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These free webcasts connect you directly with VMware’s own expert training team, making it easier to take full advantage of VMware® products, from data center virtualization and hybrid cloud, to network virtualization and the software-defined data center.

Upcoming Webcasts

NSX-T Data Center: how it differs from NSX-V and what you need to know

Summary: This webinar will take you through the main differences between VMware NSX-T Data Center and NSX-V, why you should consider NSX-T Data Center and the difference in processes you’ll need to follow. It will also outline our newly updated Install, Configure, Manage course which aligns to a new certification exam being released soon. Details of the new exam and future advanced course releases will be shared with attendees. Sign up to make sure you don’t miss out!

Date: Wednesday 10th July, 2019 12pm BST

Speaker: Ian Worrall, Senior Technical Instructor, VMware

Speaker Bio: With over 25yrs IT industry experience, Ian Worrall has been a VMware Certified Advanced Professional since 2017, a VMware Certified Professional since 2005 and a VMware Certified Instructor on Datacenter Virtualization in every version since ESX 2.x. As a Senior Technical Instructor at VMware, Ian is involved in the development of our courses and is co-lead for VMware Education on the vSphere curriculum.


Big Refresh Update to the Digital Workspace Training Curriculum

Now Available On Demand

Summary: During April there will be a big refresh to our curriculum for End User Computing, including the addition of new advanced courses! This webinar will go through all the changes, highlight each learning path and advise on which course is the best for you to upgrade your skills. If you’re new to VMware Workspace ONE don’t worry, we also have an improved learning path for you. We will also let you know which courses are best aligned to the VCP-DW 2019 certification. You will be in expert hands to answer all your questions about training and updating your skills for your digital workspace.

Speaker: Andy Roberts, Business Development Manager and former AirWatch Instructor, VMware

Speaker Bio: Andy is a former Certified AirWatch Instructor who has and delivered AirWatch and Workspace ONE training to clients and partners all over the globe. Now part of the VMware Education team, Andy works closely with our customers to identify their EUC training requirements and then recommends which standard or tailored courses best meet their needs.

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Session 2: Troubleshooting VMware vSAN: Real World Tips & Tricks

Join us to learn more about the diagnostic tools available to enhance your vSAN deployment, plus real-world troubleshooting tips you can use in your job to get the most from your vSAN solution. We’ll include a walkthrough of available tools that can guide you on when to rely on the ESXi shell or the vSphere Web Client, along with an overview on how to use Health Check when faced with network and storage related issues.

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Session 1: Uncover the Power of VMware vSAN

The first step toward digital transformation was virtualizating your servers with vSphere. The next step is to modernize your infrastructure with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) using VMware vSAN. In this webcast, we’ll share an overview of HCI and then dive into tips and tricks that will help you design and manage your vSAN environment. You’ll also learn how vSAN integrates with other VMware technologies including vRealize Suite and VMware Cloud on AWS, and gain a better understanding of why vSAN must be a part of your complete cloud solution.

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Session 3: Using Workspace ONE to Manage your Apple Device Fleet

The Apple Mac has always been a system apart, slightly abstract from the relentless push of Windows into our business and private computing worlds. However we now see more Apple Macs in business, education and in the hands of ordinary users, with people wanting to bring them into their working lives, even to the point that business is now offering Mac adoption as a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) option. From our session we will take away a better understanding of how Workspace One can manage the entire MacOS device, delving into software provisioning, certificate management, email setup and more. Also how does this fit into a wider device managed strategy, with Windows 10 and Chromebooks for example.

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Session 2: Workspace ONE: Managing in Windows 10

Workspace ONE with AirWatch configuration support for Windows 10 desktops eliminates the need for laptop imaging and provides a seamless out-of-the-box experience for employees. Manage Windows 10 desktop configurations based on dynamic smart groups, which consider device information and user attributes, and update automatically as those change. Automatically connect end users to corporate resources such as Wi-Fi and VPN, and enable secure connectivity to backend systems with advanced options for certificate authentication and per-app VPN.

AirWatch software distribution enables enterprises to manage the full lifecycle of Windows 10 desktops by automatically installing, updating and removing software packages, and also provide scripting and file management tools. Create an automated workflow for software, applications, files, scripts and commands to install on Windows 10 desktops, and configure installation during enrollment or on-demand. You can also set the package to install based on conditions, including network status or defined schedules, and deploy software updates automatically and notify the user when updates occur.

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Session 1: Migrating to Workspace ONE: What You need to Know

Migrating to Workspace ONE. What does it mean for AirWatch customers? Many existing AirWatch customers ask “What am I losing by migrating to Workspace ONE?” The answer is nothing! When you extend your existing AirWatch deployment to include Workspace ONE, you gain new capabilities and the ability to conquer challenges including:

  • Deliver any application from the latest mobile cloud apps to legacy enterprise apps
  • Unified app catalog transforms employee onboarding
  • Single sign-on that federates even the most complex on-premises Active Directory Topologies
  • Password-free access leveraging Device Trust and PIN/Biometric timeout settings for authentication

We’ll also provide an overview of Workspace ONE Intelligence, the new reporting capability in Workspace ONE. Workspace ONE powered by Intelligence aggregates and correlates device, application and user data together in one place to give you a complete view of your entire digital workspace environment.

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What’s New: Digital Workspace Training and Certification

Join us to learn more about new Digital Workspace training and certification opportunities from VMware Education Services. Your host, Andy Roberts, is a former AirWatch Certified Instructor and will share information on:

  • New Workspace ONE training
  • New VMware Certified Professional Digital Workspace 2018 (VCP-DW 2018) certification

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Session 5: That Firewall Did What? Advanced Troubleshooting for the VMware NSX Distributed Firewall

The VMware NSX Distributed Firewall (DFW) is the hottest topic within the NSX community. It is the WOW of micro-segmentation. But many questions arise. Who made the rule? Who changed the rule? Is the rule working? Where are these packets being stopped? Why aren’t these packets getting through? What is happening with my implementation of the DFW? These questions can be answered using the native NSX tools. We will give you an overview on how to track, manage, and troubleshoot packets traveling through the DFW using a combination of User Interface (UI) tools, the VMware Command Line Interface (vCLI) to view logs manually, and integrating with VMware vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) and VMware vRealize Network Insight (vRNI).

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Session 4: Advanced VMware NSX: Demystifying the VTEP, MAC, and ARP Tables

The VMware NSX controllers are the central control point for all logical switches within a network and maintain information for all virtual machines, hosts, logical switches, and VXLANs. If you ever wanted to efficiently troubleshoot end-to-end communications in an NSX environment, it is imperative to understand the role of the NSX controllers, what information they maintain, and how the tables are populated. Well look no further. Give us an hour and you will see the various agents that the NSX controllers use for proper functionality. Use the NSX Central CLI to display the contents of the VTEP, MAC, and ARP tables. We will examine scenarios that would cause the contents of these tables to change and confirm the updates. Finally, we will examine, in detail, Controller Disconnected Operation and how this feature can minimize downtime.

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Session 3: Design Multi-Layered Security in the Software-Defined Datacenter using VMware vSphere 6.5 and VMware NSX 6.4

Did you know that more than 1.5 billion data records were compromised in the first half of 2017? Experts are expecting these numbers to grow. Are you prepared? Join us to learn how a design based on VMware vSphere and VMware NSX can help you protect the integrity of your information as well as your organization. Among the areas covered will be the VMware ESXi host within vSphere that includes the host firewall and virtual machine encryption, along with the VMware vCenter layer that provides certificate management. We’ll also dive into a number of features within NSX, including the distributed Logical Router and Distributed Firewall that protect traffic within the data center and the Edge Services Gateway that secures north/south traffic through the edge firewall and virtual private network.

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Session 2: Automate Your Network Services Deployments with VMware NSX and vRealize Automation

Can you automate your Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) without automating network services? Of course not! In this session, we’ll discuss building your vRealize Automation blueprints with automated network services deployments from VMware NSX.

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Session 1: Simplify Network Provisioning with Logical Routing and Switching using VMware NSX

Did you know it’s possible to extend LANs beyond their previous boundaries and optimize routing in the data center? Or decouple virtual network operations from your physical environment to literally eliminate potential network disruptions for future deployments? Join us to learn how VMware NSX can make these a reality. We’ll also cover the networking components of NSX to help you understand how they provide solutions to three classic pain points in network operations:

  • Non-disruptive network changes
  • Optimized East-West routing
  • Reduction in deployment time through

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Introduction to Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX

Micro-segmentation is one of the most powerful features of VMware NSX. Whether you are considering NSX or an experienced user, there is something in this session for you. We’ll review what micro-segmentation is, why it’s important, and how it plays a critical role in kick starting your journey to a zero-trust Software-Defined Data Center.

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Session 3: vSphere 6.5 Install and Upgrade Troubleshooting

In this final session of our “Upgrading to vSphere 6.5” webcast series we will provide an overview of the vCenter Server 6.5 on Windows install and upgrade workflow to enable you to plan your vCenter install and upgrade. We will also discuss troubleshooting approaches which will help you identify, resolve, and avoid issues during an Install and Upgrade.

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Session 2: vCenter Server Appliance Migration

Please join us for the second webcast in our “Upgrading to vSphere 6.5” series. We will provide an overview of the vCenter Server Appliance Migration feature in vSphere 6.5 to enable you to plan and execute a migration from a Windows based vCenter Server to a vCenter Server Appliance. We will also share the top issues you may encounter, how to identify and resolve these, and share tips on how to avoid them during a migration.

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Session 1: VMware vSphere 6.5: What's New

Join us for the vSphere 6.5: What’s New webcast – the first in our 3-part vSphere 6.5 Upgrade webcast series. You will receive a high level look at the features in vSphere 6.5 and why these are important when considering newer technologies like vSAN, NSX and VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services. We will also discuss the latest vSphere 6.5 training from VMware Education Services, with a focus on the vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5] course. This is a hands-on class designed to help you and your organization realize all the benefits of updating your existing vSphere infrastructure to vSphere 6.5.

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VMware Horizon 7.3: What's New

Horizon 7.3 is here! Join us for a walkthrough of the new features including App Shortcuts and Dedicated Instant Clone Support. We’ll help you understand how Horizon 7.3 can enhance and build on your current Horizon feature set.

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VMware Site Recovery Manager Troubleshooting Tools, Tips and Tricks

Learn tips and tricks on how to identify and troubleshoot common issues encountered with VMware Site Recovery Manager. Topics that will be discussed include deployment issues, site pairing, IP Customization and SRA/Storage issues. You will also learn how Site Recovery Manger authenticates with the Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server.

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VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Tools, Tips and Tricks

Attend this 60-minute webcast and leave with a better understanding of:

  • VMware vSAN architecture
  • Troubleshooting tools you need based on actual customer use cases
  • Effective troubleshooting techniques used by the VMware Technical Support Team

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Learn Tips and Tricks On How You Can Earn A VMware Certification

Earning a VMware certification is a notable accomplishment that requires hard work and serious study. Taking the right approach in your preparation will help you increase your chances to pass the exam on the first try. Join, Paul Sorensen for tips, tricks and resources that will save you time and effort as you study, practice and prepare, including several steps that you should never miss as you get ready to take your next exam.

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Get More Value Out of Your NSX Product with Operational Transformation

In this webcast, attendees will leave with a better understanding of:

  • How to best leverage the value of NSX
  • The NSX Operations Maturity Model that spans across people, process, and tooling – including general operational guidance and best practices based on real world implementations.
  • Training options for achieving the necessary skills for implementing and operationalizing NSX

This webcast is ideal for IT executives and managers as well as networking and security professionals in architecture, engineering, and admin/ops who will participate in operationalizing NSX for their organization.

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VMware vRealize Automation 7 Troubleshooting

Attendees will leave this webcast with a better understanding of:

  • What are the components that make up vRealize Automation?
  • What is the role of each vRealize Automation component?
  • What are the tools available to troubleshoot vRealize Automation?
  • Troubleshooting tips and gotchas
  • How to track a machine request using vRealize Automation logs?
  • Common vRealize Automation issues and how to fix them?

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VMware vSphere 6.5 Top Issues & Troubleshooting

In this webcast we will look at the top issues reported by customers for VMware vSphere® 6.5. We will also outline how to identify those issues from their symptoms and from analyzing log messages. As well as explain how to resolve these issues and in some cases how to work around them if a resolution is not available. The specific areas we will cover are PSOD, Database, Install, Upgrade, Migration, and more.

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VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Troubleshooting Tips & Tricks

This webcast will focus on the following:

  • Brief Introduction to VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
  • vRealize Operations Manager Components Layers Functionality
  • Configuration Files
  • vcopsClusterManager.py & vcopsConfigureRoles.py tools
  • Top Trending Issues
    • Node status stuck at “Waiting for Analytics”
    • Troubleshooting “Double Master” issue
    • Manually removing a node at the time of troubleshooting
    • Adapter collection issue

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Learn Best Practices and Troubleshooting of Workspace ONE

This webcast will work through the architectural components of VMware Workspace ONE. The presenter will highlight the foundational components of the solution and offer multiple deployment scenarios. In addition, he will discuss best practices and offer some insight into how to troubleshoot some integration issues.

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Advanced Troubleshooting for VMware NSX

Knowing how to troubleshoot key VMware NSX features improves security and gives you more control of your networking environment. Join us for an overview of the Command Line Interface (CLI) with steps and commands you can use in your troubleshooting process. We will share troubleshooting tips for critical areas of your NSX environment.

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VMware vSphere 6.5 Training: What's New

This vSphere 6.5 Training: What’s New webcast will provide a high level look at the new features in vSphere 6.5 and why those features are important in today’s data centers. Additionally, we will discuss the latest vSphere 6.5 instructor led classes from VMware Education Services with a focus on the new vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5] course. This hands on class is designed to help you and your organization realize all of the benefits of updating your existing vSphere infrastructure to vSphere 6.5.

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VMware Virtual SAN Troubleshooting Techniques

This Virtual SAN Troubleshooting webcast will guide customers on how to find information that is sometimes difficult to locate by utilizing the troubleshooting tools feature. We will also highlight troubleshooting techniques, architectural overviews, VMware compatibility and interoperability , ensuring your VSAN clusters are set up optimally from a capacity and performance perspective, what one can expect to see if you encounter issues in your Virtual SAN cluster and how to resolve them as well as upgrades and disk group creation.

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VMware Identity Manager: Introduction to Configuration and Application Management

Join us for an introduction to VMware Identity Manager, a foundation part of Workspace One. We will give an overview of the VMware Identity Manager product, then review the deployment options, the various configuration settings within Identity Manager and AirWatch portals, and discuss application management.

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