VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [v6.5]

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This 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 VMware vSphere® 6.5 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you will discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course will deepen your understanding of vSphere and how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization.

60 hrs

Learning Hours

5 Days

Course Duration

Sat-Sun

Days

09:00am-17:00pm

Timing

Online

Training Format

Guaranteed

Interview Pass

KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  •   60+ Hours of Intensive Hands-On Learning
  •   15 Modules and 40 Lessons
  •   2 Quizzes and 1 Assessments
  •   45+ Hands On Labs
  •   2 Mock Interviews
  •   15+ Yrs of Industry Experience and Certified Professionals
  •   1:1 personal career assistance with Industry Experts
  •   Placement and Certification Assistance
  •   Job Ready Resume and Portfolio building
  •   Alumni Support
Description About this course

This 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 VMware vSphere® 6.5 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you will discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course will deepen your understanding of vSphere and how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization.

Course Content
  • 11 lecture
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Identify additional resources for after this course
  • Describe the user interfaces available in vSphere 6.5
o Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches o Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow
o Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™ o Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies o Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control o Create and use virtual volumes in vSphere
o Explain the uses of VMware vCenter® Converter™ o Define and use content libraries o Describe and use host profiles o Describe and use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy
o Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance o Use esxtop to monitor key CPU performance metrics
o Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host-swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted o Use esxtop to monitor key memory performance metrics
o Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance o Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics
o Explain the performance features of network adapters o Explain the performance features of vSphere networking o Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics
o Explain how Proactive DRS enhances virtual machine availability o Use vRealize Log Insight to identify and troubleshoot issues
o Describe the high availability options for vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller™ o Describe and use VMware vCenter Server® High Availability o Identify the factors that influence vCenter Server performance o Migrate a Windows vCenter Server 5.5 system to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
o Configure ESXi host access and authorization o Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines o Use VMware Certificate Authority to configure vSphere certificate management o Configure vSphere to encrypt virtual machines, core dumps, and VMware vSphere® vMotion® migrations
Hands On Labs Covered
  • 16 labs

In this lab, you perform the following tasks:

  • 1. Log In to the Student Desktop
  • 2. Verify That the vSphere Licenses Are Valid
  • 3. Assign Valid vSphere Licenses
  • 4. Create a Distributed Switch
  • 5. Add ESXi Hosts to the New Distributed Switch
  • 6. Examine Your Distributed Switch Configuration
  • 7. Migrate the Virtual Machines to a Distributed Switch Port Group
  • 8. Enable the Distributed Switch Health Check
  • 9. Back Up the Distributed Switch Configuration
  • 10. Cause Errors on the Distributed Switch
  • 11. Monitor the Health of the Distributed Switch
  • 12. Restore the Distributed Switch Configuration

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Prepare to Capture Mirrored Network Traffic 2. Configure Port Mirroring on the Distributed Switch 3. Verify That Port Mirroring Is Capturing Traffic

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Add Datastores for Use by Policy-Based Storage 2. Use vSphere Storage vMotion to Migrate a Virtual Machine to the Gold Datastore 3. Configure Storage Tags 4. Create Virtual Machine Storage Policies 5. Assign Storage Policies to Virtual Machines

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create a Datastore Cluster with vSphere Storage DRS Enabled 2. Evacuate a Datastore Using Datastore Maintenance Mode 3. Run vSphere Storage DRS and Apply Migration Recommendations

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create a Content Library 2. Upload Data to the New Content Library 3. Create a Subscriber Content Library 4. Clone a Template to the Source Library 5. Synchronize the Content Libraries 6. Deploy a Virtual Machine from the Library

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create and Export a Host Profile 2. Import a Host Profile 3. Attach an ESXi Host to the Imported Host Profile 4. Run an Initial Compliance Check 5. Introduce a Configuration Drift 6. Run a Compliance Check and Remediate the Configuration Drift 7. Detach the Host Profile

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Create a Container for Autodeployed Hosts 2. Start the vSphere Auto Deploy Service 3. Start the vSphere ESXi Image Builder Service 4. Import a Software Depot and Create a Custom Depot 5. Create a Custom Image Profile and Export the Image Profile 6. Create and Activate a Deployment Rule 7. Configure DHCP 8. Start the TFTP Service on vCenter Server Appliance 9. Review the Autodeployment Preparation Steps 10. Prepare to Monitor ESXi Bootup During the Autodeploy Process 11. Power On the ESXi Host and Monitor the Bootup Process 12. Check the Host Profile Compliance of the Autodeployed Host

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Set vSphere DRS to Manual Mode 2. Run a Single-Threaded Program in a Single-vCPU Virtual Machine 3. Start esxtop and View Statistics 4. Record Statistics for Case 1: Single Thread and Single vCPU 5. Run a Single-Threaded Program in a Dual-vCPU Virtual Machine 6. Record Statistics for Case 2: One Thread and Two vCPUs 7. Run a Dual-Threaded Program in a Dual-vCPU Virtual Machine 8. Record Statistics for Case 3: Two Threads and Two vCPUs 9. Analyze the Test Results

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Generate Database Activity in the Test Virtual Machine 2. Check for Overcommittment of Virtual Machine Memory 3. Configure esxtop to Report Virtual Machine Memory Statistics 4. Observe Memory Statistics 5. Start a Memory Test on ResourceHog01 and ResourceHog02 6. Record Memory Statistics

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Prepare to Run Tests 2. Measure Continuous Sequential Write Activity to a Virtual Disk on a Remote Datastore 3. Measure Continuous Random Write Activity to a Virtual Disk on a Remote Datastore 4. Measure Continuous Random Read Activity to a Virtual Disk on a Remote Datastore 5. Measure Continuous Random Read Activity to a Virtual Disk on a Local Datastore

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Prepare to Monitor Network Performance 2. Prepare the Client and the Server Virtual Machines 3. Measure Network Activity on an ESXi Physical Network Interface 4. Use Traffic Shaping to Simulate Network Congestion 5. Position the Client and the Server on the Same Port Group 6. Restart the Test and Measure Network Activity 7. Stop the Test and Analyze Results

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Configure vRealize Log Insight 2. Configure vRealize Log Insight to Ingest Data from vSphere 3. Create Events to Analyze 4. Examine vRealize Log Insight Dashboards 5. Use vRealize Log Insight Interactive Analytics to Search for an Event 6. Examine vRealize Log Insight Resource Usage 7. Create an Additional vRealize Log Insight User 8. Access vRealize Log Insight as Another User

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Configure the vCenter Server High Availability Network 2. Log In to the High Availability vCenter Server Appliance Instance 3. Configure vCenter Server High Availability 4. Create the Passive Node 5. Create the Witness Node 6. Finish Configuring vCenter Server High Availability 7. (Optional) Redo the vCenter Server High Availability Configuration If Failure Occurred 8. Manually Initiate a vCenter Server Failover 9. Verify That Your vCenter Server Failover Occurred

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Confirm That vCenter Server for Windows Is Running 2. Start the Migration Assistant on the Windows vCenter Server System 3. Run the vCenter Server Appliance Installer and Perform Stage 1 of the Migration Process 4. Monitor Stage 1 of the Deployment Process 5. Perform Stage 2 of the Deployment Process 6. Confirm Successful Migration

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Start the vSphere ESXi Shell and SSH Services 2. Test the SSH Connection 3. Enable and Test Lockdown Mode 4. Disable Lockdown Mode 5. Examine the DCUI.Access List

In this lab, you perform the following tasks: 1. Verify Access to the Key Management Server 2. Register the KMS with vCenter Server 3. Create an Encryption Storage Policy 4. Encrypt a Virtual Machine 5. Check vCenter Server Events 6. Use Encrypted vSphere vMotion to Migrate Virtual Machines

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  • 60+ Hours of Intensive Hands-On Learning
  • 15 Modules and 40 Lessons
  • 45+ Hands On Labs
  • 5 Quizzes and 2 Assignments
  • 2 Free Mock Interviews
  • VMware job ready resume and portfolio building assistance
  • 1:1 career counselling with Industry experts and mentors
  • Get access to alumni support and growing community

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