VMware “Getting Up to Speed” Education List

A frequent request from my clients is

what education resources do you have to help get me up to speed with recent changes?

This is always a loaded question as everyone’s current speed varies as does the type of education resources that work best for them.  However, I put together this list for a client’s architecture team recently as an attempted shot gun answer.  Sharing it hoping parts of it might be useful to others.

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VMware TV’s YouTube channel is the best portal for all kinds of various educational video.  Some of them might be included in resources listed below.

Try to leverage the VMware Learning Path tool to guide you through different learning paths based on solution, your role, or accreditation your would like to achieve.

Use the Product Walkthrough portal for self-paced review of key solutions from VMware.

Take advantage of the VMware Hands On Labs to get hands guided experience with the various product offerings without having to do any install and setup in your own lab.

Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure

Operations Management

  • Free online vCenter Log Insight videos
  • Free online vCenter Operations videos
  • HOL-SDC-1301: Applied Cloud Operations will review Log Insight and VCOPS from a cloud operations perspective
  • VCOPS Resources page has additional education items
  • Free online vCenter Orchestrator videos (remember Orchestrator comes with vSphere)
  • Orchestrator Resources page has additional education items
  • Vmware Training Courses, my general course recommendations:
    • Free VMware vCenter Operations Manager Fundamentals is a 2.5 hour online course to help you understand fundamentals
    • VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Advanced Usage and Dashboard Design — is a 3 day course focused on the advanced capabilities such as adapters, customization, and management
    • VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict — 2 day course for experienced users of vSphere teaches using VCOPS as a forensic and predictive tool
    • VMware vCenter Orchestrator: Develop Workflows — 3 day course to learn to use Orchestrator to automate IT workflows for both physical and virtual environments

Software Defined Networking

Note: it’s always recommended to leverage VMware PSO Credits for education classes.  This can give you a price advantage for groups of attendees and gives you more flexibility on when to attend classes.

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