VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale

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This training course teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on on VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0 and VMware vCenter Server 5.0. This course prepares the student for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Administration certification.

Who Should Attend:

System administrators, systems engineers, and operators responsible for ESXi, ESX, and/or vCenter Server?

At Course Completion:

•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

Module 1: Course Introduction

•Introductions and course logistics
•Course Objectives

Module 2: VMware Management Resources

•Configure VMware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)
•Understand the esxcli and vicfg commands
•Configure ESXi technical support mode and SSH access
•Understand important ESXi and vCenter Server log files

Module 3: Performance in a Virtualized Environment

•Understand the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
•Understand 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
•Understand distributed switch features such as PVLANs,VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control, port mirroring, and NetFlow

Module 5: Network Optimization

•Understand performance features of network adapters
•Understand performance features of vSphere networking
•Monitor key network performance metrics
•Use vMA to manage virtual network configuration
•Troubleshoot common network performance problems

Module 6: Storage Scalability

•Configure storage multipathing
•Understand vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage
•Explain profile-driven storage
•Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
•Describe VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ operation
•Configure Storage DRS and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control

Module 7: Storage Optimization

•Diagnose storage access problems
•Understand how storage protocols, VMware vSphere® VMFS
configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
•Monitor key storage performance metrics
•Use vMA to manage virtual storage
•Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

Module 8: CPU Optimization

•Understand CPU scheduler and other features that affect CPU
•Monitor key CPU performance metrics
•Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Module 9: Memory Optimization

•Understand memory reclamation techniques and overcommitment
•Monitor key memory performance metrics
•Troubleshoot common memory performance problems

Module 10: Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization

•Understand performance guidelines for virtual machines, resource
allocation settings, VMware vSphere® DistributedResource
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

•Understand how vCenter Linked Mode manages multiple vCenter
Server inventories
•Explain VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management™
•Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
•Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™ to perform vSphere administrative
•Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
•Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts


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