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VMware vSphere Optimize & Scale: Monitoring & Automation

Course Summary

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

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Monitoring and Troubleshooting Host and VM Performance
        ◦ Tools for Performance Monitoring
        ◦ Common CPU Metrics
        ◦ Common Memory Metrics
        ◦ esxtop and vCenter Performance Charts
        ◦ Review vCenter Performance Chart
    ● Monitoring and Troubleshooting Networking
        ◦ Commands for Network Troubleshooting
        ◦ Using the net-dvs Command
        ◦ Troubleshooting Private VLANs
        ◦ Troubleshooting vmkernel Interfaces
        ◦ Troubleshooting Commands
        ◦ Using DCUI and ESXi Shell
    ● Monitoring and Troubleshooting Storage
        ◦ Storage Log Files
        ◦ PSA and Multipathing Related Issues
        ◦ List and Manage Installed Modules
        ◦ Troubleshoot iSCSI Issues
        ◦ Troubleshoot NFS Connectivity
        ◦ Performance Troubleshooting - esxtop and vscsiStats
        ◦ Troubleshoot VMFS Datastores
        ◦ Troubleshooting Snapshot and Resignaturing
    ● Monitoring and Troubleshooting vCenter Server and vSphere Hosts
        ◦ CLI Commands for Troubleshooting Management
        ◦ Troubleshooting the ESXi Firewall
        ◦ Troubleshooting ESXi Connectivity and Management
        ◦ Using DCUI and ESXi Shell
    ● Securing Your ESXi Hosts
        ◦ Security Related Configuration Files
        ◦ Local vSphere Users and Groups
        ◦ Roles and Permissions
        ◦ Lockdown Mode
        ◦ Password Policies
        ◦ Managing the ESXi Firewall
        ◦ Custom Services
        ◦ Firewall Service Behavior
        ◦ vSphere Authentication Proxy
        ◦ Installing vSphere Authentication Proxy
    ● Automation Using PowerCLI
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is PowerCLI?
        ◦ Install PowerCLI
        ◦ Cmdlet Concepts
        ◦ Update Manager PowerShell Library
        ◦ Using Cmdlets
        ◦ VM Management
        ◦ Using the Datastore Provider
        ◦ Using the Inventory Provider
    ● Using the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)
        ◦ What is the vMA?
        ◦ Installing the vMA
        ◦ Troubleshooting the vMA
        ◦ Deploy the vMA
        ◦ Perform Basic Configuration
        ◦ How to Join Active Directory
    ● Custom ESXi Installations
        ◦ Custom Installation Options
        ◦ Image Builder
        ◦ Advanced Boot Loader Options
        ◦ Configure Kernel Options
    ● Using Auto Deploy for ESXi Deployment
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Overall Steps for Implementation
        ◦ Creating Auto Deploy Rules
        ◦ Auto Deploy
        ◦ Create Necessary Rules
        ◦ Test a Server Deployment
    ● Next Steps
        ◦ Review the Blueprint!
        ◦ Study Recommendations
        ◦ Taking the Exam
        ◦ What Next?


Course Fee:
USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

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