1319 – Tech Preview: VMware NSX for Multi-Hypervisor Environments

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/

Storage

  

Introduction to Storage

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/index.jsp#com.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc/GUID-F602EB17-8D24-400A-9B05-196CEA66464F.html

VMware vSphere: Storage – Thick & Thin Provisioning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8FoEl6CeYo

VMware Storage Virtualization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Bpuwx5BbY

Enable vSphere HA and Storage DRS for VMware vSphere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQJZNwuq15Y

VMware Storage Profiles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mawQTuTw4I

VMware Storage I/O Control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTKdKhmP5KE

VMWorld Session: STO1545-Architecting Storage DRS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPN5H8iwYpk

How to identify and Solve Storage I/O Latency Issues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5T44OVDoms

vSphere 5 Storage DRS IO Load Balancing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhaaNCC-GeY

VMware Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55p3ZD9l54o

HOL-SDC-1308-Virtual SAN (vSAN) and Virtual Storage Solutions

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/

Security

  

Security of the VMware vSphere Hypervisor

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vmw-wp-secrty-vsphr-hyprvsr-uslet-101.pdf

VMware Security Development Lifecycle

http://www.vmware.com/security/sdl.html

VMware Security Response Center

http://www.vmware.com/security/vsrc.html

VMware Security Advisories

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/

VMware Hardening Guides

http://www.vmware.com/security/hardening-guides.html

Operations Management

  

VMware vCenter Operations Manager Documentation

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vcops-pubs.html

VMware vCenter Operations – Introduction Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-DJuTiqKag

VMware vCenter Operations Manager Fundamentals [V5.6]

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/courses.cfm?ui=www_edu&a=one&id_subject=42954

VMware vCenter Operations Training Videos

http://vmwarelearning.com/vcenter/

HOL-SDC-1301-Applied Cloud Operations

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/

HOL-SDC-1304 – vSphere Performance Optimization

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/

HOL-SDC-1301-Applied Cloud Operations

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/

Certification –

  

Certification – VMware Cloud Fundamentals

http://www.vmware.com/certification

Certification – VMware DataCenter Virtualization – VCP5-DCV – Blueprint

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=45082&ui=www_cert

VMware VCP-DCV 5.1 Exam Preparation

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/courses.cfm?ui=www_edu&a=one&id_subject=46281

 

It’s my easy button for you this week.  You all probably already have something but I didn’t… 

In addition, here is a 5.5 Feature URL listing which provides information on each 5.5 feature.. Enjoy!

 

vSphere ESXi Hypervisor Enhancements

URL

 

Hot-Pluggable SSD PCI Express (PCIe) Devices

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc_50%2FGUID-285BB774-CE69-4477-9011-598FEF1E9ACB.html

Support for Reliable Memory Technology

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMW-WP-vSPHR-5.5-PLTFRM.pdf

Enhancements for CPU C-States

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMW-WP-vSPHR-5.5-PLTFRM.pdf

Virtual Machine Enhancements

   

Virtual Machine Compatibility with VMware ESXi 5.5

   

Expanded vGPU Support

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere/VMware-vSphere-Platform-Whats-New.pdf

Graphic Acceleration for Linux Guests

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere/VMware-vSphere-Platform-Whats-New.pdf

VMware vCenter Server Enhancements

   

VMware vCenter Single Sign-On

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2034918

VMware vSphere Web Client

http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/11/which-vsphere-client-should-i-use-and-when.html

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/index.jsp#com.vmware.vsphere.vcenterhost.doc/GUID-0B9988FF-5FB6-4656-9C58-EE3617B57E90.html?resultof=%2522%2576%2543%2565%256e%2574%2565%2572%2522%2520%2522%2576%2563%2565%256e%2574%2565%2572%2522%2520%2522%2553%2565%2572%2576%2565%2572%2522%2520%2522%2573%2565%2572%2576%2565%2572%2522%2520%2522%2541%2570%2570%256c%2569%2561%256e%2563%2565%2522%2520%2522%2561%2570%2570%256c%2569%2561%256e%2563%2522%2520

vSphere App HA

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/appha-pubs.html

vSphere HA and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (vSphere DRS)

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-55-availability-guide.pdf

Virtual Machine–Virtual Machine Affinity Rules Enhancements

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/09/04/vsphere-5-5-nuggets-high-availability-enhancement/

vSphere Big Data Extensions

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-big-data-extensions-pubs.html

vSphere Storage Enhancements

   

Support for 62TB VMDK

   

MSCS Updates

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2052238

16GB E2E support

   

PDL AutoRemove

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-big-data-extensions-pubs.html

vSphere Replication Interoperability

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2005776&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=235212479&stateId=1%200%20235220597

vSphere Replication Multi-Point-in-Time Snapshot Retention

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-replication-55-admin.pdf

vSphere Flash Read Cache

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vSphere_55_Flash_Read_Cache_Whats_New_WP.pdf

vSphere Networking Enhancements

   

Link Aggregation Control Protocol Enhancements

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2034277

Traffic Filtering

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.networking.doc/GUID-DC14D8EE-110B-4321-8BF6-51C259971CF1.html

Quality of Service Tagging

https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMware-Whats-New-in-VMware-vSphere-Networking.pdf

Quality of Service Tagging

http://virtualizationreview.com/articles/2013/10/30/how-to-vsphere-5-5-network-qos.aspx

SR-IOV Enhancements

https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMware-Whats-New-in-VMware-vSphere-Networking.pdf

Enhanced Host-Level Packet Capture

https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMware-Whats-New-in-VMware-vSphere-Networking.pdf

40GB NIC support

https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMware-Whats-New-in-VMware-vSphere-Networking.pdf

 

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