Deploy and Manage [V6.7]

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 3 Day

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


This course requires meeting one of the following prerequisites:

• Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices • 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® Client
  • Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines
  • Create and modify a standard switch
  • Create and modify a distributed 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®
  • If you cannot complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage.

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.

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Deploy and Manage [V6.7]

3 Day
Classroom, Virtual


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