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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.0]

DESCRIPCIÓN
This training course, for experienced VMware vSphere® personnel, teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware vSphere® ESXi™ 5.0 and VMware® vCenter™ Server 5.0.

OBJETIVOS
At the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:

  • 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.
  • Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes.
  • Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell and VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere.
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts

PARTICIPANTES
This course is intended for experienced system administrators and system integrators.

REQUISITOS
Required prerequisites include completion of one of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5]
  • VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5]
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5] (Fast Track scalability topics are repeated in this course)
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Experience working at the command prompt is highly recommended

EQUIPOS Y DURACIÓN
Se dispone de un ordenador por alumno. El curso tiene una duración de 15 horas (consultar los horarios disponibles en el calendario de NH Barcelona). El nº de plazas es limitado.

[Temario]

VMware Management Resources
Configure VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA)
Understand the esxcli and vicfg commands
Configure ESXi Tech Support Mode and ssh access
Understand important ESXi and vCenter Server log files
Configure a centralized ESXi log host

Performance in a Virtualized Environment
Understand the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
Understand software and hardware virtualization techniques and their impact on performance

Network Scalability
Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
Use the command-line for network configuration
Understand distributed switch features such as PVLANs, Network I/O Control, port mirroring, and NetFlow

Network Optimization
Understand performance features of network adapters
Understand performance features of vSphere networking
Monitor key network performance metrics
Troubleshoot common network performance problems

Storage Scalability
Configure storage multipathing
Understand VAAI and VASA
Explain policy-driven storage
Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
Describe Storage DRS operation
Configure Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control

Storage Optimization
Diagnose storage access problems
Understand how storage protocols, VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
Monitor key storage performance metrics
Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

CPU Optimization
Understand CPU scheduler and other features that impact CPU performance
Monitor key CPU performance metrics
Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Memory Optimization
Understand memory reclamation techniques and overcommitment
Monitor key memory performance metrics
Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization
Understand performance guidelines for DRS clusters, resource pools, and resource allocation settings
Troubleshoot virtual-machine power-on failures
Troubleshoot vSphere cluster errors

Host and Management Scalability
Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
Use vCenter Server Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
Configure and manage VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management™
Understand VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™ and customize scripts
Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts