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Does anyone have training material for VMware ? I am new in this platform , I will need to manage some virtual servers and I need to have some advises. Thanks!
Apolo VictoresIT Infrastructure Supervisor and Networking Sp.3MAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Ideally, you could start with my EE Articles

see my EE Article, Step by Step Tutorial Instructions with Screenshots

Part 1: HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)

Part 2: HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client

Part 3: HOW TO: Create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)

Part 4: HOW TO: Upload an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct.

Part 5: HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)

Part 6: HOW TO: Create your first Linux Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server

Part 7: HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server

Part 8: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server

Part 9: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server

Part 10: HOW TO: Backup (Export) and Restore (Import) virtual machines to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 for FREE

Part 11: HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues System logs on host are stored on non-persistent storage

Part 12: HOW TO: Configure and Replace the SSL Certificate on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server

Part 13: HOW TO: Shrink or Reduce a VMware Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone v5.5.2

Part 14: HOW TO: Configure basic networking on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server

As for training material for FREE, you could check,out Pluralsight, trial's for Training.

or this article

HOW TO:  VCP 5

and then you could read my other 60+ VMware Articles.

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Luis MouraCommented:
You have a lots of things on internet.

Depends of witch version of vmware

Cbt Nuggets and some websites.

http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/vmware-esx-and-vsphere-articles/installation-and-deployment/getting-started-esxi-5-part1.html

http://www.vladan.fr/

www.Udemy.com

I dont know if i can share here?
madunix (Fadi SODAH)Chief Information Security Officer Commented:
Virtualization allows multiple operating systems (OSs) to co-exist on the same physical server in isolation of one another. It creates a layer between the hardware and the guest OSs to manage shared processing and memory resources on the host. However virtualization allows an organization to increase efficiency and to decrease costs in its IT operations, but it does come with some risks:  Inadequate configuration of the host could create vulnerabilities that affect not only the host but also the guests. If set up correctly, a well-built, single access control on the host can provide tighter control for the host’s multiple guests.

Check online training
http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/videolist.asp?pageid=2222&wpcat=488&country=United+States
http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/category.asp?pageid=9&catid=488&country=United+States
Apolo VictoresIT Infrastructure Supervisor and Networking Sp.3MAuthor Commented:
Great articles! , Really full help for starting my challenge!
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Glad you like them, don't forget to post any new questions back to the VMware Zone, for myself or other VMware Experts to Answer.

Take a look at the Experts Exchange VMware Portal as well.

http://vmware.experts-exchange.com
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