Course outline

VMware vSphere 6.5: Troubleshooting Workshop

Categories: Guaranteed To Run™, VMware

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Duration: 5 Days

This five-day, hands-on training workshop provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere® 6.x environment. This workshop increases your skill and competence in using the command-line interface, VMware vSphere® Web Client, VMware vRealize® Log lnsight, and other tools to analyze and solve problems.

Product Alignment

  • ESXi 6.5
  • vCenter Server 6.5
  • Use vSphere Web Client, the command-line interface, and logs to diagnose and resolve problems in the vSphere environment
  • Introduce troubleshooting principals and procedures
  • Troubleshoot networking issues and recover from them
  • Analyze storage failure scenarios and resolve the issues
  • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster failure scenarios and analyze possible causes
  • Diagnose common VMware vSphere® High Availability issues and provide solutions
  • Troubleshoot problems related to virtual machine migration (VMware vSphere®; vMotion®) and improve resource use (VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler)
  • Troubleshoot vCenter Server issues
  • Identify ESXi host issues (analyze failure scenarios and correct them)
  • Troubleshoot faulty virtual machines, including installation issues, snapshot issues, connection issues, and more.

Required prerequisites include completion of one of the following:

  • VMware Certified Professional 6- Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)
  • VM-VVFT
  • VMware vSphere 6.0: Optimize and Scale (VOS)
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter ServerExperience with working at the command prompt is highly recommended.
  • System administrators
  • System integrators

VMware vSphere 6.5: Troubleshooting Workshop (VSTS)

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the content of this course
  • Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
  • Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
  • Identify additional resources

Introduction to Troubleshooting

  • Identify the effects of a system problem
  • Define the scope of troubleshooting
  • Use a structured approach
  • Understand the principles of troubleshooting
  • Follow a logical troubleshooting procedure
  • Examine examples of troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Tools

  • Use command-line tools to identify and troubleshoot problems
  • Use VMware vSphere® Management Assistant
  • Find and interpret important log files
  • Use vRealize Log Insight for log aggregation, efficient log search, and problem analysis

Networking

  • Identify the symptoms of network-related problems
  • 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
  • Identify and prevent potential problems

Storage

  • Troubleshoot storage (iSCSI, NFS, VMware vSphere® VMFS, VMware vSAN, and VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes) connectivity problems
  • Analyze storage-related logs
  • Analyze hardware malfunction and software misconfiguration scenarios
  • Identify multipathing-related problems, including permanent device loss (PDL) and all paths down (APD)
  • Analyze possible causes, recover from the faulty conditions, and restore storage visibility

vSphere Clusters

  • Identify and recover from problems related to vSphere HA
  • Analyze and troubleshoot various types of vSphere vMotion problems related to virtual machine migrations
  • Discuss and recover from vSphere DRS problems to achieve proper function and balanced resource use
  • Examine vSphere cluster failure scenarios and possible solutions

Virtual Machines

  • Analyze and resolve common virtual machine snapshot problems
  • Identify possible causes and resolve virtual machine power-on problems
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine connection state problems
  • Resolve problems seen during VMware Tools installations
  • Examine failure scenarios and provide solutions

vCenter Server and ESXi

  • Understand the vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller architecture in vSphere 6.x
  • Identify and resolve authentication problems
  • Troubleshoot VMware Certificate Authority and certificate problems
  • Analyze and fix problems with vCenter Server services
  • Analyze and fix vCenter Server database problems
  • Identify VMware vCenter Server® High Availability problems
  • Examine ESXi host and vCenter Server failure scenarios and resolve the problems
  • Guaranteed to Run™. This ensures you will attend the instructor led class or live online class you want as scheduled without any disruptive cancellations*. You book the training you need, get back to focusing on your job and are sure your training requirements will be met saving time, money and ensuring peace of mind.
  • This schedule icon the schedule indicates that this date/time will be conducted as Instructor Led Training (ILT) or a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) depending on the indicated class availablity.
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