VMware vSphere training

This week, for the first time, I gave a course about managing en configuring a VMware vSphere enviroment.
Almost every aspect of vSphere was addressed in this course, oa:

  • vCenter (Linked Mode)
  • Distributed Switches
  • Fault Tolerance
  • VMotion
  • High Availability
  • Dynamic Resource Scheduler
  • Private VLAN’s
  • Storage Plugin (including multipath for ISCSI)
  • Host Profiles
  • Snapshots
  • Template and Clones

I was a bit nervous (not much because I’m not the guy who gets nervous easily) because I developed this course myself. It took almost 3 week in September to developed this course. So, why not giving it in November I hear you think ;-). Simple I was on my honey moon that month.

The course went very well, average grade was a 8.

I must say that if you put much effort something like developing a course and the course goes smoothly, this gives you lots of pleasure.

So, if you are Dutch or from Belgium and you want to follow a nice pratical VMware vSphere course you can sing up here.

About Michael

Michael Wilmsen is a VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance.
Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

2 Comments to “VMware vSphere training”

  1. By Armand Eijck, November 19, 2009 @ 20:17

    Hello Mike,

    I had your course the past 4 days, and I seriously tell you, it was great!
    The content is matching our hospital environment very well, which, I think, will suite every firm or company in Holland and Belgium.
    We’re running VM Ware on 13 ESX hosts (app. 60 VMachines in 3 Clusters) in combination with two Netapp fas3140’s. Even in a smaller or bigger environment with an other SAN or NAS, this course will fill in your needs.

    As course leader, I gave you a 9.
    You always had great practical examples, and the way you teach, is a relief.
    Best example is how you handled the last question about resource pools.
    You took 5 minutes to develop an answer, which made it so solidly clear how to interpret resource pools, that was stunning. The simple equation you made between power usage of houses and a power supplier with a limited offer, made it so basic and easy to understand, that was just great.

    My college and I, were very satisfied with the course and how you brought it to us.
    I will and can recommend it to every one who is interested in VM Ware vSphere 4 or VM Ware in general.

    Greetings, Armand

  2. By Armand Eijck, November 19, 2009 @ 20:17

    Hello Mike,

    I had your course the past 4 days, and I seriously tell you, it was great!
    The content is matching our hospital environment very well, which, I think, will suite every firm or company in Holland and Belgium.
    We’re running VM Ware on 13 ESX hosts (app. 60 VMachines in 3 Clusters) in combination with two Netapp fas3140’s. Even in a smaller or bigger environment with an other SAN or NAS, this course will fill in your needs.

    As course leader, I gave you a 9.
    You always had great practical examples, and the way you teach, is a relief.
    Best example is how you handled the last question about resource pools.
    You took 5 minutes to develop an answer, which made it so solidly clear how to interpret resource pools, that was stunning. The simple equation you made between power usage of houses and a power supplier with a limited offer, made it so basic and easy to understand, that was just great.

    My college and I, were very satisfied with the course and how you brought it to us.
    I will and can recommend it to every one who is interested in VM Ware vSphere 4 or VM Ware in general.

    Greetings, Armand

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