VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V5.5]

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Lab (2 Days)
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 (SDDC). Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. The course is based on the VMware® ESXi™ 5.5 Update 1 and the VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5 Update 1.

This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link: VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V5.5] - On Demand.

Objectives:   •  Define the key components of a software-defined data center
•  Identify benefits of software-defined storage solutions
•  Compare and contrast disk types and storage technologies
•  Explain file, block, and object-oriented storage
•  Identify Virtual SAN requirements, use cases, and architecture components
•  Plan and design a Virtual SAN deployment
•  Configure Virtual SAN clusters
•  Identify benefits of storage policy-based management
•  Scale a Virtual SAN deployment based on storage needs
•  Monitor Virtual SAN
•  Troubleshoot Virtual SAN
•  Identify the integration of Virtual SAN with the VMware product portfolio
Intended Audience:   Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with Virtual SAN
Prerequisites:   •  Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere®: Install, Configure, Manage course
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
    • Course outline
    • Identify benefits of the software-defined data center

  2. Storage Fundamentals Overview
    • Define common storage terminology
    • Identify common SAN architectures
    • Identify characteristics of hard-disk drives and solid-state disk drives
    • Explain file, block, and object-oriented storage architectures
    • Contrast local, centralized, and distributed storage architectures

  3. Architecture
    • Describe the Virtual SAN architecture
    • Describe Virtual SAN objects and components
    • Identify Virtual SAN capabilities
    • Identify Virtual SAN use cases
    • Identify the Virtual SAN network interconnect

  4. Configuring Networks and Clusters
    • Configure a Virtual SAN network
    • Configure a Virtual SAN cluster

  5. Storage Policy-Based Management
    • Define the purpose of virtual machine storage policies
    • Apply virtual machine storage policies
    • Deploy virtual machines to Virtual SAN
    • Modify virtual machine storage policies

  6. Managing and Monitoring
    • Scale a Virtual SAN cluster
    • Identify failure scenarios and responses
    • Manage Virtual SAN with the VMware vSphere® Web Client
    • Monitor Virtual SAN with Ruby vSphere Console (RVC)
    • Manage Virtual SAN with RVC
    • Monitor Virtual SAN with Virtual SAN Observer

  7. Designing and Planning
    • Plan Virtual SAN cluster sizing
    • Design a Virtual SAN cluster
    • Identify Virtual SAN interoperability options