VMware vSAN plus VMware vRealize Operations: Deploy and Manage [V6.6]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
In this five-day course, you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.6. You will learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You will gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises. This course also teaches you how to use VMware vRealize® Operations™ as a forensic and predictive tool. Based on VMware ESXi™ 6.5, VMware vCenter Server® 6.5, and vRealize Operations 6.6, this course includes instruction on advanced capabilities, including customization and management.

Product Alignment
•  ESXi 6.5
•  vCenter Server 6.5
•  vSAN 6.6
•  vRealize Operations 6.6

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
•  Outline the tasks for upgrading to vSAN 6.6
•  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
•  Navigate the vRealize Operations user interface
•  Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common and complex vSphere operational issues
•  Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization
•  Perform capacity planning and what-if analyses
•  Customize vRealize Operations by creating alert definitions, symptom definitions, views, reports,
   dashboards, and super metrics
Intended Audience:    •  Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN
•  Experienced system administrators and system integrators, and consultants responsible for customizing
   vRealize Operations content
Prerequisites:    This course requires completion of 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 [V6.5] 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® Web Client
•  Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual
•  Create and modify a standard 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 [V6.5] course before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage.
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
    • Describe the content of this course
    • Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
    • Identify additional resources

  2. Storage Fundamentals
    • Define common storage technologies
    • Identify characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
    • Identify SAN performance factors

  3. Introduction to vSAN
    • Describe the vSAN architecture and components
    • Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures

  4. vSAN Configuration
    • Identify physical network configuration requirements
    • Configure vSAN networking
    • Configure a vSAN cluster

  5. vSAN Policies and Virtual Machines
    • Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
    • Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies

  6. Managing and Operating vSAN
    • Manage hardware storage devices
    • Manage hardware device failures
    • Identify vCenter Server alarms for vSAN events

  7. Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN
    • Use vSphere Web Client to detect problems
    • Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
    • Use ESXi commands to monitor the vSAN environment
    • Monitor vSAN with Ruby vSphere Console and vSAN Observer

  8. Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters
    • Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
    • Demonstrate stretched cluster failover scenarios

  9. Interoperability with vSphere Features
    • Identify vSphere features and VMware products that interoperate with vSAN
    • Describe how vSAN interoperates with third-party products and solutions

  10. Designing a vSAN Deployment
    • Understand vSAN design considerations
    • Plan and design vSAN clusters
    • Describe vSAN use cases

  11. Introduction to vRealize Operations Manager
    • Describe how vRealize Operations Manager is used to manage the software-defined data center
    • Describe the features and benefits of vRealize Operations Manager

  12. vRealize Operations Manager User Interface
    • Navigate the main areas of the user interface
    • Explain the importance of inventory trees
    • View widgets and dashboards on the Home page

  13. Troubleshooting System Heath Issues
    • Discuss the process for troubleshooting system health issues with vRealize Operations Manager
    • Monitor alerts and troubleshoot system health issues
    • Use heat maps to monitor system health

  14. Capacity Planning
    • Discuss capacity planning models
    • Troubleshoot risk and efficiency issues
    • Identify ways to optimize resource utilization in the environment
    • Use projects to perform what if scenarios

  15. Custom Alert Definitions
    • Create symptom definitions
    • Create recommendations and use actions
    • Create notifications
    • Create alert definitions

  16. Custom Views
    • Describe the types of views
    • Create views

  17. Custom Dashboards
    • Create custom dashboards
    • Configure widgets and widget interactions
    • Configure dashboard navigation

  18. Monitoring vSAN with vRealize Operations Manager
    • Monitor vSAN with vRealize Operations Manager
    • Explain dedicated metrics for vSAN environment