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This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere® 7.x environment.

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Overview:

This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere® 7.x environment. This workshop increases your skill and competence in using the command-line interface, VMware vSphere® Client™, log files, and other tools to analyze and solve problems.

Prerequisite(s):

This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.x] or [V7]
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] or [V7]
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.x] or [V7]
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server

Experience with working at the command line is highly recommended.

Audience:

System administrators and system integrators

Outline:

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Introduction to Troubleshooting

  • Define the scope of troubleshooting
  • Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
  • Apply a troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and improve troubleshooting efficiency

Module 3: Troubleshooting Tools

  • Use command-line tools (such as ESXCLI) to identify and troubleshoot vSphere problems
  • Identify important vSphere log files and interpret the log file contents

Module 4: Troubleshooting Virtual Networking

  • Analyze and resolve standard switch and distributed switch problems
  • Analyze virtual machine connectivity problems and fix them
  • Examine common management network connectivity problems and restore configurations

Module 5: Troubleshooting Storage

  • Troubleshoot and resolve storage (iSCSI, NFS, and VMware vSphere® VMFS) connectivity and configuration problems
  • Analyze and resolve common VM snapshot problems
  • Identify and resolve multipathing-related problems, including common causes of permanent device loss (PDL) and all paths down (APD) event problems

Module 6: Troubleshooting vSphere Clusters

  • Identify and recover from problems related to vSphere HA
  • Analyze and resolve VMware vSphere® vMotion® configuration and operational problems
  • Analyze and resolve common VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ problems

Module 7: Troubleshooting Virtual Machines

  • Identify, analyze, and solve virtual machine snapshot problems
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine power-on problems
  • Identify possible causes and troubleshoot virtual machine connection state problems
  • Diagnose and recover from VMware Tools™ installation failures

Module 8: Troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi

  • Analyze and fix problems with vCenter Server services
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot vCenter Server database problems
  • Examine ESXi host and vCenter Server failure scenarios and resolve the problems

Additional information

Length

5 days

Guaranteed to run

No