This hands-on VMware® training course explores the management of performance in a VMware vSphere™ environment. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make fundamental design decisions that enhance performance, and you will learn to meet performance goals in an already-deployed vSphere installation. The course is based on VMware ESX 4.0, ESXi 4.0, and vCenter Server 4.0

Target Audience

  • System administrators, systems engineers, and consultants responsible for managing the performance of a vSphere installation


  • The performance impact of using different monitor modes
  • Use vSphere tools to monitor the performance of ESX/ESXi hosts
  • Diagnose performance problems relating to CPU, memory, network, and storage on an ESX/ESXi host
  • How to achieve an optimal virtual machine configuratio
  • Guidelines for monitoring application performance

Course Outline

Performance in a Virtualized Environment

  • vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
  • Software and hardware virtualization techniques and their impact on performance
  • Monitor performance using vCenter Server performance charts and the ESX/ESXi resxtop command

CPU Performance

  • CPU scheduler and other features that have an impact on CPU performanc
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics/li>
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Memory Performance

  • Memory reclamation techniques and memory overcommitment
  • Monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common memory performance problems

Guidelines for DRS and Resource Controls

  • Performance guidelines for DRS clusters, resource pools, and resource allocation settings

Network Performance

  • Performance features of modern network adapters
  • Monitor key network performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common network performance problems

Storage Performance

  • How storage protocols, VMware vStorage VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

Virtual Machine Performance

  • Guidelines for configuring a virtual machine for optimal performance

Application Performance

  • Tools and guidelines for application performance

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