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VMware vSphere V4: Manage for Performance

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Course Content

Authorised Training Course

This is an authorised training course, delivered by certified trainers at fully equipped centres using the latest course materials. There is no better way to undertake your training, and to ensure the highest marks possible in your certification exams.

Course Aims

This intensive, hands-on three day course has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to make fundamental design decisions that enhance performance and to meet performance goals in an already-deployed vSphere installation. The course is based on ESX 4.0, ESXi 4.0, and vCenter Server 4.0

Who Should Attend

System administrators, systems engineers, and consultants responsible for managing the performance of a vSphere installation.
Note: This is an advanced course. Required prerequisites include the completion of one of the following:

  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Fast Track
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: What’s New
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Experience with working at the command line is highly recommended

Course Outline

Course Introduction
Performance in a Virtualized Environment
• The vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology  • Monitoring performance using vCenter Server performance graphs and the ESX/ESXi resxtop command 
Virtual Machine Monitor
• Discuss software and hardware virtualization techniques and their impact on performance 
CPU Performance
• The CPU scheduler; NUMA and CPU cache contention  • Monitoring key CPU performance metrics  • Troubleshooting common CPU performance problems 
Memory Performance
• Memory reclamation techniques and memory overcommitment  • Monitoring key memory performance metrics  • Troubleshooting common memory performance problems 
Network Performance
• Performance features of modern network adapters  • Monitoring key network performance metrics  • Troubleshooting common network performance problems 
Storage Performance
• How storage protocols; VMFS configuration; load balancing and queuing affect performance  • Monitoring key storage performance metrics  • Troubleshooting common storage performance problems 
Virtual Machine Performance
• Guidelines for configuring a virtual machine for optimal performance 
Application Performance
• Which applications can be virtualised  • How VMware vCenter AppCenter manages application performance 

Course Objectives

On completion delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the performance impact of using different monitor modes
  • Use vSphere tools to monitor the performance of ESX/ESXi hosts
  • Troubleshoot performance problems relating to CPU, memory, network, and storage on an ESX/ESXi host
  • Discuss how to achieve an optimal virtual machine configuration
  • Discuss guidelines for monitoring application performance

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