VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Training [V6.5]

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Training [V6.5]

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Course Overview:

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

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Training [V6.5] is a five-day course that teaches 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.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Training [V6.5] course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Training [V6.5] course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Training [V6.5] course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Training [V6.5] course:

• Experienced system administrators, System engineers, System integrators

Related Courses:

VMware vSphere: What’s New Training [V5.5 to V6.5]
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage Training [V6.5]

Prerequisites:

• Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (VICM6.5) course
• Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
• Experience with working at the command prompt is highly recommended

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Training [V6.5] course, learners will be able to meet these 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

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Training [V6.5] – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Identify additional resources for after this course
Identify other VMware Education offerings

Module 2: Network Scalability

vSphere distributed switches
Port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow features

Module 3: Storage Scalability

vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage awareness
Virtual machine storage policies
VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
Virtual volumes in vSphere

Module 4: Host and Management Scalability

VMware vCenter® Converter™
Content libraries
Host profiles
VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy

Module 5: CPU Optimization

CPU scheduler operation and NUMA support
Esxtop monitoring

Module 6: Memory Optimization

Ballooning, memory compression, and host-swapping techniques
Esxtop monitoring

Module 7: Storage Optimization

Storage performance factors
Esxtop monitoring

Module 8: Network Optimization

Network adapters performance features
vSphere networking performance features
Esxtop monitoring

Module 9: Analyzing vSphere

Proactive DRS
vRealize Log Insight

Module 10: vCenter Server Availability and Performance

Native high availability features of vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller™
vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller high availability
vCenter Server performance factors

Module 11: vSphere Security

ESXi host access and authorization
ESXi, vCenter Server and virtual machines
VMware Certificate Authority configuration of vSphere certificate management
vSphere encryption of virtual machines, core dumps and VMware vSphere® vMotion®

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