VMWare vSphere Optimize and Scale

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Overview

​This training course, for experienced VMware vSphere© personnel, teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware ESXi 6 and VMware© vCenter Server 6.
  

Intended Audience

  • ​Experienced system administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • System integrators

At Completion

By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:

  • 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.
  • Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes.
  • Use VMware vSphere© ESXi Shell and VMware vSphere© Management Assistant to manage vSphere.
  • Use VMware vSphere©_ Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts.
  • Note: About one-third of the VMware vSphere: What's New [V6] course content is repeated in this course. The scalability topics in VMware vSphere: Fast Track are repeated in this course.

Prerequisites

Completion of one of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6]
  • VMware vSphere: What's New [V6]
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track
  • Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Experience working at the command prompt is highly recommended.

Exams & Certifications

​This course prepares the student for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Datacenter Administration [V6] certification (VCAP5-DCA). Completion of this course also satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware© Certified Professional 5 exam.


Materials


Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: VMware Management Resources

  • Deploy and configure vSphere Management Assistant
  • Configure ESXi technical support mode and SSH access
  • Use the esxcli, vicfg, and vmware-cmd commands
  • Review ESXi and vCenter Server log files

Module 3: Performance in a Virtualized Environment

  • Review the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
  • Explain software and hardware virtualization techniques and their effects on performance
  • Use vSphere performance monitoring tools

Module 4: Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
  • Explain distributed switch features such as private VLANs, VMware vSphere© Network I/O Control, port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

Module 5: Network Optimization

  • Explain the performance features of network adapters
  • Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
  • Monitor key network performance metrics
  • Use vSphere Management Assistant to manage virtual network configurations
  • Troubleshoot common network performance problems

Module 6: 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

Module 7: Storage Optimization

  • Diagnose storage access problems
  • Explain how storage protocols, VMware vSphere© VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
  • Configure vSphere© Flash Read Cache
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Use vSphere Management Assistant to manage virtual storage
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

Module 8: CPU Optimization

  • Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Module 9: Memory Optimization

  • Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
  • Monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common memory performance problems

Module 10: Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization

  • Describe performance guidelines for virtual machines, resource allocation settings, VMware vSphere© Distributed Resource Scheduler clusters, resource pools, and VMware vSphere© High Availability admission control policies
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine power-on failures
  • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster problems

Module 11: Host and Management Scalability

  • Explain VMware vSphere© Distributed Power Management
  • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Use VMware vSphere© PowerCLI to perform vSphere administrative tasks
  • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts

 

 

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