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VMware vSAN: Production Operations V6.7

  • Course Code VMVSANPO
  • Duration 2 days

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  • GTC 21 inc. VAT

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  • PSO 17 inc. VAT

Public Classroom Price

£1,290.00

excl. VAT

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Elearning (Self-paced)

    Self paced electronic learning

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview

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In this two-day course, you focus on building skills in configuring and performing common administrator and end-user tasks with VMware vSAN™ 6.7. You gain practical experience with vSAN production operations through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.

Product Alignment
•  ESXi 6.7
•  vCenter Server 6.7
•  vSAN 6.7

Course Schedule

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 04-05 May, 2021
    • Location: Virtual

    £1,290.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 02-03 September, 2021
    • Location: Virtual

    £1,290.00

Target Audience

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Main target audience for this training are:

  • Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who are responsible for production support and administration of vSAN v6.x

Course Objectives

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

•  Describe vSAN host operations
•  Discuss vSAN networking requirements
•  Define the tasks involved in hardware replacement in a vSAN cluster
•  Perform vSAN cluster scale-out and scale-up operations
•  Describe common vSAN maintenance operations
•  Define the tasks required for updating and upgrading vSAN
•  Describe vSAN security operations
•  Configure a key management server (KMS) cluster
•  Configure vSAN storage policies and observe the effects of a cluster-wide change
•  Explain vSAN resilience and availability features
•  Perform ongoing vSAN management tasks
•  Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance

Course Content

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1.  Course Introduction

•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2.  Introduction to vSAN

•  Describe the vSAN architecture and components
•  Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
•  Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN
•  Describe how vsanSparse snapshots work

3.  vSAN Host Management

•  Recognize the importance of hardware compatibility
•  Use tools to automate driver validation and installation
•  Apply host hardware settings for optimum performance
•  Describe NIC teaming, Link Aggregation Control Protocol, and the benefits of using VMware vSphere® Distributed
    Switch™ in vSAN
•  Plan for networking configuration changes
•  Troubleshoot with ESXCLI commands

4.   vSAN Policies and Resiliency

•  Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
•  Create and modify virtual machine storage policies
•  Identify the effects of vSAN storage policy changes
•  Monitor using the Ruby vSphere Console
•  Describe vSAN resiliency, availability, and backup features and operations
•  Manage hardware device failures

5.  Cluster Maintenance

•  Perform typical vSAN maintenance operations
•  Upgrade and update vSAN
•  Replace vSAN hardware by using scale-in and scale-out strategies

6.  vSAN Security Operations

•  Describe vSAN datastore encryption and Key Management Server (KMS) architecture
•  Integrate a KMS
•  Configure encryption in the vSAN cluster
•  Compare virtual machine and vSAN encryption
•  Perform ongoing operations to maintain data security
•  Add an encrypted cluster to vCenter Server

7.  vSAN Monitoring and Performance

•  Identify common alerts, alarms, and notifications related to vSAN in vSphere Web Client
•  Use the health service to monitor vSAN health
•  Use the performance service to monitor vSAN performance
•  Proactively monitor and test the vSAN environment
•  Use the vSAN health CLI and Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) when vSphere Web Client is unavailable
•  Use ESXCLI commands to monitor the vSAN environment
•  Verify that the vSAN environment is functioning properly and performing as expected  

Course Prerequisites

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This course has the following prerequisites:

•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] course
•  Storage administration experience with block or file storage devices

Completion of the VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [v6.x] course (VMVSAN) or equivalent experience with vSAN is desirable.

The course presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling:

•  Use VMware vSphere® Web Client
•  Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines
•  Create and modify a standard switch
•  Connect a VMware ESXi™ host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
•  Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
•  Use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine
•  Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
•  Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®

If you cannot complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] (VSICM) and VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.x] (VMVSAN) courses before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Production Operations (VMVSANPO).

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