Confidently follow learning paths that help you develop the right skills in the right order to achieve your goals.
Ready to dive into the realm of virtualization? Pluralsight's VMware vSphere 6 Foundations path will help you develop the essential skills needed to navigate other VMware tracks, from Data Center Virtualization (DCV) to Desktop and Mobility (DTM), while preparing you for the exam.Get Started
IT Professional, System Administrator, IT Engineer, vSphere 6 DCV (VCP6-DCV), Virtualization, Hyper-V
No previous experience is needed as this series is introductory.
This series will introduce you to VMware virtualization and prepare you for the vSphere 6 Foundations exam.
This is the first of eight courses in the vSphere 6 Foundations series. Do you want to learn the leading virtualization solution in the world, used by most enterprises? Watch this course to learn vSphere 6 and prepare for the VMware Foundations certification exam, which is the required foundation exam for all of the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Exams, including the most popular VCP in data center virtualization (VCP-DCV).
This is the second course in our eight course vSphere 6 Foundations series. Being able to plan the installation of, download, install, and configure ESXi 6, vCenter for Windows, and the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) are some of the most critical skills that any VMware vSphere admin can obtain. In this course, you'll walk through that process, step by step, and learn best practices based on years of experience. Additionally, you'll gain a solid understanding of ESXi and vCenter architecture, vSphere editions, and all the new vSphere 6 features.
This is the third course in our eight course vSphere 6 Foundations series. The vSphere virtual network is the virtual version of the traditional physical network. It's the virtual network that connects all virtual machines together, as well as what connects those virtual machines to the physical network. VMware administrators need to know how to add, remove, and configure vSphere virtual switches, port groups, virtual ports, uplinks, policies, and capabilities in order to be able to successfully administer any VMware vSphere virtual infrastructure.
This is the fourth course in our eight course vSphere 6 Foundations series. With storage being a critical foundation for any virtual infrastructure, it's critical that you learn about your vSphere storage options, how they are different, and how to connect them to vSphere. This course starts out covering iSCSI shared storage, how to identify adapters and devices, how to create NFS shares, how to connect to an iSCSI share, the vSphere iSCSI initiator configuration, and iSCSI use cases. Don't miss the chance to understand vSphere and how it relates to the critical storage infrastructure!
One of the most common tasks that vSphere administrators do on a daily basis is to administer VMware vSphere virtual machines (VMs.) You need to know how to create VMs, control VMs, clone VMs, and create vApps in order to get your companyâ€™s applications up and running as quickly as possible! Watch this course to learn the fundamentals of vSphere virtual machine administration! This is the fifth course in our eight course vSphere 6 Foundations series.
VMware vSphere is all about abstracting away physical constructs and pooling resources. However, you can take pooling too far and run out of capacity. In this course, you will learn about resource management and distributed resource scheduler. You will also learn abut vSphere availability features like vSphere High Availability (HA), Fault Tolerance (FT), and Data Protection. Watch and learn what you need to know for the vSphere Foundations exam!
VMware vSphere is a powerful and advanced virtualization platform for the modern datacenter, but it isn't without its complexities and potential trouble. With so many enterprises virtualizing their most critical applications with vSphere, as a vSphere administrator, you must be prepared to troubleshoot any potential problems when they occur. In this course, vSphere 6 Foundations: Perform Basic Troubleshooting, you will first learn how to troubleshoot problems with ESXi and vCenter installation. Next you'll discover how to use VMware's knowledgeable (KB) system to fix problems with the vSphere environment, like storage and networking. Finally, you'll work with the vSphere Web Client to find misconfigurations and fix issues. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge and skill to troubleshoot a variety of problems in vSphere 6 with efficiency and confidence.
So many enterprises virtualize their most critical applications with vSphere. VMware vSphere is a powerful and advanced virtualization platform for the modern datacenter, but it still requires a knowledgeable administrator to monitor and configure it in order to prevent and solve problems. In this course, vSphere 6 Foundations: Perform Basic Monitoring, you'll learn how to monitor many aspects of VMware vSphere. First, you'll learn how to monitor tasks and events, keep track of metrics with performance charts, configure SNMP and STMP and more! Next, you'll move onto creating and administering vCenter server alarms. Finally, you'll learn how to install and configure vRealize Operations Manager (vROPS), how it uses badges, and how you can use it to monitor vSphere's infrastructure. By the end of this course, you'll be able to perform many monitoring functions as an administrator within vSphere.
The pace at which technology is evolving in today's marketplace can be overwhelming. VMware vSphere is no exception to this paradigm. With each new release of vSphere, both major and minor releases, existing features are enhanced, new features are released, and trying to keep up with all of it can be challenging, especially during the major release cycles. In this course, What's New in vSphere 6.5, you'll be introduced and walked through all the major enhancements and features to vSphere. First, you'll learn about the new features in vCenter and VMware HA and DRS, both of which bring major improvements. Next you'll discover what's new and exciting with vSphere Storage, which include enhancements made to vSAN. Finally, you'll learn about what's new with VMware Update Manager and vSphere Security, both bringing long awaited feature requests into fruition. Once you complete the course, you'll be completely up-to-speed on all major features introduced and enhanced in vSphere 6.5.