VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.7]




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    Course Information

    This course will help you learn advanced skills to configure and maintain a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. You will be able to configure and optimize the VMware vSphere® 6.7 features to build scalable infrastructure, learn advanced features and controls that would benefit the organization. The course is aligned with product ESXi 6.7 and vCenter Server 6.7.

    Course Objective:

    On completion of this course, you will be able to

    • Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage
    • Use VMware vSphere® Client™, VMware vSphere® Web Client, and VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell to manage vSphere.
    • Monitoring and analyzing of key performance indicators
    • Optimize the ESXi and VMware vCenter Server
    • Harden the vSphere environment
    • Encrypt virtual machines for additional security


    1 Course Introduction

    • Introduction, course logistics, and objectives
    • Identify additional resources and other VMware Education offerings

    2  Network Scalability

    • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
    • Explanation of Features

    3  Storage Scalability

    • VMware vSphere® Storage APIs
    • Virtual machine storage policies
    • The configuration of VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control

    4  Host and Management Scalability

    • Content libraries
    • Use of host profiles
    • VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy

    5  CPU Optimization

    • CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features
    • Monitor key CPU performance metrics with the use of esxtop

    6. Memory Optimization

    • Ballooning, memory compression, and host-swapping techniques
    • Monitor key CPU performance metrics with the use of esxtop

    7  Storage Optimization

    • Storage queue types and other factors
    • Monitor key CPU performance metrics with the use of esxtop

    8  Network Optimization

    • Features of network adapters and vSphere networking
    • Monitor key CPU performance metrics with the use of esxtop

    9  vCenter Server Performance Optimization

    • vCenter Server performance factors
    • VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ resource usage

    10  vSphere Security

    • The configuration of vSphere, ESXi host access, and authorization
    • Securing ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines
    • Use of VMware Certificate Authority for configuring vSphere certificate management


    • System administrators
    • System engineers
    • System integrators


    The participant must complete one of the following prerequisites:

    • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course
    • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server


    This course prepares you for the following certification:

    • VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV)


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