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New Training: Saving Time with vSphere
In this 9-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker discusses several methods that may be used to save time, and reduce outages. Watch this new VMware training.
Watch the full course: VMware Certified Professional
This training includes:
- 9 videos
- 49 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Intro to Saving Time with vSphere
- Auto Start for VMs
- Instant Clones
- Lifecycle Manager and Quick Boot
- Auto Deploy
- VMFS Versions and Datastores
- vCenter High Availability and Replication
- Hands on Lab: Instant Clones and Expanding Datastores
- Lab Walkthrough
Improve VM Down Time In VMWare With Fault Tolerance
VMware is a great tool for businesses. It's the industry leader for virtualization technologies. By virtualizing the IT environment, organizations can reduce their total cost of ownership for IT expenditures while creating an environment that is easier to manage. Likewise, VMware offers various tools to help reduce outages of IT services within the virtualized environment as well.
One of the tools that IT professionals can use is fault tolerance. Configuring virtual machines with fault tolerance in mind reduces the likely hood of virtualized services from ever experiencing downtime.
VMware creates a highly fault-tolerant service by replicating the VM between multiple VMware hosts over a diverse region. By doing this, if a VM experiences an issue, VMware can transition all activities of that VM to the fail-over VM. While this happens, VMware then creates a new fail-over VM just in case another incident should occur.
Configuring VMs with this degree of fault tolerance needs to be done with caution, though. Fault tolerance to this degree should only be used with mission-critical services.