Best VMware References

Last Updated: 3/29/2019

 

Free VMware Tutorials and Training

Free step by step VMware Product Walkthrough
https://featurewalkthrough.vmware.com/

Free labs and training on VMware Products
http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/

Free Video Training on VMware products
https://www.youtube.com/user/VMwareKB/playlists

Guides on vSphere Upgrades, Security, and more
https://vspherecentral.vmware.com/

 

Compatibility and Planning Tools

Hardware compatibility checker
http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

VMware Product Compatibility, Upgrade Path, and Database Interoperability checker
https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php

vSphere 6.7 Upgrade and Migration Tool
https://vspherecentral.vmware.com/path-finder/vsphere-6-7-topology-and-upgrade-planning-tool

vROPS Sizing Tool
https://vropssizer.vmware.com/sizing-wizard/choose-installation

 

 

Support and Troubleshooting

Community forums to ask and find answers
https://communities.vmware.com/welcome

KB articles for all VMware Products and versions
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/microsite.do#

Default Username and passwords
http://www.kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/list-of-vmware-default-usernames-and-passwords.html

Another source for default username and passwords
http://www.vtagion.com/vmware-default-username-passwords/

VMware Support Numbers
https://www.vmware.com/support/contacts/us_support

Default Log Locations
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021806

VMware Security Advisory
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories.html

VMware Official Hardening Guides
https://www.vmware.com/security/hardening-guides

 

 

VMware Applications, Tools, and Downloads

VMware Apps built by VMware Engineers
https://labs.vmware.com/flings

Adapters, Management Packs, and more
https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store

Code and Dashboards Downloads
https://code.vmware.com/home

Offical VMware Software Download Page
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads

 

 

VMware Community Groups

vMUG – VMware User Groups: Great place to network with VMware employees and VMware Users
https://www.vmug.com/

vExpert
https://vexpert.vmware.com/