VMware Virtual SAN Fundamentals [V5.5]

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Course Description
Self-Paced (60 Minutes)
This training course focuses on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware® Virtual SAN™ 5.5. This course looks at how Virtual SAN is used as an important component in the VMware® software-defined data center. The course is based on VMware® ESXi™ 5.5 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5.

Objectives:   After this course, students should be able to:
•  Introduce concepts related to the architecture and features of VMware virtualized storage.
•  Articulate Virtual SAN benefits
•  Identify the primary issues associated with Virtual SAN configuration and management
•  Understand the primary use cases and customer situations when Virtual SAN is best used, including high level technical qualification criteria.
•  Identify VSAN elements
•  Enlist the prerequisites needed to configure Virtual SAN.
Intended Audience:   Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with Virtual SAN
Outline:   Module 1: Introduction to Virtual SAN
  Software-Defined Storage
  The Benefits of Virtual SAN
  Advantages of Virtual SAN over Traditional Storage and VSA.’

Module 2: Software-Defined Data Center
•  Use Cases
o  Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
o  Test and development
o  Disaster recovery
o  Management cluster storage
o  DMZ
o  Remote office/branch office
•  POC Pre-Qualification Checklist

Module 3: Virtual SAN Architecture
•  Virtual SAN Architecture
•  Virtual SAN Objects and Components
•  Virtual SAN prerequisites
•  Virtual SAN cluster sizing requirements

Module 4: Configuring Virtual SAN (Optional)
•  Enable Virtual SAN on a cluster
•  Create disk group
•  Storage policies
•  Expand Virtual SAN cluster