VMware Training

Matt Chung itsmemattchung at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 18:37:54 UTC 2014


Hey Phil,
I recently did the VCP certification/course through VMWare however I was
working with the technology over the past 5 years. Based off your desire to
gain experience with it, my recommendation is to load up VMware Workstation
on your computer and deploy ESXi instances as the guests. This is a cost
feasible and although performance won't be production grade, you have the
ability to play with clusters, DRS/HA config, OpenSAN (for your block based
storage), etc.  There is a myriad of training docs available but if you do
want the certification itself, you'll have to go through the official
course(s).

Cheers,
Matt Chung


On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:14 PM, Phil Gardner <phil.gardnerjr at gmail.com>wrote:

> Not sure if this list is the best place, but it is probably the only list
> that I'm on that won't give me a bunch of grief about the chosen technology.
>
> I looked at VMware's site, and there are a ton of options. I'm wondering
> if anyone has some basic suggestions or experiences.
>
> I'm a Linux admin by trade (RH based), with "ok" networking ability. I'm
> sufficiently versed in deploying scripted ESXi (including 5.x)
> installations for a specific environment, including vswitches/SAN config
> (but only with NFS datastores backed by a NetApp, unfortunately, no
> blockbased stores).
>
> I'd like to get experience deploying VCenter clusters, down to DRS/HA
> config, other block based storage, and anything else a large environment
> needs.
>
> Thoughts or experiences?
>
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