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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6]

National Business Training - Computer Training

Course Summary

In this course, students will configure and optimize the vSphere features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure and discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect.

Course Schedule

    • This course is not currently scheduled. Call 919-595-8200 or email info@nationalbusinesstraining.com for dates or private training.
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Course Outline

1 – COURSE INTRODUCTION

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Additional resources

2 – VMWARE MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

Understand the purpose of VMware vSphere® Comand-Line Interface commands
Discuss options for running vSphere CLI commands
Deploy and configure vSphere Management Assistant
Use vmware-cmd for virtual machine operations

3 – VSPHERE SECURITY

Describe the features and benefits of the Platform Services Controller
Configure ESXI host access and authorization
Secure ESXI, vCenter Server, and virtual machines

4 – PERFORMANCE IN A VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENT

Review the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
Explain software and hardware virtualization techniques and their effects on performance
Use vSphere performance monitoring tools

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 port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

6 – NETWORK PERFORMANCE TROUBLESHOOTING

Explain the performance features of network adaptors
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 – 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

8 – STORAGE OPTIMIZATION

Diagnose storage access problems
Configure VMware VSphere® Flash Read Cache™
Monitor key storage performance metrics
Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

9 – CPU PERFORMANCE

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

10 – MEMORY PERFORMANCE

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

11 – VIRTUAL MACHINE AND CLUSTER OPTIMIZATION

Describe guidelines for optimizing virtual machine configuration
Discuss how vGPU usage affects virtual machine performance
Discuss guidelines for using resource allocation settings
Discuss guidelines for using resource pools
Discuss guidelines for using vSphere DRS clusters
Troubleshoot common vSphere cluster problems

12 – HOST AND MANAGEMENT SCALABILITY

Describe and use host profiles
Define and use content libraries
Upgrade ESXi and vCenter Server Instances
Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™
Use Virtual Machine Converter
Use VMware VSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and VSphere Auto Deploy

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 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
– Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes
– Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell and VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere
– Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts

 

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