Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- In this course, I assume that you have a moderate experience working with computers, including installing operating systems and software. The software requirements for this course are VMware Workstation. You can download an evaluation version from VMware's website. The minimum hardware requirements for this course, are a dual core 64-bit CPU, with 16 gig of RAM, and 200 gigabytes of available hard drive space. The preferred hardware requirements are a quad core 64-bit CPU, with 32 gig of RAM, and a 200 gigabyte SSD.
The time involved in this course will be four to six hours, depending on the memory and storage speed of your hardware.
This course teaches the basics of installing, configuring, and maintaining vSphere 6, including installation of the ESXi hypervisor and vCenter Server using a pre-created environment called AutoLab. Following lab creation, Brandon Neill introduces the core components of vSphere (ESXi and vCenter) and shows how to configure storage and networking. Finally, he runs through some typical virtual-machine management tasks, such as creating a virtual machine manually vs. creating one with templates and clones, working with snapshots, and performing a vMotion migration.
- Recognize the purpose of the vCenter server in a lab environment.
- Identify the correct settings needed to create a virtual network.
- Explain how to correct a duplicate IP address issue.
- Understand the difference between iSCSI interfaces and virtual machine interfaces.
- Describe the steps in the process of cloning.
- Recall how to revert back to previous stages of a snapshot chain.