VMware vSphere: What’s New [V 5.1]. This free Online training by VMware education is one hour long. You have to have VMware Education account in order to enroll. Free training vSphere 5.1 is provided Online through a nice Adobe Flex Interface, where you can skip, go back or fast forward the lessons, will teach you all the new stuff introduced in VMware vSphere 5.1.
The course is in 9 languages, and so If you’re interested you can check it out on the VMware Education and Certification Blog.
What’s the Requirements?
The student should have equivalent vSphere 5.0 administration experience OR went through one of those classes: Install, Configure, Manage | Fast Track | What’s New.
Free Training What’s new in vSphere 5.1 – the content?
Compute and Storage
- Support for hardware version 9, the latest CPU performance counters and virtual shared graphics acceleration designed for enhanced performance.
- For better space efficiency vSphere supports storage space reclamation for VDI.
- Support for VXLAN
- Enhanced vSphere Distributed Switch™ that supports:
- Network health check
- Backup and restore
- Rollback and recovery
- Link Aggregation Control Protocol support
- Single-root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV)
- VMware vSphere vMotion® without the need for shared storage configurations.
- VMware vSphere Data Protection for simple and cost effective backup and recovery,
- vSphere Replication enables efficient array-agnostic replication of virtual machine data over the LAN or WAN.
Free training vSphere 5.1
- Inclusion VMware vShield Endpoint™ to eliminate the agent footprint from the virtual machines, offload intelligence to a security virtual appliance, and run scans with minimal impact.
Two new methods for deploying new vSphere hosts to an environment make the Auto Deploy™ process more highly available than ever before.
- VMware vCenter Enhancements:
- vSphere Web Client
- vCenter Single Sign-On
- VSA enhancements
- Support for Additional Disk Drives
- Increase Storage Capacity Online
- vCenter running on the VSA Cluster
Source: VMware Education Blog