On Demand-SMB


VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V6] - On Demand
Format: Lab
Length: 45 Days

Overview: :
This training course focuses on preparing you to deploy and manage a software-defined storage solution with VMware® Virtual SAN™ 6. VMware Virtual SAN 6: Deploy and Manage looks at how Virtual SAN is used as an important component in the VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. The course is based on the VMware® ESXi™ 6 , VMware® vCenter Server™ 6 and VMware Virtual SAN 6.

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By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Outline the tasks for upgrading from Virtual SAN 5 to Virtual SAN 6.
  • Identify the different Virtual SAN features.
  • Configure the Virtual SAN networking components.
  • Plan, Design and Configure a Virtual SAN cluster.
  • Identify benefits of storage policies.
  • Configure virtual machine storage policies.
  • Deploy virtual machines on a Virtual SAN datastore
  • Identify Storage Area Network (SAN) performance factors.
  • Identify storage architectures.
  • Describe the Virtual SAN architecture.
  • Identify Virtual SAN use cases.
  • Perform ongoing Virtual SAN management tasks.
  • Use the Ruby vSphere Console (RVC).
  • Monitor Virtual SAN with Virtual SAN Observer.

Intended Audience

Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with Virtual SAN


  • Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course


  1. Course Introduction
    • Describe the software-defined enterprise
    • Describe the software-defined data center
    • Describe the Virtual SAN architecture
    • Configure the Virtual SAN networking
    • Configure Virtual SAN
    • Manage and monitor Virtual SAN
    • Deploy virtual machines on a Virtual SAN datastore
    • Identify benefits of storage policy-based management

  2. Storage Fundamentals
    • Define common storage terminologies
    • Identify common SAN architectures
    • Identify characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
    • Identify and explain the differences between file, block, and object-oriented storage architectures
    • Identify SAN performance factors
    • Compare and contrast local, centralized, and distributed storage architectures

  3. Introduction to Virtual SAN
    • Describe Virtual SAN 6
    • Describe the differences between the Virtual SAN 6 hybrid and all-flash architectures
    • Identify the available options to build a Virtual SAN 6 cluster

  4. Virtual SAN Configuration
    • Identify physical network configuration requirements
    • Configure the Virtual SAN virtual network
    • Configure a Virtual SAN 6 cluster
    • Test and validate the Virtual SAN 6 configuration and functionality

  5. Virtual SAN Policies and Virtual Machines
    • Explain how storage policies work with Virtual SAN 6
    • Calculate storage requirements while defining a virtual machine storage policy
    • Define the purpose of virtual machine storage policies and their attributes
    • 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
    • Describe how vsanSparse snapshots work
    • Explain the considerations for vsanSparse snapshots
    • Discuss the vsanSparse snapshot format

  6. Managing and Operating Virtual SAN
    • Manage hardware storage devices
    • Manage hardware device failures
    • Identify and configure VMware vCenter Server™ alarms for Virtual SAN events
    • Describe and configure fault domains
    • Upgrade from Virtual SAN 5.5 to Virtual SAN 6

  7. Interoperability with vSphere Features
    • Identify VMware vSphere® features and VMware products that interoperate with Virtual SAN 6
    • Describe how Virtual SAN 6 interoperates with VMware vSphere® Enterprise Edition™ features
    • Describe how Virtual SAN 6 interoperates with  third-party products and solutions

  8. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Virtual SAN
    • Identify tools to troubleshoot Virtual SAN 6
    • Use the Virtual SAN 6 health check plug-in
    • Monitor and troubleshoot Virtual SAN 6
    • Troubleshoot Virtual SAN 6 upgrades

  9. Designing a Virtual SAN Deployment
    • Understand the Virtual SAN design basics
    • Plan and design the Virtual SAN clusters
    • Consider the Virtual SAN hybrid and all-flash designs
    • Describe the Virtual SAN use case design considerations
    • Identify the design and sizing tools for Virtual SAN