Brian Watrous at VMware Education provides an overview on configuring distributed virtual switches, one of two options that vSphere virtual networking supports.
A high level introduction to what’s new in vSphere 5.1, including new functionality in the web client, single sign-on, data protection, vSphere Replication, Auto Deploy, vShield Endpoint, and many other improvements.
VMware has released a few more short free educational videos. They are short but feature some good information if you’re studying for the VCP exam. Everything from Standard vSwitches to vCloud to Site Recovery Manager.
Have a look at some of my favorites below:
VMware Education has released three hours of free training videos on their site.
Here are some of my favorite ones (all of the links are below):
vSphere Storage Profiles:
vSphere Distributed Switches:
VMware Thick/Thin Provisioning
vSphere VMFS 5
VMware Technical Publications has released another great video. This one gives an overview of available authentication methods including session files, Active Directory, and configuration files. It also explains how to run commands against vCenterServer systems to target ESXi hosts in lockdown mode on vCLI in vSphere 5.0.
Check it out!
There is also another great vCLI video as well which gives an overview of vCLI commands in vSphere 5.0. Unlike the above video, this one discusses ESXCLI name spaces and commands and goes over commands for which no ESXCLI equivalent exists in vSphere 5.0.
Check out the video below of an LG Revolution (Verizon) running VMware Horizon Mobile. VMware has been talking about this technology for awhile now. I believe the first time was the keynote at VMworld 2009. This demo was recorded at CES this week. VMware Horizon Mobile allows you to run a “work” version of Android and a “personal” version of Android independently of each other.
From the VMware Horizon site:
Allow users to carry a single device for both personal and corporate usage. Employees want to use their personal smartphone for work and are pushing IT to support those devices. This trend—sometimes called “Consumerization of IT”—challenges IT requirements for security, compliance and ease of management. VMware MVP enables enterprises to embrace this trend, by allowing IT to safely support employee owned devices. With VMware MVP, enterprises can get the security and ease of management they require, while reducing CAPEX.