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VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop v6.0 Training

Course ID: RST-68553
Duration: 5 Days

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Description

This hands-on training workshop provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere® 6 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.

This workshop is based on VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Use vSphere Web Client, the command-line interface, and logs to diagnose and resolve problems in the vSphere environment
  • Introduce troubleshooting principles and procedures
  • Troubleshoot networking issues and recover from these issues
  • 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

 
 

Audience

 System administrators
 System integrators

Prerequisites

Required prerequisites include completion of one of the following:

  • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data  Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6]
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6]
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server

Experience in working with a command-line interface is highly recommended. 

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Understand the course objectives
  • Understand the scope and topics covered by the course
  • Become familiar with online technical resources
  • Become familiar with the VMware education system and certification tracks

Introduction to Troubleshooting

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

Troubleshooting Tools

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

Networking

  • Identify the symptoms of network-related problems
  • Analyze and resolve standard and distributed switch issues
  • Analyze virtual machine connectivity issues and restore them
  • Examine common management network connectivity issues and restore configurations
  • Identify and prevent potential problems

Storage

  • Troubleshoot storage (iSCSI, NFS, VMware vSphere® VMFS, and VMware Virtual SAN™) connectivity problems
  • Analyze hardware malfunction and software misconfiguration scenarios
  • Identify multipathing-related issues, including PDL and APD
  • Analyze possible causes, recover from the faulty conditions, and restore storage visibility

vSphere Clusters

  • Identify and recover from issues related to vSphere HA
  • Analyze and troubleshoot various types of vSphere vMotion issues 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

vCenter Server and ESXi

  • Understand the vCenter Server and VMware Platform Services Controller™ architecture in vSphere 6
  • Identify and resolve authentication issues
  • Troubleshoot VMware Certificate Authority and certificate store issues
  • Analyze and fix vCenter Server services issues
  • Examine ESXi host and vCenter Server failure scenarios and resolve the issues

Virtual Machines

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

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