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VMware vSphere 5 - Part 1: Creating Virtual Machines

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Creating virtual machines is a core part of using VMware vSphere, and VMware has made the process as easy and straightforward as possible. There are many options available when creating a virtual machine and several factors such as your computing needs, implementation timeline, and complexity of the environment will determine which method is more appropriate. This course covers the creation of virtual machines, the use of virtual machine templates, virtual machine clones, as well as virtual machine conversion.

Target Audience
Anyone wishing to learn the fundamental features, functions, and capabilities of the VMware vSphere product suite collection of products in order to provide a full array of enterprise virtualization functionality; systems engineers, system administrators, vSphere operators and support personnel, and ESXi operators and support personnel. A good understanding of system administration on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Server 2008 operating systems experience would be of benefit. Experience equivalent to or greater than CompTIA Network+ and with Linux Server operating systems is strongly recommended.

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VMware vSphere 5 - Part 1: Creating Virtual Machines

  • describe the characteristics of virtual machines
  • identify the ways virtual machines are created
  • mount an ISO image to a virtual machine
  • identify the key tasks involved in creating a virtual machine through a Web Client
  • use the vSphere Web Client to install VMware tools a virtual machine
  • create a custom virtual machine and edit the settings
  • describe the most efficient use of the VM Console
  • distinguish between a virtual machine template and a clone
  • recognize how to deploy a virtual machine from a template
  • manage a VM inventory in a given scenario
  • describe the considerations involved in cloning a VM
  • describe the options available when converting virtual machines
  • describe the P2V conversion process
  • convert and clone virtual machines in a given scenario
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