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VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage plus VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.7]

  • Tuition USD $4,625 GSA  $3,960.96
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 2915 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-VSANDMTS67
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

In this five-day course, you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.7. 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 and troubleshooting methodology and diagnostic tools through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.

Skills Gained

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
  • 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
  • Use diagnostic and troubleshooting tools to resolve vSAN 6.6 deployment and architectural issues

Who Can Benefit

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, OR understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] 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®

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • ESXi 6.7
  • vCenter Server 6.7
  • vSAN 6.6 and vSAN 6.7

Course Outline

Course Introduction

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

Introduction to vSAN

  • Describe basic vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe the differences between file, block, and object storage
  • Explain the advantages of object-based storage
  • Detail the configuration of a vSAN cluster
  • Install and validate the initial vSAN installation and configuration

vSAN Configuration

  • Apply vSAN design considerations
  • Detail the expansion of a vSAN cluster
  • Configure vSAN disk groups manually
  • Identify physical network configuration requirements
  • Describe the configuration of vSAN networking
  • Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality
  • Describe the vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
  • Describe the advantages of all-flash architecture
  • Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN
  • Describe the different vSAN assessment tools
  • Explain vSAN License Details

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
  • Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically
  • Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status

Managing and Operating vSAN

  • Explain how to configure encryption in the vSAN cluster
  • Explain the management of hardware storage devices
  • Identify alarms for vSAN events
  • Describe and configure fault domains
  • Describe the configuration of the vSAN iSCSI service, iSCSI targets, and LUNS

Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

  • Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
  • Create a stretched cluster
  • Describe how stretched cluster storage policies affect vSAN objects
  • Create and apply a vSAN stretched cluster policy to meet specific needs
  • Discuss the behavior of a stretched cluster when various types of failures occur

Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN

  • Discuss hardware failure scenarios
  • Describe the process of resynchronization
  • Explain the possible reasons for resynchronization
  • Describe the use of vSphere Client to detect issues
  • Explain the use of the health service to monitor vSAN health
  • Explain the use of the performance service to monitor vSAN performance.
  • Monitor and test the vSAN environment
  • Describe vSAN architecture components and the PNOMA OSI model.

vSAN Software Architecture

  • Describe the vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe the policy-driven, object-based vSAN storage environment
  • Describe the vSAN software components: CLOM, DOM, LSOM, CMMDS, and RDT
  • Explain the relationships between the vSAN software components
  • Explain the relationship between objects and components
  • Determine how specific storage policies affect components
  • Describe component placement

Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
  • Apply troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and optimize troubleshooting efficiency

Troubleshooting Tools

  • Replace a failed witness appliance
  • Discuss the ways to run various command-line tools
  • Discuss the ways to access VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell
  • Use commands to view, configure, and manage your VMware vSphere® environment
  • Explain which log files are useful for vSAN troubleshooting
  • Use log files to help troubleshoot vSAN problems
  • Discuss the esxcli vsan namespace commands
  • Discuss how to use Ruby vSphere Console commands

When does class start/end?

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.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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  • Jun 7, 2021 Jun 11, 2021 (5 days)
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    Language
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