A new class has been released by VMware: “Overview”
Here’s a quick rundown of the current options:
VMware vSphere: Overview [V5.0] : 1 day.
Introduction to vSphere and review of features. Assumes basic tech skills.
Labs: vCenter, Virtual Machines, Resources, Migration, DRS, Alarms, HA
VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.0] : 2 days
New features and enhancements. Assumes strong knowledge of 4.x
Labs: Upgrading, VM/Network/Storage/Cluster management (one lab ea), HA, VCSA, Auto Deploy, Image Builder
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] : 5 days
Covers all the basics for installing and managing vSphere. Assumes basic tech skills.
Labs: vSphere and web clients, Config ESXi, VMs (5 labs), VCSA/vCenter, Standard switches, IP storage, VMFS, Templates/Clones, Access, Resource Pools, Performance, Alarms, HA, DRS, Update Manager
Note that ICM 5 is ICM 4.1 minus advanced topics (vDS, Host Profiles, Linked Mode, other little things) plus VCSA and VSA. There is less content and more breathing room than ICM 4.1