VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V5.5]

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- Formats: Classroom, Lab, Live Online
- Length: 2 Days
This training course focuses on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware® Virtual SAN™ 5.5. This course looks at how Virtual SAN is used as an important component in the VMware® software-defined data center (SDDC). Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. The course is based on the VMware® ESXi™ 5.5 Update 1 and the VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5 Update 1.

Objectives:    •  Define the key components of a software-defined data center
•  Identify benefits of software-defined storage solutions
•  Compare and contrast disk types and storage technologies
•  Explain file, block, and object-oriented storage
•  Identify Virtual SAN requirements, use cases, and architecture components
•  Plan and design a Virtual SAN deployment
•  Configure Virtual SAN clusters
•  Identify benefits of storage policy-based management
•  Scale a Virtual SAN deployment based on storage needs
•  Monitor Virtual SAN
•  Troubleshoot Virtual SAN
•  Identify the integration of Virtual SAN with the VMware product portfolio
Intended Audience:    Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with Virtual SAN
Prerequisites:    •  Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere®: Install, Configure, Manage course
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
•  Course outline
•  Identify benefits of the software-defined data center
2  Storage Fundamentals Overview
•  Define common storage terminology
•  Identify common SAN architectures
•  Identify characteristics of hard-disk drives and solid-state disk drives
•  Explain file, block, and object-oriented storage architectures
•  Contrast local, centralized, and distributed storage architectures
3  Architecture
•  Describe the Virtual SAN architecture
•  Describe Virtual SAN objects and components
•  Identify Virtual SAN capabilities
•  Identify Virtual SAN use cases
•  Identify the Virtual SAN network interconnect
4  Configuring Networks and Clusters
•  Configure a Virtual SAN network
•  Configure a Virtual SAN cluster
5  Storage Policy-Based Management
•  Define the purpose of virtual machine storage policies
•  Apply virtual machine storage policies
•  Deploy virtual machines to Virtual SAN
•  Modify virtual machine storage policies
6  Managing and Monitoring
•  Scale a Virtual SAN cluster
•  Identify failure scenarios and responses
•  Manage Virtual SAN with the VMware vSphere® Web Client
•  Monitor Virtual SAN with Ruby vSphere Console (RVC)
•  Manage Virtual SAN with RVC
•  Monitor Virtual SAN with Virtual SAN Observer
7  Designing and Planning
•  Plan Virtual SAN cluster sizing
•  Design a Virtual SAN cluster
•  Identify Virtual SAN interoperability options