VMware vSAN: Production Operations [V6.7] - On Demand

Course Datasheet
- Format: Subscription
- Length: 30 Days
In this course, you focus on building skills in configuring and performing common administrator and end-user tasks with VMware vSAN™ 6.7. You gain practical experience with vSAN production operations through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.

This course is also available in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) format. For more information, select this link:  VMware vSAN: Production Operations [V6.7].

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 vSAN host operations
•  Discuss vSAN networking requirements
•  Define the tasks involved in hardware replacement in a vSAN cluster
•  Perform vSAN cluster scale-out and scale-up operations
•  Describe common vSAN maintenance operations
•  Define the tasks required for updating and upgrading vSAN
•  Describe vSAN security operations
•  Configure a key management server (KMS) cluster
•  Configure vSAN storage policies and observe the effects of a cluster-wide change
•  Explain vSAN resilience and availability features
•  Perform ongoing vSAN management tasks
•  Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
Intended Audience:    Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who are responsible for production support and administration of vSAN v6.x
Prerequisites:    This course has the following prerequisites:
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] course
•  Storage administration experience with block or file storage devices

Completion of the VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [v6.x] course or equivalent experience with vSAN is desirable.

The course presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling:
•  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.x] and VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.x] courses before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Production Operations.
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  vSAN Host and Hardware Operations
•  Recognize the importance of hardware compatibility
•  Ensure the compatibility of driver and firmware versioning
•  Use tools to automate driver validation and installation
•  Apply host hardware settings for optimum performance
•  Recognize the benefits of using VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
•  Compare the benefits of NIC teaming and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
•  Plan appropriately for networking configuration changes
•  Identify ESXCLI commands and namespace options
•  Recognize how to use ESXCLI commands for troubleshooting vSAN software and hardware issues
•  Use Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) to get detailed information about the vSAN environment

3  vSAN Data Availability Operations
•  Describe vSAN storage policies
•  Recognize the impact of a vSAN storage policy change
•  Describe and configure the Object Repair Timer advanced option
•  Plan disk replacement in a vSAN cluster
•  Plan maintenance tasks to avoid vSAN object failures
•  Recognize the importance of backing up data in vSAN
•  Describe the VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Data Protection framework
•  Recognize the importance of managing snapshot utilization in a vSAN cluster

4  vSAN Cluster Maintenance
•  Perform typical vSAN maintenance operations
•  Describe vSAN maintenance modes and data evacuation options
•  Assess the impact on cluster objects of entering maintenance mode
•  Determine the specific data actions required after exiting maintenance mode
•  Define the steps to shut down and reboot hosts and vSAN clusters
•  Migrate vSAN to a new vCenter Server instance
•  Use best practices for boot devices
•  Upgrade and update vSAN
•  Replace vSAN hardware by using scale-in and scale-out strategies

5  vSAN Security Operations
•  Identify differences between VM encryption and vSAN encryption
•  Recognize how to perform ongoing operations to maintain data security
•  Identify steps in adding an existing encrypted vSAN cluster to a new vCenter Server instance

6  vSAN Monitoring and Performance
•  Describe how the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) enables VMware to improve
   products and services
•  Identify the vSAN tools and health checks available for monitoring vSAN health
•  Manage alerts, alarms, and notifications related to vSAN in vSphere Client
•  Create and configure custom alarms to trigger vSAN health issues
•  Describe the vSAN tools and services that monitor vSAN performance
•  Use performance views to access metrics for monitoring vSAN clusters, hosts, and virtual machines
•  Explain how the writing of data generates I/O traffic and affects vSAN performance
•  Use performance metrics to analyze the vSAN environment