VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale (v7)

This five-day course 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 configure and optimize the VMware vSphere® 7 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect.

Retail Price: $4,625.00

Next Date: 07/06/2020

Course Days: 5


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Skills Gained

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™ to manage certificates
  • Use Identity Federation to configure VMware vCenter Server® to use Microsoft ADFS
  • Use VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™ to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
  • Use host profiles to manage VMware ESXi™ host compliance
  • Create and manage a content library for deploying virtual machines
  • Manage VM resource usage with resource pools
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators for compute, storage, and networking resources for ESXi hosts
  • Optimize the performance of ESXi and VMware vCenter Server®
  • Discuss the purpose and capabilities of VMware vSphere® with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMware Tanzu™ portfolio

Who Can Benefit

Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators

Prerequisites

You must complete one of the following prerequisites:

  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] course
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Experience with working at the command line is highly recommended.

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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 and NetFlow

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 VMware vSAN™ storage policies
  • Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  • Discuss vSphere support for NVMe and iSER

Host and Management Scalability

  • Use the vSphere Client to manage vSphere certificates
  • Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
  • Configure identity federation
  • Describe the benefits and use cases of vSphere Trust Authority
  • Configure vSphere Trust Authority
  • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Manage and update VM templates in content libraries
  • Create and manage resource pools in a cluster

CPU Optimization

  • Explain the CPU scheduler operation and other features that affect CPU performance
  • Explain NUMA and vNUMA support
  • Use esxtop to monitor key CPU performance metrics

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

Storage Optimization

  • Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
  • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

Network Optimization

  • Explain performance features of network adapters
  • Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
  • Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics

vCenter Server Performance Optimization

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

Introduction to vSphere with Kubernetes

  • Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
  • Identify the parts of a container system
  • Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes
  • Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow
  • Describe the purpose of vSphere with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMware Tanzu portfolio
  • Explain the vSphere with Kubernetes supervisor cluster
  • Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service
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