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VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale [v6.0]

Övrig Information:

  • Kursnummer: VMW_VS6OS
  • Lunch ingår
  • Kursmaterial ingår


  • Klassrum


VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale is designed for experienced VMware vSphere® users. It teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure.
Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will configure and optimize the vSphere features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure and discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect.
Anyone who is ready to take their understanding of vSphere to a deeper level and learn how to use advanced features and controls will greatly benefit from this course.

The course is based on VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6.

This course is delivered through VMware and can be held in other venues than Arrow Education. Specific agreements and discounts do not apply to this course.


  • Experienced system administrators 
  • Systems engineers 
  • System integrators


Completion of one of the following courses: 

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [5.5 or 6] 
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server Experience working at the command prompt is highly recommended.

Kursens mål:

  • 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 
  • Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes 
  • Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell and VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere 
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts



1.Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Additional resources

2.VMware Management Resources

  • Understand the purpose of VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface commands
  • Discuss options for running vSphere CLI commands ◦Deploy and configure vSphere Management Assistant ◦Use vmware-cmd for virtual machine operations

3.vSphere Security ◦Describe the features and benefits of the Platform Services Controller

  • Configure ESXi host access and authorization
  • Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines

4.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

5.Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
  • Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow

6.Network Performance Troubleshooting

  • 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

7.Storage Scalability ◦Explain vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage awareness

  • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
  • Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  • Create and use virtual volumes in vSphere

8.Storage Optimization

  • Diagnose storage access problems
  • Configure VMware vSphere® Flash Read Cache™
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

9.CPU Performance

  • Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance ◦Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

10.Memory Performance

  • 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

11.Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization

  • Describe guidelines for optimizing virtual machine configuration
  • Discuss how vGPU usage affects virtual machine performance
  • Discuss guidelines for using resource allocation settings
  • Discuss guidelines for using resource pools
  • Discuss guidelines for using vSphere DRS clusters
  • Troubleshoot common vSphere cluster problems

12.Host and Management Scalability

  • Describe and use host profiles
  • Define and use content libraries
  • Upgrade ESXi and vCenter Server instances
  • Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™
  • Use Virtual Machine Converter
  • Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy