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  1. New Book - PowerCLI Cookbook -

    If you are a virtualization professional who wants to unleash the power of automation and combat the complexity of sprawling virtual environments, this book is ideal for you. This book will enhance your skills of administering VMware vSphere and vCloud Director with PowerCLI.

    • Configure and administer VMware ESXi hosts, clusters, and vCenter
    • Manage virtual machine configurations and operations
    • Administer datastores, datastore clusters, and virtual machine snapshots
    • Create and configure virtual networking in a vSphere environment
    • Manage cluster features and affinity groups
    • Make custom reports and notifications from vSphere
    • Direct operations in vCloud Director

    PowerCLI allows faster administration by executing tasks on groups of objects in the virtual environment and is flexible enough to allow complex, scripted routines to solve complex problems.

    PowerCLI Cookbook illustrates the ease of performing repetitive tasks using native PowerCLI commands to speed up administration. This book teaches you how to create custom functions and modules to solve specific problems and deploy these solutions to operators. It covers all vSphere administration areas including host, cluster, and virtual machine management utilizing PowerCLI.

    Finally, this book will enable administrators to execute scripts that will open new possibilities for automation and also enable them to manage VM workloads effectively.

  2. Migrating Virtual Machines Across vCenter Server Instances -

    To enable migration across vCenter Server instances, your system must meet certain requirements.
    • The source and destination vCenter Server instances and ESXi hosts must be 6.0 or later.
    • Both vCenter Server instances must be in Enhanced Linked Mode and must be in the same vCenter Single Sign-On domain so that the source vCenter Server can authenticate to the destination vCenter Server.
    For information about installing vCenter Server in Enhanced Linked Mode, see the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation.
    • Both vCenter Server instances must be time-synchronized with each other for correct vCenter Single Sign-On token verification.
    • For migration of compute resources only, both vCenter Server instances must be connected to the shared virtual machine storage.
  3. VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Performance Scalability and Best Practices -
    This white paper investigates how VMware Virtual SAN™ performs and scales for well understood synthetic workloads, Virtual SAN caching tier designs, and Virtual SAN configuration parameters. The goal is to provide guidelines on how to get the best performance for applications deployed on a Virtual SAN cluster.


    Tests show that the Hybrid Virtual SAN Cluster performs extremely well when the working set is fully cached for random access workloads, and also for all sequential access workloads. The All-Flash Virtual SAN cluster, which performs well for random access workloads with large working sets, may be deployed in cases where the working set is too large to fit in a cache.

    All workloads scale linearly in both types of Virtual SAN clusters—as 
    more hosts are added and more disk groups per host, Virtual SAN sees a corresponding increase in its ability to handle larger workloads. Virtual SAN offers an excellent way to scale up the cluster as performance requirements
    increase.
  4. Migration Paths from v5 Certification to v6 -
    A few weeks ago VMware announced the new roadmap of version 6 certifications, and mentioned that there would be migration paths for those who held certifications on the previous version. Here is more about those migration paths.

    Upgrading from VCP5 to VCP6: Only one exam is required. There is no course attendance required (but it is recommended). There will be five VCP6 migration options across the four technology tracks: Data Center Virtualization (DCV), Desktop and Mobility (DTM), Cloud Management and Automation (CMA), and Network Virtulization (NV):
    • VCP6: Data Center Virtualization Exam (exam number: 2V0-621) – Beta Coming Soon!
    • VCP6: Data Center Virtualization Delta Exam (exam number: 2V0-621D) – Beta Coming Soon!
    • VCP6: Desktop & Mobility Exam (exam number: 2V0-651) – Coming Soon!
    • VCP6: Cloud Management and Automation Exam (exam number: 2V0-631) – Coming Soon!
    • VCP6: Network Virtualization Exam (exam number: 2V0-641) – Coming Soon!
    If you hold one of the following v6 certifications you will be automatically migrated to the equivalent new VCP6 certification:
    • VCP6-Cloud = VCP6-Cloud Management and Automation
    • VCP6-Desktop = VCP6-Desktop and Mobility
    • VCP-Network Virtualization = VCP6–Network Virtualization
    Upgrading to VCIX6: For anyone certified as a VCAP5 one exam is required. There is no course attendance required (but it is recommended).
    VMware is still working on the VCIX6 exams, so some of the details are pending, but they can provide you with this information:
    • If you hold either a VCAP Administration or Design certification, you will be given credit towards the corresponding VCIX6 requirement for that track, so you only need to take the other VCIX6 exam (the one that you have not earned). For instance, if you have a VCAP5-DCA then you would only need to take the VCIX6 Data Center Design exam to earn your VCIX6-DCV.
    • If you hold both VCAP Design and VCAP Admin certifications for a certification track you can take either the VCIX6 Design exam or the VCIX6 Admin exam in order to upgrade to the new VCIX6 credential for your technology track (this policy was updated based upon your feedback below – thank you!).
    • If you hold a VCIX-NV certification you will be automatically migrated to VCIX6-NV.
    Taken from: Migration Paths from v5 Certification to v6
  5. RVTools version 3.7 is now available for download -

    RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i, VirtualCenter 4.x, ESX Server 4.x, VirtualCenter 5.0, VirtualCenter Appliance, ESX Server 5.0, VirtualCenter 5.1, ESX Server 5.1, VirtualCenter 5.5, ESX Server 5.5.

    RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots, VMware tools, Resource pools, Clusters, ESX hosts, HBAs, Nics, Switches, Ports, Distributed Switches, Distributed Ports, Service consoles, VM Kernels, Datastores, Multipath info and health checks. With RVTools you can disconnect the cd-rom or floppy drives from the virtual machines and RVTools is able to update the VMware Tools installed inside each virtual machine to the latest version.


    What's new in Version 3.7 (March, 2015)

    • VI SDK reference changed from 5.0 to 5.5
    • Extended the timeout value from 10 to 20 minutes for really big environments
    • New field VM Folder on vCPU, vMemory, vDisk, vPartition, vNetwork, vFloppy, vCD, vSnapshot and vTools tabpages
    • On vDisk tabpage new Storage IO Allocation Information
    • On vHost tabpage new fields: service tag (serial #) and OEM specific string
    • On vNic tabpage new field: Name of (distributed) virtual switch
    • On vMultipath tabpage added multipath info for path 5, 6, 7 and 8
    • On vHealth tabpage new health check: Multipath operational state
    • On vHealth tabpage new health check: Virtual machine consolidation needed check
    • On vInfo tabpage new fields: boot options, firmware and Scheduled Hardware Upgrade Info
    • On statusbar last refresh date time stamp
    • On vhealth tabpage: Search datastore errors are now visible as health messages
    • You can now export the csv files separately from the command line interface (just like the xls export)
    • You can now set a auto refresh data interval in the preferences dialog box
    • All datetime columns are now formatted as yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss
    • The export dir / filenames now have a formated datetime stamp yyyy-mm-dd_hh:mm:ss
    • Bug fix: on dvPort tabpage not all networks are displayed
    • Overall improved debug information
    Free download: RVTools version 3.7

  6. Ruby vSphere Console Command Reference for Virtual SAN 6 -
    The Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) is an interactive command-line console user interface for VMware vSphere and Virtual Center. The Ruby vSphere Console is based on the popular RbVmomi Ruby interface to the vSphere API has been an open source project for the past 2-3 years.

    RbVmomi was created with the goal to
    dramatically decrease the amount of coding required to perform routine tasks, as well as increase the efficiency of task execution, all while still allowing for the full power of the API when needed.


    The Ruby vSphere Console comes bundled with both the vCenter Server Appliance 
    (VCSA) and the Windows version of vCenter Server. RVC is quickly becoming one of the primary tools for managing and troubleshooting Virtual SAN environments. 

    This white paper is intended for vSphere architects, administrators, developers and any others who are interested in deploying, managing or maintaining a Virtual SAN infrastructure. To glean the most out of this document, it will help to be familiar with vSphere infrastructure, Virtual SAN hardware as well as VM provisioning workflows. 

  7. What’s New in the VMware vSphere 6.0 Platform -

    VMware vSphere 6.0 introduces many enhancements to VMware vSphere Hypervisor, VMware virtual machines, VMware vCenter Server™, virtual storage, and virtual networking. This paper will discuss these improvements that further extend the core capabilities of the vSphere platform.

     

  8. VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Design and Sizing Guide -
    Although most Virtual SAN design and sizing exercises are straightforward, careful planning at the outset can avoid problems later. Based on observed experiences to date, the most frequent design issues are:
    • Failing to use VCG-listed components, drivers and firmware, resulting in unpredictable behavior. Flash devices and IO controllers are particularly sensitive.
    • Not properly sizing cache for capacity growth (e.g. thin volumes progressively getting fatter), resulting in declining performance over time.
    • Using 1Gb networking for performance-intensive environments, with predictably poor results.
    • Not understanding 3-node limitations associated with maintenance mode and protection after a failure.
    • Using very large, slow disks for capacity, resulting in poor performance if an application is not cache-friendly.
    • Failure to have sufficient extra capacity for operations.
    This document focuses on the helping administrators to correctly design and size a Virtual SAN cluster, and answer some of the common questions around number of hosts, number of flash devices, number of magnetic disks, and detailed configuration questions to help to correctly and successfully deploy a Virtual SAN. 
  9. VMware vSphere 6 and Oracle Database Scalability Study -
    Many customers run their production Oracle databases within VMware vSphere® virtual machines to support critical and demanding applications. The performance of these Oracle databases can be key to the success of daily operations.



    VMware conducted a series of tests to demonstrate the performance and scalability of large 
    virtual machines on vSphere 6 running Oracle Database 12c. Using a transactional workload, it was found that a single large “Monster” virtual machine can efficiently use an entire current-generation four-socket server.

    These 
    results demonstrate that even very large and demanding Oracle database workloads can be successfully run with excellent performance with vSphere.
  10. VMware Virtual SAN Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Reference Manual -
    VMware’s Virtual SAN is designed to be simple: simple to configure, and simple to operate. This simplicity masks a sophisticated and powerful storage product.

    The purpose of this document is to fully illustrate how Virtual SAN works behind the scenes: whether this is needed in the context of problem solving, or just to more fully understand its inner workings.

    Virtual SAN 6.0 comes with a Health Services plugin. This feature checks a range of different health aspects of Virtual SAN, and provides insight into the root cause of many potential Virtual SAN issues.

    The recommendation when triaging Virtual SAN 
    is to begin with the Virtual SAN Health Services. Once an issue is detected, the Health Services highlights the problem and directs administrators to the appropriate VMware knowledgebase article to begin problem solving.

    Please refer to the Virtual SAN Health Services Guide for further details on how to get the Health Services components, how to install them and how to use the feature for troubleshooting common Virtual SAN issues.
  11. Performance Evaluation of Network I/O Control in VMware vSphere 6 -
    The Network I/O Control (NetIOC) feature in VMware vSphere® has been enhanced in vSphere 6.0 to support a number of exciting new features such as bandwidth reservations.


    After tests demonstrate the performance utility 
    of these new features, the performance impact of the new NetIOC algorithm is explored. Later tests show that NetIOC offers a powerful way to achieve network resource isolation at minimal cost, in terms of latency and CPU utilization.
  12. VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment Guide -
    The VMware vCenter Server 6.0 release introduces new, simplified deployment models. The components that make up a vCenter Server installation have been grouped into two types: embedded and external.

    Embedded refers to a deployment in which all components—this can but does not necessarily include the database—are installed on the same virtual machine. External refers to a deployment in which vCenter Server is installed on one virtual machine and the Platform Services Controller (PSC) is installed on another.

    The Platform Services Controller is new to vCenter Server 6.0 and comprises VMware vCenter Single Sign-On, licensing, and the VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA). Embedded installations are recommended for standalone environments in which there is only one vCenter Server system and replication to another Platform Services Controller is not required.

    If there is a need to replicate with other Platform Services Controllers or there is more than one vCenter Single Sign-On enabled solution, deploying the Platform Services Controller(s) on separate virtual machine(s)—via external deployment—from vCenter Server is required.

    This paper defines the services installed as part of each deployment model, recommended deployment models (reference architectures), installation and upgrade instructions for each reference architecture, post deployment steps, and certificate management in VMware vSphere 6.0. 
  13. KEMP has released a Free LoadMaster -
    KEMP is offering the Free LoadMaster to help small companies and developers by providing them with a robust and proven load balancing option. As their load balancing needs grow and expand, they will be able to upgrade to a commercial version  in the future, since they will already be comfortable with and knowledgeable about the LoadMaster.

    The availability of a proven free load balancer from a well-established company will enable many start-ups and QA/Dev teams to focus on the task at hand. They will no longer have to worry about addressing the trade-off between cost, quality and upgradeability associated with some open source and application-embedded load balancing solutions.

    The Free LoadMaster is also great for existing KEMP customers who wish to replicate their production environment for UAT purposes. While there are some limiting differences between the Free LoadMaster and commercial versions, this community supported, lower performance model provides all of the same core functionality that is included in our commercial LoadMasters.

    The Free LoadMaster Includes:

    • Layer 4/7 load balancing
    • Content switching
    • Caching, compression engine
    • MS Exchange 2010/2013 optimized
    • Pre-configured virtual service templates
    • IPS engine
    • High Availability
    • Edge Security Pack (ESP) – a Microsoft TMG replacement
    • GSLB multi-site load balancing
    • RESTful API
    Get your free copy now 

  14. Latest Fling from VMware Labs - VCS to VCVA Converter - The VCS to VCVA Converter Appliance is the winning idea from the 2013 Fling Contest. It allows customers to migrate from Windows vCenter Server with an External Microsoft SQL Server Database to the vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded vPostgres database.


    The Fling migrates the vCenter database, roles, permissions, privileges, certificates and inventory service. The target appliance will run at the same IP address as the source vCenter.

    Download the VCS to VCVA Converter
  15. Technical White Paper - VMware Product Security -
    This white paper provides an overview of how VMware's committed to building trust with their customers is present in every facet of their comprehensive, risk-based software assurance process and is reinforced in their program structure.



    VMware’s approach to product and information security addresses potential vulnerabilities within areas such as:
    • Software product development
    • Software supply chain
    • Technology partnerships and ecosystems
  16. New Book: VMware vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook -
    If you are a VMware administrator who is interested in automating your infrastructure, this book is for you. An understanding of basic programming concepts is advised.

    No previous knowledge of Orchestrator is required, although some previous knowledge of it will allow you to get started more easily.

    What You Will Learn
    • Install, configure, and optimize Orchestrator installations (Windows, Appliance as well as vRA integrated)
    • Explore all the visual programming elements without the need for additional infrastructure
    • Work with plugins such as SSH, mail, SQL, PowerShell, AD, SOAP, SNMP, AMQP, and REST
    • Discover how to create VMware automation
    • Get to grips with user management, synchronization, and packaging applications
    • Understand policies and resources
    • Work more efficiently with distributed Orchestrator environments
    Through this practical guide, you will gain an understanding of VMware vRealize Orchestrator and its role in the vSphere architecture and automation. You will learn about Orchestrator clusters as well as vRealize Automation integration.

    A full introduction to using the visual programming tools without needing any additional infrastructure is aimed at beginners with limited resources.

    This is followed by an extensive look at how to integrate the base plugins into your workflows, such as e-mail, AMQP, SNMP, and so on. We will also look at how to use the Orchestrator API to trigger workflows from other programs.

    Through this book you will be able to get the most out of your Orchestrator installation, and develop complex workflows and create your own highly integrated automations of vCenter, vCloud, and vRealize environments.

    VMware vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook

  17. Cool Tool - Snapwatcher - Invalid or broken snapshots are caused by all kind of actions the system admin has no control of i. e. backup solutions that trigger the snapshot creation and deletion. If VMware struggles to delete the snapshot files an invalid snapshot is made. This kind of snapshots are known to be hard to detect and tend to grow hidden to waste precious disk space.


    • Monitor VMware snapshots across VMware vCenter systems and report your efforts saving space. 
    • Track snapshots, find invalid snapshots - leverage the powerful grid to handle hundreds of snapshots smooth and simple.
    • Free precious disk space wasted by fixing broken, old and invalid snapshots with a click.
    Free Download Snapwatcher
  18. vSphere 6 Feature Walkthroughs - Explore the features of VMware vSphere 6, the industry-leading server virtualization platform that lets you virtualize applications with confidence.

    • vCenter Server Install - This series provides to instructions on installing various vCenter 6.0 components.

    • vCenter Server Upgrades - Seamlessly upgrade from from vCenter Server and vCenter Server 5.x versions to version 6.0 with these walkthroughs.

    • vSphere Data Protection - With this set of walkthroughs, learn how to perform vital activities that vSphere Data Protection 6.0 enables you to carry out.

    • vSphere Replication - With these walkthroughs, learn how configure replication and recover a virtual machine.
  19. Maximizing the Use of VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon -
    VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon, an extension of vRealize Operations Manager for the enterprise, enables you to monitor and troubleshoot a View virtual desktop environment.

    This guide introduces you to navigation of the user interface and understanding alerts and events, as well as correct setup of the tool. Specific use cases illustrate how to troubleshoot problems in a View environment, and lab exercises offer guided practice.


    This white paper describes how to maximize the use of your vRealize Operations for Horizon monitoring solution and includes use-case scenarios and lab exercises.
  20. Application-Delivery Options in VMware Horizon 6.0 - VMware Horizon can deliver applications to users through View, Workspace, or Mirage. Horizon can deliver ThinApp virtual applications, Citrix XenApp published applications, SaaS- and cloud-based applications, natively installed Windows applications, and RDSH-hosted applications.



    The wide choice of application-delivery options allows customization for a variety of use cases. This paper gives details on the benefits and use cases for each application-delivery option, along with explanations of how to deliver those applications on each application-delivery platform in Horizon.

    Technical white paper: Application-Delivery Options in VMware Horizon 6.0
  21. Cool Tool - BaiBoard - Visualize, Create, Collaborate - BaiBoard is the most innovative collaborative drawing application on Mac and iOS platform today. Connected with back-end services on the cloud, BaiBoard enables both consumers and enterprises to collaborate, share, publish, store, retrieve any diagrams. 



    Note that BaiBoard on iPad has more features than the Mac version, including:
    • PDF annotation currently only available on iPad.
    • Saving as stencil feature currently only available on iPad.
    • Push-to-talk and chat feature currently on available on iPad. 
    FEATURES:
    • Real-time, Collaborative, with easy-to-use drawing interface.
    • Internet based services for collaborating, sharing, storing, viewing with drawing capabilities.
    • A variety of drawing tools.
    • Instant snapshots, storing and retrieval any stage of your drawing, all on-demand.
    • All data (diagrams, chat history, snapshots) of meeting session are persistently stored. Your meetings can be stopped and restarted at any time.
    • SSL connectivities, Password protected, Encrypted storage.
    • No registration, No sign-up required.
    • Collaborate with the BaiBoard iPad version.
    Free Download
  22. Technical Overview - VMware vSphere Replication 6.0 -
    VMware vSphere Replication 6.0 is a virtual machine data protection and disaster recovery solution. It is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server and VMware vSphere Web Client, providing host-based, asynchronous replication of virtual machines.


    vSphere Replication is a proprietary replication engine developed by 
    VMware that is included with VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit and higher editions of VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere with Operations Management editions, and VMware vCloud Suite editions.

    Technical Overview - VMware vSphere Replication 6.0
  23. Technical Overview - VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.0 -
    Data protection is a key component of any business continuity plan. VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.0 provides an efficient solution for protecting a VMware virtual machine infrastructure.

    vSphere Data Protection includes 
    the capability to properly protect mission-critical applications via agents. Backup data can be securely and efficiently replicated to other vSphere Data Protection appliances within the same site and offsite for redundancy and disaster recovery purposes.


    vSphere Data Protection can be integrated with EMC Data Domain. Deployment is quick and simple. Administration is easily performed using VMware vSphere Web Client.


    Technical Overview - VMware vSphere Data Protection  6.0
  24. Performance Study - Virtualized Hadoop Performance with VMware vSphere 6 on HighPerformance Servers -
    Large advances have been made in hardware and every level of the software stack since the virtualized Hadoop tests published in April 2013. This paper shows how to take advantage of these advances to achieve maximum performance.

    The cluster size remains at 32 two-processor 2U hosts; however, the processor, memory, network 
    and storage capabilities are all roughly doubled from those reported in the earlier paper. The performance of native and several VMware vSphere 6 virtualized configurations were compared using the same TeraSort application suite as before.



    It was found that the more powerful hosts give a larger advantage to multi-VM per 
    host configurations: virtualized TeraSort is now up to 12% faster than the optimized native configuration. The apples-to-apples case of a single virtual machine per host again shows performance close to that of native Linux.

    The origins of the improvements are examined and recommendations for optimal hardware and software
    configurations are given.
  25. Latest Fling from VMware Labs - VM Resource and Availability Service -
    This Fling enables you to perform a what-if analysis for host failures on your infrastructure. You can simulate failure of one or more hosts from a cluster (in vSphere) and identify how many:
    • VMs would be safely restarted on different hosts
    • VMs would fail to be restarted on different hosts
    • VMs would experience performance degradation after restarted on a different host



    With this information, you can better plan the placement and configuration of your infrastructure to reduce downtime of your VMs/Services in case of host failures. 

    Also take a look at: 
    New fling released: VM Resource and Availability Service

  26. New Training Course - VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] -
    This training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize Automation.

    This course covers the configuration and use of the vRealize Automation platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of multivendor cloud services.

    This class also helps students understand and achieve the benefits of automation as a component of the software-defined data center.
    • Describe the vRealize Automation architecture and use case in today’s multivendor cloud environments
    • Install and configure vRealize Automation 6.2
    • Deploy Distributed Execution Managers and agents for vRealize Automation connectivity
    • Configure endpoints to support compute fabric connectivity
    • Manage vRealize Automation 6.2 entities on VMware hardware, third-party hardware, and cloud infrastructures
    • Configure vRealize Automation infrastructure services
    • Configure and manage tenants and blueprints
    • Configure and manage a service catalog
    • Configure and manage role-based access control
    • Request and manage machines through the user portal
    • Analyze and configure vRealize Automation workflows
    • Integrate VMware vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation
    • Automate application provisioning with VMware vRealize™ Application Services
    • Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation
    • Manage cost reporting with VMware vRealize Business
    VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] course datasheet
  27. Leveraging NIC Technology to Improve Network Performance in VMware vSphere -
    VMware vSphere is constantly evolving to add many new features and functionality to incorporate the latest technology, and one area of this trend is network performance.

    vSphere supports a variety of network interface 
    controllers (NICs). Each NICs primary job is to deliver packets in and out of the host - however, NICs also include technology that vSphere can leverage to perform network transfer faster and more efficiently.

    This paper
    examines scenarios of virtual machines sending and receiving network traffic across different hosts and how vSphere can take advantage of the NIC technology to improve network performance in a vSphere environment
  28. Using the VMware Mirage API to Develop Your Own Front-End Interfaces -
    VMware Mirage 5.1, released in September 2014, includes a new and exciting feature: the Mirage API, which lets you develop your own front-end interfaces to the Mirage infrastructure.

    This feature can make it easier 
    to manage your endpoint devices. In addition, you can integrate your Mirage environment with third-party systems, such as scheduling and automation systems, to improve Mirage administrator efficiency and reduce the potential for manual errors.

    This document contains some guidelines and best practices for developing applications that use the Mirage API.
  29. New Training Course - VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.1] - BETA - Just a quick heads-up regarding the NSX training course. VMware is planning on releasing a new version. This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX 6.1.

    This course covers NSX as a part of the software-defined data center platform, implementation use cases along with features of NSX, and functionality operating at Layer 2 through Layer 7 of the OSI model.

    Lecture and hands-on lab activities support the student’s understanding of NSX features, functionality, and on-going management and control. 

    VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.1] - BETA - Course Datasheet
  30. Available for pre order - Mastering VMware vSphere 6 -
    Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware’s virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference.

    Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment.

    Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples.

    This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to:
    • Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server components
    • Leverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updates
    • Create and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machines
    • Implement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibility
    • Manage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needs
    • Monitor infrastructure performance and availability
    • Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks
    Mastering VMware vSphere 6

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