In this course, equivalent to 3 days of training, you learn about managing and operating VMware vSAN™ 7. This course focuses on building the required skills for common Day-2 vSAN administrator tasks such as, vSAN node management, cluster maintenance, security operations and advanced vSAN cluster operations. You also gain practical experience through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Define the tasks involved in vSAN node management
Updating and upgrading vSAN using VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager™
Explain vSAN resilience and data availability features
Reconfigure vSAN storage policies and observe the cluster-wide impact
Perform vSAN cluster scale-out and scale-up operations
Describe common vSAN cluster maintenance operations
Control vSAN resync operations
Configure vSAN storage efficiency and reclamation features
Use VMware Skyline™ Health to monitor cluster health, performance, and storage capacity
Describe vSAN security operations
Configure vSAN Direct for cloud native applications
Configure remote vSAN datastore and vSAN native file services
Manage two-node cluster and stretched cluster advance operations
Who Can Benefit
Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who are responsible for production support and administration of VMware vSAN 7.
Completion of the following courses is required:
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [v7] or equivalent knowledge
VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy [v7]
VMware ESXi™ 7.0 U1
VMware vCenter Server® 7.0 U1
VMware vSAN 7.0 U1
Introductions and course logistics
vSAN Node Management
Recognize the importance of hardware compatibility
Ensure the compatibility of driver and firmware versioning
Use tools to automate driver validation and installation
Apply host hardware settings for optimum performance
Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to perform upgrades
vSAN Resilience and Data Availability Operations
Describe vSAN storage policies
Recognize the impact of a vSAN storage policy change
Describe and configure the Object Repair Timer advanced option
Plan disk replacement in a vSAN cluster
Plan maintenance tasks to avoid vSAN object failures
Recognize the importance of managing snapshot utilization in a vSAN cluster
Configure the vSAN fault domains
vSAN Cluster Maintenance
Perform typical vSAN maintenance operations
Describe vSAN maintenance modes and data evacuation options
Assess the impact on cluster objects of entering maintenance mode
Determine the specific data actions required after exiting maintenance mode
Define the steps to shut down and reboot hosts and vSAN clusters
Use best practices for boot devices
Replace vSAN nodes
vSAN Storage Space Efficiency
Discuss deduplication and compression techniques
Understand deduplication and compression overhead
Discuss compression only mode
Configure erasure coding
Configure swap object thin provisioning
Discuss reclaiming storage space with SCSI UNMAP
vSAN Cluster Performance Monitoring
Describe how the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) enables VMware to improve products and services
Use vSphere Skyline Health for monitoring vSAN cluster health
Manage alerts, alarms, and notifications related to vSAN in VMware vSphere® Client™
Create and configure custom alarms to trigger vSAN health issues
Use IO Insight metrics for monitoring vSAN performance
Analyse vsantop performance metrics
Use a vSAN proactive test to detect and diagnose cluster issues
vSAN Security Operations
Identify differences between VM encryption and vSAN encryption
Perform ongoing operations to maintain data security
Describe the workflow of data-in transit encryption
Identify the steps involved in replacing Key Management Server (KMS)
Discuss the use cases for vSAN Direct
Understand the overall architecture of vSAN Direct
Describe the workflow of vSAN Direct datastore creation
Explore how vSAN Direct works with storage policy tagging
Discuss the use cases for remote vSAN
Understand the high-level architecture
Describe remote datastore operations
Discuss the network requirement
Interoperability between remote vSAN and VMware vSphere® High Availability
vSAN Native File Service
Discuss the use cases for vSAN file service
Understand the high-level architecture of vSAN file service
Discuss the authentication model
Configure file shares
Monitor file share health and capacity utilization
Manage Advanced vSAN Cluster Operations
Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
Understand the importance of witness node
Describe how stretched cluster storage policies affect vSAN objects
Create and apply a vSAN stretched cluster policy to meet specific needs
Discuss stretched cluster failure scenarios and responses
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
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