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

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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-Matt Chung

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