VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6]

This advanced, intensive training course, for experienced VMware® vSphere® personnel, teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware ESXi 5.0 and VMware vCenter Server 6.0.

This course prepares the student for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Data Center Administration [V5] certification (VCAP5-DCA). Completion of this course also satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam.

Kurset henvender sig til

Experienced system administrators
and system integrators


Willingness to participate in a demanding, high-intensity training experience

Comfort with system administration using command-line interfaces

Attendance of one of the following courses:
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure & Manage (VSICM)

VMware vSphere: What's New (VMWN)
VMware vSphere: Fast Track (VSFT)


At the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:

· Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for the
large and sophisticated enterprise.

  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment.
  • Optimize the performance of vSphere components.
  • Troubleshoot faults and identify their root causes.
  • Use a command-line interface and the vSphere Management
Assistant to manage vSphere.

  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts.

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 VMware Management Resources

  • Configure VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA)
  • Understand the esxcli and vicfg commands
  • Configure ESXi Tech Support Mode and ssh access
  • Understand important ESXi and vCenter Server log files
  • Configure a centralized ESXi log host

3 Performance in a Virtualized Environment

  • Understand the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
  • Understand software and hardware virtualization techniques and their impact on performance

4 Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Use the command-line for network configuration
  • Understand distributed switch features such as PVLANs, Network I/O Control, port mirroring, and NetFlow

5 Network Optimization

  • Understand performance features of network adapters
  • Understand performance features of vSphere networking
  • Monitor key network performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common network performance problems

6 Storage Scalability

  • Configure storage multipathing
  • Understand VAAI and VASA
  • Explain policy-driven storage
  • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
  • Describe Storage DRS operation
  • Configure Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control

7 Storage Optimization

  • Diagnose storage access problems
  • Understand how storage protocols, VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

8 CPU Optimization

  • Understand CPU scheduler and other features that impact CPU performance
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

9 Memory Optimization

  • Understand memory reclamation techniques and overcommitment
  • Monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

10 Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization

  • Understand performance guidelines for DRS clusters, resource pools, and resource allocation settings
  • Troubleshoot virtual-machine power-on failures
  • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster errors

11 Host and Management Scalability

  • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
  • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Use vCenter Server Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
  • Configure and manage VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management?
  • Understand VMware vSphere® PowerCLI and customize scripts
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts


Hørkær 18
2730 Herlev
Tlf: 77 300 300
Email: kursus@idg.dk
CVR: 65970414