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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track [V6.0]

National Business Training - Computer Training

Course Summary

This course is a blend of the vSphere: Optimize & Scale and vSphere Troubleshooting classes. It brings the best of each of these courses into a single unique offering that equips experienced VMware administrators with advanced VMware knowledge.

Course Schedule

    • This course is not currently scheduled. Call 919-595-8200 or email info@nationalbusinesstraining.com for dates or private training.
  • S - ScheduledGTR - Guaranteed to Run

Course Outline

1 – COURSE INTRODUCTION

Introductions and course logistics
Course goals and objectives

2 – PERFORMANCE IN A VIRTUAL ENVIROMENT

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

Describe the 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
Explain distributed switch features such as private VLANs, VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control, port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

6 – NETWORK OPTIMIZATION

Explain the performance features of network adapters
Explain the 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

Explain 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
Explain 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

Explain the 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

Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
Monitor key memory performance metrics
Troubleshoot common memory performance problems

13 – VM & CLUSTER OPTIMIZATION

Describe guidelines for optimizing virtual machine configuration
Discuss how vGPU usage affects virtual machine performance
Discuss guidelines for using resource allocation settings & resource pools.
Discuss 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 & SCALABILITY

Describe and use host profiles
Define and 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 & ESXI TROUBLESHOOTING

Troubleshooting vCenter Server & ESXi issues

Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
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® & virtual machine issues

Target Audience

System administrators and system integrators

 

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