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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track

  • Course Code VMOSTFT
  • Duration 5 days
  • Version 7.0

Course Delivery

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  • GTC 78 inc. VAT

    GTC, Global Knowledge Training Credit, please contact Global Knowledge for more details

  • PSO 65 inc. VAT

Virtual Learning Price

£4,930.00

excl. VAT

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview

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This five-day, accelerated, hands-on training VMware vSphere course is a blend of the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale and VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting courses. This Fast Track course includes topics from each of these advanced courses to equip experienced VMware administrators with the knowledge and skills to effectively optimize and troubleshoot vSphere at an expert level.

Product Alignment:

  • ESXi 7
  • vCenter Server 7

Virtual Learning

This interactive training can be taken from any location, your office or home and is delivered by a trainer. This training does not have any delegates in the class with the instructor, since all delegates are virtually connected. Virtual delegates do not travel to this course, Global Knowledge will send you all the information needed before the start of the course and you can test the logins.

Course Schedule

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 08-12 February, 2021
    • Location: Virtual

    £4,930.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 14-18 June, 2021
    • Location: Virtual

    £4,930.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 06-10 September, 2021
    • Location: Virtual

    £4,930.00

Target Audience

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  • Experienced system administrators
  • System engineers
  • System integrators

Course Objectives

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

  • Introduce troubleshooting principles and procedures
  • Practice Linux commands that aid in the troubleshooting process
  • Use command-line interfaces, log files, and the vSphere Client to diagnose and resolve problems in the
     vSphere environment
  • Explain the purpose of key vSphere log files
  • Monitor and optimize compute, network, and storage performance on ESXi hosts
  • Monitor and optimize vCenter Server performance
  • Identify networking problems based on reported symptoms, validate and troubleshoot the reported
     problem, identify the root cause and implement the appropriate resolution
  • Analyze storage failure scenarios using a logical troubleshooting methodology, identify the root cause, and
     apply the appropriate resolution to resolve the problem
  • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster failure scenarios and analyze possible causes
  • Diagnose common VMware vSphere® High Availability problems and provide solutions
  • Identify and validate VMware ESXi™ host and VMware vCenter Server® problems, analyze failure
    scenarios, and select the correct resolution
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine problems, including migration problems, snapshot problems, and connection
     problems
  • Troubleshoot performance problems with vSphere components

Course Content

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1  Course Introduction

•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  Introduction to Troubleshooting

•  Define the scope of troubleshooting
•  Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
•  Apply a troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

3  Troubleshooting Tools

•  Use command-line tools (such as Linux commands, vSphere CLI, ESXCLI) to identify and troubleshoot
   vSphere problems
•  Identify important vSphere log files and interpret the log file contents

4  Network Optimization

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

5  Troubleshooting Virtual Networking

•  Analyze and resolve standard switch and distributed switch problems
•  Analyze virtual machine connectivity problems and fix them
•  Examine common management network connectivity problems and restore configurations

6  Storage Optimization

•  Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
•  Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

7  Troubleshooting Storage

•  Troubleshoot and resolve storage (iSCSI, NFS, and VMware vSphere® VMFS) connectivity and
   configuration problems
•  Analyze and resolve common VM snapshot problems
•  Identify multipathing-related problems, including common causes of permanent device loss (PDL) and all
   paths down (APD) events and resolve these problems

8  CPU Optimization

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

9  Memory Optimization

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

10  Troubleshooting vSphere Clusters

•  Identify and recover from problems related to vSphere HA
•  Analyze and resolve VMware vSphere® vMotion® configuration and operational problems
•  Analyze and resolve common VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ problems

11  Troubleshooting Virtual Machines

•  Identify possible causes and resolve virtual machine power-on problems
•  Troubleshoot virtual machine connection state problems
•  Resolve problems seen during VMware Tools™ installations

12  vCenter Server Performance Optimization

•  Describe the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
•  Use VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ tools to monitor resource use

13  Troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi

•  Analyze and fix problems with vCenter Server services
•  Analyze and fix vCenter Server database problems
•  Examine ESXi host and vCenter Server failure scenarios and resolve the problems

Course Prerequisites

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This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] - (VSICM)
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server

Experience in working at the command prompt is highly recommended.

Test Certification

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Attendance of this course meets the training requirement to achieve the following certification:

VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)

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