TrainSignal VMware vSphere Performance Monitoring Training DVD1-YUM

Tutorial & e-learning. May 31, 2011 by speedk1ll.
TrainSignal VMware vSphere Performance Monitoring Training DVD1-YUM

TrainSignal VMware vSphere Performance Monitoring Training DVD1-YUM | ISO | 2.58 GB
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Learn how to quickly solve performance issues and optimize your virtual environment, as well as minimize downtime and reduce waste of server resources. Go beyond the basics to learn the top third party and free tools used by vExperts and pros.

TrainSignal VMware vSphere Performance Monitoring Training DVD1 Lesson 1-20:

Lesson 1 - Getting Started with VMware vSphere Performance Monitoring Training Course

In this lesson you will meet your instructor and find out why vSphere Performance is important. You will find who should watch this course as well as what we will cover.

* About Your Instructor
* 7 Reasons Why vSphere Performance is Important
* Who Should Watch this Course?
* What We Cover in the Course

Lesson 2 - Lab Setup

In this lesson you will learn about the hardware and software requirements for your environment in order to better follow along with the course.

Lesson 3 - Course Scenario

In this lesson you will learn about the scenario we will be using throughout this course, which will allow us to work hands on with VMware vSphere in a corporate setting.

Lesson 4 - Where vSphere Performance Fits Into the VCAP-DCA

vSphere Performance is a critical topic in the VCAP-DCA exam but where does it fit in and what performance topics are on the DCA? Get the answers to these questions and pickup important DCA study tips in this lesson.

* Reviewing the VCAP-DCA Blueprint
* Understanding the Importance of Performance
* VCAP-DCA Study Tips

Lesson 5 - vSphere Performance Overview

In this lesson, you’ll get an overview of what makes vSphere work by learning about the different pieces such as the VMkernel, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), and more. Understand the difference between ESX and ESXi architecture as well as critical performance considerations in a virtual infrastructure.

* Performance and Performance Problems
* Troubleshooting Methodology
* Why is Performance Critical with Virtualization?
* What Makes Up vSphere?
* ESX Server Architecture
* ESXi Server Architecture
* Comparing ESX and ESXi Server
* Critical Performance Considerations
* Understanding the VMkernel
* Understanding the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM)
* Viewing and Changing Monitor Mode

Lesson 6 - Understanding vSphere CPU Performance

Learn what causes CPU load and what affects CPU performance. Additionally, we’ll talk about CPU ready time and CPU worlds.

* CPU Scheduler Overview
* What Causes CPU Load?
* What Affects CPU Performance?
* What CPU Metrics Do I Need to Monitor?
* Importance of Ready Time
* What in the World is a CPU World?
* vSphere CPU Scheduler Reference
* Understanding NUMA

Lesson 7 - Understanding vSphere Memory Management

By watching this lesson, you’ll learn the vSphere memory management techniques vSphere uses that help to make memory over commitment possible such as transparent page sharing (TPS), memory ballooning, hypervisor swapping, and the new vSphere 4.1 memory compression.

* Memory Management Overview
* Memory Over Commitment
* Transparent Page Sharing (TPS)
* Memory Ballooning
* Hypervisor Swapping
* Memory Compression

Lesson 8 - Understanding vSphere Storage Management

Gain understanding in how vSphere uses storage and the storage virtualization layers that are involved. We’ll cover storage performance factors, protocols (like iSCSI, NFS, and FC), the VMFS, and the new Storage I/O Control (SIOC) found in vSphere 4.1

* Storage Virtualization Overview
* Storage Performance Factors
* LUN and Storage Queuing
* Understanding Storage Protocol Options
* Understanding the VMFS
* Storage I/O Control (SIOC)

Lesson 9 - Understanding vSphere Network Management

Learn how vSphere uses virtual networks and what overhead is created. You’ll learn about the various virtual machine vNIC adapters that are available and how to choose the correct one. Additionally, you’ll learn about VMDirectPath, jumbo frames, TCP offload, and the new Network I/O Control (or NIOC), also new in vSphere 4.1

* Network Virtualization Overview
* What is I/O Virtualization Overhead?
* Understanding Virtual Network Adapters
* Choosing a Network Adapter for Your VM
* VMDirectPath
* Jumbo Frames
* TCP Offload
* Network I/O Control (NIOC)
* Virtual Machine Communications Interface (VMCI)

Lesson 10 - Understanding vSphere Resource Pools

In this lesson, learn what a resource pool is, how it differs from a cluster, and the terms you need to know when you begin using resource pools (reservations, limits, and shares).

* Resource Pool Defined
* Difference Between Resource Pools and Clusters
* Resource Pool Traits
* Reservations
* Limits
* Shares
* Creating Resource Pool and Defining Reservations, Limits, and Shares

Lesson 11 - Understanding vSphere Clusters

Find out the different types of cluster (DRS/DPM/HA), how they relate to resource pools, and watch as David creates a cluster, step by step.

* What is a vSphere Cluster?
* Types of Clusters
* Creating a Cluster

Lesson 12 - Tuning vSphere CPU Resources

Find out the metrics you must know to monitor and troubleshoot vSphere CPU performance. You’ll see how to use the vSphere client and esxtop to solve CPU performance problems – FAST.

* Viewing Physical and Virtual CPU Counts
* CPU Metrics You Must Know
* Monitoring CPU Metrics with the vSphere Client
* Monitoring CPU Metrics with esxtop
* 6 Ways to Solve CPU Performance Issues

Lesson 13 - Tuning vSphere Memory Resources

vSphere memory overcommitment is phenomenal but you can push it to its limits. Learn vSphere metrics like active, consumed, and granted memory as well as swapping and ballooning. Plus, watch how to solve vSphere memory issues in 6 steps.

* Analyzing Host and VM Memory
* Memory Metrics You Must Know
* Monitoring Memory Metrics with the vSphere Client
* Monitoring Memory Metrics with esxtop
* How You Know When Host Memory is the Problem
* How You Know When Guest Memory is the Problem
* 6 Ways to Solve Memory Performance Issues

Lesson 14 - Tuning vSphere Storage Resources

When your vSphere storage is performing optimal, vSphere VMs and applications will fly. However, poor storage performance can mean end user complains and a lot of pain for the VMware Admin. Watch this lesson to find out the critical storage performance metrics you must know, how to monitor them with the vSphere client & esxtop, and how storage I/O control (SIOC) can prevent storage bottlenecks.

* Critical Storage Performance Metrics
* Monitoring Storage Metrics with the vSphere Client
* Monitoring Storage Metrics with esxtop
* How Storage I/O Control (SIOC) Can Help
* 6 Ways to Solve Storage Performance Issues

Lesson 15 - Tuning vSphere Networking Resources

What vSphere networking performance metrics do you monitor and how do you use them to troubleshoot vNetwork performance? Find out the critical vSphere network metrics, how to view them with the vSphere Client and esxtop, and how network I/O control (NIOC) can help you.

* Speed and Duplex
* Critical Networking Performance Metrics
* Monitoring Network Metrics with the vSphere Client
* Monitoring Network Metrics with esxtop
* How You Know When the Network is the Problem
* How Network I/O Control (NIOC) Can Help
* 6 Ways to Solve Network Performance Issues

Lesson 16 - VM and Application Performance Tuning Overview

In this overview video, we’ll talk about the importance of physical vs virtual resources, understanding your application, measuring application response, and when you should (or should not) virtualize an application.

* Understanding Physical vs Virtual Resources
* Understanding Your Application
* Measuring Application Response
* When You Should or Shouldn't Virtualize an Application

Lesson 17 - Properly Configuring a VM Guest

Properly configuring a virtual machine is just as important as configuring a host. In this lesson, learn how to size a virtual machine to ensure ideal performance, including CPU, RAM, and virtual devices, and more.

* Sizing VM Guest CPU, RAM, Disk, and Network
* Importance of the VMware Tools
* Installing VMware Tools
* Selecting the Right Guest OS
* Configuring Timekeeping on VMs
* Selecting Storage
* Aligning Partitions
* Disabling Unneeded Devices
* To SMP, or Not
* VMM Monitor Modes

Lesson 18 - Tuning VM Guest Memory

Managing vSphere virtual machine memory is one of the most critical pieces of vSphere performance. Learn how to size and tune VM guest memory to ensure that you don’t have undersized or oversized VMs.

* Viewing Which VMs Have Overprovisioned RAM
* How To Size VM Guest Memory
* Best Practices for VM Guest Memory

Lesson 19 - Cleaning Up a Windows VM After P2V Conversion

When converting from physical to virtual machines, you need to cleanup old device drivers and old physical server apps to ensure that you don’t end up hurting performance. Learn how to perform P2V cleanup and upgrade/downgrade your VM HAL.

* Why Cleaning Up After P2V is Important
* Steps You Should Take to Clean Up After P2V
* Resources to Assist in P2V Clean Up
* Using the VM Advanced ISO Toolset

Lesson 20 - Utilizing VM Guest Hot Add

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