VMVODBOS55 Video on Demand

VMware VOD VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5]

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… Read more

About this Course

Course code VMVODBOS55

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

VMware Video on Demand offers a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training, delivering modular videos that can be accessed any time, anywhere, and from any device.

VMware On Demand is a robust, self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with hands-on practice labs, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training.

  • Compelling: Interactive modules with labs that build as you progress
  • Comprehensive: Rich content equivalent to classroom training that meets certification course requirements, including final assessments. Some courses also include bonus items like exam vouchers.
  • Convenient: 30 days to access the content multiple times at your pace
  • VCP Certification Exam Voucher

Prerequisites

Completion of one of the following courses:

  • 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.

Audience:

  • Experienced system administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • System integrators

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
  • 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
Delivery Method

Delivery method

Video on Demand

Modular video that can be streamed directly to your computer or mobile device so you can learn wherever you are.

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Total price: £3200

VMware VOD VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5]
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