VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale v6.7

5 Day Course
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Overview

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.

Note: This course is based on beta software

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

Target Audience

Experienced system administrators, System engineers, 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

Network Scalability (4 topics)

  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
  • Understand distributed switch features such as PVLANs,
  • VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control, port mirroring, and NetFlow

vCenter Server Availability and Performance (3 topics)

  • Explain the native high availability feature of vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller
  • Configure vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller high availability
  • Understand what factors influence vCenter Server performance

Storage Scalability (6 topics)

  • Configure storage multipathing
  • Understand vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage awareness
  • Explain profile-driven storage
  • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Storage DRS operation
  • Configure Storage DRS and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control

Storage Optimization (5 topics)

  • Diagnose storage access problems
  • Understand how storage protocols, VMware vSphere® VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Use vMA to manage virtual storage
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

CPU Optimization (3 topics)

  • Understand CPU scheduler and other features that affect CPU performance
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Memory Optimization (3 topics)

  • Understand memory reclamation techniques and overcommitment
  • Monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common memory performance problems

Host and Management Scalability (6 topics)

  • Understand how vCenter Linked Mode manages multiple vCenter Server inventories
  • Explain VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management
  • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI to perform vSphere administrative tasks#
  • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts

Analyzing vSphere (2 topics)

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

vSphere Security (4 topics)

  • 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

This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

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

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