VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5]

This five-day course will teach you 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 you will 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.


Delegates will learn how to


·       Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise

·       Manage changes to the vSphere environment

·       Optimize the performance of all vSphere components

·       Harden the vSphere environment against security threats

·       Use VMware vSphere® Client™, VMware vSphere® Web Client, and VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell to manage vSphere

·       Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts

·       Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ to monitor system logs


·       Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ to be highly available and optimized for performance

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics

Course objectives

Identify additional resources for after this course

Identify other VMware Education offerings


Network Scalability

Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches

Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow


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


Host and Management Scalability

Explain the uses of VMware vCenter® Converter™

Define and use content libraries

Describe and use host profiles

Describe and use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy


CPU Optimization

Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance

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 factors that affect storage performance

Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics


Network Optimization

Explain the performance features of network adapters

Explain the performance features of vSphere networking

Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics


Analyzing vSphere

Explain how Proactive DRS enhances virtual machine availability

Use vRealize Log Insight to identify and troubleshoot issues


vCenter Server Availability and Performance

Explain the native high availability feature of vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller

Configure vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller high availability

Understand what factors influence vCenter Server performance


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

VMware vSphere 6.5: Install, Configure, Manage

Program Details
Duration 5 Days
Capacity Max 12 Persons
Training Type Classroom / Virtual Classroom


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