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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.0] Video Learning

Overview

VMware Video on Demand offers a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training, delivering modular videos that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and from any device.

This 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.

What's Included

VMware On Demand is a robust, self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with hands-on practice labs, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training.

  • Compelling: Interactive modules with labs that build as you progress
  • Comprehensive: Rich content equivalent to classroom training that meets certification course requirements, including final assessments. Some courses also include bonus items like exam vouchers.
  • Convenient: 30 days to access the content multiple times at your pace
  • VCP Certification Exam Voucher

More Information

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

Who should attend?

Experienced system administrators, System engineers, System integrators

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

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Identify additional resources for after this course
  • Identify other VMware Education offerings

Network Scalability

  • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

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

Host and Management Scalability

  • Explain the uses of VMware vCenter® Converter™
  • Define and use content libraries
  • Describe and use host profiles
  • Describe and use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy

CPU Optimization

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

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

Storage Optimization

  • Describe factors that affect storage performance
  • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

Network Optimization

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

Analyzing vSphere

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

vCenter Server Availability and Performance

  • 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

vSphere Security

  • 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

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