TrainSignal VMware vSphere Performance Monitoring Training DVD2-YUM

Tutorial & e-learning. May 31, 2011 by speedk1ll.
TrainSignal VMware vSphere Performance Monitoring Training DVD2-YUM

TrainSignal VMware vSphere Performance Monitoring Training DVD2-YUM | ISO | 2.74 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 DVD2 Lesson 21-40:

Lesson 21 - Using vSphere Alarms for Performance Monitoring

An important part of performance management is monitoring infrastructure performance. You don’t want overutilization to cause downtime for the end users! Watch this lesson to learn how to configure default and custom vSphere performance alarms.

* Alarms Overview
* Alarms vs. Events
* Configuring vSphere Performance Alarms
* Modifying a Default Alarm
* Configuring vCenter Server Mail Sender Settings
* Creating a New Alarm
* Testing Alarms

Lesson 22 - Advanced Performance Graphing with the vSphere Client

The vSphere client offers advanced performance graphing that is highly customizable. Learn about the multitude of vSphere performance counters available at just about every level of the virtual infrastructure, how to save your graphs for later use, and how to export your graphs to a graphic file or to Microsoft Excel.

* vSphere Performance Graphing Overview
* Controlling the Amount and Detail of Stored Performance Data
* Customizing Advanced Performance Graphs
* Saving and Exporting Performance Graphs

Lesson 23 - Advanced Performance Analysis with esxtop and resxtop

Learn how to use the best CLI-run vSphere Performance tool – esxtop. You’ll find out when to use esxtop vs resxtop, how to control esxtop columns, how to save your configuration, run esxtop in batch mode, and more!

* Overview of esxtop
* Differences Between esxtop and resxtop
* Controlling esxtop Columns and Fields
* Using esxtop Configuration Files
* Running esxtop in Batch Mode
* Common esxtop Scenarios
* esxtop Resources

Lesson 24 - Storage Performance Analysis with vscsiStats

Learn how to use this powerful CLI storage analysis tool, step by step, to show statistics like virtual storage latency. Plus, you’ll learn how to export the results to excel and create a chart them.

* Overview of vscsiStats
* Using vscsiStats, Step by Step
* Scenarios for vscsiStats
* Graphing vscsiStats with Excel
* To Learn More

Lesson 25 - VMware AppSpeed Quickstart

VMware’s AppSpeed delves into the performance of the actual applications running in the virtual infrastructure. In this lesson, David will show you how to install and get started with VMware’s application performance monitoring (APM) tool.

* AppSpeed Overview
* Scenarios Where AppSpeed Can Help
* AppSpeed Requirements and Installation
* Using AppSpeed

Lesson 26 - VMware Capacity IQ Quickstart

VMware’s Capacity IQ focuses on vSphere capacity analysis and planning. In this lesson, you’ll get an overview of how Capacity IQ helps as well as how to install it and get started using it to prevent capacity bottlenecks in your virtual infrastructure.

* Capacity IQ Overview
* Scenarios Where Capacity IQ Can Help
* Capacity IQ Requirements and Installation
* Using Capacity IQ

Lesson 27 - Distributed Resource Scheduler Overview

In this lesson, you’ll find out why DRS may work differently that you thought. You’ll tune-up your skills on creating and monitoring DRS clusters before we move into more advanced topics.

* Overview of Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
* Why Isn’t My VM Load Perfectly Balanced?
* Configuring DRS
* Creating DRS Cluster
* DRS Troubleshooting Tips
* Monitoring DRS
* My Favorite HA/DRS Book

Lesson 28 - DRS Automation, Affinity Rules, and EVC

There is more to DRS than just initial setup. From watching this lesson, you’ll understand the different DRS automation levels, how to properly configure DRS rules and groups, and how to enable Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC).

* Understanding DRS Automation
* DRS Groups and Affinity Rules
* New DRS Features in vSphere 4.1
* Understanding Enhanced VMotion Compatibility (EVC)

Lesson 29 - Configuring and Using Distributed Power Management

Save your company tons of money by enabling Distributed Power Management (DPM). Besides the real cost savings, learn how to configure DPM, the DPM automation levels, DPM thresholds, and why you might opt to use per host DPM.

* Distributed Power Management (DPM) Overview
* Enabling and Configuring DPM
* Monitoring Power Utilization

Lesson 30 - vSphere Capacity Planning

Learn how to perform proper vSphere capacity planning so that the whole virtual infrastructure doesn’t grind to a halt. Find out the steps to perform successful capacity planning, the tools to use, how to use VMware Guided Consolidation, and how to predict host and VM capacity with performance charts.

* Why Perform Capacity Planning?
* Steps to Perform Successful Capacity Planning
* Tools Used in Capacity Planning
* Using VMware Guided Consolidation
* Configuring VMware Guided Consolidation
* Predicting Host and VM Capacity with Performance Charts
* Using vSphere Performance Charts for Capacity Planning

Lesson 31 - Using VMware vCenter Operations

The latest VMware performance tool is vCenter Operations. It is unique among other performance tools as focuses on collecting performance statistics and then alerts you to abnormal behavior of the virtual infrastructure. In this lesson, you’ll find out how to install it, configure it, and understand it’s workload, health, and capacity scores which you’ll use to troubleshoot vSphere performance.

* vCenter Operations Overview
* Requirements and Installation
* Terms: Workload, Health, and Capacity
* Downloading and Installing vCenter Operations
* Configuring vCenter Operations
* Using vCenter Operations

Lesson 32 - Using VKernel vOperations Suite

vKernel’s vOperations Suite (vOPS) is a third-party virtual appliance that performs capacity analysis, performance monitoring, and identifies under or overprovisioned virtual machines. This lesson will show you what it can do, how to download it, install it, and configure it.

* What is VKernel vOps?
* System Requirements
* Installation
* Using vOps for Capacity Planning

Lesson 33 - VMware’s Free ESXplot

VMware’s free ESXplot allows you to create graphs of esxtop exports in order to solve vSphere performance problems in the infrastructure. Learn how to get ESXplot up and running, export data from esxtop, view graphs in ESXplot, and export ESXplot graphs to a graphic file.

* What is ESXplot?
* Downloading and Installing ESXplot
* Exporting Data from ESXi Server Using esxtop
* Analyzing vSphere Stats From esxtop with ESXplot

Lesson 34 - VMware’s Free IOBlazer

A free performance tool from VMware, IOBlazer is used to analyze trace files from vscsiStats and perform storage modeling. Learn where to get it, how to export vscsiStats trace files, and analyze them with IOBlazer.

* What is IOBlazer?
* Downloading and Installing IOBlazer
* Analyzing vSphere Storage Stats From vscsiStats with IOBlazer

Lesson 35 - Veeam Monitor Free Edition

Veeam’s Monitor version 5 is an excellent vSphere performance monitoring and alerting third-party product, offered in a completely free version. Learn how to obtain the free version, install it in a VM, link it to vCenter, and view the critical performance metrics at every level of the virtual infrastructure.

* How Can Veeam Monitor Free Help You?
* Veeam Monitor Free vs. Full
* Downloading and Installing Veeam Monitor Free Edition
* 5 Critical Performance Stats, Analyzed with Veeam Monitor

Lesson 36 - Xangati for ESX Free Edition

No other performance tool offers insight to the vSphere virtual network like Xangati does. Xangati combines traditional vCenter performance metrics with realtime traffic monitoring of the virtual network to provide you a powerful vSphere performance troubleshooting tool. Thankfully, there is a free version of Xangati that David will show you how to install and use in this lesson.

* What Makes Xangati Unique?
* Downloading and Installing Xangati for ESX
* Configuring Xangati
* Virtual Network Analysis with Xangati

Lesson 37 - Using vKernel's Free Performance Tools

vKernel offers four different free vSphere performance tools. Learn how to use ApplicationView, CapacityView, StorageView, and Capacity Modeler. You’ll gain extensive knowledge on how to get Capacity Modeler up and running then use it to perform “what if” vSphere capacity modeling scenarios.

* Four Free Performance Tools From vKernel
* Exploring VMs Utilization with ApplicationView
* vSphere Performance Overview with CapacityView
* Analyze Storage Latency with StorageVie
* Predicting vSphere Capacity with Capacity Modeler

Lesson 38 - XtraVirt’s Free vAlarm

One of David’s recommended must-have free tools is vAlarm because it alerts you to alarms in the virtual infrastructure, on your Windows desktop, without having to individually configure the 42 default alarms, individually.

* What is vAlarm?
* Downloading and Installing vAlarm
* vSphere Alarms in Windows with vAlarm

Lesson 39 - VMware Guest Console (Free)

Learn how to use the free vSphere guest VM management tool that David calls “a must-have tool for VMware Admins”. VGC allows you to administer guest VM state, access the console, manage processes across all VMs, access file systems of all VMs, and manage snapshots.

* Overview of Free VMware Guest Console (VGC)
* Downloading and Installing VGC
* Analyzing VM Inventory, Processes, Snapshots, and More

Lesson 40 - Next Steps

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