VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale (v7)

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale (v7) Course Overview:

Enroll in the comprehensive five-day course that focuses on advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a combination of engaging lectures and hands-on labs, you will gain expertise in configuring and optimizing VMware vSphere® 7 features, which form the foundation of a truly scalable infrastructure. The course also includes discussions on when and where these features have the most significant impact.

By attending this course, you will deepen your understanding of vSphere and learn how to leverage its advanced features and controls for the benefit of your organization. As an exclusive benefit, participants will receive additional premium recorded lecture material specifically focused on vSphere security.

Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in vSphere, and discover how its advanced features can contribute to the success of your organization. Enroll in this course today to gain valuable insights and practical experience in configuring and maintaining a highly efficient virtual infrastructure.

• Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
• Use VMware vSphere Client to manage certificates
• Use Identity Federation to configure VMware vCenter Server to use external identity sources
• Use VMware vSphere Trust Authority to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
• Use host profiles to manage VMware ESXi host compliance
• Create and manage a content library for deploying virtual machines
• Manage VM resource usage with resource pools
• Monitor and analyze key performance indicators for compute, storage, and networking resources for ESXi hosts
• Optimize the performance in the vSphere environment, including vCenter Server

Intended Audience

  • Systems Engineers
  • System Integrators
  • System Administrators

Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

• Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
• Describe how VMware vSphere Network I/O Control enhances performance
• Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring and NetFlow

• Explain why VMware vSphere VMFS is a high-performance, scalable file system
• Explain VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration, VMware vSphere API for Storage AwarenessTM, and vSphere APIs for I/O filtering
• Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
• Create VMware vSANTM storage policies
• Recognize components of the VMware vSphere® Virtual VolumesTMarchitecture
• Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRSTM and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control

• Use the vSphere Client to manage vSphere certificates
• Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
• Configure identity federation to allow vCenter Server to use external identity provider
• Describe the benefits and use cases of vSphere Trust Authority
• Configure vSphere Trust Authority
• Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
• Create a local content library and subscribe to a published content library
• Deploy VMs from a content library
• Create and manage resource pools in a cluster
• Describe how scalable shares work

• 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

• 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

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

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

You must meet one of the following prerequisites:

• Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] course
• Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server

Experience with working at the command line is highly recommended.

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  • Cost-effective
  • Self-paced learning
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  • Interaction and collaboration
  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
  • Personal attention


  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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