VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5]

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5]

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Course ID: B4403

Duration: 5 Days

Location: Flex - San Francisco or Live Online | Click here to schedule private course.

Overview

The purpose of this 5-day course is to teach students how to configure and maintain a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The advanced skills learned in this course will enable students to configure and optimize the VMware vSphere® 6.5 features, and build the foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure. Fundamentally, you will learn how to use the advanced features and controls of vSphere to benefit your organization!

+ Who Should Attend

Typical students of this course are mainly experienced system administrators, system engineers, system integrators. The course requires students to possess at least one of these prerequisites:

  • An understanding of the concepts presented in this course
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Experience with working at the command prompt (highly recommended)

+ Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Identify additional resources for after this course
  • Identify other VMware Education offerings
  • Describe the user interfaces available in vSphere 6.5

Module 1: Network Scalability

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

Module 2: Storage Scalability

  • Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and VMware vSphere® API for 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

Module 3: 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

Module 4: CPU Optimization

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

Module 5: 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

Module 6: Storage Optimization

  • Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
  • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

Module 7: Network Optimization

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

Module 8: Analyzing vSphere

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

Module 9: vCenter Server Availability and Performance

  • Describe the high availability options for vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller™
  • Describe and use VMware vCenter Server® High Availability
  • Identify the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
  • Migrate a Windows vCenter Server 5.5 system to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

Module 10: 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® migrations

 

+ Prerequisites

VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.5

+ Certifications

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