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This On Demand course will teach 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 VMware vSphere® 6.5 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you will discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course will deepen your understanding of vSphere and how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization.

Audience: • Experienced system administrators, system engineers, system integrators

Available Languages: English (US)

Subjects: VMware

Course Detail:

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

Pre-Requisite Text:
This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:
• Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course
• Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
Experience with working at the command prompt is highly recommended

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