VM-VSDM66 VMware vSan: Deploy and Manage (v6.6)

01/28/2019 - 01/30/2019
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VM-VSDM66
VMware vSan: Deploy and Manage (v6.6)

Duration: 3 days
Price: $2550

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.

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

Course Modules

  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
This course is intended for storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN.

Prerequisites:

This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

  • Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course

Experience working at the command line is helpful.


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

  • 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 [V6.5] course before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage.

No certifications are tied to this course.