VMware vSphere 4: What's New — A 2-day course
Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the VMware page for courses currently available in this subject area.
This hands-on training course explores new features in VMware® vCenter Server 4 and ESX™/ESXi 4, as well as how to upgrade to VMware vSphere 4.
At the end of the course, you should possess knowledge and skills for the following:
- Upgrading VMware deployments from VMware Infrastructure 3 to vSphere 4
- Deploying distributed virtual switches to simplify datacenter-wide network management
- Using VMDirectPath to assign a PCI adapter directly to a virtual machine
- Migrating virtual machines' storage while they are live with Storage vMotion
- Growing virtual disks and VMFS volumes while they are live
- Employing VMware's new Pluggable Storage Architecture
- Ensuring application availability with VMware Fault Tolerance
- Manage more than one vCenter Server from the same client
- Use the new host profiles feature to keep hosts uniformly configured
- Save energy with VMware Distributed Power Management
- Save disk space with thin provisioning
- Administer virtual appliances consisting of more than one virtual machine
- System architects, system administrators, IT managers, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing VMware Infrastructure architectures.
- Recommended: Experience with VMware ESX and vCenter Server.
This course has been retired and is no longer available.
Introducing vSphere 4
Highlights vSphere 4 enhancements by component and reviews upgrade tools and strategies.
Presents new features that support better infrastructure monitoring and reduce the time it takes to provision ESX/ESXi hosts and virtual machines.
Discusses networking enhancements that simplify configuration, extend support, and improve performance.
Introduces new storage features that reduce storage costs, streamline management, and optimize performance.
Reviews vMotion™ compatibility enhancements, new VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler monitoring and management tools, and extended VMware DPM support.
Presents VMware High Availability enhancements and introduces VMware Fault Tolerance and vStorage APIs for data recovery.