VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale

Code: VM_OSTechnology: DatacentreVendor: VMWAREDifficulty: Advanced


  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise.
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment.
  • Optimize the performance of all vSphere components.
  • Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes.
  • Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell and VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA) to manage vSphere.
  • Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts.

Note: About one-third of the VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5] course content is repeated in this course. The scalability topics in VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5] are repeated in this course.

Duration in days:



Completion of one of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5]
  • VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5]
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5]

Note: About one-third of the VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5] course content is repeated in this course. The scalability topics in VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5] are repeated in this course. Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server Experience working at the command prompt is highly recommended.


  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  2. VMware Management Resources
    • Configure vMA
    • Understand the esxcli and vicfg commands
    • Configure ESXi technical support mode and SSH access
    • Understand important ESXi and vCenter Server log files
  3. Performance in a Virtualized Environment
    • Understand the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
    • Understand software and hardware virtualization techniques and their effects on performance
    • Use vSphere performance monitoring tools
  4. Network Scalability
    • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
    • Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
    • Understand distributed switch features such as PVLANs, VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control, port mirroring, and NetFlow
  5. Network Optimization
    • Understand performance features of network adapters
    • Understand performance features of vSphere networking
    • Monitor key network performance metrics
    • Use vMA to manage virtual network configuration
    • Troubleshoot common network performance problems
  6. Storage Scalability
    • Configure storage multipathing
    • Understand vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage awareness
    • Explain profile-driven storage
    • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
    • Describe VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ operation
    • Configure Storage DRS and VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control
  7. Storage Optimization
    • Diagnose storage access problems
    • Understand how storage protocols, VMware vSphere® VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
    • Monitor key storage performance metrics
    • Use vMA to manage virtual storage
    • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems
  8. CPU Optimization
    • Understand CPU scheduler and other features that affect CPU performance
    • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
    • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems
  9. Memory Optimization
    • Understand memory reclamation techniques and overcommitment
    • Monitor key memory performance metrics
    • Troubleshoot common memory performance problems
  10. Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization
    • Understand performance guidelines for virtual machines, resource allocation settings, VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters, resource pools, and VMware vSphere® High Availability admission control policies
    • Troubleshoot virtual machine power-on failures
    • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster problems
  11. Host and Management Scalability
    • Understand how vCenter Linked Mode manages multiple vCenter Server inventories
    • Explain VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management™
    • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
    • Use VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™ to perform vSphere administrative tasks
    • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
    • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts


All attendees receive an original of VMware study guide.

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