Basics of VMware vSphere and ESXi Virtualization Software

Learn to build your own cloud! Get familiar with Vmware ESXi, vSphere, vCenter, OpenFiler, vMotion and High Availability
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

With virtualization, a single server can host dozens or hundreds of virtual machines running a variety of operating systems, and even hook them together in a virtual network or cloud infrastructure. This practical course shows you how to create a virtual system using the VMware VSphere environment.

You'll find all the information you need to understand, design, and deploy one-without getting overwhelmed with technical detail.

  • Introduces you to virtualization and VMware's virtualization/cloud computing technology
  • Covers installation, deployment, management and maintenance
  • Provides what IT managers and system administrators need to roll out their first virtualized or cloud infrastructure, or to get up to speed on VMware's technology

What are the requirements?

  • Access to the internet
  • Basic computer knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • to download the free VMware vSphere ESXi, install VMware ESXi, work with the vSphere Client and manage a host using the vSphere Client
  • will learn about VMware Virtualization with VMware Player, vSphere ESXi, vSphere Client and VMware Converter
  • install and configure VMWare vCenter and OpenFiler
  • understand what a virtual network and storage are
  • understand vMotion, HA, cloning and converting VMs
  • configure and use Resource Pools

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to learn about virtualization
  • Anyone who wants to build its own virtual infrastructure or its own cloud
  • IT passionates

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Build your own cloud using VMware virtualization software
01:06

A few words about myself

00:40

Not all hardware works with VMWare's hypervisor. Therefore, before buying new hardware or even installing it check the vmware's hardware compatibily list. Most of the recent processors are compatible, but it work checking. As we can see here, not all features and ESXI versions are available on all processors.

01:28

Not all hardware works with VMWare's hypervisor. Therefore, before buying new hardware or even installing it check the vmware's hardware compatibily list. Most of the recent processors are compatible, but it work checking. As we can see here, not all features and ESXI versions are available on all processors.

02:45

In this video I will tell you about VMware ESXi Hypervisor.

This is installed right on top of hardware. Therefore this is called bare-metal hypervisor. ESXi installs directly onto your physical server enabling it to be partitioned into multiple logical servers referred to as virtual machines, as you can see in the picture.

As Features this offers Improved Reliability and Security. It has a footprint of only 150MB. This gives it a very small attack surface for malware and over-the-network threats, improving reliability and security.

02:25

Not all hardware works with VMWare's hypervisor. Therefore, before buying new hardware or even installing it check the vmware's hardware compatibily list. Most of the recent processors are compatible, but it work checking. As we can see here, not all features and ESXI versions are available on all processors.

Installing Vmware ESXi
Preview
10:11
Introduction to Vmware vSphere Client
04:00
Basics of vSphere Client
09:37
Creating and Cloning Virtual Machines
20:07
Network Virtualization
05:25
Converting already existing Servers to Virtual Machines - VMware Converter
09:28
Resource Pools
06:44
Installing the second ESXi Host
03:05
01:26

In this video I will introduce you vCenter Server.

VMware vCenter Server provides a centralized platform for managing your VMware vSphere environments.

When your environment require, you might have multiple phisical servers with VMWare ESXi and would be difficult to manage them independly. vCenter make it possible to have on console for all server, and to manage them as a cluster.

Installing vCenter
06:58
Manage ESXi using vCenter
09:07
Introduction to Storage Area Network and Openfiler
03:41
Installing and Configuring Openfiler
11:19
Connecting to Shared Storage
09:45
Performance and Events Monitoring
06:51
07:53
vMotion trough live migration allows you to move an entire running virtual machine from one physical server to another, without downtime. The virtual machine retains its network identity and connections, ensuring a seamless migration process. Transfer the virtual machine's active memory and precise execution state over a high-speed network, allowing the virtual machine to switch from running on the source vSphere host to the destination vSphere host. This entire process takes less than two seconds on a gigabit Ethernet network.
01:21

VMware High Availability (HA) provides easy-to-use, costeffective high availability for applications running in virtual machines. In the event of physical server failure, affected virtual machines are automatically restarted on other production servers with spare capacity. In the case of operating system failure, VMware HA restarts the affected virtual machine on the same physical server. The combination of VMware HA and the other availability features of the VMware vSphere™ platform provides organizations the ability to select and easily deliver the level of availability required for all of their important applications.

Mange vCenter trough Browser
01:58
Final words
00:18

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Instructor Biography

Gabriel Avramescu, Senior Information Security Consultant, IT Trainer

Senior Information Security Consultant

I work in the Internet security team, focused on ethical hacking - deliberately and purposefully challenging the IT security assumptions, strategies, and methods of protecting vital assets and information by emulating an adversary. Act as an effective participant in multidisciplinary security project team. -Scan and exploit for a wide variety of data center infrastructure and application vulnerabilities, following defined rules of engagement and attack scenarios (ethical hacking). Make recommendations on security weaknesses and report on activities and findings. - Perform Internet penetration testing (black box / white box testing) and code reviews (manual and automated) - Security lab fixed and virtual assets design for different LAN / WAN architectures - Use testing tools as NetBIOS scanning, network pinging and testing, packet crafting and analyzing, port scanning for vulnerability assessment - Perform analysis and testing to verify the strengths and weaknesses of - Web Applications and Web Services (SML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, etc.) - Perform analysis and testing to verify the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of operating systems, network devices, web applications, and security architectures - Assist with the development of remediation services for identified findings - Customize, operate, audit, and maintain security related tools and applications

IT Trainer

- Trainer for Web Application Hacking and Network Infrastructure Hacking - Training students for CCNA and CCNA Security Certification - Training NDG Linux Basics - Legal Main Contact - Curriculum Leader

Certifications

- OSCP

- ISO 270001 Lead Auditor

- ECSA (EC-Council Certified Professional)

- CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)

- CEI (Certified EC-Council Instructor)

- VMWare vSphere Install, Configure, Manage

- CCNA and CCNA Security

- CCNP Routing and CCNP Switching

- Advanced Linux&InfoSEC

- Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS/MCP 70-642): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, etc.

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