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VMware vSphere Optimize & Scale: Storage & Networking

Course Summary

Part 1 of 3 of the VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale (VCAP-DCA) series focuses on storage and networking. VMware vExpert Jason Nash will teach you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining your own highly available and scalable virtual infrastructur

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Getting Started with VCAP5-DCA Training
        ◦ Where to Begin?
        ◦ The Exam
        ◦ How to Study
        ◦ Level of Material
    ● Advanced Storage Management
        ◦ Understanding Different RAID Levels
        ◦ Workload I/O Requirements
        ◦ Understanding Real World Performance
        ◦ Best Practices and Recommendations
        ◦ What About Storage Interconnect?
        ◦ Raw Device Mappings (RDMs) - When and Why
        ◦ Two Types of Raw Device Mappings
        ◦ Creating a RDM
    ● Storage Capacity Management
        ◦ Using and Managing VAAI
        ◦ VAAI Acceleration
        ◦ Confirming VAAI Support
        ◦ Configuring Profile-Driven Storage
        ◦ VMFS Resignaturing
        ◦ Using Storage-Related CLI Tools
        ◦ Types of Thin and Thick VMDKs
        ◦ Configuring Datastore Alarms
    ● Storage Connectivity and Multipathing
        ◦ Addressing
        ◦ Understanding NPIV
        ◦ Configuring NPIV
        ◦ Using VMDirectPath
        ◦ Configuring VMDirectPath
        ◦ What is the Pluggable Storage Architecture?
        ◦ Claim Rules
        ◦ Configuring PSA Options
        ◦ iSCSI Port Binding
        ◦ A Bit on Storage Queues
    ● Virtual Network Management and Implementation
        ◦ Components of a vSwitch Architecture
        ◦ What is the vSphere Distributed Switch?
        ◦ Deploying and Configuring the VDS
        ◦ Migrate a Host, vmkernel, and VMs to the VDS
    ● Configuring and Using VLANs and PVLANs
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ VLAN Recommendations
        ◦ VLAN Tagging
        ◦ Going Even Further with Private VLANs
        ◦ Overview of PVLANs
        ◦ Configuring Private VLANs
        ◦ vSwitch Security Configuration
        ◦ vSwitch Security and MAC Address
    ● Physical Network Connectivity
        ◦ Every Environment is Different
        ◦ How Many NICs?
        ◦ Network Options
        ◦ Load-Balancing and Teaming
        ◦ Teaming Types
        ◦ IP Hashing
        ◦ Connectivity Recommendations
        ◦ Traffic Separation with VDS
    ● Managing the vSphere Distributed Switch
        ◦ VDS Deployment Considerations
        ◦ Managing the VDS
        ◦ Traffic Separation
        ◦ CLI Command - vicfg-snmp


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USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

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