VMware vSphere 5 - Part 1: Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines
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Just as physical machines require hardware upgrades or changes, a VM might require virtual hardware upgrades or changes to meet changing performance demands. Once a VM has been created, the vSphere Client makes it easy to manage the VM. Virtual ﬂoppy images and CD/DVD drives can be mounted or unmounted as necessary. vSphere provides support for initiating an orderly shutdown of the guest OS in a VM, although this requires that VMware Tools be installed. VM snapshots allow you to take a point-in-time picture of a VM so that administrators can roll back changes if needed. vSphere also offers a number of features to make it easy to modify VMs after they have been created. Administrators can hot-add certain types of hardware, like virtual hard disks and network adapters, and some guest OSes also support hot-adding virtual CPUs or memory, although this feature must be enabled ﬁrst. This course will review the various aspects of your virtual machine hardware configuration and the management of virtual machines. Virtual machine migration, otherwise known as vMotion, will be covered, as well as the different ways you can access your virtual machines and virtual machine snapshots.
Anyone wishing to learn the fundamental features, functions, and capabilities of the VMware vSphere product suite collection of products in order to provide a full array of enterprise virtualization functionality; systems engineers, system administrators, vSphere operators and support personnel, and ESXi operators and support personnel.
A good understanding of system administration on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Server 2008 operating systems experience would be of benefit. Experience equivalent to or greater than CompTIA Network+ and with Linux Server operating systems is strongly recommended.