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Monthly Archives: November 2012

FREE eLearning for vSphere and vCloud Director [v5.1]

VMware Education releases FREE English eLearning:




Free Book Excerpt: Configuring vSphere Switches

Our friends at VMware Press have offered up another free chapter from Bill Ferguson’s Official VCP5 Certification Guide on configuring vSphere standard switches.

In our discussion on vSphere networking, I will address many topics such as vSphere standard switches (vSS), vSphere distributed switches (vDS), port groups, and the properties for all of these. It’s easy to get overwhelmed in all the terminology, especially when most of the components are not something that you can see or hold in your hand. To keep from becoming overwhelmed with the technology, I want you to focus on two primary questions. The first question is, “What type of connections can I create and what do they do?” The second is, “Where does the ‘virtual world’ meet the ‘physical world,’ and how is that point of reference defined?” If you just focus on these two questions, I believe that the rest of the picture will come to your mind.

That said, this section covers configuring vSSs, configuring vDSs, and configuring vSS and vDS policies. In each section, I will explain why these should be configured, and then I will discuss how you can configure them. In addition, I will walk you through the steps to configure each of these settings.

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FREE eLearning VMware vSphere: What’s New v5.1 Available in 9 Languages

VMware releases FREE eLearning VMware vSphere: What’s New v5.1 in 9 languages:  中 文 , Deutsch, EnglishEspañol, Français, Italiano, 한국어, Русский, and  國語繁體.

Kostenlose vSphere Lehr-Videos sind jetzt verfügbar

Kostenlose vSphere Lehr-Videos zu den Themen Installation, Konfiguration und Tips&Tricks sind jetzt verfügbar.

Ya tiene a su disposición videos formativos gratuitos vSphere

Ya tiene a su disposición videos formativos gratuitos de buenas prácticas sobre cómo configurar e instalar correctamente vSphere.

Vous pouvez maintenant consulter des vidéos gratuites sur vSphere

Des vidéos explicant l’installation, la configuration et les meilleures pratiques concernant vSphere sont mises gratuitement à votre disposition.

免费 vSphere 教学视频现已推出

介绍 vSphere 安装、配置及最佳实践的免费教学视频现已推出。

VCP-Cloud Certification Overview

Watch as David Day, VMware’s Director of Global Curriculum & Development, explains our new certification structure, how you can leverage your skills/certification in one solution to move into another, and the new VCP-Cloud Certification program.

View the video here.

vFabric RabbitMQ Fundamentals Launched

vFabric RabbitMQ Fundamentals

RabbitMQ is an open source message broker software or a MOM. It is a leading implementation of AMQP with wide adoption from large communities that are spread across a wide number of languages and problem domains. vFabric RabbitMQ features include:

  • A single queue that can run up numerous messages per second
  • Several queues, which together can achieve a higher throughput
  • The ability to send messages to disk
  • Support for all major operating systems and development platforms

To give you an idea how you can benefit from vFabric RabbitMQ, SpringSource has released a free 2.5 hour eLearning training called vFabric RabbitMQ Fundamentals.

This 2.5 hour eLearning training introduces you to the RabbitMQ product, why people use messaging, and how RabbitMQ high availability and clustering works.

The training consists of five modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Messaging and AMQP
  • Module 2: RabbitMQ Product Presentation
  • Module 3: RabbitMQ Development
  • Module 4: RabbitMQ High Availability and Clustering
  • Module 5: RabbitMQ Advance Development

Click here to download the training

For developers interested in winning the professional 4-day vFabric RabbitMQ training or a Spring Training in November click here

VCDXs Around the World

Ever wonder where the VCDXs (VMware Certified Design Experts) are located?

You can read all about these virtualization experts in the VCDX Directory.