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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale (VOS)

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Detailed Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Identify additional resources for after this course
  • Identify other VMware Education offerings
  • Describe the user interfaces available in vSphere 6.5

Network Scalability

  • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

Storage Scalability

  • Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™
  • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
  • Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  • Create and use virtual volumes in vSphere

Host and Management Scalability

  • Explain the uses of VMware vCenter® Converter™
  • Define and use content libraries
  • Describe and use host profiles
  • Describe and use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy

CPU Optimization

  • Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance
  • Use esxtop to monitor key CPU performance metrics

Memory Optimization

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

Storage Optimization

  • Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
  • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

Network Optimization

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

Analyzing vSphere

  • Explain how Proactive DRS enhances virtual machine availability
  • Use vRealize Log Insight to identify and troubleshoot issues

vCenter Server Availability and Performance

  • Describe the high availability options for vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller™
  • Describe and use VMware vCenter Server® High Availability
  • Identify the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
  • Migrate a Windows vCenter Server 5.5 system to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

vSphere Security

  • Configure ESXi host access and authorization
  • Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines
  • Use VMware Certificate Authority to configure vSphere certificate management
  • Configure vSphere to encrypt virtual machines, core dumps, and VMware vSphere® vMotion® migrations
 

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