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In this intensive five-day course, you will target on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.6. You may find out how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You will also gain practical knowledge with vSAN concepts upon the completion of hands-on lab exercises. This course also trains you how to use VMware vRealize® Operations™ as a forensic and predictive tool. Based on VMware ESXi™ 6.5, VMware vCenter Server® 6.5, and vRealize Operations 6.6, this course includes instruction on advanced capabilities, including customization and management.

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:


  • Define the vSAN architecture
  • Identify vSAN features and use cases
  • Effectively configure a vSAN cluster
  • Effectively configure vSAN networking components
  • Deploy virtual machines on a vSAN datastore
  • Perform ongoing vSAN management tasks
  • Effectively configure virtual machine storage policies
  • Outline the tasks for upgrading to vSAN 6.6
  • Control vSAN resynchronization tasks
  • Successfully create and manage nested fault domains
  • Effectively configure vSAN encryption
  • Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
  • Define vSAN interoperability with VMware vSphere® features and other products
  • Effectively configure a stretched cluster and observe failover scenarios
  • Plan and design a vSAN cluster
  • Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common and complex vSphere operational issues
  • Navigate the vRealize Operations user interface
  • Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization
  • Customize vRealize Operations by creating alert definitions, symptom definitions, views, reports, dashboards, and super metrics


  • Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN
  • Experienced system administrators and system integrators, and consultants responsible for customizing vRealize Operations content

This course requires completion of any one of the following prerequisites:


  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course
  • Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices

Experience working at the command line is additional.

1.Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Describe the content of this course
Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
Identify additional resources

2.Storage Fundamentals

Define common storage technologies
Identify characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
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

4. vSAN Configuration

Identify physical network configuration requirements
Configure vSAN networking
Configure a vSAN cluster

5. vSAN Policies and Virtual Machines

Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies

6. Managing and Operating vSAN

Manage hardware storage devices
Manage hardware device failures
Identify vCenter Server alarms for vSAN events

7. Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN

Use vSphere Web Client to detect problems
Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
Use ESXi commands to monitor the vSAN environment
Monitor vSAN with Ruby vSphere Console and vSAN Observer

8. Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
Demonstrate stretched cluster failover scenarios

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
Describe vSAN use cases

11. Introduction to vRealize Operations Manager

Describe how vRealize Operations Manager is used to manage the software-defined data center
Describe the features and benefits of vRealize Operations Manager

12. vRealize Operations Manager User Interface

Navigate the main areas of the user interface
Explain the importance of inventory trees
View widgets and dashboards on the Home page

13. Troubleshooting System Heath Issues

Discuss the process for troubleshooting system health issues with vRealize Operations Manager
Monitor alerts and troubleshoot system health issues
Use heat maps to monitor system health

14. Capacity Planning

Discuss capacity planning models
Troubleshoot risk and efficiency issues
Identify ways to optimize resource utilization in the environment
Use projects to perform what if scenarios

15. Custom Alert Definitions

Create symptom definitions
Create recommendations and use actions
Create notifications
Create alert definitions

16. Custom Views

Describe the types of views
Create views

17. Custom Dashboards

Create custom dashboards
Configure widgets and widget interactions
Configure dashboard navigation

18. Monitoring vSAN with vRealize Operations Manager

Monitor vSAN with vRealize Operations Manager
Explain dedicated metrics for vSAN environment



Public Program Schedule

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  • If I have a VCA level certification, do I still have to take the required course for the VCP level ?
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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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