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Free e-learning course – VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals

In this free VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals course, you will learn how VMware supports the open-source and industry standard OpenStack framework for managing public and private clouds.

This course covers the features and advantages of VMware Integrated OpenStack. It also covers the basic architecture, explains how to deploy and manage cloud-based IaaS, demonstrates the unique advantages that VMware brings to OpenStack, and describes the new features available in the latest release, including container management built on Kubernetes.

This course has five modules:
• Introduction to VMware Integrated OpenStack
• Getting Started With VMware Integrated OpenStack
• Using vRealize Solutions to Operationalize OpenStack
• VMware Integrated OpenStack API Consumption
• Container Management With Kubernetes on VMware Integrated OpenStack

More videos from VMware YouTube Channel on VIO.

VMware Integrated OpenStack Hands-on-Lab – Make the best use of Hands-On-Labs as it will give you the opportunity to have a hands on experience with VIO.

Happy Learning!!! 🙂

Webcast – VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Tools, Tips and Tricks

VMware webcast on 27 July 2017 on vSAN Troubleshooting Tools, Tips and Tricks.

Attend this 60-minute webcast and the topic are listed below.

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

Speakers
Francis Daly
Staff Technical Support Training Specialist
VMware
Francis Daly is a Staff Technical Training Specialist working in VMware’s Technical Support University. Francis trains VMware’s technical staff on all things storage. VMware vSAN has been one of Francis’s passions since it was firstreleased. Francis holds VCP 4, 5, 6 AND VCAP-DCA certifications.

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vSphere 6 Feature Walkthroughs

Explore the features of VMware vSphere 6, the industry-leading server virtualization platform that lets you virtualize applications with confidence.

vSphere 6

  • vCenter Server Install – This series provides to instructions on installing various vCenter 6.0 components.
  • vCenter Server Upgrades – Seamlessly upgrade from from vCenter Server and vCenter Server 5.x versions to version 6.0 with these walkthroughs.
  • vSphere Data Protection – With this set of walkthroughs, learn how to perform vital activities that vSphere Data Protection 6.0 enables you to carry out.
  • vSphere Replication – With these walkthroughs, learn how configure replication and recover a virtual machine.

New Free Webinars from VMware

I have been shared with the below list of Free Webinars offered by VMware and I wanted to share this useful information with the community. These are very useful training offered at free of cost and I am sure you will make the best use of this resource. 🙂

Content from the link shared.

VMware Support Delivery has announced a new series of webinars for our customers. Customers can join these live sessions on Thursdays. There is something for both beginners and more advanced customers. Anyone that is unable to attend the live events will be able to view the recorded versions of the sessions on the Friday of the same week.

To register to these webinars, open the attached 2015 Webinar catalog [pdf].

All webinars start at 15:00 GMT and will run for 45 – 60 min

26th Feb Journey to the Horizon from View to FLEX
(LEVEL) Beginner – Intermediate
* Wide focus from Horizon View over Mirage to FLEX
* New features in View, technology and features behind Mirage and FLEX
* Best practices for successful implementations and known issues

5th March vSphere Data Protection Extra
(LEVEL) Intermediate
* Broken Comms to vCenter
* Some MCS/GSAN views
* Manual Disk Restore via command line
* VMRun
* Q+A

12th March vCloud Director – Design and Scale
(LEVEL) Intermediate
* Highlight a recommended design
* How you can scale that design without hitting the config maximums and still getting the most out of your setup
* Some commonly encountered issues that occur due to bad practice rather than bad design

19th March vRealize Business
(LEVEL) Beginner
* vRB Standard: “How much does my VM cost?”
* vRB Advanced: “How much does my IT cost?”
* vRB Enterprise: “Are my IT Providers complying with their SLA’s?”

26th March NSX
(LEVEL) Beginner
* SDDC and network virtualization (concepts and connection between them)
* NSX components and features explained
* A typical lab walk-through with commands
* Q&A

9th April SSL Certificate handling in vSphere 6.0
(LEVEL) Beginner
* What’s new in 6.0
* Introduction to VECS and VMCA
* Demo of common replacement tasks
* Q&A

16th April vRealize Automation
(LEVEL) Intermediate
* Tuning for scale

23rd April vCloud Air – Disaster Recovery
(LEVEL) Intermediate
* What’s new
* Architecture
* How does it work
* Use case study

30th April Introduction to vRealize Orchestrator
(LEVEL) Beginner
* Orchestrator Overview
* What’s new in 6.0
* vRealize Orchestrator Elements
* Create a Simple Workflow
* Workflow Parameter Binding
* Invoking/Creating Actions

7th May Database maintenance
(LEVEL) Intermediate
* Backing up your database
* Getting the best performance from your vCenter
* Avoiding corruption on the vCenter appliance
* Q+A

14th May Overview of Storage I/O Control
(LEVEL) Intermediate- Advanced
* Why SIOC
* SIOC features
* Noisy Neighbour
* How SIOC helps
* Shares and increasing priorities
* Recommended latency thresholds
* Limit IOPS and SIOC

21st May What’s new in vSphere 6
(LEVEL) Beginner
* An overview of new features in vSphere 6
* Feature changes from vSphere 5.5
* New best practices

28th May vSphere Networking – Best Practices and Troubleshooting
(LEVEL) Beginner – Intermediate
* NIC Teaming
* Redundancy and Load Balancing
* VLANs
* vDS
* Common Issues

4th June Datacentre to vCloud Air over IPSec VPN
(LEVEL) Intermediate
* Overview of vCloud Air and vCloud Air networking
* Discussion on IPSEC VPN and how it is implemented in vCloud Air
* Setup example to an Edge Gateway in vCloud Air

11th June Migrating workloads to vCloud Air with vCloud Connector and Datacentre Extension
(LEVEL) Intermediate
* What is vCloud Connector and what does it do
* Configuration and setup of vCloud Connector Server and Node
* Copy templates from private datacentre to vCloud Air
* What is the Datacentre Extension
* Additional setup of vCloud Connector for Datacentre Extension
* Demonstration of a vm being stretched to vCLoud Air

Learning fun

New VCE Certification Exam and 50% off Discount Code

VCE unveiled the VCE Certification Program, a brand-new technology curriculum to train IT professionals in designing, deploying and managing converged infrastructures.

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VCE is advancing the certification program even further, focusing on IT pros who manage the operations of their organization’s converged infrastructure. This new “Manage Track” includes three certifications:

VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure Master Administration Engineer (VCE-CIMAE) – Certifies highly advanced knowledge and skills in administering Vblock Systems
Exam expected in early 2015.
Exam code : VCE Vblock Systems Master Administration Exam (320-010).

VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure Administration Engineer (VCE-CIAE) – Validates day-to-day skills in operating Vblock Systems for administration.
Exam code : VCE Vblock Systems Administration Exam (220-010).
Exam available now.

VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure Associate – Confirms basic skills and knowledge associated with Vblock Systems
Exam available now.

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VCE Vblock Systems Administration Exam, 220-010. Use this 50% discount with offer code VCEAM2014, The code is valid between 01/12/2014 – 28/02/2015.

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Good Luck!

Free Cloud Computing and Converged Infrastructure certification – Don’t miss it!


Summary:
Wow! free Cloud computing and Converged infrastructure certification that is awesome. Where to start? read through for more details. 🙂

Rackspace CloudU Certification:

RackSpace has collaborated with Cloud computing analyst and blogger, Ben Kepes and came up with a free basic cloud computing certification and training program.

I strongly recommend you go for Rackspace’s (a top Cloud Provider in Public Cloud segment) CloudU certification. This is a vendor-neutral certification curriculam designed for technical professional who want to enhance on the basic fundamental knowledge on Cloud computing.

CloudU

CloudU certification has a series of 10 modules, each with its own quiz at the end of module, after successful completion the next module would be activated to read through and to complete. After completing the modules the final exam consists of about 50 questions drawn from all 10 modules. A score of 80% is required to pass and obtain CloudU certification. Upon successful completion of the exam you would be issued with a digital certification (I have attached mine below). 😉

CloudU - Ravi

To take up this exam, you need to register at CloudU-Rackspace and select CloudU curriculum under “Quick Links”. Good Luck.

 

VCE™ Certified Professional Program

VCE is offering a free training, exam for Converged Infrastructure. The VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure Associate (VCE-CIA), drives success by validating the real world expertise in the evolution of VCE industry leading technologies.

Data center transformation involves more than just technology change. Ultimately, there is a change in business processes and job roles. The role of the VCE Certified Professionals is to bring clarity and quality to the architecting, deployment, and operation of a converged infrastructure environment.

The training consist of an online eLearning course which is very informative and I suggest you don’t miss it, which is not mandatory to take up the exam. The eLearning cover all the basic information required to administrate the Vblock system. It also contains extensive details on the Vblock family 100, 200, 300 and 700.

I took the exam immediately after completing the eLearning and it had about 60 questions to pass and again 80% score is required to pass this free exam. After successful completion of this exam you would receive a digital certificate.

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Final Word:

I strongly recommend you get the above certification which sure adds credit to your profile. The eLearning offered is very informative and straight forward. Successful completion would demonstrate professional development in the area of Cloud and Converged Infrastructure.

 

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