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Evaluating Your vSphere Environment for Best Practices and Security

VMware vSphere is the most widely used enterprise-grade virtualization solution in the world. This course will teach you how to secure and optimize the performance of your vSphere infrastructure, leverage advanced features, and meet best practices.
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(12)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 8, 2016
Duration
4h 55m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction to the Course
Why Implement vSphere Best Practices?
vSphere Design Best Practices
vSphere Management and Monitoring Best Practices
vSphere Storage Best Practices
vSphere Networking Best Practices
vSphere High Availability and Load Balancing Best Practices
vSphere Security Best Practices
vSphere Data Protection Best Practices
Conclusion
Description
Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 8, 2016
Duration
4h 55m
Description

VMware vSphere is by far the most used hypervisor in enterprise data centers around the world, but too often it's not implemented with the best practices that it should be, resulting in poor performance, downtime, or insecurity. In this course, Evaluating Your vSphere Environment for Best Practices and Security, you'll learn how to assess a vSphere infrastructure for best practices. This will include how to right-size your virtual machine CPU and memory, how to analyze the configuration of advanced features like vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), vMotion, and VMware virtual SAN (VSAN), SDRS, and HA for best practices, and how to secure your vSphere infrastructure so that it won't get hacked. By the end of this course, you'll be able to analyze any vSphere infrastructure, quickly identify what isn't right, and learn how to configure it correctly for optimum performance and security.

About the author
About the author

David has authored over 50 courses for Pluralsight.com around enterprise data center technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and (especially) VMware vSphere.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
My name is David Davis and welcome to my course Evaluating Your VMware vSphere Environment for Best Practices and Security. I'm an eight-time VMware vExpert and author of over 20 cloud computing virtualization and vSphere courses at Pluralsight. com, with the most popular of those courses being my eight-course vSphere Foundations Learning Path. Now VMware vSphere is by far the most used hypervisor in the enterprise data center around the world, but all too often it's not implemented with the best practices that it should be and that results in poor performance, downtime and insecurities. In this course, we're going to evaluate a VMware vSphere environment and make sure that it's done right. In other words, we'll hit on things like how to assess a vSphere infrastructure for the best practices, how to right-size virtual machines for CPU and memory, how to analyze the configuration of advanced storage features like storage distributed resource scheduler, storage vMotion and VMware virtual SAN for the best practices. You'll learn how to configure vSphere high availability, distributed resource scheduler, fault tolerance and do it the right way so that your virtual machines never go down and that they get the performance that they need. You'll also learn the best practices for protecting your data with vSphere data protection and then finally, how to secure your vSphere infrastructure so that you won't get hacked. By the end of this course, you'll be able to analyze any vSphere infrastructure, quickly identify what isn't right and learn how to configure it correctly for the optimum performance and security. Now before beginning this course, you should be familiar with vSphere administration and for that, I'd recommend my vSphere Foundations Learning Path at Pluralsight. com. Thanks for watching and enjoy the course.