VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale 6.0

This 5-day VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale training class is designed for experienced VMware vSphere users. It teaches 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 discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. Anyone who is ready to take their understanding of vSphere to a deeper level and learn how to use advanced features and controls will greatly benefit from this course. The course is based on VMware ESXi 6 and VMware vCenter Server 6.

This course is designed for experienced system administrators and systems engineers and integrators.


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Course Topics
  1. Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
  2. Manage changes to the vSphere® environment
  3. Optimize the performance of all vSphere components
  4. Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes
  5. Use VMware vSphere ESXi Shell and VMware vSphere Management Assistant to manage vSphereUse VMware vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts
  1. Course Introduction
    1. Introductions and course logistics
    2. Course objectives
  2. VMware Management Resources
    1. Deploy and configure vSphere Management Assistant
    2. Configure ESXi technical support mode and SSH access
    3. Use the esxcli, vicfg, and vmware-cmd commands
    4. Review ESXi and vCenter Server log files
  3. Performance in a Virtualized Environment
    1. Review the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
    2. Explain software and hardware virtualization techniques and their effects on performance
    3. Use vSphere performance monitoring tools
  4. Network Scalability
    1. Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
    2. Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
    3. Explain distributed switch features such as PVLANs, VMware vSphere Network I/O Control, port mirroring, LACP, and NetFlow
  5. Network Optimization
    1. Explain the performance features of network adapters
    2. Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
    3. Monitor key network performance metrics
    4. Use vSphere Management Assistant to manage virtual network configurations
    5. Troubleshoot common network performance problems
  6. Storage Scalability
    1. Explain vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage awareness
    2. Configure profile-driven storage
    3. Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
    4. Configure VMware vSphere Storage DRS and VMware vSphere Storage I/O Control
  7. Storage Optimization
    1. Diagnose storage access problems
    2. Explain how storage protocols, VMware vSphere VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
    3. Explain vSphere Flash Read Cache
    4. Monitor key storage performance metrics
    5. Use vSphere
    6. Management Assistant to manage virtual storage
    7. Troubleshoot common storage performance problems
  8. CPU Optimization
    1. Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance
    2. Monitor key CPU performance metrics
    3. Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems
  9. Memory Optimization
    1. Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
    2. Monitor key memory performance metrics
    3. Troubleshoot common memory performance problems
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this VMware class:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [5.5 or 6]VMware vSphere: Fast Track Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server Experience working at the command prompt.

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Length: 5 Days
  • Private Class for your Team
  • Online or On-location
  • Customizable
  • Expert Instructors

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