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VMware vSphere: Optimize and scale v6.7

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 VMware vSphere® 6.7 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you will discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course will deepen your understanding of vSphere and how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization.

Target audience: Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators

You must complete one of the following prerequisites:

Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course
Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
Experience with working at the command line is highly recommended.

Training language: English

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

  • Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™, VMware vSphere® Web Client, and VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell to manage vSphere
  • Create a content library for deploying virtual machines
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ and host profiles to provision VMware ESXi™ hosts and manage ESXi host compliance
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators for compute, storage, and networking resources for ESXi hosts
  • Optimize the performance of ESXi and VMware vCenter Server®
  • Harden the vSphere environment against security threats
  • Encrypt virtual machines for additional security

Certification: This course prepares you for the following certification: VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV). The test is NOT included in the course price.

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
Describe how VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control enhances performance
Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow
 

3 Storage Scalability

Explain why VMware vSphere® VMFS is a high-performance, scalable file system
Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration, VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™, and vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
Create vSAN storage policies
Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
 

4 Host and Management Scalability

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
Explain NUMA and vNUMA support
Use esxtop to monitor key CPU performance metrics
 

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 storage queue types and other 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 vCenter Server Performance Optimization

Describe the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
Use VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ tools to monitor resource usage
 

10 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® migrations

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