Self-study VMware vSphere 6.0, Lab Rental & 243 Page Lab Guide, 26 Lab Tasks
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Self-study VMware vSphere 6.0, Lab Rental & 243 Page Lab Guide, 26 Lab Tasks

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  • Remote Hands-on vSphere 6 Lab Rental:Dedicated VMware ready Lab Rentals for vSphere 6 self-study and practice. Includes 243 page Lab Guide with 26 lab tasks.
  • Course Books Delivered as Unsecured PDFs:Get standard PDF documents that you can use on any computer or mobile device
  • Delivered by E-mail immediately after checkout:You will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download your course book(s) within 5 minutes of completing checkout
  • Discretely Watermarked and Personalized:Your course books are discretely watermarked with your name and e-mail address. No content is obscured by these watermarks
  • Dedicated Labs:Your labs are available 24hrs/day during your lab rental period. Use them as much as you like to work through exercises or to experiment

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ESXLab Self-Study Lab Rentals

Dedicated, VMware ready Lab Rentals for vSphere 6.0 self-study practice. People rent our labs for many reasons including: VMware Certified Professional - DataCenter Virtualization certification exam preparation, to practice upgrading to vSphere 6.0, to safely learn new features and more. Our labs work perfectly with the following ESXLab courses:

  1. VMware vSphere 6 with ESXi and vCenter
  2. VMware vSphere 6 Boot Camp
  3. VMware vSphere 6 Optimize and Troubleshoot
Video on Demand
We also offer lifetime access to 36hrs of vSphere 6.0 Video-on-Demand training.

About ESXLab Self-Study Lab Rentals

Each lab rental includes a copy of our VMware vSphere 6.0 with ESXi and vCenter Lab guide. Your 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

Why Rent our Labs?
People rent ESXLab's vSphere remote lab environments for many reasons:

  • Get hands-on lab practice before challenging the VMware Certified Professional - Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification
  • Practice labs suitable for Certified Virtualization Professional certification preparation
  • Build skill, knowledge and confidence needed to help you advance in your career
  • Practice upgrades, reconfiguration or other major changes in a non-production environment
  • Gain immediate access to fully functional labs (includes DNS, DHCP, AD, iSCSI, etc.) rather than trying to build everything yourself
  • Media images provided in your lab rental

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 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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