Deploy and Manage + Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.7]

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

In this five-day course, you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.7. You will learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You will gain practical experience with vSAN concepts and troubleshooting methodology and diagnostic tools through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites: Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices, OR understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] course.

Experience working at the command line is helpful.

The course material presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

  • Use VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines
  • Create and modify a standard switch
  • Connect a VMware ESXi™ host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
  • Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
  • Use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®

Who Can Benefit

  • Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introductions and course logistics
  • Lesson 2: Course objectives
  • Lesson 3: Describe the software-defined data center

Module 2: Introduction to vSAN

  • Lesson 1: Describe basic vSAN architecture and components
  • Lesson 2: Describe the differences between file, block, and object storage
  • Lesson 3: Explain the advantages of object-based storage
  • Lesson 4: Detail the configuration of a vSAN cluster
  • Lesson 5: Install and validate the initial vSAN installation and configuration

Module 3: vSAN Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Apply vSAN design considerations
  • Lesson 2: Detail the expansion of a vSAN cluster
  • Lesson 3: Configure vSAN disk groups manually
  • Lesson 4: Identify physical network configuration requirements
  • Lesson 5: Describe the configuration of vSAN networking
  • Lesson 6: Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality
  • Lesson 7: Describe the vSAN architecture and components
  • Lesson 8: Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
  • Lesson 9: Describe the advantages of all-flash architecture
  • Lesson 10: Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN
  • Lesson 11: Describe the different vSAN assessment tools
  • Lesson 12: Explain vSAN License Details

Module 4: vSAN Policies and Virtual Machines

  • Lesson 1: Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
  • Lesson 2: Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
  • Lesson 3: Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
  • Lesson 4: Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically
  • Lesson 5: Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status

Module 5: Managing and Operating vSAN

  • Lesson 1: Explain how to configure encryption in the vSAN cluster
  • Lesson 2: Explain the management of hardware storage devices
  • Lesson 3: Identify alarms for vSAN events
  • Lesson 4: Describe and configure fault domains
  • Lesson 5: Describe the configuration of the vSAN iSCSI service, iSCSI targets, and LUNS

Module 6: Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

  • Lesson 1: Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
  • Lesson 2: Create a stretched cluster
  • Lesson 3: Describe how stretched cluster storage policies affect vSAN objects
  • Lesson 4: Create and apply a vSAN stretched cluster policy to meet specific needs
  • Lesson 5: Discuss the behavior of a stretched cluster when various types of failures occur

Module 7: Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN

  • Lesson 1: Discuss hardware failure scenarios
  • Lesson 2: Describe the process of re-synchronization
  • Lesson 3: Explain the possible reasons for re-synchronization
  • Lesson 4: Describe the use of vSphere Client to detect issues
  • Lesson 5: Explain the use of the health service to monitor vSAN health
  • Lesson 6: Explain the use of the performance service to monitor vSAN performance.
  • Lesson 7: Monitor and test the vSAN environment
  • Lesson 8: Describe vSAN architecture components and the PNOMA OSI model.

Module 8: vSAN Software Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Describe the vSAN architecture and components
  • Lesson 2: Describe the policy-driven, object-based vSAN storage environment
  • Lesson 3: Describe the vSAN software components: CLOM, DOM, LSOM, CMMDS, and RDT
  • Lesson 4: Explain the relationships between the vSAN software components
  • Lesson 5: Explain the relationship between objects and components
  • Lesson 6: Determine how specific storage policies affect components
  • Lesson 7: Describe component placement

Module 9: Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Lesson 1: Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
  • Lesson 2: Apply troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and optimize troubleshooting efficiency

Module 10: Troubleshooting Tools

  • Lesson 1: Replace a failed witness appliance
  • Lesson 2: Discuss the ways to run various command-line tools
  • Lesson 3: Discuss the ways to access VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell
  • Lesson 4: Use commands to view, configure, and manage your VMware vSphere® environment
  • Lesson 5: Explain which log files are useful for vSAN troubleshooting
  • Lesson 6: Use log files to help troubleshoot vSAN problems
  • Lesson 7: Discuss the esxcli vsan namespace commands
  • Lesson 8: Discuss how to use Ruby vSphere Console commands

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Deploy and Manage + Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.7]

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