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Monthly Archives: December 2012

FREE Virtualizing Business Critical Applications Available in 日本語 (Japanese)

Now available for our Japanese audience is FREE eLearning Virtualizing Business Critical Applications   ビジネス クリティカルなアプリケーションの仮想化 [V5.X].  Adding Japanese to our VMware eLearning collection brings the total number languages offering FREE eLearning to twelve – a great way to end 2012!!

See the full list of eLearning available today!

VMware Cloud Certification Overview Available in English, Chinese and Korean

VMware Director of Education Curriculum, David Day, provides an overview to Cloud Certification by detailing the new courses and the new certifications available.  See the video in English, Chinese or in Korean.

5 Tech Tips – SMB eBook

Did you know…The majority of SMBs are planning or deploying virtualization, and over 40% of mid-sized businesses have already virtualized their servers.

The Tech Tips eBook, specifically for SMBs, provides tips to help move you toward virtualization. Download the eBook to learn:

  • Use cases for virtualization – What could you achieve with virtualization?
  • How to evaluate your existing hardware – Do you already have the hardware in place to virtualize?
  • How to measure total cost of ownership (TCO) – Which IT infrastructure platform is suitable and affordable for your business?
  • How to create virtual machines – Consolidate physical servers into virtual machines, build them from scratch, or import virtual appliances.
  • How to create an agile IT infrastructure…and why – Two solutions: Virtualization & Cloud Computing.

What’s stopping you from virtualizing your servers? See how virtualization can help align your services with critical business needs.

For the complete tech tips, download the eBook.

Discover more tips for virtualization, and all things SMB IT related, on our SMB blog.

FREE eLearning vCenter Operations for View Fundamentals

Newly added to the list of Free eLearning is vCenter Operations Manager for View Fundamentals [V5.X]

See the full list of FREE VMware eLearning in all languages.


VMware Education Video Site Adds Chinese, French, German and Spanish

We’re listening!  You asked for more videos in different languages and now we’ve added Chinese-simplified (中 文), French (Français), German (Deutsch) and Spanish (Español) to the VMware Education video site.

Right now only the vSphere videos are localized, but we have plans to add more videos and more languages in the new year.  Check it out today:  http://vmwarelearning.com

Free Book Excerpt: VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop

Our friends at VMware Press have provided a free excerpt from Paul O’Doherty’s new release, VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop.

Chapter 3: VMware View 5 Implementation

This chapter describes how to get the components of vSphere up and running. First,  however, you need to install vCenter. Let’s run through the installation of vCenter, starting from the configuration of the database.

vCenter supports several different types of databases. The supported databases and

versions are…


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FREE VMware vCenter Orchestrator Instructional Videos

FREE instructional videos on VMware vCenter Orchestrator released today.  These short instructional videos, between 5 and 20 minutes in length and presented by VMware Senior Technical Trainer Brian Watrous, cover the following topics:

Visit VMware Learning for other video topics and begin your learning journey today!

FREE eLearning VMware vSphere 5.1: O que há de novo (português)

Newly added to the list of Free eLearning is (VMware vSphere:  What’s News [V5.1]) VMware vSphere 5.1: O que há de novo.

See the full list of FREE VMware eLearning in all languages.


Free Book Excerpt: Configuring the Protected Site in SRM

Our friends at VMware Press bring you another chapter from Michael Laverick’s Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0.

Now that the core SRM product is installed it’s possible to progress through the post-configuration stages. Each of these stages depends highly on the previous configuration being completed correctly. It would be correct to assume that this then creates a dependency between each stage such that you must be careful about making changes once the components have been interlinked. Essentially, the post-configuration stages constitute a “workflow.” The first step is to pair the two sites together, which creates a relationship between the Protected Site (NYC) and the Recovery Site (NJ). Then we can create inventory mappings that enable the administrator to build relationships between the folders, resource pools, or clusters and networks between the Protected Site and the Recovery Site. These inventory mappings ensure that VMs are recovered to the correct location in the vCenter environment. At that point, it is possible to configure the array managers.


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Announcing VMware Lab Connect™ – Connecting You to Better Learning

VMware Education is proud to announce VMware Lab Connect™, a new self-paced, technical training lab designed to enhance the learning experience of VMware customers.  This new VMware cloud-based, on-demand, multi-platform lab environment extends the classroom experience to further help students develop deeper technical skills to unlock maximum value from VMware products and solutions.  Based on VMware technologies, this lab environment is VMware’s largest scale Cloud service to date.

VMware is offering 30 active hours* or 30 days of VMware Lab Connect™ free, for a limited time to students in the Americas who attend a VMware-delivered VMware vSphere: Fast Track [5.0] or VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [5.x] class.  All students that have attended a VMware-delivered class in the Americas, on or AFTER October 1 are eligible for the VMware Lab Connect™ promotion.  Students can practice skills learned during the instructor-led training to prepare for a certification test, dive deeper into features of interest, or get hands-on practice before applying their skills in an operational environment.

Available initially in the Americas, VMware Lab Connect™ is targeted for release in Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan in Q1 2013.  VMware Lab Connect™ has been in beta since October 1 with excellent user feedback.  Customer’s have commented:  “Wonderful!  Just reading documents or study materials does not have the same affect on learning as when you have a hands-on experience.” and “Awesome to be able to go back and review course material.  There isn’t enough time in the class sometimes to be able to finish the lab or understand lab steps.  Nice job!”

Full release of VMware Lab Connect™ began  November 30.

If you are thinking about registering for one of the below courses, please consider registering soon to take advantage of the free promotional access to VMware Lab Connect™:

For more information, visit VMware Lab Connect for details.

* Note: Active is defined as actual activity – idle time after ten (10) minutes is not counted.  Once a student accesses VMware Lab Connect, they have 30 days to complete the 30 hours.