Training VMware VSphere 4 : Advanced fast track – 5 days

Class overview :

This fast-paced, extended-hour, lab-intensive course includes the content of the VMware vSphere: Manage for Performance and VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting courses.

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to make fundamental design decisions that enhance performance and meet performance goals in a deployed VMware vSphere installation.

Class goals :

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

  • Use vSphere tools to monitor the performance of VMware ESX/ESXi hosts
  • Diagnose performance problems relating to CPU, memory, network, and storage on an ESX/ESXi host
  • Apply guidelines for monitoring application performance
  • Use the VMware vSphere Client and command-line utilities to diagnose and rectify ESX/ESXi, VMware vMotion, VMware Storage vMotion, VMware High Availability, VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler, and virtual machine power-on problems
  • Use ESXi technical support mode to diagnose and rectify problems on ESXi
  • Create and use a network packet capture utility to capture and display virtual switch network traffic

Content of VMware vSphere 4 : Advanced Fast Track

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Performance in a Virtualized Environment

  • Discuss the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
  • Discuss software and hardware virtualization techniques and their impact on performance
  • Monitor performance using vCenter Server performance charts and the ESX/ESXi resxtop command

CPU Performance

  • Discuss the CPU scheduler and other features that have an impact on CPU performance
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Memory Performance

  • Discuss memory reclamation techniques and memory overcommitment
  • Monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common memory performance problems

Guidelines for DRS and Resource Controls

  • Discuss performance guidelines for DRS clusters, resource pools, and resource allocation settings

Network Performance

  • Discuss the performance features of modern network adapters
  • Monitor key network performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common network performance problems

Storage Performance

  • Discuss how storage protocols, VMware vStorage VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

Virtual Machine Performance

  • Discuss guidelines for configuring a virtual machine for optimal performance

Application Performance

  • Discuss tools and guidelines for application performance

Guidelines for DRS and Resource Controls

  • Discuss performance guidelines for DRS clusters, resource pools, and

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

ESXi Command-Line Troubleshooting Methods

  • Install and use the VMware vSphere Management Assistant
  • Learn common vSphere command-line interface commands and syntax
  • Configure ESXi technical support mode and Secure Shell (SSH) access
  • ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server Log Files
  • View ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server log files
  • Configure a centralized ESX/ESXi log host

Network Troubleshooting

  • Identify and configure vNetwork components
  • Configure and use a network traffic packet capture utility

Management Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot vSphere management components

Storage Troubleshooting

  • View, configure, and diagnose storage-access problems
  • Configure iSCSI authentication and digests

vMotion Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot vMotion and Storage vMotion errors

VMware Infrastructure Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot DRS cluster errors with shares, pools, and limits
  • Troubleshoot VMware HA cluster errors with slot calculations, admission control, and host monitoring
  • Review virtual machine power-on requirements
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine power-on failures
VMware VSphere 4
Training VMware VSphere 4

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …
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