VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7]

Length – 5 days

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® 7 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect.

Attend this course to deepen your understanding of vSphere and learn how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization.

Product Alignment
• ESXi 7
• vCenter Server 7

You must complete one of the following prerequisites:
• Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] course
• Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server

Experience with working at the command line is highly recommended.

Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage certificates
Use Identity Federation to configure VMware vCenter Server® to use Microsoft ADFS
Use VMware vSphere® Trust Authority™ to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs
Use host profiles to manage VMware ESXi™ host compliance
Create and manage a content library for deploying virtual machines
Manage VM resource usage with resource pools
Monitor and analyze key performance indicators for compute, storage, and networking resources for ESXi hosts
Optimize the performance of ESXi and VMware vCenter Server®
Discuss the purpose and capabilities of VMware vSphere® with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMwareTanzu™ portfolio

Course Outline
Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Network Scalability
Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
Describe how VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control enhances performance
Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring and NetFlow
Storage Scalability
Explain why VMware vSphere® VMFS is a high-performance, scalable file system
Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Array Integration, VMware vSphere® API for Storage
Awareness™, and vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
Create VMware vSAN™ storage policies
Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
Discuss vSphere support for NVMe and iSER
Host and Management Scalability
Use the vSphere Client to manage vSphere certificates
Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
Configure identity federation
Describe the benefits and use cases of vSphere Trust Authority
Configure vSphere Trust Authority
Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
Manage and update VM templates in content libraries
Create and manage resource pools in a cluster
CPU Optimization
Explain the CPU scheduler operation and other features that affect CPU performance
Explain NUMA and vNUMA support
Use esxtop to monitor key CPU performance metrics
Memory Optimization
Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host-swapping techniques for memory reclamation when
memory is overcommitted
Use esxtop to monitor key memory performance metrics
Storage Optimization
Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics
Network Optimization
Explain performance features of network adapters
Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics
vCenter Server Performance Optimization
Describe the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
Use VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ tools to monitor resource use
Introduction to vSphere with Kubernetes
Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
Identify the parts of a container system
Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes
Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow
Describe the purpose of vSphere with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMware Tanzu portfolio
Explain the vSphere with Kubernetes supervisor cluster
Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service