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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track [v6.5]

This course helps to prepare you for the VCP6.5-DCV certification.

GK# 4979

Course Overview

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This intense, hands-on, training course is a blend of the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale and VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting classes; it brings the best of each of these advanced courses into a single unique offering that equips experienced VMware administrators with the knowledge to effectively optimize and troubleshoot vSphere at an expert level. It also provides excellent preparation for a variety of vSphere certifications such as the VCP-DCV, VCAP-DCA, and the VCIX-DCV.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment
  • Optimize the performance of all vSphere components
  • Use VMware vSphere ESXi Shell and VMware vSphere Management Assistant to manage vSphere
  • Use VMware vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts
  • Harden the vSphere environment against security threats
  • Use the VMware vSphere Web Client, the command-line interface, and log files to diagnose and correct problems in vSphere
  • Troubleshoot networking, storage, vCenter Server, ESXi host, vSphere cluster, vMotion, and virtual machine issues

Outline

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  1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives

2. Performance in a Virtual Environment

  • vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
  • Software and hardware virtualization techniques and their effects on performance
  • Use vSphere performance monitoring tools

3. Troubleshooting Tools

  • Adding the VMware Management Assistant to an Active Directory environment
  • Using commands to interrogate your vSphere environment
  • Locating important log files
  • Gathering log bundles for technical support

4. Secure vSphere

  • Features and benefits of VMware Platform Services Controller
  • Configure ESXi host access and authorization
  • Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines
  • Upgrade ESXi and vCenter Server instances

5. Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
  • Distributed switch features such as private VLANs, VMware vSphere Network I/O Control, port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

6. Network Optimization

  • Performance features of network adapters
  • Performance features of vSphere networking
  • Monitor key network performance metrics
  • Use vSphere Management Assistant to manage virtual network configurations
  • Troubleshoot common network performance problems

7. Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting standard switch issues
  • Troubleshooting virtual machine network connectivity issues
  • Troubleshooting management network connectivity issues
  • Troubleshooting distributed switch issues

8. Storage Scalability

  • vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage awareness
  • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
  • Configure VMware vSphere Storage DRS and VMware vSphere Storage I/O Control
  • Create and use virtual volumes in vSphere

9. Storage Optimization

  • Diagnose storage access problems
  • How storage protocols, VMware vSphere VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
  • Configure vSphere Flash Read Cache
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

10. Storage Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting LUN connectivity issues
  • Troubleshooting multi pathing issues

11. CPU Optimization

  • CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

12. Memory Optimization

  • Ballooning and memory compression
  • Host swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
  • Monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common memory performance problems

13. VM and Cluster Optimization

  • Guidelines for optimizing virtual machine configuration
  • How vGPU usage affects virtual machine performance
  • Guidelines for using resource allocation settings and resource pools
  • Guidelines for using vSphere DRS clusters
  • Troubleshoot common vSphere cluster problems

14. Cluster Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting vSphere cluster issues
  • Troubleshooting vSphere vMotion issues

15. VM Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting virtual machine state issues
  • Troubleshooting VMware Tools installation issues
  • Troubleshooting VMware snapshot issues
  • Troubleshooting virtual machine power-on issues

16. Host Management and Scalability

  • Use host profiles
  • Use content libraries
  • Use VMware vSphere PowerCLI
  • Use Virtual Machine Converter
  • Use VMware vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy

17. vCenter Server and ESXi Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi issues

 

Prerequisites

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  • Minimum one year of experience using vSphere

Who Should Attend

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  • System administrators
  • System integrators
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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