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...
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.
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
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.
vCenter Server 7
Introductions and course logistics
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
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
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
Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host-swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
Use esxtop to monitor key memory performance metrics
Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics
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
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact email@example.com.
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
Instructor knew her stuff. Long time in the industry. Course was easy to follow and very informative.
This course gave me a clearer understanding of the AWS cloud architecture.
Although there seemed to be too many links for the course, everything worked smoothly.
had a good time with the course, however some topics were left out due to the compact amount of time for training.
Labs and the study materials provided for Architecting on AWS course are very easy to understand and explains all the topics required to pass the Associate certification.