VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale (v6.7)
10/28/2020 - 11/1/2020


COURSE COST: $4395.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale [V6.7] is a five-day 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 configure and optimize the VMware vSphere® 6.7 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course deepens your understanding of vSphere and how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization..


- Experienced system administrators
- Systems engineers
- System integrators

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7 course
Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
Experience with working at the command line is highly recommended


* All VMware course registrations are completely non-transferrable and may not be rescheduled for a different date once the student's registration has been received by VTEC. Student will be responsible for payment if a registration is submitted, even if a class is not taken. Please consider this policy when registering for a specific date. All VMware courses are non-refundable and do not qualify for VTEC's "free refresher"policy. Courseware & Labs included.

This course is subject to a minimum enrollment and may run as a live on line, virtual session as a result. Please contact us at: learn@vtec.org with any questions.


Course Objectives
Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
Use VMware vSphere® Client™, VMware vSphere® Web Client, and VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell to manage vSphere
Create a content library for deploying virtual machines
Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ and host profiles to provision VMware ESXi™ hosts and manage ESXi host compliance
Monitor and analyze key performance indicators for compute, storage, and networking resources for ESXi hosts
Optimize the performance of ESXi and VMware vCenter Server®
Harden the vSphere environment against security threats
Encrypt virtual machines for additional security
This course prepares you for the following certification:
VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV)

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
Configure and manage vSphere-distributed switches
Describe how VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control enhances performance
Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

Module 3: Storage Scalability
Explain why VMware vSphere® VMFS is a high-performance, scalable file system
Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration, VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™, and vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
Create vSAN storage policies
Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control

Module 4: Host and Management Scalability
Define and use content libraries
Describe and use host profiles
Describe and use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy

Module 5: CPU Optimization
Explain the CPU scheduler operation and other features that affect CPU performance
Explain NUMA and vNUMA support
Use esxtop to monitor key CPU performance metrics

Module 6: 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

Module 7: Storage Optimization
Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

Module 8: Network Optimization
Explain the performance features of network adapters
Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics

Module 9: vCenter Server Performance Optimization
Describe the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
Use VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ tools to monitor resource usage

Module 10: 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

Course Objectives
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
Use VMware vSphere Client, VMware vSphere Web Client, and VMware vSphere ESXi 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 he highly available and optimized for performance

Lesson 1: Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course Objectives
Additional resources for after this course
Other VMware Education Offerings