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VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.7]

Summary:  
Classroom Schedule
Live Online Schedule
vFlex-ILT Schedule
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 3 Days
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

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
 
Intended Audience:    Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN
 
Prerequisites:    This course requires meeting 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.x] 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® 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 [V6.7] course before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage.
 
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
•  Describe the software-defined data center

2  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

3  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

4  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

5  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

6  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

7  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.