VMware vSphere 6 Install, Configure, Manage – Part 2: vSphere 6 Monitoring

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.

Overview

VMware vSphere 6 offers various features for monitoring and reporting, as well as for profile management. In this course, you will learn how performance charts and various monitoring and reporting tools assist in identifying potential issues within a VMWare virtualized environment. You will also learn the benefits of host profiles, how to create them, and how to ensure host profile compliance.

Target Audience

Virtualization and cloud administrators who install, configure, and manage vSphere installations

Prerequisites

None

Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Performance Charts (Part 1)

  • describe how performance charts offer a real-time look into hardware utilization within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Performance Charts (Part 2)

  • use performance charts to identify potential hardware utilization issues within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Events

  • use event results to identify potential issues within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Hardware Status

  • identify how hardware status results help identify potential issues with host hardware
  • Log Browser

  • use Log Browser as a troubleshooting tool within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Tags

  • use tags to help organize a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Searches and Filters

  • describe how to effectively use searches and filters within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Alarms

  • describe characteristics of alarms within vSphere
  • Alarm Configuration (Part 1)

  • recognize methods to configure alarms within vSphere
  • Alarm Configuration (Part 2)

  • configure an alarm within vSphere
  • Alarm Response

  • identify best practices for responding to alarms within vSphere
  • Scheduled Tasks

  • describe how scheduled tasks help with maintenance within a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Host Profiles Overview

  • describe the purpose of host profiles in vSphere
  • Creating Host Profiles

  • create a host profile in vSphere
  • Attaching Host Profiles

  • apply a host profile to a host or cluster within vSphere
  • Profile Compliance

  • describe how to scan for profile compliance within vSphere
  • Host Profile Remediation

  • perform host profile remediation in vSphere to bring profiles into compliance
  • Storage Policies

  • describe how storage policies benefit a VMWare virtualized environment
  • Exercise: Monitoring, Alarms, and Profiles in vSphere

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