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VSTS - VMware vSphere 6.7: Troubleshooting Workshop

Code
VSTS
Version
6.7
Vendor
VMWARE
Duration
5 days

Training description

At this training, which is designed for 5 days, students learn the mechanisms for students learn the mechanisms for troubleshooting virtual infrastructure. The training covers the following important topics: the main mechanisms for troubleshooting a virtual network, storage system, virtual machines, or vSphere cluster working. In addition, students will analyze logs using different tools and learn other command line tools that will be useful in the troubleshooting process.
During the laboratory works students will improve their skills to fast troubleshooting of virtual infrastructure.

Intended Audience

This training will be useful to system engineers, system administrators, technical specialists working with the VMware virtualization environment.

Expected students’ skills and knowledge

To complete this training, it is recommended to have knowledge and experience in administrating ESXi and vCenter Server equal to the VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV), or VMware vSphere: Fast Track v6.5, or VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7 courses. In addition, students need to have an experience with the command line interface.

Training outline

Chapter 1. Course Introduction.

  • Introductions and course logistics.
  • Course objectives.

Chapter 2. Introduction to Troubleshooting.

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

Chapter 3. Troubleshooting Tools.

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

Chapter 4. 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.

Chapter 5. 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 faulty conditions, and restore storage visibility.

Chapter 6. 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.

Chapter 7. 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.

Chapter 8. vCenter Server and ESXi.

  • Describe 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.
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