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Vmware vSphere 5.0: Optimise and Scale

  • Price £2,680.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This advanced, intensive training course, for experienced VMware® vSphere® personnel, teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware ESXi™ 5.0 and VMware vCenter Server™ 5.0.


Experienced system administrators and system integrators

Assumed Knowledge

  • Willingness to participate in a demanding, high-intensity training experience
  • Comfort with system administration using command-line interfaces


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

  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for the large and sophisticated enterprise.
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment.
  • Optimize the performance of vSphere components.
  • Troubleshoot faults and identify their root causes.
  • Use a command-line interface and the vSphere Management Assistant to manage vSphere.
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts.

Course Content

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

VMware Management Resources

  • Configure VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA)
  • Understand the esxcli and vicfg commands
  • Configure ESXi Tech Support Mode and ssh access
  • Understand important ESXi and vCenter Server log files
  • Configure a centralized ESXi log host

Performance in a Virtualized Environment

  • Understand the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
  • Understand software and hardware virtualization techniques and their impact on performance

Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vNetwork Distributed Switches
  • Migrate from standard to distributed vswitches
  • Use the command-line for network configuration
  • Understand vSphere IPv6, SNMP, NetQueue, DirectPath I/O
  • Employ PVLANs and Network I/O Control

Network Performance Troubleshooting

  • Configure and use a traffic sniffer
  • Understand performance features of network adapters
  • Monitor key network performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common network performance problems

Storage Scalability

  • Configure storage multipathing
  • Understand VAAI and VASA
  • Explain policy-driven storage
  • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
  • Describe Storage DRS operation
  • Configure Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control

Storage Connectivity and Performance Troubleshooting

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

Host and Management Scalability

  • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Use vCenter Server Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
  • Configure and manage Distributed Power Management
  • Understand vSphere PowerCLI and customize scripts
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts
  • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image

CPU Performance

  • Understand CPU scheduler and other features that impact CPU performance
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Memory Performance

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

VM and Cluster Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Understand performance guidelines for DRS clusters, resource pools, and resource allocation settings
  • Troubleshoot virtual-machine power-on failures
  • Troubleshoot DRS and HA cluster errors

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