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VMware vSphere 6.5 Optimize and Upgrade

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2 Days

12 CPD hours

About this course

Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators.


Configure and manage VMware ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
Use VMware vSphere© Client, VMware vSphere© Web Client, and VMware vSphere© ESXi Shell to manage vSphere
Use VMware vSphere© Auto Deploy and host profiles to provision ESXi hosts
Optimize the performance of all vSphere components
Use VMware vRealize© Log Insight to monitor system logs
Deploy VMware vCenter© Server Appliance to be highly available and optimized for performance
Migrate a Windows vCenter Server system to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
Harden the vSphere environment against security threats
Encrypt virtual machines for additional security


This advanced course provides students with advanced knowledge of configuring and operating a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure.

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Identify additional resources for after this course
  • Identify other VMware Education offerings
  • Describe the user interfaces available in vSphere 6.5
Network Scalability
  • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring, LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow
Storage Scalability
  • Explain VMware vSphere© Storage APIs - Array Integration and VMware vSphere© API for Storage Awareness
  • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
  • Configure VMware vSphere© Storage DRS and VMware vSphere© Storage I/O Control
  • Create and use virtual volumes in vSphere
Host and Management Scalability
  • Explain the uses of VMware vCenter© Converter
  • Define and use content libraries
  • Describe and use host profiles
  • Describe and use VMware vSphere© ESXi Image Builder CLI and vSphere Auto Deploy
CPU Optimization
  • Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other features that affect CPU performance
  • Use esxtop to monitor key CPU performance metrics
Memory Optimization
  • Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host-swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
  • Use esxtop to monitor key memory performance metrics
Storage Optimization
  • Describe storage queue types and other factors that affect storage performance
  • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics
  • 8 Network Optimization
Network Optimization
  • Explain the performance features of network adapters
  • Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
  • Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics
Analyzing vSphere
  • Explain how Proactive DRS enhances virtual machine availability
  • Use vRealize Log Insight to identify and troubleshoot issues
vCenter Server Availability and Performance
  • Describe the high availability options for vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller
  • Describe and use VMware vCenter Server© High Availability
  • Identify the factors that influence vCenter Server performance
  • Migrate a Windows vCenter Server 5.5 system to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
vSphere Security
  • Configure ESXi host access and authorization
  • Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines
  • Use VMware Certificate Authority to configure vSphere certificate management
  • Configure vSphere to encrypt virtual machines, core dumps
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Delivery by TDSynex, Exit Certified and New Horizons an VMware Authorised Training Centre (VATC)

Nexus Humans VMware vSphere 6.5 Optimize and Upgrade training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the VMware vSphere 6.5 Optimize and Upgrade course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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