Dave Nelson
davenelson@vmware.com

The VMware IT Academy: What It Is All About
And Advantages To Education

© 2009 VMware ...
Agenda

Introduction
Why Virtualization Is Important
VMware’s Education Programs, Value Proposition & Benefits
VMware ...
Why Virtualization Is Important & The VMware IT Academy

Current Economy
Reduces Capital Expenses
Reduces Operational E...
Why Virtualization Is Important Part Two

Tom Silver, senior VP and chief marketing officer for the
technology jobs Web si...
Virtualization: Transformational Change in IT

Virtualization…
 Decouples software from
underlying hardware

 Encapsulat...
Virtual Infrastructure: Ten Years in the Making

Automated Resource
Assurance
Dynamic Balancing
Continuous Optimization

+...
Strategic Computing Architecture

One Platform to Solve a Range of Pressing
Challenges Across a Range of Environments and ...
New Software Platform Required

Existing
Future
App Loads Datacenter Loads
App
Virtual
Operating System

An Elastic, Self-...
Evolving to Virtual Datacenter OS

Windows

Linux

Future

Future

Future

Application
vServices

Availability

Security

...
Evolving to Virtual Datacenter OS

Windows

Linux

Future

Future

Future

Application
vServices

Availability

Security

...
Evolving to Virtual Datacenter OS

Windows

Linux

Future

Future

Future

Application
vServices

Availability

Security

...
Who is Using Virtualization?
Study by SMB supplier SpiceWorks: 100,000 companies in over 100 countries

•VMware has 80.1% ...
VMware Global Education & Research Programs

Open & Inclusive
Collaborative Programs
VMware Academic Program
VMware Labs...
Value Proposition & Goals

Value Proposition
 Schools – Use of Industry Leading Intellectual Property
 Students – Affor...
VMware IT Academy Program – two levels
VMware has designed a flexible program to allow colleges to
provide Virtualization ...
VMware IT Academy eLearning Offerings

Infrastructure Virtualization
VMware vSphere Fundamentals 4.1
VMware vSphere: What'...
VMware IT Academy eLearning Offerings

Security
VMware vShield App Fundamentals
VMware vShield Edge Fundamentals

Busine...
VMware IT Academy eLearning Offerings

End User Computing
VMware Workstation 7: Fundamentals
VMware Workstation 7: Advan...
VMware IT Academy Instructor Led Offerings

Instructor Led Courses:
VMware vSphere 4: Overview
VMware vSphere: Skills fo...
VMware IT Academy Instructor Led Offerings

Instructor Led Courses Continued:
VMware vSphere: Transition to ESXi
VMware ...
Spring Source Instructor Led Offerings

Core Spring v3
Rich Web Applications with Spring
Enterprise Integration with Sp...
Eligibility for VMware IT Academy Program

 VMware Academy program open to Accredited, degree & diploma granting
higher e...
Program Costs
 No cost to Join. A simple registration form submitted for approval.
 Student course kits purchased direct...
VMware IT Academy - Support
Administrative Support:
 Program Manager
 Operations
 myLearn LMS for Class, Student, Cert...
VMware IT Academy Program Success Metrics

 # of students participating over time
 # of students completing certificatio...
NETLAB+ Concept

Network Development Group Inc.
NETLAB+ Deployments

Network Development Group Inc.
Cisco Networking Academy

Network Development Group Inc.
Example Topology for Cisco Courses

CCNP
CCNA Security
CCNA Exploration 2
CCNA Exploration 3
CCNA Exploration 4
CCNA Disco...
NDG is Developing Supplemental VoIP Labs
CCNA Voice - 640-461
Entry-Level Certification
for Cisco Voice
Technologies

CVOI...
VMware IT Academy - ICM

Network Development Group Inc.
ICM Student Interface

Network Development Group Inc.

© 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved
EMC – Feasibility Study

Network Development Group Inc.
Questions

© 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved
Backup Slides

Additional Information

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Additional Information - Agenda

ILT Equipment requirements overview
VMware Certified Instructor requirements
Pearson V...
Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure

Server Requirements:
• A VMware certified x86 (Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron) based ...
Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure

Storage Requirements:
• 1 x shared NAS device listed on the VMware SAN compatibi...
Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure

Network Requirements:
• All student & server networking components should be 1 G...
Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure

Classroom Computer Requirements:
• Standard x86 PCs with Intel or AMD processors...
Example ILT Infrastructure Requirements - Diagram
Academy Members are responsible for design and build of their own traini...
Virtual Labs via NETLAB+ from NDG
NETLAB+ Support of the VMware IT Academy Program®

http://www.netdevgroup.com/solutions/...
VMware IT Academy Instructor Requirements
For each certified course, a VMware IT Academy Instructor needs to:
• Attend and...
World’s Largest Test Center Network

5,000+ test centers in162 countries
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  • The intent of this presentation is to introduce the audience to virtualization and our academic programs. Depending on what the audience knows or their interest some parts may be skipped.
  • I don’t read these bullets – instead I tell the audience I will be speaking about the history of virtualization and how it benefits users and what we are doing to advantage education.
  • The bullets speak for themselves, but I usually emphasize that even in a down economy companies invest in our products even if they don’t invest in other things because they receive almost an instant return on their investment. The other aspect is the new paradigm of Cloud Computing and the future it holds.
    The purpose of talking about the pilot schools is to demonstrate the overwhelming adoption and how students are drawn to our courses because they know it will help them get employed.
  • This is a bit dated now, but still true. The point to make is that VMware and virtualization saves companies $ and the return on investment is almost immediate.
  • Everyone in VMware knows this story and you can expound on it as you wish.
  • Once you can encapsulate workloads in their entirety
    and easily and transparently move these live workloads around without interruption
    and then you add:
    Dynamic resource optimization to evenly spread the load out across the available hardware
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    The ability to automatically restart applications following failures
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    The ability to add capacity on demand and have it automatically be utilized by the infrastructure
    The result is the realization of the Utility Computing vision, the on-demand, always on datacenter.
    Virtual infrastructure provides these ground braking capabilities, and based on the wave of customer adoption we have seen so far, Gartner has dubbed virtualization “the most impactful trend in infrastructure and operations through 2010”
  • Here I talk about the components of virtualization and how our products span the gamut from server consolidation to serving individual users with products like View.
  • This is a place to emphasize how VMware manages high availability by making the hardware independent from the operating systems and applications.
  • Make transition from last slide more Obvious with VDC-OS box
    Update build with 3 clicks:
    1) Light Blue, large box
    2) Bottom 3 boxes
    3) Top 3 boxes
  • Build Bottom section, keep text in green box during transition
  • Pulled out as we go into it.
    POP: Cloud vServices
    POP: Off-Premise Cloud
    Change title to “Virtual Datacenter OS
  • This is where to tell the story of how we support education. It is not just one program or service, but a set of enabling programs. The Academic program supports collaborative curriculum and software development as well as providing free licenses for teaching and research. GoVirtual is a collaboration website that VMware has developed to allow sharing between education institutions as well as industry. The VMware IT Academy is how we make our training IP available for educational institutions who want to teach using our curriculum.
  • The message here is that everyone is advantaged. People often find our programs too good to be true and want to know what the ‘catch’ is. We have studied the job market and found that there are many thousands of jobs available that require a VCP credential. The people we train commercially usually already have jobs so we are not filling the gap in the job market. By engaging educational institutions they will graduate students that know and proficient on our technology which will enable employer to hire them and deploy our solutions.
  • We offer a ‘superset’ of ILT courses. The reason for this is that IT Academy students don’t always have the background necessary to immediately take a course that leads to certification. Sometimes it is best to deliver the Overview course and Workstation course to familiarize them with the technology. I also tell them that the may make up their own syllabus and mix and match different ILT courses as well as eLearning. We respect our IT Academy schools as educational professionals and don’t tell them how to teach. What we do is to help them acquire the necessary knowledge about VMware and virtualization to make them effective in teaching about it.
  • We offer a ‘superset’ of ILT courses. The reason for this is that IT Academy students don’t always have the background necessary to immediately take a course that leads to certification. Sometimes it is best to deliver the Overview course and Workstation course to familiarize them with the technology. I also tell them that the may make up their own syllabus and mix and match different ILT courses as well as eLearning. We respect our IT Academy schools as educational professionals and don’t tell them how to teach. What we do is to help them acquire the necessary knowledge about VMware and virtualization to make them effective in teaching about it.
  • The point here is that the entry requirements are not tough. We only want to exclude commercial training companies who would go head to head with our commercial training. The only requirements are that the instructors obtain their VCP certification with equivalent scores to our instructors and that they teach according to the academic calendar i.e. not in a week or less like we do commercially.
  • We give schools everything they need except the hardware – after all we are a software Company. Schools get our economy of scale which enables them to purchase books directly from our print vendor at about 1/3rd of what it would cost from a normal publisher and certifications directly from Pearson VUE.
  • We provide train-the-trainer eLearning, provide a mentor to guide them, give their instructors a free exam voucher so that they can get their VCP credential, give them access to the private instructor VMTN pages and VATC portal so they have everything our commercial instructors have to make them successful.
  • This is how we keep score and let’s them know that their success is our success and how we measure the program. It also conveys that we are serious.
  • If they have questions you can’t answer – jot them down and send them to me or have them send them to me.
  • I would not advise using these as the audience could get lost.
  • Vmware overview part2

    1. 1. Dave Nelson davenelson@vmware.com The VMware IT Academy: What It Is All About And Advantages To Education © 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved
    2. 2. Agenda Introduction Why Virtualization Is Important VMware’s Education Programs, Value Proposition & Benefits VMware IT Academy Program, Offerings & Eligibility Program Costs Program Success Metrics Support Questions 2
    3. 3. Why Virtualization Is Important & The VMware IT Academy Current Economy Reduces Capital Expenses Reduces Operational Expenses Promotes Green IT Enables “Cloud” Computing Demand for VMware Certified Professionals Over 1,500 schools and 10,000 students are using the eLearning part of the IT Academy Over 400 schools are participating in the Instructor Led part of the IT Academy program and over 3,000 students have been trained and are candidates to become a VMware Certified Professional
    4. 4. Why Virtualization Is Important Part Two Tom Silver, senior VP and chief marketing officer for the technology jobs Web site Dice.com, says that the total job count for his site was down 12 percent from January 2008 through the first week of November. But for those with virtualization experience, including both VMware and general skills, available jobs increased by 43 percent and 37 percent, respectively. Source: http://virtualizationreview.com/features/print.aspx?editorialsid=2604
    5. 5. Virtualization: Transformational Change in IT Virtualization…  Decouples software from underlying hardware  Encapsulates Operating Systems and applications into “Virtual Machines” A Virtual Machine 5
    6. 6. Virtual Infrastructure: Ten Years in the Making Automated Resource Assurance Dynamic Balancing Continuous Optimization + Increased Availability Automated Across Applications X 6 + On-Demand Capacity Non-disruptive Scaling Flexible, Reconfigurable
    7. 7. Strategic Computing Architecture One Platform to Solve a Range of Pressing Challenges Across a Range of Environments and Users Server Consolidation Business Continuity Rapid Provisioning Enterprise Desktops VMware Infrastructure Server 7 Storage Network
    8. 8. New Software Platform Required Existing Future App Loads Datacenter Loads App Virtual Operating System An Elastic, Self-managing, Self-healing SW Substrate Hardware Pool 8
    9. 9. Evolving to Virtual Datacenter OS Windows Linux Future Future Future Application vServices Availability Security Scalability Infrastructure vServices vCompute vStorage vNetwork Virtual Datacenter Operating System Datacenter Infrastructure 9 …
    10. 10. Evolving to Virtual Datacenter OS Windows Linux Future Future Future Application vServices Availability Security Scalability Infrastructure vServices vCompute vStorage vNetwork Management vServices Datacenter Infrastructure 10 …
    11. 11. Evolving to Virtual Datacenter OS Windows Linux Future Future Future Application vServices Availability Security Scalability Infrastructure vServices vCompute vStorage vNetwork … Management vServices Datacenter Infrastructure 11 Cloud vServices Off-Premise Cloud
    12. 12. Who is Using Virtualization? Study by SMB supplier SpiceWorks: 100,000 companies in over 100 countries •VMware has 80.1% market share •Microsoft has 15.1% market share •Citrix XenServer has 4.1% market share http://www.readwriteweb.com/cloud/2011/04/whos-using-virtualization-info.php By Klint Finley / April 1, 2011 10:00 AM
    13. 13. VMware Global Education & Research Programs Open & Inclusive Collaborative Programs VMware Academic Program VMware Labs VMware IT Academy Program 13
    14. 14. Value Proposition & Goals Value Proposition  Schools – Use of Industry Leading Intellectual Property  Students – Affordable Access To Training & Professional Certification  VMware – Proliferation Of Virtualization Competencies Goals & Objectives  Drive Collaboration Between Schools & Between Students With Communities  Maximize Awareness and Competencies on Virtualization Products and Technologies  Supply the IT industry a pool of VMware Certified Professionals (VCP) 14
    15. 15. VMware IT Academy Program – two levels VMware has designed a flexible program to allow colleges to provide Virtualization training in multiple formats, learning styles and levels Higher costs / resources Instructor Led Training • Academy members do not require any certified trainers (VMware Certification courses) • Low / No ICT hardware requirement • Can be included into existing courses or used for self study • Academy members require VMware certified Instructor to teach certified courses • Specified ICT hardware requirement eLearning courses • Minimum course content and hours required for student certification Low start up costs / resources Entry level capabilities 15 College / Institute Capabilities & Competency Higher level of certification
    16. 16. VMware IT Academy eLearning Offerings Infrastructure Virtualization VMware vSphere Fundamentals 4.1 VMware vSphere: What's New in vSphere 4 VMware ESXi: Administration Transition to ESXi Essentials Virtualization Management VMware vCenter CapacityIQ Fundamentals VMware vCloud Director Fundamentals VMware vCenter Lab Manager 4.0 Fundamentals VMware vCenter Chargeback Fundamentals VMware vCenter AppSpeed Fundamentals VMware Capacity Planner 2.7 16 Confidential
    17. 17. VMware IT Academy eLearning Offerings Security VMware vShield App Fundamentals VMware vShield Edge Fundamentals Business Continuity Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 4.1 Fundamentals DRBC Design - Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 17 Confidential
    18. 18. VMware IT Academy eLearning Offerings End User Computing VMware Workstation 7: Fundamentals VMware Workstation 7: Advanced VMware Workstation 6: Mastery VMware Fusion 3 VMware View 4.5 Fundamentals What is New in VMware View 4.5 VMware ThinApp Fundamentals 18 Confidential
    19. 19. VMware IT Academy Instructor Led Offerings Instructor Led Courses: VMware vSphere 4: Overview VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators VMware vSphere 4: What's New VMware vSphere: What's New Japanese VMware vSphere 4: Manage Availability VMware vSphere 4: Manage Scalability VMware vSphere 4: Manage for Performance VMware vSphere: Design Workshop VMware vSphere: Design Workshop Chinese VMware vSphere: Design Workshop Japanese Using VMware vCenter Lab Manager VMware vSphere 4: Troubleshooting VMware vSphere 4: Troubleshooting Chinese VMware vSphere 4: Troubleshooting Japanese VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage VMware vSphere 4.1: Install, Configure, Manage VMware vSphere 4: Manage and Design for Security 19
    20. 20. VMware IT Academy Instructor Led Offerings Instructor Led Courses Continued: VMware vSphere: Transition to ESXi VMware vSphere 4: Fast Track VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage Chinese VMware View: Design Best Practices VMware vSphere: Automation with vSphere PowerCLI VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage - Japanese VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage Application Virtualization with VMware ThinApp VMware Infrastructure 3: Overview VMware Infrastructure 3: Skills for Operators VMware Infrastructure 3: Deploy, Secure and Analyze VMware Infrastructure 3: Install and Configure VMware Infrastructure 3: Install and Configure - Chinese VMware Infrastructure 3: Install and Configure - Japanese VMware Workstation 6.5 20
    21. 21. Spring Source Instructor Led Offerings Core Spring v3 Rich Web Applications with Spring Enterprise Integration with Spring 21 Confidential
    22. 22. Eligibility for VMware IT Academy Program  VMware Academy program open to Accredited, degree & diploma granting higher education institutions worldwide offering 2- or 4- year college programs are eligible to participate in the program  Technical schools offering accredited degrees through distance education programs are also eligible to participate in the program  No minimum course enrollment commitment (i.e. Academy members can scale classes as the markets and opportunity demand) 22
    23. 23. Program Costs  No cost to Join. A simple registration form submitted for approval.  Student course kits purchased directly from VMware’s print vendor to leverage VMware’s price point based on quantity & scale. Student kits should cost less than $50 USD including tax & shipping when ordering in quantity 10 or more. IT Academy partners can purchase certification vouchers directly from VMware’s certification testing delivery partner (Pearson VUE) at a discounted rate of 70% off commercial cost.  IT Academy partners receive eLearning courses to use at “No Charge” to supplement instructor led courses or for reference for any courses desired. Note: eLearning courses do not satisfy the prerequisite for the VMware VCP Certification. The cost of printing, shipping and taxes will vary by region as will the cost of certification test delivery. 23
    24. 24. VMware IT Academy - Support Administrative Support:  Program Manager  Operations  myLearn LMS for Class, Student, Certification Vouchers & Evaluations Technical Support - VMware Forum:  http://communities.vmware.com  Mentoring via WebEx with Playback Course Materials – Gilmore – Dedicated School Storefront Certification – Pearson VUE – Redeemable Discount Vouchers Hardware – Recommendations on either physical servers or virtual via NETLAB+ from NDG 24
    25. 25. VMware IT Academy Program Success Metrics  # of students participating over time  # of students completing certifications over time  Quality Ratings ≥ Commercial Scores as measured by student feedback scores  Academy members and student direct program feedback VMware will measure academy program members success using the metrics above. These inputs will be used to determine further program enhancements and future program direction 25
    26. 26. NETLAB+ Concept Network Development Group Inc.
    27. 27. NETLAB+ Deployments Network Development Group Inc.
    28. 28. Cisco Networking Academy Network Development Group Inc.
    29. 29. Example Topology for Cisco Courses CCNP CCNA Security CCNA Exploration 2 CCNA Exploration 3 CCNA Exploration 4 CCNA Discovery 2 CCNA Discovery 3 CCNA Discovery 4 Network Development Group Inc.
    30. 30. NDG is Developing Supplemental VoIP Labs CCNA Voice - 640-461 Entry-Level Certification for Cisco Voice Technologies CVOICE - 642-437 Professional-Level Description Certification for Cisco Voice Technologies. Part of CCNP Voice Track Official Cert Guide
    31. 31. VMware IT Academy - ICM Network Development Group Inc.
    32. 32. ICM Student Interface Network Development Group Inc. © 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved
    33. 33. EMC – Feasibility Study Network Development Group Inc.
    34. 34. Questions © 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved
    35. 35. Backup Slides Additional Information 35
    36. 36. Additional Information - Agenda ILT Equipment requirements overview VMware Certified Instructor requirements Pearson VUE Testing Center Overview VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Overview 36
    37. 37. Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure Server Requirements: • A VMware certified x86 (Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron) based 64bit server with 2GB RAM or more (4 or 8 GB recommeded), 36GB local disk storage (72GB or more recommended) & DVD ROM & access to Keyboard, mouse & monitor capabilities (see http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_systems_guide.pdf & http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_io_guide.pdf ) • A minimum of 3 x 1Gbit NIC interface cards ( see supported NIC models http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_io_guide.pdf ) • A minimum of 1 VMware supported Fibre Channel adapter per server (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_san_guide.pdf) 37
    38. 38. Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure Storage Requirements: • 1 x shared NAS device listed on the VMware SAN compatibility guide (see http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_san_guide.pdf) or use of a customised NFS server • 1 x Fibre Channel switch & Storage Area Network (on VMware certified device list – see http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_san_guide.pdf) . This array must be capable of having a minimum of 3 dedicated LUNs (10GB each) for each server & 2 shared LUNs 100GB each for use by all servers. • Sufficient Fibre Channel switches to connect the servers to the storage array.
    39. 39. Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure Network Requirements: • All student & server networking components should be 1 Gbps network connected and appropriate network isolation should be in place (i.e. ESX server management & training network separated from academy production network) • NAS / IP Storage device should be connected to the ESX server management network • Static IP address allocation scheme for specific components (4 per server recommended) & DHCP addressing capabilities to cater for up to 10 IP addresses per physical ESX host for virtual machines created during the class exercises) Virtual Center Server Requirements: • Sufficient hardware (virtual or physical) to run a Windows 2003 Virtual Machine per ESX server within the classroom environment. VMware recommends these Virtual Center servers be run as VMs on top of a common ESX host within the training environment. 39
    40. 40. Server, Storage & Network Infrastructure Classroom Computer Requirements: • Standard x86 PCs with Intel or AMD processors (500 Mhz or better recommended) capable of running Windows XP Pro or Windows Server 2003 with 512MB RAM or more recommended) with keyboard, mouse & monitor. Computers must be capable of running VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client (with .NET framework 1.1 or higher installed). • Computers should be setup in as standard a manner as possible and allow access to external websites for students and instructors. • Access to training environment can be provided by remote capability. For this VMware recommends use of VMware’s secure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure capability through VMware View 3 capability. 40
    41. 41. Example ILT Infrastructure Requirements - Diagram Academy Members are responsible for design and build of their own training environments and ensuring proper capabilities according to VAP agreement Example Only: This diagram is a pictorial example of the infrastructure setup required to run the ILT courses. Please refer to the detailed specifications and configurations found in VMware Academy Program agreement. Example Only: For a class of 16 concurrent students, minimum recommendations are for: 8 – student ESX hosts 1 - infrastructure ESX host 1 – FC shared SAN 1 – NAS shared storage Appropriate network switches & connectivity 16 – student classroom computers 1 – instructor classroom computer 41
    42. 42. Virtual Labs via NETLAB+ from NDG NETLAB+ Support of the VMware IT Academy Program® http://www.netdevgroup.com/solutions/vmware.html 42 Confidential
    43. 43. VMware IT Academy Instructor Requirements For each certified course, a VMware IT Academy Instructor needs to: • Attend and actively participate in the specified course & any pre-requisite courses. This requirement can also be met by attending a Live On Line qualifying course, viewing a recorded Live On Line course and providing screen shots of completed labs either using the schools hardware or NDG’s virtual lab support that they make available for IT Academy instructor candidates for completing the lab requirement. • Pass the associated VMware authorized exam with an instructor pass mark of 350 on the VCP 4 exam (higher than the standard student pass mark of 300) 43
    44. 44. World’s Largest Test Center Network 5,000+ test centers in162 countries 44 Page 44

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