VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V8]

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Course Overview

This five-day training course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere® 8 environment. This course increases your skill level and competence in using the command-line interface, VMware vSphere® Client™, log files, and other tools to analyze and solve problems.

Who Should Attend

System architects and system administrators

Course Objectives

    • Introduce troubleshooting principles and procedures
    • Use command-line interfaces, log files, and the vSphere Client to diagnose and resolve problems in the vSphere environment
    • Explain the purpose of common vSphere log files
    • Identify networking issues based on reported symptoms
    • Validate and troubleshoot the reported networking issue
    • Identify the root cause of networking issue
    • Implement the appropriate resolution to recover from networking problems
    • Analyze storage failure scenarios using a logical troubleshooting methodology
    • Identify the root cause of storage failure
    • Apply the appropriate resolution to resolve storage failure problems
    • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster failure scenarios
    • Analyze possible vSphere cluster failure causes
    • Diagnose common VMware vSphere® High Availability problems and provide solutions
    • Identify and validate VMware ESXiTM host and VMware vCenter® problems
    • Analyze failure scenarios of ESXi host and vCenter problems
    • Select the correct resolution for the failure of ESXi host and vCenter problems
    • Troubleshoot virtual machine problems, including migration problems, snapshot problems, and connection problems
    • Troubleshoot performance problems with vSphere components

Course Outline

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 Introduction to Troubleshooting

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

3 Troubleshooting Tools

  • Discuss the various methods to run commands
  • Discuss the various ways to access ESXi Shell
  • Use commands to view, configure, and manage your vSphere components
  • Use the vSphere CLI
  • Use ESXCLI commands from the vSphere CLI
  • Use Data Center CLI commands
  • Identify the best tool for command-line interface troubleshooting
  • Identify important log files for troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi
  • Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware SkylineTM
  • Explain how VMware Skyline works
  • Describe VMware SkylineTM Health
  • Describe VMware Skyline AdvisorTM

4 Troubleshooting Virtual Networking

  • Analyze and troubleshoot standard switch problems
  • Analyze and troubleshoot virtual machine connectivity problems
  • Analyze and troubleshoot management network problems
  • Analyze and troubleshoot distributed switch problems

5 Troubleshooting Storage

  • Discuss the vSphere storage architecture
  • Identify the possible causes of problems in the various types of datastores
  • Analyze the common storage connectivity and configuration problems
  • Discuss the possible storage problems causes
  • Solve the storage connectivity problems, correct misconfigurations, and restore LUN visibility
  • Review vSphere storage architecture and functionality necessary to troubleshoot storage problems
  • Use ESXi and Linux commands to troubleshoot storage problems
  • Analyze log file entries to identify the root cause of storage problems
  • Investigate ESXi storage issues
  • Troubleshoot VM snapshots
  • Troubleshoot storage performance problems
  • Review multipathing
  • Identify the common causes of missing paths, including PDL and APD conditions
  • Solve the missing path problems between hosts and storage devices

6 Troubleshooting vSphere Clusters

  • Identify and troubleshoot vSphere HA problems
  • Analyze and solve vSphere vMotion problems
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot common vSphere DRS problems

7 Troubleshooting Virtual Machines

  • Discuss virtual machine files and disk content IDs
  • 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

8 Troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi

  • Analyze and solve vCenter Server service problems
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot vCenter Server database problems
  • Use vCenter Server Appliance shell and the Bash shell to identify and
  • solve problems
  • Identify and troubleshoot ESXi host problems

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Class Dates & Times

Class times are listed Mountain time

This is a 5-day class

Price: $4,625.00

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