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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.

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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Public Program Schedule

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There is no upcoming Public Batch Schedule, you can ask for Private Batch or for On-Demand Learning

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  • If I have a VCA level certification, do I still have to take the required course for the VCP level ?
  • How do I redeem VMware Training and Consulting Credits?
  • What are the class room timings?
  • How does a live-online class differ from a standard classroom delivery?
  • When and where can I write exam? What is validity of exam voucher?
  • Who would be the trainer?
  • What do I get as part of training and is the training practical?
  • How do I pay?
  • What are your cancellation & refund policy?

Yes. VCA certification does not count towards the VCP requirements. You will still need to complete a qualifying course and pass the relevant exam(s).

VMware Consulting and Training Credits are pre-paid services dollars which can be redeemed for any combination of VMware packaged consulting, custom consulting or training. Credits provide customers with the flexibility to allocate budget for services and use the services when needed. To redeem credits for education classes, follow the standard registration process. When the payment question comes up, select pay with PSO credits. More information will be provided by contacting our representative.

Class timings are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm(IST)

Our live online classes are conducted in the same manner as our classroom classes, using the same manuals and lab equipment. Just as in our classroom classes, each online student is assigned a set of remote lab equipment including an ESXi host and various pre-configured Virtual machines, as the specific class they are attending requires. The students connect to the lab environment using Microsoft’s Remote Display Protocol (RDP) in order to perform the lab exercises. The vast majority of our online students find the class experience equivalent to or better than a classroom delivered class.

Exams can be taken in any PearsonVUE centres in India. Validity is 1 year from date of purchase.

All our trainers are VMware Certified Instructors. Our representatives will share the trainer profile once you start interacting with them.

Class will be 50:50 mixture of theory and practical. You will get class id, labs soft copy of courseware and participation certificate from VMware.

We accept all modes of payment. If you are being nominated by your organization, your organization need to release PO before the course start date. If you are an individual you can pay through credit / debit cards, online transfer (RTGS/NEFT) to our account 7 days prior to the course start date

  • In a highly unlikely event of cancellation of batch from our end, we shall refund 100% that is paid by you. If client choose to cancel for any reasons, below is the terms
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration 5 or more calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – No cancellation charges
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration less than 5 calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – cancellation charges 100% of the course fee
  • If you do not show up for the event, or cancel on the day of the event - cancellation charges 100% of the course fee

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