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VMware vSphere 6.5: Optimize and Scale

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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale is a 5 day instructor led course that 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 will configure and optimize the vSphere features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure and you will discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment
  • Optimize the performance of all vSphere components
  • Harden the vSphere environment against security threats
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™, VMware vSphere® Web Client, and VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell to manage vSphere
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts
  • Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ to monitor system logs
  • Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ to be highly available and optimized for performance


Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Identify additional resources for after this course
  • Identify other VMware Education offerings

Module 2: Network Scalability

  • vSphere distributed switches
  • Port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow features

Module 3: Storage Scalability

  • vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage awareness
  • Virtual machine storage policies
  • VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  • Virtual volumes in vSphere

Module 4: Host and Management Scalability

  • VMware vCenter® Converter™
  • Content libraries
  • Host profiles
  • VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy

Module 5: CPU Optimization

  • CPU scheduler operation and NUMA support
  • Esxtop monitoring

Module 6: Memory Optimization

  • Ballooning, memory compression, and host-swapping techniques
  • Esxtop monitoring

Module 7: Storage Optimization

  • Storage performance factors
  • Esxtop monitoring

Module 8: Network Optimization

  • Network adapters performance features
  • vSphere networking performance features
  • Esxtop monitoring

Module 9: Analyzing vSphere

  • Proactive DRS
  • vRealize Log Insight

Module 10: vCenter Server Availability and Performance

  • Native high availability features of vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller™
  • vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller high availability
  • vCenter Server performance factors

Module 11: vSphere Security

  • ESXi host access and authorization
  • ESXi, vCenter Server and virtual machines
  • VMware Certificate Authority configuration of vSphere certificate management
  • vSphere encryption of virtual machines, core dumps and VMware vSphere® vMotion®


This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (VICM6.5) course
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Experience with working at the command prompt is highly recommended


Experienced system administrators, System engineers, System integrators

$4475.00 List Price

5 Days Course

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