vSphere 6 Foundations: Perform Basic Troubleshooting

Knowing how to troubleshoot problems in VMware vSphere (one of the most widely-used and advanced virtualization platforms in enterprises today) is essential. This course will teach you how to solve a variety of issues with ease and understanding.
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(21)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 21, 2016
Duration
1h 53m
Table of contents
Introduction
Perform Basic Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Installations
Perform Basic Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Operations
Perform Basic Troubleshooting of VM Operations
Identify and Troubleshoot Basic Misconfigurations Through the GUI
Description
Course info
Rating
(21)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 21, 2016
Duration
1h 53m
Description

VMware vSphere is a powerful and advanced virtualization platform for the modern datacenter, but it isn't without its complexities and potential trouble. With so many enterprises virtualizing their most critical applications with vSphere, as a vSphere administrator, you must be prepared to troubleshoot any potential problems when they occur. In this course, vSphere 6 Foundations: Perform Basic Troubleshooting, you will first learn how to troubleshoot problems with ESXi and vCenter installation. Next you'll discover how to use VMware's knowledgeable (KB) system to fix problems with the vSphere environment, like storage and networking. Finally, you'll work with the vSphere Web Client to find misconfigurations and fix issues. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge and skill to troubleshoot a variety of problems in vSphere 6 with efficiency and confidence.

About the author
About the author

David has authored over 50 courses for Pluralsight.com around enterprise data center technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and (especially) VMware vSphere.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Perform Basic Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Installations
In this first module of the course, we'll cover how to perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Server installations. So here we're talking specifically about installations, when you install the ESXi Hypervisor or when you install VMware vCenter. Specifically, what we'll cover are the general ESXi host troubleshooting guidelines, as well as the vCenter derver troubleshooting guidelines. I'll cover what these guidelines are because you should be roughly following VMware's guidelines when it comes to troubleshooting either one of these critical VMware products. After that, we'll jump into the lab, and I'll show how to troubleshoot common installation issues in both ESXi and vCenter. I'll show you how to monitor ESXi system health, and then finally how to export diagnostic information from VMware vCenter and vSphere. We've got a lot to cover, so with that let's get started.

Perform Basic Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Operations
In this module, you'll learn how to perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi and VMware vCenter. Specifically, we'll cover how to verify network configurations, how to troubleshoot common storage issues, how to troubleshoot common virtual machine issues, how to know if a virtual machine is configured with the correct network resources, how to troubleshoot virtual switches and port groups, as well as physical network adapter configuration issues. And then we'll wrap it up with how to identify and detect common Knowledge Base article solutions. So we'll jump over into the VMware vSphere Support Knowledge Base, and I'll show you how to find solutions to some of the most common vSphere problems. As you can tell by this list, we've got a lot to cover in this module, so let's get started.

Perform Basic Troubleshooting of VM Operations
Most virtual infrastructures have a lot of virtual machines. It could be 10s, 100s, or even 1000s of virtual machines, so it's important to be prepared to troubleshoot virtual machine operations, and that's exactly what we're covering in this module. We'll start off by talking about virtual machine resource contention issues. We'll cover fault tolerance network latency, VMware Tools installation issues, troubleshooting virtual machine states, virtual machine constraints, identifying and troubleshooting root cause of storage issues, as well as common virtual machine boot disk errors. We've got a lot to cover, so let's get started.

Identify and Troubleshoot Basic Misconfigurations Through the GUI
In this module, you'll learn how to identify and troubleshoot basic misconfigurations in the VMware vSphere Web Client. Specifically, I'll show you how to manage the vSphere Web Client settings, I'll help you to identify incorrectly configured Web Client settings, and then I'll show you how to correct common warnings and alerts within the vSphere Web Client. So this module is all about the vSphere Web Client, how to configure it, and how to use it properly. We've got a lot to cover, so let's get started.