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vCenter Management
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale (v6.0)
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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale is designed for experienced VMware vSphere® users. It teaches 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 discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect.  The course is based on VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
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
Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes
Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell and VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere
Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts
Creating Do Loops
Creating While/Wend Loops
Using VBA Functions
Viewing the Object Browser
Using the InputBox() Function
Understanding the MsgBox() Function
Using String Functions
Using Date Functions
Creating UserForms
Designing a Form
Anyone who is ready to take their understanding of vSphere to a deeper level and learn how to use advanced features and controls will greatly benefit from this course.

Who Should Attend: 
Experienced system administrators
Systems engineers
System integrators
Completion of one of the following courses:
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [5.5 or 6]
VMware vSphere: Fast Track
Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server.
Experience working at the command prompt is highly recommended.
Lesson 1: Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Additional resources
Lesson 2: VMware Management Resources
Understand the purpose of VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface commands
Discuss options for running vSphere CLI commands
Deploy and configure vSphere Management Assistant
Use vmware-cmd for virtual machine operations
Lesson 3: vSphere Security
Describe the features and benefits of the Platform Services Controller
Configure ESXi host access and authorization
Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines
Lesson 4: Performance in a Virtualized Environment
Review the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
Explain software and hardware virtualization techniques and their effects on performance
Use vSphere performance monitoring tools
Lesson 5: Network Scalability
Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow
Lesson 6: Network Performance Troubleshooting
Explain the performance features of network adapters
Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
Monitor key network performance metrics
Use vSphere Management Assistant to manage virtual network configurations
Troubleshoot common network performance problems
Lesson 7: Storage Scalability
Explain vSphere storage APIs for array integration and 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
Lesson 8: Storage Optimization
Diagnose storage access problems
Configure VMware vSphere® Flash Read Cache™
Monitor key storage performance metrics
Troubleshoot common storage performance problems
Lesson 9: CPU Performance
Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance
Monitor key CPU performance metrics
Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems
Lesson 10: Memory Performance
Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
Monitor key memory performance metrics
Troubleshoot common memory performance problems
Lesson 11: Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization
Describe guidelines for optimizing virtual machine configuration
Discuss how vGPU usage affects virtual machine performance
Discuss guidelines for using resource allocation settings
Discuss guidelines for using resource pools
Discuss guidelines for using vSphere DRS clusters
Troubleshoot common vSphere cluster problems
Lesson 12: Host and Management Scalability
Describe and use host profiles
Define and use content libraries
Upgrade ESXi and vCenter Server instances
Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™
Use Virtual Machine Converter
Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy

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