VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.1]

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Course Description
Self-Paced (1 Hour)
This free eLearning course explores new features in VMware vCenter Server™ 5.1 and VMware ESXi™ 5.1.

Objectives:   By the end of the course, you should gain an understanding and should be able to implement the following new functions and features of VMware vSphere® 5.1:
•  Compute and Storage
   o  Support for hardware version 9, the latest CPU performance counters and virtual shared graphics acceleration designed for enhanced performance.
   o  For better space efficiency vSphere supports storage space reclamation for VDI.

•  Network
      o Support for VXLAN
      o  Enhanced vSphere Distributed Switch™ that supports:
             - Network health check
             - Backup and restore
             - Rollback and recovery
             - Link Aggregation Control Protocol support
             - Single-root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV)

•  Availability
      o VMware vSphere vMotion® without the need for shared storage configurations.
      o VMware vSphere Data Protection for simple and cost effective backup and recovery,
      o vSphere Replication enables efficient array-agnostic replication of virtual machine data over the LAN or WAN.

•  Security: Inclusion VMware vShield Endpoint™ to eliminate the agent footprint from the virtual machines, offload intelligence to a security virtual appliance, and run scans with minimal impact.

•  Automation: Two new methods for deploying new vSphere hosts to an environment make the Auto Deploy™ process more highly available than ever before.

•  VMware vCenter Enhancements:
      o vSphere Web Client
      o vCenter Single Sign-On
      o VSA enhancements
      o Support for Additional Disk Drives
      o Increase Storage Capacity Online
      o vCenter running on the VSA Cluster
Prerequisites:   Attendance at one of these VMware vSphere 5.0 courses:
•  Install, Configure, Manage
•  Fast Track
•  What’s New

Or equivalent vSphere 5.0 administration experience