Course Outline
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.

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