The VMware vSphere QuickStart Series is a free 4-part training series designed for new customers, new admins, and evaluators.

Part 1: Install & Configure ESXi:
VMware vSphere deployment architecture; install/configure ESXi, networking & storage, and VMware Tools; and VM creation.

Part 2: VM Management with VMware vCenter Server:
vCenter Server install/configure & back-end DB connection; user access control; ESXi/ESX host management with vCenter Server; and create/manage VMs using templates, snapshots, and thin-provisioned VM disks .

Part 3: Cluster Setup, Availability, Load Balancing:
VM cluster (resource pool) set-up; VMotion & Storage VMotion live migration; High Availability; and DRS load balancing.

Part 4: Monitoring, Availability, Backup, Next Steps:
VM performance monitoring; vCenter alarms & reports; Fault Tolerance; Data Recovery; and choosing the right VMware vSphere edition for your organization.

Register now for the live online sessions or watch the webcast replays at your own pace.

Check out the VMware vSphere QuickStart series

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