Posted 8.16.13
by wpadmin

Two-Day Essential VMware Boot Camp on Virtualization

In partnership with the Motor City Chapter of the ISSA (Information Systems Security Association), Online Tech will be presenting a special two-day Essential VMware BootCamp event with technical classes led by Steve Aiello, Virtualization Engineering and Systems Support Manager. This course counts for 12 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits.

When: Saturday, September 21 from 9:30-4PM and Saturday, October 5 from 9:30-4PM (Lunch will be provided)
Where: Online Tech’s Ann Arbor 2 Data Center
RSVP: Email [email protected] by Friday, September 13; indicate if you will be an active participant or observer
Cost: (For participants and observers)
ISSA Members – Free with advance RSVP; $25 at the door
Non-ISSA Members – $55 with advance RSVP; $75 at the door

Participant Requirements:

  • A laptop with at least 4 Gb of memory (6Gb or memory or more preferred)*
  • CPU virtualization should be available and enabled in your BIOS**
  • VMware Player already installed (free download here)
  • Mastering vSphere 5 by Scott Low (not required but highly recommended)

High-Level Overview of Agenda

  • Day 1:
    • How Virtualization Helps Your Business
    • Virtualization is a Hard Drive Partition on Steroids
    • Critical Components of the VMware Architecture
    • Tour of the vCenter Interface
    • Understanding Storage Types and Limitations
    • Installing VMware
    • Standard Virtual Switches & Distributed Virtual Switches
    • Creating Clusters
  • Day 2:
    • Preventative Maintenance
    • Availability Protections
    • Performance Optimization
    • Virtualization and DR (Disaster Recovery)

About Steve Aiello, Systems Support Manager, Online Tech
Steven Aiello is a Systems Support Manager with Online Tech, the Midwest’s premier managed data center operator. His certifications include CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), ISACA CISA, VMware VCP ( VMware Certified Professional), Cisco CCNA ( Cisco Certified Network Associate), Comptia Security+, and Certified Incident Responder (New Mexico Tech).

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