VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track (v7)

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track (v7) Course Overview:

The Fast Track course is a five-day, accelerated, hands-on training that combines content from the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale and VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting courses. It is specifically designed for experienced VMware administrators seeking to enhance their skills in optimizing and troubleshooting vSphere environments. By covering topics from both advanced courses, participants will gain comprehensive knowledge and practical expertise to effectively optimize and troubleshoot vSphere at an expert level. The course emphasizes a hands-on approach to ensure participants can apply their learnings in real-world scenarios.

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

•  Introduce troubleshooting principles and procedures
•  Use command-line interfaces, log files, and VMware vSphere® Client™ to diagnose and resolve problems
in the vSphere environment
•  Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline
•  Explain the purpose of key vSphere log files
•  Monitor and analyze key performance indicators for compute, storage, and networking resources for
VMware ESXi™ hosts
•  Optimize the performance in the vSphere environment, including VMware vCenter Server®
•  Identify networking problems based on reported symptoms, validate, and troubleshoot the reported
problem, identify the root cause, and implement the appropriate resolution
•  Analyze storage failure scenarios using a logical troubleshooting methodology, identify the root cause, and
apply the appropriate resolution to resolve the problem
•  Troubleshoot vSphere cluster failure scenarios and analyze possible causes
•  Diagnose common VMware vSphere® High Availability problems and provide solutions
•  Identify and validate ESXi host and vCenter Server problems, analyze failure scenarios, and select the
correct resolution
•  Troubleshoot virtual machine problems, including migration problems, snapshot problems, and connection
•  Troubleshoot performance problems with vSphere components

Intended Audience:

  • Experienced system administrators
  • System engineers
  • System integrators

Course Introduction

•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

•  Define the scope of troubleshooting
•  Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
•  Apply a troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

•  Use command-line tools (such as ESXCLI) to identify and troubleshoot vSphere problems
•  Identify important vSphere log files and interpret the log file contents
•  Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline
•  Explain how VMware Skyline works
•  Identify uses for Skyline Advisor

•  Explain performance features of network adapters
•  Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
•  Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics

•  Analyze and resolve standard switch and distributed switch problems
•  Analyze virtual machine connectivity problems and fix them
•  Examine common management network connectivity problems and restore configurations

•  Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
•  Discuss vSphere support for NVMe and iSER technologies
•  Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

•  Troubleshoot and resolve storage (iSCSI, NFS, and VMware vSphere® VMFS) connectivity and configuration problems
•  Analyze and resolve common VM snapshot problems
•  Identify and resolve multipathing-related problems, including common causes of permanent device loss (PDL) and all paths down (APD) event problems

•  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

•  Explain ballooning, memory compression, transparent page sharing, and host-swapping techniques for
memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
•  Use esxtop to monitor key memory performance metrics

•  Identify and recover from problems related to vSphere HA
•  Analyze and resolve VMware vSphere® vMotion® configuration and operational problems
•  Analyze and resolve common VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ problems

•  Identify, analyze, and solve virtual machine snapshot problems
•  Troubleshoot virtual machine power-on problems
•  Identify possible causes and troubleshoot virtual machine connection-state problems
•  Diagnose and recover from VMware Tools™ installation failures

•  Describe the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
•  Use VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ tools to monitor resource use

•  Analyze and fix problems with vCenter Server services
•  Diagnose and troubleshoot vCenter Server database problems
•  Examine ESXi host and vCenter Server failure scenarios and resolve the problems

This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (v7)
•  Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server

Experience in working at the command prompt is highly recommended.

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