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VMware vSphere Performance Monitoring: vSphere Performance Tools

Course Summary

Part 3 of 3 of the VMware vSphere Performance Monitoring series looks in-depth at various tools to help you monitor and optimize vSphere performance. If you are interested in quickly solving performance issues and optimizing your virtual environment, as w

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Cleaning Up a Windows VM After P2V Conversion
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Why Cleaning Up After P2V is Important
        ◦ Steps You Should Take to Clean Up After P2V
        ◦ Resources to Assist in P2V Clean Up
        ◦ Using the VM Advanced ISO Toolset
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Utilizing VM Guest Hot Add
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Adding, Modifying, and Removing Virtual Hardware
        ◦ Requirements to Use vSphere Hot Add / Hot Plug
        ◦ Using Hot Add to Add RAM to a VM
        ◦ Using Hot Plug to Add CPU to a VM
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Using vSphere Alarms for Performance Monitoring
        ◦ Alarms Overview
        ◦ Alarms vs. Events
        ◦ Configuring vSphere Performance Alarms
        ◦ Modifying a Default Alarm
        ◦ Configuring vCenter Server Mail Sender Settings
        ◦ Creating a New Alarm
        ◦ Testing Alarms
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Advanced Performance Graphing with the vSphere Client
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ vSphere Performance Graphing Overview
        ◦ Controlling the Amount and Detail of Stored Performance Data
        ◦ Customizing Advanced Performance Graphs
        ◦ Saving and Exporting Performance Graphs
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Advanced Performance Analysis with esxtop and resxtop
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Overview of esxtop
        ◦ Differences Between esxtop and resxtop
        ◦ Controlling esxtop Columns and Fields
        ◦ Using esxtop Configuration Files
        ◦ Running esxtop in Batch Mode
        ◦ Common esxtop Scenarios
        ◦ esxtop Resources
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Storage Performance Analysis with vscsiStats
        ◦ Overview of vscsiStats
        ◦ Using vscsiStats, Step by Step
        ◦ Scenarios for vscsiStats
        ◦ Graphing vscsiStats with Excel
        ◦ To Learn More
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● VMware AppSpeed Quickstart
        ◦ AppSpeed Overview
        ◦ Scenarios Where AppSpeed Can Help
        ◦ AppSpeed Requirements and Installation
        ◦ Using AppSpeed
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● VMware Capacity IQ Quickstart
        ◦ Capacity IQ Overview
        ◦ Capacity IQ Requirements and Installation
        ◦ Using Capacity IQ
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Distributed Resource Scheduler Overview
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Overview of Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
        ◦ Why Isn't My VM Load Perfectly Balanced?
        ◦ Configuring DRS
        ◦ Creating DRS Cluster
        ◦ DRS Troubleshooting Tips
        ◦ Monitoring DRS
        ◦ My Favorite HA/DRS Book
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● DRS Automation, Affinity Rules, and EVC
        ◦ Understanding DRS Automation
        ◦ DRS Groups and Affinity Rules
        ◦ New DRS Features in vSphere 4.1
        ◦ Understanding Enhanced VMotion Compatibility (EVC)
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Configuring and Using Distributed Power Management
        ◦ Distributed Power Management (DPM) Overview
        ◦ Enabling and Configuring DPM
        ◦ Monitoring Power Utilization
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● vSphere Capacity Planning
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Why Perform Capacity Planning?
        ◦ Steps to Perform Successful Capacity Planning
        ◦ Tools Used in Capacity Planning
        ◦ Using VMware Guided Consolidation
        ◦ Configuring VMware Guided Consolidation
        ◦ Predicting Host and VM Capacity with Performance Charts


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1 - 4 hours / week

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