Optimize and Scale [V7]

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

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.


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.

Who Can Benefit

Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introductions and course logistics
  • Lesson 2: Course objectives

Module 2: Network Scalability

  • Lesson 1: Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Lesson 2: Describe how VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control enhances performance
  • Lesson 3: Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring and NetFlow

Module 3: Storage Scalability

  • Lesson 1: Explain why VMware vSphere® VMFS is a high-performance, scalable file system
  • Lesson 2: Explain VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Array Integration, VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™, and vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
  • Lesson 3: Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
  • Lesson 4: Create VMware vSAN™ storage policies
  • Lesson 5: Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  • Lesson 6: Discuss vSphere support for NVMe and iSER

Module 4: Host and Management Scalability

  • Lesson 1: Use the vSphere Client to manage vSphere certificates
  • Lesson 2: Describe identity federation and recognize its use cases
  • Lesson 3: Configure identity federation
  • Lesson 4: Describe the benefits and use cases of vSphere Trust Authority
  • Lesson 5: Configure vSphere Trust Authority
  • Lesson 6: Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Lesson 7: Manage and update VM templates in content libraries
  • Lesson 8: Create and manage resource pools in a cluster

Module 5: CPU Optimization

  • Lesson 1: Explain the CPU scheduler operation and other features that affect CPU performance
  • Lesson 2: Explain NUMA and vNUMA support
  • Lesson 3: Use esxtop to monitor key CPU performance metrics

Module 6: Memory Optimization

  • Lesson 1: Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host-swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
  • Lesson 2: Use esxtop to monitor key memory performance metrics

Module 7: Storage Optimization

  • Lesson 1: Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
  • Lesson 2: Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

Module 8: Network Optimization

  • Lesson 1: Explain performance features of network adapters
  • Lesson 2: Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
  • Lesson 3: Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics

Module 9: vCenter Server Performance Optimization

  • Lesson 1: Describe the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
  • Lesson 2: Use VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ tools to monitor resource use

Module 10: Introduction to vSphere with Kubernetes

  • Lesson 1: Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
  • Lesson 2: Identify the parts of a container system
  • Lesson 3: Recognize the basic architecture of Kubernetes
  • Lesson 4: Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow
  • Lesson 5: Describe the purpose of vSphere with Kubernetes and how it fits into the VMware Tanzu portfolio
  • Lesson 6: Explain the vSphere with Kubernetes supervisor cluster
  • Lesson 7: Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service

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Optimize and Scale [V7]

5 Day
Classroom, Virtual


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