VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage (VSDM)

 

Course Overview

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.

Product Alignment
  • ESXi 6.7
  • vCenter Server 6.7
  • vSAN 6.7

Who should attend

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

Prerequisites

This course requires meeting one of the following prerequisites:

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 [V7] (VSICM7) course before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage.

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the vSAN architecture
  • Identify vSAN features and use cases
  • Configure vSAN networking components
  • Configure a vSAN cluster
  • Deploy virtual machines on a vSAN datastore
  • Configure virtual machine storage policies
  • Perform ongoing vSAN management tasks
  • Configure vSAN encryption
  • Control vSAN resynchronization tasks
  • Create and manage nested fault domains
  • Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
  • Configure a stretched cluster and observe failover scenarios
  • Describe vSAN interoperability with VMware vSphere® features and other products
  • Plan and design a vSAN cluster

Course Content

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the software-defined data center
Introduction to vSAN
  • Describe basic vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe the differences between file, block, and object storage
  • Explain the advantages of object-based storage
  • Detail the configuration of a vSAN cluster
  • Install and validate the initial vSAN installation and configuration
vSAN Configuration
  • Apply vSAN design considerations
  • Detail the expansion of a vSAN cluster
  • Configure vSAN disk groups manually
  • Identify physical network configuration requirements
  • Describe the configuration of vSAN networking
  • Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality
  • Describe the vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
  • Describe the advantages of all-flash architecture
  • Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN
  • Describe the different vSAN assessment tools
  • Explain vSAN License Details
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
  • Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically
  • Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status
Managing and Operating vSAN
  • Explain how to configure encryption in the vSAN cluster
  • Explain the management of hardware storage devices
  • Identify alarms for vSAN events
  • Describe and configure fault domains
  • Describe the configuration of the vSAN iSCSI service, iSCSI targets, and LUNS
Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters
  • Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
  • Create a stretched cluster
  • Describe how stretched cluster storage policies affect vSAN objects
  • Create and apply a vSAN stretched cluster policy to meet specific needs
  • Discuss the behavior of a stretched cluster when various types of failures occur
Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN
  • Discuss hardware failure scenarios
  • Describe the process of resynchronization
  • Explain the possible reasons for resynchronization
  • Describe the use of vSphere Client to detect issues
  • Explain the use of the health service to monitor vSAN health
  • Explain the use of the performance service to monitor vSAN performance.
  • Monitor and test the vSAN environment
  • Describe vSAN architecture components and the PNOMA OSI model.
Online Training

Duration 3 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • US$ 2,550.-
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Duration 3 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • Sweden: US$ 2,550.-
  • Denmark: 2,070.- €
  • Finland: 2,070.- €
  • Norway: 2,070.- €
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