Virtual SAN Fundamentals [V6.2]

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- Format: Self-Paced
- Length: 2.5 Hours
This course provides an overview of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) and VMware software-defined storage (SDS) technologies. It explores how VMware Hyper-Converged Software (HCS) combines Virtual SAN software-defined storage with vSphere and vCenter management to transform compute, storage, and network resources to enable a simple, cost effective, reliable, high performing hyper-converged infrastructure on industry-standard x86 building blocks.

This course continues with technical coverage of VMware Virtual SAN and explores the features and benefits that are key components of what VMware HCS delivers. The course also explores use cases for VMware HCS and Virtual SAN ranging from business critical applications to virtual desktops.

Objectives:    At the end of this course, you should be able to:

-  Describe Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) and the VMware Hyper-Converged Software (VMware HCS) components.
-  Explain VMware Hyper-Converged Software deployment options and the concepts of VMware Software-Defined Storage and Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM).
-  Describe the architecture, technical characteristics, and benefits of VMware Virtual SAN.
-  Explore use cases for VMware HCS.
Outline:    1.  Course Introduction
-  Course Overview
-  Course Objectives
-  Course Outline

2.  Introduction to Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
-  Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)
-  VMware HCI Strategy
-  VMware Hyper-Converged Software (HCS) Components
-  Benefits of VMware Hyper-Converged Software
-  Concepts of Software-Defined Storage and Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM)
-  vSphere Virtual Volumes
-  Virtual SAN Storage

3.  Introduction to VMware Virtual SAN 6.2
-  Characteristics, Configuration Requirements, and Benefits of            Virtual SAN 6.2
-  Minimum Requirements
-  Hybrid Architecture
-  All-Flash Architecture
-  Space Efficiency Features
-  Virtual SAN 6.2 Storage Policies
-  Change Management Using Policies
-  Quality of Service Using Policies
-  Data Integrity Using Policies
-  Availability, Scalability, Self-Service, Health and Performance Monitoring Capabilities of Virtual SAN 6.2  

4.  Virtual SAN 6.2 Architecture
-  Virtual SAN Cluster
-  Disk Groups
-  On-Disk File System
-  Object-Based Storage
-  Virtual SAN Object Types
-  Components of Virtual SAN
-  Component Distribution
-  Virtual SAN Default Storage Policies
-  Space Efficiency Technologies
-  IOPS Limit for Object (QoS)
-  Performance Snapshots
-  Virtual SAN Traffic Flow
-  Virtual SAN with vSphere Distributed Switch
-  Layer 2 Multicast
-  Fault Domains
-  Enterprise Availability and Data Protection Technologies
-  Hardware-Based Checksums
-  Software Checksums
-  VMware Hyper-Converged Software Deployment Options
-  VMware Virtual SAN Licensing Options

5.  Use Cases
-  Business Critical Applications
-  Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
-  Disaster Recovery Site
-  Staging Test and Development
-  Security Zones
-  Hyper-Converged Management Cluster