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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7]

SS Course: 59002

Course Overview

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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.                                                                  

Scheduled Classes

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03/04/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
04/01/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
04/29/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
06/03/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
06/24/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn

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Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
  • Discuss the purpose and capabilities of VMware vSphere with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMware Tanzu portfolio
  • Use VMware vSphere Client to manage certificates
  • Use Identity Federation to configure VMware vCenter Server to use Microsoft ADFS
  • Use VMware vSphere Trust Authority to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
  • Use host profiles to manage VMware ESXi host compliance
  • Create and manage a content library for deploying virtual machines
  • Manage VM resource usage with resource pools
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators for compute, storage, and networking resources for ESXi hosts
  • Optimize the performance of ESXi and VMware vCenter Server
  • By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

Outline

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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
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host-swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
  • Use esxtop to monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
  • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Explain performance features of network adapters
  • Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
  • Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics
  • Describe the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
  • Use VMware vCenter Server Appliance tools to monitor resource use

Prerequisites

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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.
  • You must complete one of the following prerequisites:

    Who Should Attend

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    Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators

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