VMware vSphere: What's New in vSphere 4

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- Format: Self-Paced
- Length: 4.5 Hours
This self-paced course introduces the new features in vSphere 4. The course begins with enhancement highlights by component. Next, we discuss upgrade tools and strategies. Then, we discuss in detail each new feature included in ESX/ESXi 4 and vCenter Server 4. More than 25% of the material is presented through interactive simulations so that you can practice working with the new interface.
An instructor led, 2-day version of this class is also available.  The 2-day course can be used to satisfy VMware Certified Professional requirements when upgrading from VCP3 to VCP4.  This course cannot be used to satisfy the VCP requirement.

Objectives:    At the end of the course, you should possess knowledge and skills for the following:
•  Upgrading VMware deployments from VMware Infrastructure 3 to Next Generation
•  Deploying distributed virtual switches to simplify datacenter-wide network management
•  Using VMDirectPath to assign a PCI adapter directly to a virtual machine
•  Migrating virtual machines’ storage while they are live with Storage vMotion
•  Growing virtual disks and VMFS volumes while they are live
•  Employing VMware’s new Pluggable Storage Architecture
•  Ensuring application availability with VMware Fault Tolerance
•  Manage more than one vCenter server from the same client
•  Use the new host profiles feature to keep hosts uniformly configured
•  Save energy with VMware Distributed Power Management
•  Save disk space with thin provisioning
•  Administer virtual appliances consisting of more than one virtual machine
Intended Audience:    System architects, system administrators, IT managers, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing VMware Infrastructure architectures.
Prerequisites:    Recommended
Completion of VMware Infrastructure 3: Install and Configure, or equivalent experience with VMware ESX and VirtualCenter.
Outline:    Module 1: Introducing VMware vSphere 4
•  Highlights next generation enhancements by component and reviews upgrade tools and strategies.

Module 2: Infrastructure Administration
•  Presents new features that support better infrastructure monitoring and reduce the time it takes to provision ESX/ESXi hosts and virtual machines.

Module 3: Networking
•  Discusses networking enhancements that simplify configuration, extend support, and improve performance.

Module 4: Storage
•  Introduces new storage features that reduce storage costs, streamline management, and optimize performance.
Module 5: Resource Management
•  Reviews vMotion™ compatibility enhancements, new VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler monitoring and management tools, and extended VMware DPM support.

Module 6: Business Continuity
•  Presents VMware High Availability enhancements and introduces VMware Fault Tolerance and vStorage APIs for data recovery.