VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale (VCAP5-DCA)

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Course Overview

The VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale Training, is for experienced VMware vSphere personnel. This course covers advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale course is based on VMware vSphere ESXi and VMware vCenter Server. Learn how to optimize the performance of all vSphere components, manage changes to the vSphere environment, deploy DRS clusters and so much more. This course prepares the participants for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Data Center Administration certification (VCAP5-DCA). exam.

Course Content

Getting Started with VCAP5-DCA Introduction   
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

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Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.


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