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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5] Course Information

Course Length: 5 Days

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.

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

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 (5673)
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Experience with working at the command prompt is highly recommended
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]

Intended Audience

  • Experienced system administrators
  • System engineers
  • System integrators

Sample VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5] Course Outline

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Additional resources for after this course
  • Other VMware Education offerings

2. Network Scalability

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

3. Storage Scalability

  • 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

  • Uses of VMware vCenter Converter
  • Use content libraries
  • Use host profiles
  • Use VMware vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy

5. CPU Optimization

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

6. Memory Optimization

  • 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

  • Factors that affect storage performance
  • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

8. Network Optimization

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

9. Analyzing vSphere

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

10. vCenter Server Availability and Performance

  • Native high-availability features 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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