Self-study VMware vSphere 6.0 bundle. Includes 30-day Lab Rental + 741 Page Study Guide & 243 Page Lab Guide, 26 Lab Tasks

Self-study VMware vSphere 6.0 bundle. Includes 30-day Lab Rental + 741 Page Study Guide & 243 Page Lab Guide, 26 Lab Tasks

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  • 30-Day Remote Hands-on vSphere 6 Lab Rental:Dedicated, 30-day VMware ready Lab Rentals for vSphere 6 self-study and practice. Includes 243 page Lab Guide with 26 lab tasks.
  • VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter Study Guide:741 page Study Guide with full slides and slide notes. Organized into 21 chapters. Our study guide teaches you everything you need to know about vSphere 6.
  • VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter Lab Guide:243 page Lab Guide with step-by-step instructions on how to complete 26 lab tasks. Learn how to install, configure, administer, cluster and use vSphere 6.

ESXLab Complete Course books and 30-Day Self-Study Lab Rentals

Dedicated, 30-day VMware ready Lab Rentals with full course books for vSphere 6 self-study and practice. This bundle is great for people who learn by doing. Use the Study guide to learn major features and concepts and then use the lab guide and labs to see how to get the job done. This bundle will help you learn vSphere 6, let you practice upgrades to vSphere 6, help you prepare for VMware Certified Professional - DataCenter Virtualization certification exams and will give you an opportunity to safely learn new vSphere features and capabilities.

This bundle includes the following items and saves you $50 off their individual prices...

  1. Our complete VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter course book set. This book set includes our 741 page, 20 chapter Study Guide and our 243 page, 21 lab task Lab Guide (a $129.95 value)
  2. 30-day dedicated hands on lab rental ready to use with our Lab Guide (a $199.95 value)

Your Study Guide and Lab guide is delivered in digital / PDF format (discretely watermarked with their names and e-mail address) directly to you by e-mail. We need a minimum of one business day advanced notice to provision and release your labs.

What You Get
The success of your VMware self-study lab rental is our top priority. To guarantee you successful lab rental, we:

  • Release labs to you on your preferred starting date (subject to availability)
  • Provide you with always ready, dedicated labs that are available 24hrs/day for the duration of your rental
  • Provide e-mail support during your lab rental via our Trouble Ticketing system
  • Provide access via Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS / RDP) and via our HTML 5 compliant browser based interface

Server Pod Configuration

A server Pod is a set of one or more virtual servers organized into a lab (we call a pod). We have sufficient facility to comfortably support 150+ learners concurrently - with no slow downs or resource contention. Our labs are dedicated to each customer (not shared) and are available 24hrs/day during the lab rental period.

Each server pod contains:

  • A remote Windows Server 2008 R2 desktop to access your lab environment (access via a web browser or RDP / RDS)
  • One or two virtual ESXi hosts with 4 CPU cores, 12+ GB of RAM and 150GB of local storage
  • An Active Directory server configured for the esxlab.com domain
  • Full DNS and DHCP services
  • An iSCSI SAN with 5 generously sized volumes (LUNs) for ESXi shared storage labs
  • A gateway router for full Internet connectivity
  • Professional hosting at our datacenter
  • Full support during your rental

Lab Tasks

Your included lab guide will provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for completing the following lab tasks:

  1. Install of ESXi 6.0 Update 2 and perform post-install configurations
  2. Create and update network Standard Virtual Switches
  3. Define, connect to and browse NFS file shares. Create a Content Library and add ISO images
  4. Create a Virtual Machine and install a guest OS into the VM. Install VMware Tools into the VM. Add 3rd party tools and utilities to the VM
  5. Manually Clone a VM (without vCenter)
  6. Installing and Configuring the Platform Service Controller
  7. Install and configure the vCenter Server Appliance
  8. Configure Single Sign On (SSO) identity sources including Active Directory
  9. Configure vCenter's inventory views to organize inventory objects
  10. Install and configure the VMware Next Generation Web Client
  11. Work with Clones and Templates. Convert a VM into a template. Rapidly deploy new VMs from template. Copy VMs using cloning.
  12. Use guest OS customization to easily change the identity of a VM. Create, update and deploy VMs using Guest OS Customization Specifications
  13. Work with virtual disks. Hot add a secondary virtual disk. Grow a non-system volume. Grow a Windows system disk and increase it's partitions without the need for 3rd party tools
  14. Configure and test hotplug memory. Create multi-core vCPUs
  15. Work with vCenter permissions. Use and customize Roles
  16. Create, update Network Standard vSwitches. Use NIC Teams for performance and redundancy
  17. iSCSI, Fibre Storage Area Networks. Connecting to shared storage
  18. Create, manage and monitor Resource Pools. Work with resource tuning settings.
  19. VM migration including Cold Migration, Storage Migration and VMotion
  20. Automated VM resource load balancing with DRS clusters
  21. Use HA clusters to minimize VM down time due to server failures
  22. Hot replicate and restore VMs using VMware Replication
  23. Using Converter Enterprise 6.0 to migrate physical machines to VMs
  24. vCenter alarms for monitoring key infrastructure objects. Send SNMP traps to a trap receiver on high VM resource consumption
  25. Set up VMware Update Manager to patch/update ESXi hosts
  26. Performance analysis and benchmarking storage and networking

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