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VMS-OS55 - VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5]

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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale 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 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.

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Prerequisites


Completion of one of the following courses:
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 is highly recommended.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Course Introduction


Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Module 2: VMware Management Resources


Understand the purpose of VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface commands
Discuss options for running vSphere CLI commands
Deploy and configure vSphere Management Assistant
Use vmware-cmd for virtual machine operations

Module 3: vSphere Security


Describe the features and benefits of the Platform Services Controller
Configure ESXi host access and authorization
Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines

Module 4: 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

Module 5: Network Scalability


Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

Module 6:Network Performance Troubleshooting


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 problem

Module 7: 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
Create and use virtual volumes in vSphere

Module 8: Storage Optimization


Diagnose storage access problems
Configure VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache
Monitor key storage performance metrics
Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

Module 9: CPU Performance


Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance
Monitor key CPU performance metrics
Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Module 10: Memory Performance


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

Module 11: Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization


Describe guidelines for optimizing virtual machine configuration
Discuss how vGPU usage affects virtual machine performance
Discuss guidelines for using resource allocation settings
Discuss guidelines for using resource pools
Discuss guidelines for using vSphere DRS clusters
Troubleshoot common vSphere cluster problems

Module 12: Host and Management Scalability


Describe and use host profiles
Define and use content libraries
Upgrade ESXi and vCenter Server instances
Use VMware vSphere©_ PowerCLI
Use Virtual Machine Converter
Use VMware vSphere©_ ESXi Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy