VMware vSphere 6, Part 4 of 5: Resources and Performance
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VMware vSphere 6, Part 4 of 5: Resources and Performance

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Updated Feb 04, 2020

Welcome to VMware 6.0 Bootcamp. In this course we cover security and permissions and how others work in your environment. Also we will cover server and VM monitoring, performance from both inside and outside the VM. Finally a look at advanced ESXi and vCenter management, vmotion and policy driven storage SDRS. This course contains the following lessons:


Lesson 1:

  • Transparent Memory Page Sharing
  • TPS Modified: ESXi 5.0-6.0
  • Memory Overcommitment
  • Balloon-Driver: vmmemctl
  • Swap File
  • VMkernel Swap
  • Memory Overhead
  • VMKernel Swap Location
  • Host System Swap File
  • Memory Usage
  • Virtual CPUs
  • VMkernel CPU Load Balancing
  • CPU and Memory Resource Setting Terms
  • CPU Resource Settings
  • Memory Resource Settings
  • ESXi 6.0 Utilization per VM
  • Resource Shares.

Lesson 2:

  • Resource Pools Overview
  • Resource Pool Usage Example
  • Resource Pool Example: CPU Limits
  • Best Practices for VM Resources
  • Latency-Sensitive Applications
  • Latency-Sensitive Feature.

Lesson 3:

  • Performance Monitoring: Overview
  • Performance Monitoring: Advanced
  • Customize Performance Chart
  • Troubleshooting Performance
  • esxtop
  • Performance Snapshots and vRealize Operations
  • Veeam ONE 8 for VMware
  • Veeam Management Pack for System Center
  • Dell Foglight for Virtualization
  • SolarWinds
  • VMTurbo Virtual Health Monitor.

Lesson 4:

  • vCenter Alarms
  • Default Alarms in vCenter
  • Alarm Settings and Notification Configuration
  • ESXi Log Files
  • Collecting Windows and vCSA Log Files
  • Collecting vCenter Diagnostics Data
  • Configuring Syslog on ESXi and Syslog Servers
  • Review.

Lesson 5:

  • vCenter Storage Reports
  • Storage vMotion Migration
  • Storage vMotion Requirements
  • Storage vMotion Architecture
  • Transition Process
  • Transfer Process
  • Storage vMotion in vSphere 5.x/6.0.

Lesson 6:

  • vMotion Migration
  • How vMotion Works
  • vMotion: Host Requirements
  • vMotion Errors and Warnings
  • VM Map View
  • Advanced vMotion Errors
  • vMotion Enhancements in vSphere 6
  • Cross vSwitch vMotion
  • Cross vCenter vMotion
  • Long Distance vMotion.

Lesson 7:

  • Enhanced vMotion Migration
  • vCenter Host Cluster
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler Overview
  • DRS Cluster in the vCenter Inventory
  • Retaining Host Resource Pools
  • Configure Automation Level
  • Initial Placement
  • DRS Recommendations, History, and Utilization
  • Virtual Machine Rules
  • Groups and Rules: Virtual Machine to Host
  • VM Overrides
  • Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • VM Swapfile Location
  • Planned Downtime: Maintenance Mode.

Lesson 8:

  • Monitor Cluster Objects State
  • Monitoring the DRS Cluster: What to Look for
  • Profile-Driven Storage
  • vSphere Storage API for Storage Awareness
  • Enable and Create VM Storage Policy
  • Apply VM Storage Policy to VMs
  • Datastore Clusters and Storage DRS
  • Create a Datastore Cluster for SDRS
  • Datastore Cluster Information
  • Edit a Datastore Cluster.

Lesson 9:

  • Host Profiles Overview
  • What's New in Version 6
  • Create Host Profile
  • Edit and Attach Host Profile
  • Check Compliance, Apply, and Edit Host Profile
  • Linked vCenter Servers Overview: vSphere 5.1/5.5
  • Linked Mode Group Prereqs: vSphere 5.1/5/5
  • Create a Linked Mode Group
  • Manage Multiple vCenters and Enhanced Linked Mode.
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