What's New in VMware vSphere 6

Explore all the new features in VMware's new hypervisor and virtualization management platform, including ESXi 6 and vCenter 6, as well as new vSphere 6 functionality in storage, availability, scalability, and networking.
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(215)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 1, 2015
Duration
1h 47m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(215)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 1, 2015
Duration
1h 47m
Description

Want to find out what's new in VMware's new hypervisor and virtualization management platform? This course explores all the new features in vSphere 6, including ESXi 6 and vCenter 6. Additionally, you’ll learn about new vSphere 6 functionality in storage, availability, scalability, and networking.

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

vSphere 6 New Features and Changes
Hello and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching vSphere 6 New Features and Changes. In this module we'll start off by talking about what's new in host and virtual machine scalability. They really upped a lot of the numbers when it comes to the maximum configurations. From there we'll compare the maximum configurations between vSphere 5. 5 and 6, before we talk about new guest operating system support, instant cloning, ESXi security enhancements and the new Microsoft clustering capabilities in vSphere 6. We've got a lot to cover, so with that, let's get started.

What’s New in vCenter 6
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching What's New in VMware vCenter Server 6. In this module, I'll start off by talking about the new scalability in vCenter Server for Windows as well as the vCenter Server Appliance. From there, I'll talk about the new Platform Services Controller, or PSC. We'll cover the VMCA, also known as the VMware Certificate Authority. We'll discuss the vSphere Web Client enhancements and wrap it up with the vSphere Content Library. We've got a lot to cover, so with that, let's get started.

Installing vSphere 6 and vCenter 6
Any time a new software application is announced, the first thing us techies want to do is download it and install it, right. In fact it's too bad that this module is actually the fourth module in this course. In some ways, I would have liked it to be the very first module in the course. But also I know that some people would like to know what's new in vSphere before they start downloading and installing. Anyway, this module is for all of you out there who want to download and install the new VMware vSphere6 and vCenter 6. So what are we going to cover. The first thing we'll talk about is the requirements that you'll need to meet in order to install VMware ESXi. That's the hypervisor. Of course it goes directly on your physical servers. From there we'll talk about the requirements to install VMware vCenter, and of course there's two two different versions of vCenter. There's the vCenter virtual appliance, and then there's the Windows version of VMware vCenter. I'll talk about where you can download the bits, and the 60 day evaluation process that's available to you if you don't already have licenses. I'll walk you through the process of installing VMware ESXi, installing VMware vCenter inside a Windows server. Adding the vSphere Host to vCenter, and creating your first virtual machine. As you can tell, we've got a lot to cover, so let's get started.

What’s New in vSphere 6 Storage
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight, you're watching What's New in vSphere 6 Storage. In this module, we'll be talking about the new vSphere 6 storage feature called Virtual Volumes, or VVOLS. From there we'll cover the new VSAN 6 feature set, we'll discuss what's new in vSphere Replication, and the vSphere 6 Data Protection enhancements. We've got a lot to cover, so with that let's get started.

What's New in vSphere 6 Scalability and Availability
Welcome to what's new in vSphere 6 Scalability and Availability. In this module, we'll start off by talking about DRS and SDRS Enhancements in vSphere 6. vMotion Enhancements. Multi-Processor Fault Tolerance or FT thank goodness it's finally here. And VMCP or VM Component Protection. We've got a lot to cover so let's get started.

What’s New in vSphere 6 Networking
You're watching What's New in vSphere six Networking. This is a short module, we have just a few enhancements to talk about. But networking of course is always an important topic. And vSphere six networking enhancements deserve their own module. So first we'll talk about network IO control or NIOC enhancements. And then we'll talk about the changes related to multiple TCPIP stacks in vSphere six. So that, let's get started.