VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official VMware Curriculum
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Overview

This five-day, hands-on VMware Troubleshooting training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere® 7.x environment. This workshop increases your skill and competence in using the command-line interface, VMware vSphere® Client™, log files, and other tools to analyze and solve problems.

This course aligns with the following products ESXi 7, vCenter Server 7

Please Note: This training is also suitable for students who want to be trained on vSphere v6.5 or v6.7.

Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • 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
  • 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

Target Audience

Who should attend?

  • System administrators
  • System integrators

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.

Modules

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Course Introduction (2 topics)

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to Troubleshooting (1 topic)

  • Using a structured approach to troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Tools (2 topics)

  • 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

Troubleshooting Virtual Networking (3 topics)

  • 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

Troubleshooting Storage (3 topics)

  • 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

Troubleshooting vSphere Clusters (3 topics)

  • 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

Troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi (3 topics)

  • 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

Troubleshooting Virtual Machines (3 topics)

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

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet one of the following prerequsites or have equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server

Recommended prerequisites:

  • VSFT - VMware vSphere: Fast Track
  • VSICM - VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
  • VSOS - VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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