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VMware® vSphere: Optimize and Scale v6.5

Course Overview

This five-day course will teach you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure.

Who Should Attend

Experienced system administrators, System engineers, System integrators

Course 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

Course 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 & 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 metric

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 & 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®

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This is a 5-day class

Price: $4,625.00
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ILT Instructor‑Led Training

OLL Online LIVE

GTR  Guaranteed to Run

Class times are listed Eastern time. This class is available for Private Group Training

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Cart When Time   Where How
08/27/2018 10:00AM - 6:00PM Online LIVE OLL
11/12/2018 10:00AM - 6:00PM Online LIVE OLL

Class times are listed Eastern time
This class is available for Private Group Training