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VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy [V7]

Summary:  
Classroom Schedule
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 2 Days
Overview:
This two-day, hands-on training course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to plan and deploy a VMware vSAN™ cluster. In this course, you are taught the many considerations that the vSAN configuration has on the initial planning of the vSAN datastore. You also manually configure a vSAN cluster.

This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link:  VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy [V7] - On Demand.

Product Alignment
•  VMware vSAN 7.0 U1

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN
•  Detail the underlying vSAN architecture and components
•  Describe the different vSAN deployment options
•  Detail vSAN cluster requirements and considerations
•  Apply recommended vSAN design considerations and capacity sizing practices
•  Explain the influence of vSAN objects and components on the initial cluster plan
•  Determine and plan for storage consumption by data growth and failure tolerance
•  Design vSAN hosts for operational needs
•  Explain Maintenance Mode use and its impacts on vSAN
•  Apply best practices for vSAN network configurations
•  Manually configure a vSAN cluster using VMware vSphere® Client™
•  Explain and configure vSAN fault domains
•  Understand and apply vSAN storage policies
•  Define encryption in the vSAN cluster
•  Describe the architecture and use cases for stretched clusters
•  Configure a stretched cluster
•  Understand the steps involved in creating the vSAN iSCSI target services
 
Intended Audience:    •  Experienced VMware vSphere® administrators
 
Prerequisites:    You should have the following understanding or knowledge:
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course
•  Knowledge of basic storage concepts
•  Experience using vSphere Client to perform administrative tasks on vSphere clusters
 
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  Introduction to vSAN
•  Describe vSAN architecture
•  Describe the advantages of object-based storage
•  Describe the difference between All-Flash and Hybrid vSAN architecture
•  Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN
•  Discuss the vSAN integration and compatibility with other VMware technologies
•  Identify vSAN objects and components
•  Describe a vSAN object
•  Describe how objects are split into components
•  Explain the purpose of witness components
•  Explain how vSAN stores large objects
•  View object and component placement on the vSAN datastore

3  Planning a vSAN Cluster
•  Identify requirements and planning considerations for vSAN clusters
•  Apply vSAN cluster planning and deployment best practices
•  Determine and plan for storage consumption by data growth and failure tolerance
•  Design vSAN hosts for operational needs
•  Identify vSAN networking features and requirements
•  Describe ways of controlling traffic in a vSAN environment
•  Recognize best practices for vSAN network configurations

4  Deploying a vSAN Cluster
•  Deploy and configure a vSAN cluster using the Cluster QuickStart wizard
•  Manually configure a vSAN cluster using vSphere Client
•  Explain and configure vSAN fault domains
•  Using VMware vSphere® High Availability with vSAN
•  Understand vSAN cluster maintenance capabilities
•  Describe the difference between implicit and explicit fault domains
•  Create explicit fault domains

5  vSAN Storage Policies
•  Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
•  Explain the role of storage policies in planning a vSAN cluster
•  Define and create virtual machine storage policies
•  Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
•  Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically
•  Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status

6  Introduction to Advanced vSAN Configurations
•  Define and configure compression and deduplication in the vSAN cluster
•  Define and configure encryption in the vSAN cluster
•  Understand the remote vSAN datastore topology
•  Identify the operations involved in managing the remote vSAN datastore
•  Configure the vSAN iSCSI target service

7  vSAN Stretched and Two-Node Clusters
•  Describe the architecture and use cases for stretched clusters
•  Detail the deployment and replacement of a vSAN witness node
•  Describe the architecture and use cases for two-node clusters
•  Explain the benefits of vSphere HA and VMware Site Recovery Manager™ in a vSAN stretched cluster
•  Explain storage policies for vSAN stretched cluster