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VMware vSphere Troubleshooting: Intro to vSphere Troubleshooting

Course Summary

Part 1 of 4 in the VMware vSphere Troubleshooting series introduces troubleshooting topics. The goal of this course is to enhance your skills to enable you to troubleshoot vSphere. This course will show you how to troubleshoot vSphere using log files, how

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Getting Started
        ◦ About Your Instructor
        ◦ Why Learn vSphere Troubleshooting?
        ◦ What Does This Course Teach Me?
        ◦ How to Use This Course
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Lab Setup
        ◦ Lab Diagram
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Course Scenario
        ◦ Course Scenario
    ● VCAP Overview and Troubleshooting Focus
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ VMware VCAP Overview
        ◦ Difference Between VCAP-DCA and VCAP-DCD
        ◦ What to Expect at Your VCAP-DCA Exam
        ◦ Preparing for the VCAP-DCA
        ◦ VCAP Benefits
        ◦ How Does this vSphere Troubleshooting Course Map to the VCAP-DCA?
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Understanding Command Line Troubleshooting with vSphere
        ◦ Why You Need to Know How to Use the Command Line Interface (CLI)
        ◦ Comparing ESX and ESXi
        ◦ CLI Troubleshooting Options for vSphere
        ◦ Do I Need to Know Linux?
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Installing and Using vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Why You Need vMA
        ◦ What is Contained in the vMA VM
        ◦ vMA Requirements
        ◦ Downloading, Installing, and Logging into vMA
        ◦ Using vMA vCLI Commands to Manage ESX/ESXi
        ◦ Using vi-fastpass to Manage ESX/ESXi
        ◦ Using Session Files to Manage ESX/ESXi
        ◦ Consolidating ESX/ESXi Log Files with vMA
        ◦ Rebooting and Shutting Down the vMA Server
        ◦ Resetting a Lost vMA Password
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● vCenter and ESX/ESXi Log Files
        ◦ Locating and Viewing vCenter Log Files
        ◦ Locating and Viewing ESX Log Files
        ◦ Locating and Viewing ESXi Log Files
        ◦ View and Search Log Files with vSphere Client, CLI, Web, and DCUI
        ◦ Controlling Log Rotation in ESX Server
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Viewing and Searching vSphere Log Files
        ◦ Viewing and Searching with CLI Tools
        ◦ Viewing and Searching Using Vi
        ◦ Viewing and Searching with vSphere Client
        ◦ XtraVirt's Free vLogView
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Exporting vCenter and ESX/ESXi Log File Bundles
        ◦ Why Export Logs?
        ◦ Exporting vCenter Logs
        ◦ Exporting ESX and ESXi Logs
        ◦ Creating VMware Support Log File Bundles
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Configuring vSphere Centralized Logging
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Why You Need Centralized Logging
        ◦ Logging Consolidation Tips
        ◦ Changing the Location of ESXi Log Files
        ◦ Configuring vMA as a Log Server for vSphere
        ◦ Configuring a Syslog Server for vSphere
        ◦ Steps to Configure vMA as a Syslog Receiver
        ◦ Steps to Configure ESX Host to Send Syslogs to vMA
        ◦ Steps to Configure ESXi Host to Send Syslogs to vMA
        ◦ Using Kiwi Syslog Server
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Troubleshooting CPU and Memory Performance
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Critical Resources - CPU and Memory in Hosts and VMs
        ◦ Analyzing CPU and Memory Performance in vCenter
        ◦ Analyzing CPU and Memory Performance in CLI Using esxtop/resxtop
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Using vSphere Hot-Add to Dynamically Add CPU and RAM
        ◦ Adding, Modifying, and Removing Virtual Hardware
        ◦ Requirements to Use vSphere Hot-Add / Hot-Plug
        ◦ Using Hot-Add and Hot-Plug to Add RAM and CPU to a VM
        ◦ What We Covered

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USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

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