5 days.


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.

Skills Gained

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 VMware Tanzu™ portfolio

Who Can Benefit?

Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators

    Outline for VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7] Training


    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

    Product Alignment

    • ESXi 7
    • vCenter Server 7
    12/18/2023 - 12/22/2023
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Eastern Standard Time
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    USD $4,625.00
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    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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