The student should have a familiarity with basic vSphere concepts, and understand the major components such as vCenter, ESXi, and Virtual Machines.
- [Voiceover] Before we begin our Administer and Manage VMware vSphere Resources class, let's talk about a few things that you should know. There's some resources that we use in class that may prove especially useful to you if you're preparing for the VCP Exam. Let's take a moment to look at a couple of those resources. We'll be using the VMware hands-on labs to demonstrate certain topics. Here you can see there's a wide variety of free labs that are available. You can try any of these labs at any time.
And they're all free of cost. There are two areas that we focus on in our demonstrations during this course. Under the Storage Focus, we use the What's New with Virtual SAN 6.2 demonstration. And under the Software-Defined Data Center, we use the hands-on lab for vSphere with Operations Management 6: Advanced Topics. In addition to the assessments that are provided at the end of each chapter, it might be beneficial to go find a complete practice exam to prepare you for the VCP 6 Data Center Virtualization Exam.
TrainerTests.com provides complete practice exams for a number of VMware certifications that will ensure that you're ready to pass your exam. Before you begin this class, you should have some prerequisite knowledge of vSphere. You should have a basic understanding of vSphere components, such as ESXi hosts, virtual machines, virtual switches, and vCenter.
VMware Certified Instructor Rick Crisci provides an overview of vSphere resource controls—shares, limits, and reservations—and their impact on performance and VSWP file size. Rick explains exactly what happens when virtual machines compete for resources, the role of swap files, and how resource controls help automate allocation.
In chapter 2, Rick shows how to manage performance with resource pools, including child pools. He explains the impact a reservation has on resource pools, and includes a demo on creating and configuring a resource pool. Chapter 3 is an overview of the vFlash architecture for leveraging SSD resources. Watch this chapter to learn how to configure vFlash reservations and to assign a reservation to a VM.
Note: This course maps to the Administer and Manage vSphere 6.x Resources domain of the vSphere Certified Professional 6—Data Center Virtualization (VCP6DCV) exam.
- Allocating memory and CPU
- Using ESXTOP
- Configuring reservations, limits, and shares
- Managing performance with resource pools
- Creating child and tiered resource pools
- Leveraging SSD resources with vFlash