VMWare vSphere vCenter Learning

Written by James McDonald

January 15, 2013

Certification Flowchart

http://www.vmwarelearningpaths.com

Documentation

http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html

 Hardware & Software Compatibility

http://www.vmware.com/resources/guides.html

Hardware for home and/or Lab you can use Community-Supported Hardware and Software.

Definition of Cloud Computing

http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-145/SP800-145.pdf

Downloads

http://vmware.com/downloads

ESX VLAN Information

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_vlan_wp.pdf

Time Sync is Critical in a VMWare Environment

A Good VMWare Blog

http://virtual-vargi.blogspot.com.au/

Storage Information

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/scalable_storage_performance.pdf

VMWare Backup and Data Protection

Vendors that support VADP “VMWare vSphere Storage APIs”

http://www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vsphere/storage-api.html

 Antivirus

With vShield antivirus can be managed from a central source.

 Performance Tuning

perfmon.dll,hyperic, iometer (Guest OS tool), resxtop, esxtop

Don’t trust guest time-based metrics.

USB Key Remoting

digi.com for USB over IP or (Network-attached USB hubs)

VMWare Reference Guide

http://www.vreference.com

http://www.vreference.com/vsphere-5-card/

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