Virtualization management is a required skill for data center networks. This course introduces the concepts of virtualization, including managing virtual guests, managing virtual networks, and installation of the Cisco Nexus 1000v virtual switch.
Knowing how virtualization works is becoming a requirement for managing modern datacenters. In this course, Managing Cisco® Networking on VMware and Microsoft VM Platforms, you will learn the skills necessary to perform basic management of virtual platforms. First, you will explore host and guest management on the VMware ESXi/vCenter platform. Next, you will cover virtual host, guest, and network management in the Microsoft Hyper-V platform. Finally, you will install the Cisco Nexus 1000v virtual distributed switch in the VMware environment. When you are finished with this course, you will have a solid grasp of the basics of virtual machine management in VMware vCenter and Microsoft Hyper-V and managing the virtual networks in both platforms.
Course Overview Hi everyone. Welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Greg Dickinson, and this is Managing Cisco Networking on VMware and Microsoft VM Platforms. I've had a love of technology since I was very young, and I've managed to learn the skills necessary to turn my hobby into a pretty good career. I've worked in many industries, and my current day job is managing the network for a bank in my home state of Alabama. In this course, we will explore the basics of managing both the VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization platforms. Virtualization has exploded in popularity over the last 10 years as datacenter infrastructures have gotten more complex. Understanding the basics of these platforms is becoming a requirement for network administrators and engineers. Some of the topics that we cover in this course include managing VMware ESXi hosts and VM guests using VMware vCenter. This will allow you to get up to speed with basic administration of the VMware platform, managing Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines, and managing the networking on the Hyper-V host, and finally, installing the Cisco Nexus 1000V distributed switch in the VMware environment to enhance the networking. By the end of this course, you'll have a basic understanding of virtualization that you can use to manage virtual machines and networking in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. Before beginning the course, you should understand basic switched networking, as well as how to install an operating system from scratch. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn managing Cisco Networking on VMware and Microsoft VM Platforms, here at Pluralsight.