- Course CodeCR_KVMWR_6
- Field of StudyComputing
- Type of CourseCertificate
- Type of QualificationSpecial Award
- Type of Study Part time
- Application Closing Date8th September 2017
- LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
An Information/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 6th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.
The cost of the course is €2,250 which includes the provision of an exam voucher which covers 70% of the exam total. This offer is only open to students who take a course under the VMware IT Academy.
This course is delivered fully online using Adobe Connect (Virtual Classroom) and NETLab + and VMware vCloud (Virtual Lab Environment). Lectures are recorded and can be streamed on an on-demand basis over the duration of the course. The course is supported through CIT’s Learning Management Systems and other communication systems.
It is delivered over 12 weeks (Two evenings a week Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm – 9:30pm); during the academic year. However, there is flexibility to deliver the course at other times based on demand. The course is broken down into the following: 60% lecture, 40% hands-on lab.
The first eight weeks of the course are given over to the vSphere 6.0 Install, Configure and Manage part of the course, while the following four weeks are focused on managing, optimising and scaling the VMware virtualised environment.
On completion, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
The typical target audience for this course would come from the following roles within the IT industry. However, applicants from other areas are welcome to apply.
Experience with VMware vSphere hypervisor would be an advantage
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
• Additional resources libraries and how to deploy and use them.
VMware Management Resources
• Understand the purpose of VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface commands
• Discuss options for running vSphere CLI commands
• Deploy and configure vSphere Management Assistant
• Use vmware-cmd for virtual machine operations
• Describe the features and benefits of the Platform Services Controller
• Configure ESXi host access and authorisation
• Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines
• Review the vSphere performance troubleshootingmethodology
• Explain software and hardware virtualisation techniques and their effects on performance
• Use vSphere performance monitoring tools
• Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches
• Migrate virtual machines from standard switches to distributed switches
• Explain distributed switch features such as port mirroring,
• LACP, QoS tagging, and NetFlow
Network Performance Troubleshooting
• Explain the performance features of network adapters
• Explain the performance features of vSphere networking
• Monitor key network performance metrics
• Use vSphere Management Assistant to manage virtual network configurations
• Troubleshoot common network performance problems
• Explain vSphere storage APIs for array integration and storage awareness
• Configure and assign virtual machine storage policies
• Configure VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ and VMware
• vSphere® Storage I/O Control
• Create and use virtual volumes in vSphere
• Diagnose storage access problems
• Configure VMware vSphere® Flash Read Cache™
• Monitor key storage performance metrics
• Troubleshoot common storage performance problems
• Explain the CPU scheduler operation, NUMA support, and other
• features that affect CPU performance
• Monitor key CPU performance metrics
• Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems
• Explain ballooning, memory compression, and host swapping techniques for memory reclamation when memory is overcommitted
• Monitor key memory performance metrics
• Troubleshoot common memory performance problems
Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimisation
• Describe guidelines for optimising virtual machine configuration
• Discuss how vGPU usage affects virtual machine performance
• Discuss guidelines for using resource allocation settings
• Discuss guidelines for using resource pools
• Discuss guidelines for using vSphere DRS clusters
• Troubleshoot common vSphere cluster problems
Host and Management Scalability
• Describe and use host profiles
• Define and use content libraries
• Upgrade ESXi and vCenter Server instances
• Use VMware vSphere PowerCLI™
• Use Virtual Machine Converter
• Use VMware vSphere ESXi™ Image Builder CLI and vSphere
• Auto Deploy