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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5]

Learn to configure & optimize vSphere to achieve crucial efficiency and effectiveness for your business through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs.

GK# 5815

Course Overview

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This five-day course will teach you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will configure and optimize the vSphere features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you will discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. Anyone who is ready to take their understanding of vSphere to a deeper level and learn how to use advanced features and controls will greatly benefit from this course.

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What You'll Learn

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By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment
  • Optimize the performance of all vSphere components
  • Harden the vSphere environment against security threats
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™, VMware vSphere® Web Client, and VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell to manage vSphere
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts
  • Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ to monitor system logs
  • Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ to be highly available and optimized for performance

Outline

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1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Additional resources for after this course
  • Other VMware Education offerings

2. Network Scalability

  • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

3. 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

4. Host and Management Scalability

  • Uses of VMware vCenter Converter
  • Use content libraries
  • Use host profiles
  • Use VMware vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy

5. CPU Optimization

  • CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance
  • Use esxtop to monitor key CPU performance metrics

6. Memory Optimization

  • Ballooning, memory compression, and host-swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
  • Use esxtop to monitor key memory performance metrics

7. Storage Optimization

  • Factors that affect storage performance
  • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

8. Network Optimization

  • Performance features of network adapters
  • Performance features of vSphere networking
  • Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics

9. Analyzing vSphere

  • How Proactive DRS enhances virtual machine availability
  • Use vRealize Log Insight to identify and troubleshoot issues

10. vCenter Server Availability and Performance

  • Native high-availability features of vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller
  • Configure vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller high availability
  • Understand what factors influence vCenter Server performance

11. vSphere Security

  • Configure ESXi host access and authorization
  • Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines
  • Use VMware Certificate Authority to configure vSphere certificate management
  • Configure vSphere to encrypt virtual machines, core dumps, and VMware vSphere vMotion

Prerequisites

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This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course (5673)
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Experience with working at the command prompt is highly recommended

Who Should Attend

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  • Experienced system administrators
  • System engineers
  • 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

Self-Paced

On-demand content enables you to train on your own schedule.



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