VMware vSphere 8.0: Optimize and Scale - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC `

VMware vSphere 8.0: Optimize and Scale

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This course is online and mostly hands-on via remote access to VMs running actual VMware technologies. The course explores Optimization and Scaling of VMware vSphere, which consists of ESXi and vCenter Server. This course is based on ESXi8 and vCenter Server 8. Completion of this course satisfies the VMware-authorized prerequisite to taking the VCPDCV exam. Upon completing this course, the student will be provided VMware exam voucher codes for up to 70% off the normal exam price. The hands-on assignments in this course will require about 3 to 5 hours per week.

Course Schedule, Cost and Registration:

Upcoming classes:

VMware Optimize and Scale 8.0:
July 8 – September 13, 2024 or
October 7 – December 13

Cost:  $180.00

View Available Dates and Register!

For more information, contact:
Coordinator: Lisa Newkirk at ldnewkirk@waynecc.edu or call (919) 739-6931

Suggested Pre-class Experience:

This course is suitable for the following target audience: system administrators, systems
engineers, technicians responsible for server virtualization. Before taking this course, some
networking and storage experience would be beneficial but not essential.

VCP Exam Discounts:

When students become proficient with VMware technologies, they should seek VMware certification. To encourage students, upon completion of this course, they will be provided VMware exam voucher codes for up to 70% off the normal exam price.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Configure and manage vSphere 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
  • Create a content library for deploying virtual machines
  • Use VMware vSphere Auto Deploy and host profiles to provision VMware ESXi hosts and manage
  • ESXi host compliance
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators for compute, storage, and networking resources for ESXi hosts
  • Optimize the performance of ESXi and VMware vCenter Server
  • Harden the vSphere environment against security threats
  • Encrypt virtual machines for additional security

Topics Covered:

  • Using the VMware vSphere Web Client
  • Configure and manage vSphere distributed switches
  • Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
  • Create vSAN storage policies
  • Configure VMware vSphere Storage DRS and VMware vSphere Storage I/O Control
  • Define and use content libraries
  • Use esxtop to monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Use esxtop to monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Use esxtop to monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Use esxtop to monitor key network performance metrics
  • Use VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ tools to monitor resource usage
  • 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 and VMware vSphere vMotion migrations