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vCloudXperts Advanced VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale training for VCAP DCA Certification

Course Modules

1 Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
7 Storage Optimization
  • Diagnose storage access problems
  • Explain how storage protocols, VMware vSphere® VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
  • Configure vSphere® Flash Read CacheTM
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Use vSphere Management Assistant to manage virtual storage
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems
2 VMware Management Resources
  • Deploy and configure vSphere Management Assistant
  • Configure ESXi technical support mode and SSH access
  • Use the esxcli, vicfg, and vmware-cmd commands
  • Review ESXi and vCenter Server log files
8 CPU Optimization
  • Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems
3 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
9 Memory Optimization
  • 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
4 Network Scalability
  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
  • Explain distributed switch features such as private VLANs, VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control, port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow
10 Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization
  • Describe performance guidelines for virtual machines, resource allocation settings, VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource SchedulerTM clusters, resource pools, and VMware vSphere® High Availability admission control policies
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine power-on failures
  • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster problems
5 Network Optimization
  • 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
11 Host and Management Scalability
  • Explain VMware vSphere® Distributed Power ManagementTM
  • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLITM to perform vSphere administrative tasks
  • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts
6 Storage Scalability
  • Explain vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage awareness
  • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
  • Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRSTM and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control