Join Rick Crisci for an in-depth discussion in this video Before you begin this course, part of VMware vSphere: Back up and Recover a Deployment.
- [Narrator] Before we begin our "Backing up and Recovering a vSphere Environment" course, let's talk about a few things that you should know. There's some resources in this class that may prove especially useful to you if you are preparing for the VCP Exam. Now, the first tool is our home lab environment. I'm using a VMware Workstation AutoLab configuration that I built on my laptop. And during this course, I'll show you some of the details about how you can build your own lab environment yourself that completely matches the lab environment that I'm demonstrating here.
It might also be beneficial for you to find a complete practice exam if you're preparing for the VCP Data Center Virtualization Exam. trainertests.com provides complete practice exams with embedded video tutorials for a number of VMware certifications. Before you begin this class, you should also have some prerequisite knowledge of vSphere. You should have a basic understanding of vSphere concepts like ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and virtual switches.
And you can learn about many of these topics using the courses available to you on lynda.com. Here you can see a couple of courses that I've recorded for lynda, "Storage", "vSphere Resources", and "vSphere Security Administration and Configuration" classes. And there's also a great variety of other courses that can help you master some of the more basic concepts of vSphere, like "Up and Running with vSphere 6" and "Configuring and Administering vSphere Networking." So, those are great courses to take a look at if you need to establish some baseline knowledge here, for vSphere, prior to learning about backups.
So, I strongly encourage you to take a look at those other courses.
- Deploying a vSphere Replication virtual appliance
- Configuring VR jobs
- Installing and configuring vSphere Data Protection
- Creating a vSphere DP backup
- Taking, deleting, and consolidating snapshots