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VMware vSphere 6.5: Optimize and Scale

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.

Product Alignment

  • ESXi 6.5
  • vCenter Server 6.5

Intended Audience  
Experienced system administrators, System engineers, System integrators

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Learning 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
  • 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

Pre-Requisites

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

Course Content

Outline

  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
    • Identify additional resources for after this course
    • Identify other VMware Education offerings
  2. Network Scalability
    • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
    • Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. CPU Optimization
    • Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance
    • Use esxtop to monitor key CPU performance metrics
  6. 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
  7. Storage Optimization
    • Describe factors that affect storage performance
    • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics
  8. Network Optimization
    • Explain the performance features of network adapters
    • Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
    • Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics
  9. Analyzing vSphere
    • Explain how Proactive DRS enhances virtual machine availability
    • Use vRealize Log Insight to identify and troubleshoot issues
  10. 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
  11. 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®

Exams & Certification

Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:
VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) 

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