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New Training: VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.1]

VMware announced a new training course called “VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.1]“.

This course can be followed by attending a classroom, live online or onsite. The course lasts 2 days and it’s available through myLearn training.

This course is intended for the following audience:

  • System administrators
  • IT managers
  • System architects
  • People responsible for implementing or managing vSphere environments


This hands-on training course explores new features in VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.1 and VMware vSphere® ESXi™ 5.1. Topics include VMware vSphere® 5.1 installation and how to upgrade from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.1.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several advanced vSphere 5.1 courses. Go to for advanced course options.


  • List and describe key enhancements in vSphere 5.1
  • Upgrade a deployment from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.1
  • Use the VMware vSphere® Web Client to manage virtual machines
  • List and describe key networking enhancements, including the ESXi firewall and new features in vNetwork distributed switches
  • Upgrade and manage a VMware vSphere® VMFS-5 datastore
  • Understand and configure policy-driven storage
  • Create a datastore cluster and configure Storage DRS
  • Live migration of a virtual machine without shared storage
  • Secure the virtual machines using VMware® vShield Endpoint™ (now included in base vSphere product)
  • Backup and recover a vSphere environment using vSphere Data Protection
  • Replicate vSphere for SRM deployments using vSphere Replication
  • Use new displays to monitor VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster activity
  • Use the Linux-based VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
  • Use Auto Deploy to install a stateless or stateful ESXi host
  • Use Image Builder to modify and export an image profile


Attendance at one of these VMware
vSphere 4 courses:

  • Install, Configure, Manage
  • Fast Track
  • What’s New

Or equivalent vSphere 4 administration experience

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    Niels Engelen
    Working as a System Engineer with an interest for virtualisation. Certified as a VMware Certified Professional 4 and 5. Niels also gained the VMware vExpert 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 award and is a PernixPro.

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