Operations and vSAN Integration Workshop

Session Detail:    Classroom 2 Day

This two-day course explains how to use and configure VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ 7.0 to integrate with VMware vSAN™ 6. This course explains concepts and practical applications of vRealize Operations Manager in reference to vSAN.


At a minimum, students attending this course should have completed the VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.x] course or have equivalent knowledge. Some experience with basic operations of vRealize Operations would also be helpful. The course presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Perform routine VMware vCenter Server® tasks
  • Configure a vSAN datastore
  • Perform routine vSAN maintenance tasks

Who Can Benefit

vSAN and VMware vSphere® administrators

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Course objectives
  • Lesson 2: References and resources

Module 2: Overview of vSAN and vRealize Operations

  • Lesson 1: Describe basic vSAN architecture and components
  • Lesson 2: Explain the use of vSAN storage policies
  • Lesson 3: Describe the different vRealize Operations interfaces
  • Lesson 4: Enable data collection for vSAN

Module 3: Creating and Using Dashboards, Views, Reports, and Tags

  • Lesson 1: Create custom dashboards to monitor vSAN data
  • Lesson 2: Create a view that displays information about vSAN metrics
  • Lesson 3: Create custom reports to display information for the vSAN datastore
  • Lesson 4: Use tags to create logical groups of objects in the vRealize Operations environment

Module 4: Monitoring Individual Components

  • Lesson 1: Locate key vSAN components in vRealize Operations
  • Lesson 2: Monitor important vSAN components
  • Lesson 3: Monitor vSAN network metrics

Module 5: Optimizing the Cluster

  • Lesson 1: Automate workload optimization and balancing
  • Lesson 2: Generate performance optimization reports
  • Lesson 3: Identify capacity planning concepts
  • Lesson 4: Use vRealize Operations to reclaim unused resources and right-size virtual machines
  • Lesson 5: Create what-if scenarios using existing or custom virtual machines

Module 6: Policies

  • Lesson 1: Explain the hierarchy of polices in vRealize Operations
  • Lesson 2: Configure vSAN analysis settings

Module 7: Troubleshooting vSAN with Alerts and vRealize Operations

  • Lesson 1: Recognize how to troubleshoot issues by monitoring alerts
  • Lesson 2: Use step-by-step workflows to troubleshoot different objects
  • Lesson 3: Explain the importance of inventory trees for troubleshooting
  • Lesson 4: Recognize the importance of inventory trees
  • Lesson 5: Use inventory trees and objects from the Environment page as a part of troubleshooting

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