VMware vSphere 5 – Part 2: Upgrading Hosts and Virtual Machines

Systems engineers, system administrators, vSphere operators, and support personnel working in virtualized server environments who have completed Datacenter Virtualization with vSphere 5: Part 1. Candidates who are seeking to learn about advanced features and configuration options available in the vSphere Enterprise product. This includes, configuring High Availability, Distributed Resource Scheduling, upgrading to vSphere 5 and auto deployment. A solid technical foundation in virtualization using vSphere coupled with strong network and administration skills are required as a prerequisite for this path.

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Expected Duration
30 minutes

When planning host upgrades there is some pre-migration prep work that should be considered. This course explains the prep work involved and all of the items required before completing ESXi upgrades to ESXi 5. Post migration best practices for an ESXi host upgrade are also detailed.
VMware tools are an important part of your virtualized infrastructure to help provide the highest levels of performance for guest Operating Systems. It is considered a best practice to keep the VMware tools up to date. This course discusses the ways to upgrade VMware tools as well as the virtual hardware.
This course can be used in preparation for the VCP5 exam. However, it is not sponsored or authorized by VMware so does not fully satisfy the training requirements to achieve the certification.


Upgrading vSphere Hosts

  • identify the options for carrying out an interactive upgrade to ESXi 5
  • identify steps in the process of upgrading to ESXi 5 via Update Manager
  • describe tasks you carry out after upgrading to ESXi 5

Upgrading Virtual Machines

  • identify options for doing the VMware tools upgrade to a vSphere 5 environment
  • identify steps in the process of upgrading virtual hardware to a vSphere 5 environment





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