We will be rolling out ESX server in the six months and we have some money to spend on CBT (computer based training) and I was looking for a recommendation. I’ve been doing some research on the web and there seems to be a few who offer this but I can’t find any reviews. We want to go with the best obviously. Some of us are new to UNIX / LINIX so does the training in you experience cover that or should we buy separate CBT for that.
Because most of the IT staff are contractors they can not send us off site to a class room but they will but CBT modules so that is why we want to go that route. We will be rolling out ESX with virtual center on 3 HP servers and running 6-9 instances of Virtual Server initially.
Is UNIX/Linux your guest OS or are you thinking you might need some Unix training because of VMware?
You should not require any specialist Unix training for using/running VMware. Advanced functions might be at the command line but they are all VMware commands, you should not have to use many Unix commands beyond the basics. Especially with the direction that is being heading down with 3i.
I think the best place for documentation is VMware's website itself along with real world experience with ESX. The install of ESX is very straight forward and no Unix/Linux knowledge is needed. Beyond that, there are websites that will help in guiding you through the install of Virtual Center, if you are going that way. Attached is some basic ESX commands
Here is a link to the 3.5 and 2.5 documentation. My assumption is when you are ready to install VMware you will be going to 3.5
Hope this helps
OK, thanks for the info about UNIX. I'm still looking for a recomendation on CBT , I found this but I know nothing about the company.
Has anyone used a CBT taining modual that they would recommend?
I watched cbt nuggets for vi3 before I took the vmware training you need to take before you can take your vcp, and it gave me a very good grasp on all the concepts before the class. I would recommend it, like the post above mine, its for vmware newcommers or advanced users.