Once again VMware has released another self paced online piece of training for the low low cost of absolutely nothing. Hey, if it’s free why not give it a go right? I’ve never been one to turn down free training of any kind so I’ve started to go through the course myself…
Certainly the free courses that they release do not cover near as much or go as a deep technically as any of their official paid courses but they are a great way to learn the basic functionality and get a great overview of the products they cover. The What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 course gives you a great overview of most of the new features that were jam packed into this new release and will for sure help in your day to day administering of your environment.
The course objectives straight from mylearn are below…or the official course details are here.
• 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.
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)
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
So, if this looks like something you might want to check out head on over to mylearn.vmware.com and sign up! Again, it’s free!!!