In this 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.In this 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.
This course is also available in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) format.
Objectives 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
Intended Audience Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who are responsible for production support and administration of vSAN v6.x
Prerequisites 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 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] and VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.x] courses before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Production Operations.
vCenter Server 6.7
Outline 1 Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
2 vSAN Host and Hardware Operations
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
Recognize the benefits of using VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
Compare the benefits of NIC teaming and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
Plan appropriately for networking configuration changes
Identify ESXCLI commands and namespace options
Recognize how to use ESXCLI commands for troubleshooting vSAN software and hardware issues
Use Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) to get detailed information about the vSAN environment
3 vSAN 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 backing up data in vSAN
Describe the VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Data Protection framework
Recognize the importance of managing snapshot utilization in a vSAN cluster
4 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
Migrate vSAN to a new vCenter Server instance
Use best practices for boot devices
Upgrade and update vSAN
Replace vSAN hardware by using scale-in and scale-out strategies
5 vSAN Security Operations
Identify differences between VM encryption and vSAN encryption
Recognize how to perform ongoing operations to maintain data security
Identify steps in adding an existing encrypted vSAN cluster to a new vCenter Server instance
6 vSAN Monitoring and Performance
Describe how the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) enables VMware to improve products and services
Identify the vSAN tools and health checks available for monitoring vSAN health
Manage alerts, alarms, and notifications related to vSAN in vSphere Client
Create and configure custom alarms to trigger vSAN health issues
Describe the vSAN tools and services that monitor vSAN performance
Use performance views to access metrics for monitoring vSAN clusters, hosts, and virtual machines
Explain how the writing of data generates I/O traffic and affects vSAN performance
Use performance metrics to analyze the vSAN environment
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
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