VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v6.7

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This five-day course teaches you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you configure and optimize the VMware vSphere 6.7 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course deepens your understanding of vSphere and how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization. This course prepares you for the following certification: VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV)
You must meet one of the following prerequisites:

Understand the concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course
Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
Experience with working at the command line is highly recommended
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
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
Note: About one-third of the VMware vSphere: Whats New course content is repeated in this course. The scalability topics in VMware vSphere: Fast Track are repeated in this course
Course Introduction:
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
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
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
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
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
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
Storage Optimization:
Diagnose storage access problems
Explain how storage protocols, VMware vSphere VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
Configure vSphere Flash Read Cache
Monitor key storage performance metrics
Use vSphere Management Assistant to manage virtual storage
Troubleshoot common storage performance problems
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 problem
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
Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization:
Describe performance guidelines for virtual machines, resource allocation settings, VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler clusters, resource pools, and VMware vSphere® High Availability admission control policies
Troubleshoot virtual machine power-on failures
Troubleshoot vSphere cluster problems s
Host and Management Scalability:
Explain VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management
Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI to perform vSphere administrative tasks
Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts