Friday, 8 September 2017

VMware Troubleshooting workshop

As a VMware VCI I spend a lot of time talking about VMware products, but on top of that I also spend a lot of time using, maintaining and managing VMware products.

One of the topics that is always mentioned on a VMware course is troubleshooting, one of the things that I can state as an IT veteran of over 30 years is this, “We can’t teach someone to become a trouble-shooter, we can only train people on the tools and when it’s appropriate to use them.”

The VMware vSphere 6.5: Install, Configure, and Manage course, does cover some basic troubleshooting, however VMware Education provide much more in the case of actual troubleshooting vSphere.

As an employee of a VMware Authorised Training Centre, I have to mention that we have a course/workshop that can help provide the tools to troubleshoot common issues within the VMware vSphere 6.5 product, and that course is titled:

VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.5]

This course covers the following topics:

  • 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 problems and recover from these problems. 
  • Analyse storage failure scenarios and resolve the problems. 
  • Troubleshoot vSphere cluster failure scenarios and analyse possible causes. 
  • Diagnose common VMware vSphere® High Availability problems and provide solutions. Troubleshoot problems related to virtual machine migration (VMware vSphere® vMotion®) and improve resource use (VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™). 
  • Troubleshoot VMware vCenter Server® problems Identify VMware ESXi™ host problems, analyse failure scenarios, and correct them. 
  • Troubleshoot faulty virtual machines, including installation problems, snapshot problems, connection problems, and more. 

The course/workshop lasts for 5 days, and is very lab intensive.

The course can also help prepare towards, not only your journey to the VCP6.5-DCV, but then further onto the VCIX6-DCV qualification.

Some useful resources for troubleshooting can be found below at the following links.

VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.5] course outline 

The following links take you to a webcast hosted by VMware's Feidlim O'Leary

vSphere 6.5 Troubleshooting Webcast Q&A Transcript
VMware vSphere 6.5 Top Issues and Troubleshooting - (AMER Session)

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