About this course

Course code TPVMWAREOS55
Duration 5 Days

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™ 5.5 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5. This course prepares the student for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Datacenter Administration [V5] certification (VCAP5-DCA). Completion of this course also satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam.

Prerequisites

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure,
  • Manage [V5.5]
  • VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.5]
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track
  • Or equivalent knowledge and
  • administration experience with ESXi and
  • vCenter Server
  • Experience working at the command
  • prompt is highly recommended.

Who should attend?

  • Experienced system administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • System integrators

Delegates will learn how to

  • 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
  • [V5.5] course content is repeated in this course. The scalability
  • topics in VMware vSphere: Fast Track are repeated in this
  • course.

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All VMware course materials will only be available to delegates in e-courseware format. VMware will email delegates with instructions on how to access their e-book entitlement no less than 48 hours before their course is due to take place. If you have an existing VMware MyLearn account it is imperative that you notify QA of the email address you have registered to this account.

Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either dual monitors or single monitor plus a tablet device.

5 Days

Duration
Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom

Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0345 074 7998 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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