VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting [V7]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 2 Days
In this two-day course, you focus on learning the tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot VMware vSAN™ 7 implementations. You gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.

Product Alignment
•  VMware ESXi™ 7
•  VMware vCenter Server 7
•  VMware vSAN 7

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe the architectural components of vSAN and their roles
•  Explain how the components interact with each other
•  Explain the differences between object and component states
•  Describe how to use Skyline Health to investigate and help determine failure conditions
•  Explain how to use the command-line tools to help determine failure conditions
Intended Audience:    Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to be able to perform initial troubleshooting on their software-defined storage with vSAN
Prerequisites:    Before taking this course, students should take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge and experience:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
•  VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy
•  VMware vSAN: Management and Operations

The course presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling:
•  Use VMware vSphere® Client™ for common operations
•  Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines
•  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®
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  vSAN Architecture
•  Describe the vSAN architecture and components
•  Describe the policy-driven, object-based vSAN storage environment
•  Describe the CLOM, DOM, LSOM, CMMDS, and RDT 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
•  Discuss VMware Skyline Health and the associated service
•  Describe the use of VMware Skyline Health to identify and correct problems in VMware vSAN
•  Apply information presented by vSAN Health online towards problem-solving
•  Use vsantop to view vSAN performance metrics
•  Discuss the ways to run commands from the vCenter Server and ESXi command lines
•  Discuss the ways to access vSphere ESXi Shell
•  Use commands to view, configure, and manage your vSphere environment
•  Discuss the esxcli vsan namespace commands
•  Discuss when to use Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) commands
•  Explain which log files are useful for vSAN troubleshooting
•  Use log files to help troubleshoot vSAN problems