Course Code: 1320

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale 7

Class Dates:
2/7/2022
4/25/2022
Length:
5 Days
Cost:
$4525.00
Class Time:
Technology:
Server
Delivery:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Overview

  • Course Overview
  • 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.

    Attend this course to deepen your understanding of vSphere and learn how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization.
  • Audience
  • 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.
  • Recommended Courses:

  • VMware vSphere Install Configure Manage V7

Course Details

  • 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
  • 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