VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track [V7]


  • Education Order

    Open To The Public / Closed Group

  • Number of days

    5 Day(s)

  • Training Hours


  • Recommended exam

    Professional VMware vSphere 7.x

This five-day hands-on training is a mix of VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale and VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop courses.

This course is designed to teach experienced VMware administrators how to effectively optimize and troubleshoot vSphere.

It would be beneficial for professionals who want to understand and use the features of vSphere product at an advanced level. This course is based on VMware ESXi 6 and VMware vCenter Server 6.

Participants can also take the title of The Professional vSphere 6.7 exam (VCP - DCV 2020) which they can take at the end of the training.

  • Microsoft Windows and Linux operating system knowledge at system administration level.
  • Command line experience
  • For this course, it is necessary to complete VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage training or have equal knowledge
At the end of this training, participants are expected to gain proficiency in the following subjects.
  • VSphere network and data storage configuration and management of a large and advanced corporate company
  • Change management in vSphere inventory
  • Performance improvement for all vSphere components
  • VSphere management with VMware vSphere ESXi Shell and VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface
  • To consolidate vSphere inventories against security threats
  • Using command line interface, log files and vSphere Client to identify and resolve problems in the vSphere environment
  • Identify VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi host, vSphere Cluster, vMotion, network, storage and virtual machine problems and find the appropriate solution

•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

•  Identify the effects of a system problem
•  Define the scope of troubleshooting
•  Use a structured approach
•  Understand the principles of troubleshooting
•  Follow a logical troubleshooting procedure
•  Examine examples of troubleshooting

•  Use command-line tools to identify and troubleshoot problems
•  Use vSphere CLI
•  Find and interpret important log files
•  Use VMware vRealize® Log InsightTM for log aggregation, efficient log search, and problem analysis

•  Explain the performance features of network adapters
•  Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
•  Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics

•  Identify the symptoms of network-related problems
•  Analyze and resolve standard switch and distributed switch problems
•  Analyze virtual machine connectivity problems and fix them
•  Examine common management network connectivity problems and restore configurations
•  Identify and prevent potential problems

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

•  Troubleshoot storage (iSCSI, NFS, VMware vSphere® VMFS, VMware vSAN™, and VMware vSphere® 
   Virtual Volumes™) connectivity problems 
•  Analyze storage-related logs
•  Analyze hardware malfunction and software misconfiguration scenarios 
•  Identify multipathing-related problems, including permanent device loss (PDL) and all paths down (APD)
•  Analyze possible causes, recover from the faulty conditions, and restore storage visibility

•  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 the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
•  Use VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ tools to monitor resource usage

•  Identify and recover from problems related to VMware vSphere® High Availability
•  Analyze and troubleshoot various types of vSphere vMotion problems related to virtual machine migrations 
•  Discuss and recover from VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource SchedulerTM problems to achieve 
   proper function and balanced resource use
•  Examine vSphere cluster failure scenarios and possible solutions

•  Analyze and resolve common virtual machine snapshot problems 
•  Identify possible causes and resolve virtual machine power-on problems
•  Troubleshoot virtual machine connection state problems
•  Resolve problems seen during VMware Tools™ installations
•  Examine failure scenarios and provide solutions

•  Configure ESXi host access and authorization
•  Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines 
•  Use VMware Certificate Authority to configure vSphere certificate management
•  Configure vSphere to encrypt virtual machines, core dumps and VMware vSphere® vMotion® migrations

•  Understand the vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller™ architecture in vSphere 6.x
•  Identify and resolve authentication problems
•  Troubleshoot VMware Certificate Authority and certificate problems
•  Analyze and fix problems with vCenter Server services 
•  Analyze and fix vCenter Server database problems
•  Identify VMware vCenter Server® High Availability problems
•  Examine ESXi host and vCenter Server failure scenarios and resolve the problems

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Our trainings are planned as Foundation Level or Advanced Level. In the content of all trainings, the level you need to be before the training and the technologies you need to know are specified separately.

In particular, the trainings you have received in Official VMware trainings are entered into the manufacturer's portal. In this way, the prerequisite required to take the exam is completed. The training of all other manufacturers is sufficient to take exams as they are prepared in accordance with the Official Curriculum.

If the current Official Training content is not enough for you, you can request Custom content that you will determine with our expert advisors at your company location and on your current structure with the “On the Job Training” model.

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You can enter the following exams at the vSmart Pearson VUE test center.
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  • Exam Duration

    130 Minutes

  • Number of questions


  • Passing score


  • Exam Language


  • Exam Fee

    250 $


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