• VMware

    Academic: VMware vSphere - Optimize and Scale [V6.7]

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

    After completing Academic VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.7], students will be able to:

    • 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

    Audience:
    Experienced system administrators, Systems engineers, System integrators

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

    Content:

    Module 1 Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
    • Identify additional resources for after this course
    • Identify other VMware Education offerings

    Module 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

    Module 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

    Module 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

    Module 5 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

    Module 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

    Module 7 Storage Optimization
    • Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
    • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

    Module 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

    Module 9 vCenter Server Performance Optimization
    • Describe the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
    • Use VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ tools to monitor resource usage

    Module 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

    Contact the IT Academy to register interest in VMware courses.

    Currently Scheduled Courses

    Current Courses

    StartEndCourseWhenWeeksWhere Fee Email UsSign Up
    12 Nov 201912 Dec 2019 Academic: VMware vSphere - Optimize and Scale [V6.7] Tue & Thu 18:00-21:00 5Paisley Campus £600.00 Contact us about this course Sign Up for this course
    22 Jan 202019 Feb 2020 Academic: VMware vSphere - Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] Wed 09:30-16:30 5Paisley Campus £600.00 Contact us about this course Sign Up for this course
    31 Mar 202030 Apr 2020 Academic: VMware vSphere - Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] Tue & Thu 18:00-21:00 5Paisley Campus £600.00 Contact us about this course Sign Up for this course
    04 May 202003 Jun 2020 Academic: VMware vSphere - Optimize and Scale [V6.7] Mon & Wed 18:00-21:00 5Paisley Campus £600.00 Contact us about this course Sign Up for this course
    05 May 202002 Jun 2020 Academic: VMware vSphere - Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] Tue 09:30-16:30 5Paisley Campus £600.00 Contact us about this course Sign Up for this course

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