VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.x]

Classroom Schedule
Live Online Schedule
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, Onsite
- Length: 2 Days
In this two-day course, you will focus on learning the tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot VMware vSAN™ 6.6 implementations. You will gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on challenge lab exercises.

Product Alignment
•  VMware ESXi™ 6.5
•  vCenter Server 6.5
•  vSAN 6.6

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe the software components
•  Diagram how the components relate to each other
•  Describe vSAN object placement
•  Explain the differences between object states
•  Explain how storage policies affect object states
•  Predict how specific failures affect object states
Intended Audience:    Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN.
Prerequisites:    This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course
•  Completion of the VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.6] course or equivalent experience with
   VMware vSAN.
•  Experience working with linux command line interfaces.

The course presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling:
•  Use VMware vSphere® Web Client for common operations
•  Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual
•  Create and modify a standard switch
•  Modify a distributed switch
•  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® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®

If you cannot complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] and VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.6] courses before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting.
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

  2. vSAN Software Architecture
    • Describe the vSAN architecture and components
    • Describe the policy-driven, object-based vSAN storage environment
    • Describe the vSAN software components: CLOM, DOM, LSOM, CMMDS, and RDT
    • Explain the relationships between the vSAN software components
    • Explain the relationship between objects and components
    • Determine how specific storage policies affect components
    • Describe component placement

  3. Troubleshooting Methodology
    • Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
    • Apply troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and optimize troubleshooting efficiency

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