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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $8877 inc GST
  • Version 7
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Why study this course

This five-day, accelerated, hands-on training course is a blend of the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale and VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting courses. This Fast Track course includes topics from each of these advanced courses to equip experienced VMware administrators with the knowledge and skills to effectively optimise and troubleshoot vSphere at an expert level.

Product Alignment

  • ESXi 7

  • vCenter Server 7

Please note that the start and finish times of this intensive, extended-hours course will be confirmed after discussion with your instructor on day one of your training.

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What you’ll learn

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • CIntroduce troubleshooting principles and procedures

  • Practice Linux commands that aid in the troubleshooting process

  • Use command-line interfaces, log files, and the vSphere Client to diagnose and resolve problems in thevSphere environment

  • Explain the purpose of key vSphere log files

  • Monitor and optimise compute, network, and storage performance on ESXi hosts

  • Monitor and optimise vCenter Server performance

  • Identify networking problems based on reported symptoms, validate and troubleshoot the reportedproblem, identify the root cause and implement the appropriate resolution

  • Analyse storage failure scenarios using a logical troubleshooting methodology, identify the root cause, andapply the appropriate resolution to resolve the problem

  • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster failure scenarios and analyse possible causes

  • Diagnose common VMware vSphere® High Availability problems and provide solutions

  • Identify and validate VMware ESXi™ host and VMware vCenter Server® problems, analyse failurescenarios, and select the correct resolution

  • Troubleshoot virtual machine problems, including migration problems, snapshot problems, and connectionproblems

  • Troubleshoot performance problems with vSphere components

CertificationsAttendance of this course meets the training requirement to achieve the following certification:

  • VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualisation (VCP-DCV)

VMware at DDLS

VMware is the world leader in server virtualisation technologies. DDLS is a VMware Authorised Training Reseller offering training in VMware and vSphere.

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Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

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Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

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No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators.

Course subjects

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives

2. Introduction to Troubleshooting

  • Define the scope of troubleshooting

  • Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems

  • Apply a troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficience

3. Troubleshooting Tools

  • Use command-line tools (such as Linux commands, vSphere CLI, ESXCLI) to identify and troubleshootvSphere problems

  • Identify important vSphere log files and interpret the log file contents

4. Network Optimisation

  • Explain the performance features of network adapters

  • Explain the performance features of vSphere networking

  • Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics

5. Troubleshooting Virtual Networking

  • Analyse and resolve standard switch and distributed switch problems

  • Analyse virtual machine connectivity problems and fix them

  • Examine common management network connectivity problems and restore configurations

6. Storage Optimisation

  • Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance

  • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics

7. Troubleshooting Storage

  • Troubleshoot and resolve storage (iSCSI, NFS, and VMware vSphere® VMFS) connectivity andconfiguration problems

  • Analyse and resolve common VM snapshot problems

  • Identify multipathing-related problems, including common causes of permanent device loss (PDL) and allpaths down (APD) events and resolve these problems

8. CPU Optimisation

  • 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

9. Memory Optimisation

  • Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host-swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted

  • Use esxtop to monitor key memory performance metrics

10. Troubleshooting vSphere Clusters

  • Identify and recover from problems related to vSphere HA

  • Analyse and resolve VMware vSphere® vMotion® configuration and operational problems

  • Analyse and resolve common VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ problems

11. Troubleshooting Virtual Machines

  • Identify possible causes and resolve virtual machine power-on problems

  • Troubleshoot virtual machine connection state problems

  • Resolve problems seen during VMware Tools™ installations

12. vCenter Server Performance Optimisation

  • Describe the factors that influence vCenter Server performance

  • Use VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ tools to monitor resource use

13. Troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi

  • Analyse and fix problems with vCenter Server services

  • Analyse and fix vCenter Server database problems

  • Examine ESXi host and vCenter Server failure scenarios and resolve the problems


This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

Experience with working at the command prompt is highly recommended.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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