FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week I have a really great list of informational video's for you which were kindly put together by Amanda Blevins, Chief Technologist, Office of the CTO. These are all really great and I hope that you find them useful.

 

vSphere Overview Video
https://youtu.be/EvXn2QiL3gs
What is vCenter (Watch the first two minutes)
https://youtu.be/J0pQ2dKFLbg
HTML5 Web Client (This is how vSphere is managed now - no more client. Minute 3 shows you how to create a virtual machine)
https://youtu.be/sLveCbyqrvE
vR Ops Overview
https://youtu.be/0o_xfw4C_bo
Troubleshooting VM Performance in vR Ops
https://youtu.be/ZpidQUZ_8J8
How to Build Blueprints in vRA - Single Machine, Application, and with AWS
https://youtu.be/94ZJqfBIXWI
NSX - Network Concepts Overview (Watch up until minute 4)
https://youtu.be/RQzCEC4ieZE
NSX - Microsegmentation (Watch 2:50 to 4:40)
https://youtu.be/2Un-SrEF5is
vSAN Overview
https://youtu.be/pjU4EnG1mWc

 

I hope to bring you more useful items such as these video's in the coming newsletter, please send feedback on anything that you would like to see in upcoming newsletters.

 

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