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VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.6]

In this three-day course, you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.6. You will learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You will gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.

GK# 6542

Course Overview

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In this three-day course, you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.6. You will learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You will gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.

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What You'll Learn

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

  • Describe the vSAN architecture
  • Identify vSAN features and use cases
  • Configure vSAN networking components
  • Configure a vSAN cluster
  • Deploy virtual machines on a vSAN datastore
  • Configure virtual machine storage policies
  • Perform ongoing vSAN management tasks
  • Outline the tasks for upgrading to vSAN 6.6
  • Configure vSAN encryption
  • Control vSAN resynchronization tasks
  • Create and manage nested fault domains
  • Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
  • Configure a stretched cluster and observe failover scenarios
  • Describe vSAN interoperability with VMware vSphere® features and other products
  • Plan and design a vSAN cluster

Outline

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1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the software-defined data center

2. Storage Fundamentals

  • Define common storage technologies
  • Identify characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
  • Identify and explain various types of storage architectures
  • Identify SAN performance factors

3. 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

4. vSAN Configuration

  • Identify physical network configuration requirements
  • Configure vSAN networking
  • Configure a vSAN cluster
  • Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality

5. vSAN Policies and Virtual Machines

  • Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
  • Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
  • Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
  • Discuss the vsanSparse snapshot format
  • Explain the considerations for vsanSparse snapshots

6. Managing and Operating vSAN

  • Manage hardware storage devices
  • Manage hardware device failures
  • Identify vCenter Server alarms for vSAN events
  • Configure fault domains
  • Upgrade to vSAN 6.6

7. Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

  • Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
  • Create a stretched cluster using a two-node configuration
  • Configure VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ for a stretched cluster
  • Demonstrate stretched cluster failover scenarios

8. Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN

  • Use vSphere Web Client to detect issues
  • Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
  • Monitor vSAN with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
  • Use ESXi commands to monitor the vSAN environment
  • Monitor vSAN with Ruby vSphere Console

9. Interoperability with vSphere Features

  • Identify vSphere features and VMware products that interoperate with vSAN
  • Describe how vSAN interoperates with third-party products and solutions

10. Designing a vSAN Deployment

  • Understand vSAN design considerations
  • Plan and design vSAN clusters
  • Identify the design and sizing tools for vSAN
  • Describe vSAN use cases

Prerequisites

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Who Should Attend

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

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 3 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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