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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track [V7]

  • Tuition USD $6,475
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4819 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-VOSTFT7
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This five-day, accelerated, hands-on training course is a blend of the VMware vSphere®: Optimize and Scale and VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting courses. This Fast Track course includes topics from each of these advanced courses to equip experienced VMware administrators with the knowledge and skills to effectively optimize and troubleshoot vSphere at an expert level.

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Introduce troubleshooting principles and procedures
  • Use command-line interfaces, log files, and VMware vSphere® Client™ to diagnose and resolve problems in the vSphere environment
  • Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline
  • Explain the purpose of key vSphere log files
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators for compute, storage, and networking resources for VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Optimize the performance in the vSphere environment, including VMware vCenter Server®
  • Identify networking problems based on reported symptoms, validate, and troubleshoot the reported problem, identify the root cause, and implement the appropriate resolution
  • Analyze storage failure scenarios using a logical troubleshooting methodology, identify the root cause, and apply the appropriate resolution to resolve the problem
  • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster failure scenarios and analyze possible causes
  • Diagnose common VMware vSphere® High Availability problems and provide solutions
  • Identify and validate ESXi host and vCenter Server problems, analyze failure scenarios, and select the correct resolution
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine problems, including migration problems, snapshot problems, and connection problems
  • Troubleshoot performance problems with vSphere components

Who Can Benefit

  • Experienced system administrators
  • System engineers
  • System integrators

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Experience in working at the command prompt is highly recommended

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • ESXi 7
  • vCenter Server 7

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to Troubleshooting

  • Define the scope of troubleshooting
  • Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
  • Apply a troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

Troubleshooting Tools

  • Use command-line tools (such as ESXCLI) to identify and troubleshoot vSphere problems
  • Identify important vSphere log files and interpret the log file contents
  • Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline
  • Explain how VMware Skyline works
  • Identify uses for Skyline Advisor

Network Optimization

  • Explain performance features of network adapters
  • Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
  • Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics

Troubleshooting Virtual Networking

  • Analyze and resolve standard switch and distributed switch problems
  • Analyze virtual machine connectivity problems and fix them
  • Examine common management network connectivity problems and restore configurations

Storage Optimization

  • Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
  • Discuss vSphere support for NVMe and iSER technologies
  • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

Troubleshooting Storage

  • Troubleshoot and resolve storage (iSCSI, NFS, and VMware vSphere® VMFS) connectivity and configuration problems
  • Analyze and resolve common VM snapshot problems
  • Identify and resolve multipathing-related problems, including common causes of permanent device loss (PDL) and all paths down (APD) event problems

CPU Optimization

  • 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

Memory Optimization

  • Explain ballooning, memory compression, transparent page sharing, and host-swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
  • Use esxtop to monitor key memory performance metrics

Troubleshooting vSphere Clusters

  • Identify and recover from problems related to vSphere HA
  • Analyze and resolve VMware vSphere® vMotion® configuration and operational problems
  • Analyze and resolve common VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ problems

Troubleshooting Virtual Machines

  • Identify, analyze, and solve virtual machine snapshot problems
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine power-on problems
  • Identify possible causes and troubleshoot virtual machine connection-state problems
  • Diagnose and recover from VMware Tools™ installation failures

vCenter Server Performance Optimization

  • Describe the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
  • Use VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ tools to monitor resource use

Troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi

  • Analyze and fix problems with vCenter Server services
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot vCenter Server database problems
  • Examine ESXi host and vCenter Server failure scenarios and resolve the problems

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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