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VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage plus VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting Workshop (V6.6)

This five-day intensive course, lets you focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.6. This course gives you knowledge on how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You can gain practical knowledge with vSAN concepts and troubleshooting methodology and diagnostic tools through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.

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  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus

Upon completion of the course, you should be able to meet these following objectives:

  • Define the vSAN architecture
  • Analyze vSAN features and use cases
  • Successfully configure vSAN networking components
  • Successfully configure a vSAN cluster
  • Effectively deploy virtual machines on a vSAN datastore
  • Efficiently configure virtual machine storage policies
  • Execute ongoing vSAN management tasks
  • Successfully configure a stretched cluster and detect failover scenarios
  • Define vSAN interoperability with VMware vSphere® features and other products
  • Successfully use diagnostic and troubleshooting tools to resolve vSAN deployment and architectural issues
  • Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN

This training requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

  • Storage administration experience on block or file storage device
  • Knowledge on VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course
  • Practical knowledge on command line is helpful.


1.Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Describe the software-defined data center

2.Storage Fundamentals

Define common storage technologies
Identify characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
Identify and explain various types of storage architectures
Identify SAN performance factors

3. Introduction to vSAN

Describe the vSAN architecture and components
Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN

4. vSAN Configuration

Identify physical network configuration requirements
Configure vSAN networking
Configure a vSAN cluster
Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality

5. vSAN Policies and Virtual Machines

Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
Discuss the vsanSparse snapshot format
Explain the considerations for vsanSparse snapshots

6. Managing and Operating vSAN

Manage hardware storage devices
Manage hardware device failures
Identify vCenter Server alarms for vSAN events
Configure fault domains
Upgrade to vSAN 6.6

7. Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
Create a stretched cluster using a two-node configuration
Configure VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ for a stretched cluster
Demonstrate stretched cluster failover scenarios

8. Monitoring vSAN

Use vSphere Web Client to detect problems
Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
Monitor vSAN with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
Use ESXi commands to monitor the vSAN environment
Monitor vSAN with Ruby vSphere Console

9. Interoperability with vSphere Features

Identify vSphere features and VMware products that interoperate with vSAN
Describe how vSAN interoperates with third-party products and solutions

10. Designing a vSAN Deployment

Understand vSAN design considerations
Plan and design vSAN clusters
Identify the design and sizing tools for vSAN
Describe vSAN use cases

11. vSAN Software Architecture

Describe the software components
Understand how the components relate to each other
Understand vSAN object placement
Understand the differences between object states
Explain how storage policies affect object placement and states
Predict how specific failures affect object states

12. Troubleshooting Methodology

Characterize problems
Determine the cause of problems
Solve problems

13. Troubleshooting Tools

Understand the use of various troubleshooting tools
Use the tools provided to resolve problems with the lab environment
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  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Certified by: VMware

This five-day intensive course, lets you focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.6. This course gives you knowledge on how vSAN functions as an importan

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