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Troubleshooting VMware vSphere



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As organisations adopt virtual environments, they should also take steps to prevent issues that can damage system availability and create downtime. In this training course, you learn to apply a series of proven tools and techniques for troubleshooting potential problems, diagnosing and correcting configuration issues, and ensuring optimal resource allocation and availability in the vSphere environment.

You Will Learn How To

  • Troubleshoot configuration issues in the vSphere environment
  • Exploit built-in graphical and command-line tools for problem analysis
  • Optimise CPU and memory resource allocation to mitigate performance issues
  • Resolve network and storage network failures

Important Course Information


  • Knowledge of installing and configuring VMware vSphere at the level of:

Recommended Experience:

  • Working knowledge of enterprise storage and networking


  • This course uses VMware vSphere 6

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • How do you know you have a problem
  • The four major steps of troubleshooting
  • Outlining troubleshooting in a virtualised environment
  • Leveraging Built-In Analysis Tools

Identifying and resolving problems

  • Reviewing the tools of the trade within vSphere
  • Matching the tool to the situation

Monitoring the system with command line tools

  • Graphical vs. command line benefits
  • Comparing vCLI and vMA
  • Talking directly to ESXi
  • Gaining visibility with esxtop
  • Investigating System Event Logs

Evaluating problems using log files

  • Accessing individual log files to determine problems
  • Preserving temporary log files

Implementing centralised logging

  • Identifying the benefits of centralised logging
  • Deploying VMware Syslog Collector
  • Managing CPU and Memory Design

Defining physical CPU impact on vCPU performance

  • Virtualisation support within major CPU architectures
  • Configuring vCPU resources

Evaluating memory

  • Investigating memory pressure effects
  • Optimising VM memory configurations with ESXi
  • Analysing Virtual Networks

Mapping virtual networks

  • Reviewing virtual networking components
  • Connecting virtual to physical networks

Inspecting network traffic

  • Capturing network traffic
  • Protocol analysis techniques
  • Resolving Storage Access and Performance Issues

Investigating storage architecture

  • Array to LUN to data store configuration
  • Reviewing storage connectivity options

Analysing storage failures

  • Identifying and resolving LUN accessibility problems
  • Correcting non-optimal configurations
  • Solving vMotion Errors

Appraising vMotion-based resource management

  • vMotion vs. storage vMotion
  • Reviewing live vMotion requirements

Isolating and resolving vMotion failures

  • Repairing configuration-induced errors
  • Isolating non-configuration vMotion problems
  • Troubleshooting Host Clusters

Cluster-based management

  • Reviewing resource pools
  • Defining admission control

Automating and balancing loads with Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

  • Implementing VM granularity
  • Examining the DRS engine
  • Tracking DRS actions
  • Analysing the failure modes of DRS

Capacity and I/O load matching with storage DRS

  • Defining storage DRS methodologies
  • Exploiting storage DRS
  • Identifying storage DRS faults

Resolving VM availability issues with HA

  • Deep-diving the HA engine mechanisms
  • HA admission control issues
  • Integrating DRS and HA functionality
  • Applying Lessons Learned
  • Integrating problem isolation and analysis techniques
  • Proof-of-concept problem solving
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“VMware training at Learning Tree prepared me to be a successful contributor in our ongoing virtualization project. The knowledge I gained has enabled me to bring to light some technical shortcomings in our current environment”.

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