NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] - On Demand

Course Details
Code EDU-NSXICM62-EL
Tuition (USD): $4,250.00 • Self Paced

This training course focuses on preparing you to deploy and manage a software-defined storage solution with VMware® Virtual SAN™ 6. VMware Virtual SAN 6: Deploy and Manage looks at how Virtual SAN is used as an important component in the VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. The course is based on the VMware® ESXi™ 6 , VMware® vCenter Server™ 6 and VMware Virtual SAN 6.
 This training course focuses on preparing you to deploy and manage a software-defined storage solution with VMware® Virtual SAN™ 6. VMware Virtual SAN 6: Deploy and Manage looks at how Virtual SAN is used as an important component in the VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. The course is based on the VMware® ESXi™ 6 , VMware® vCenter Server™ 6 and VMware Virtual SAN 6.


Objectives:    

  • Outline the tasks for upgrading from Virtual SAN 5 to Virtual SAN 6.
  • Identify the different Virtual SAN features.
  • Configure the Virtual SAN networking components.
  • Plan, Design and Configure a Virtual SAN cluster.
  • Identify benefits of storage policies.
  • Configure virtual machine storage policies.
  • Deploy virtual machines on a Virtual SAN datastore
  • Identify Storage Area Network (SAN) performance factors.
  • Identify storage architectures.
  • Describe the Virtual SAN architecture.
  • Identify Virtual SAN use cases.
  • Perform ongoing Virtual SAN management tasks.
  • Use the Ruby vSphere Console (RVC).
  • Monitor Virtual SAN with Virtual SAN Observer. 
  
Intended Audience:    
  • Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with Virtual SAN 
  
Prerequisites:    
  • Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course 
  
Outline:    

1.Course Introduction
  • Describe the software-defined enterprise
  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Describe the Virtual SAN architecture
  • Configure the Virtual SAN networking
  • Configure Virtual SAN
  • Manage and monitor Virtual SAN
  • Deploy virtual machines on a Virtual SAN datastore
  • Identify benefits of storage policy-based management


2.Storage Fundamentals 
  • Define common storage terminologies
  • Identify common SAN architectures
  • Identify characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
  • Identify and explain the differences between file, block, and object-oriented storage architectures 
  • Identify SAN performance factors
  • Compare and contrast local, centralized, and distributed storage architectures


3.Introduction to Virtual SAN
  • Describe Virtual SAN 6
  • Describe the differences between the Virtual SAN 6 hybrid and all-flash architectures
  • Identify the available options to build a Virtual SAN 6 cluster


4.Virtual SAN Configuration
  • Identify physical network configuration requirements
  • Configure the Virtual SAN virtual network
  • Configure a Virtual SAN 6 cluster
  • Test and validate the Virtual SAN 6 configuration and functionality


5.Virtual SAN Policies and Virtual Machines
  • Explain how storage policies work with Virtual SAN 6
  • Calculate storage requirements while defining a virtual machine storage policy
  • Define the purpose of virtual machine storage policies and their attributes
  • 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
  • Describe how vsanSparse snapshots work
  • Explain the considerations for vsanSparse snapshots
  • Discuss the vsanSparse snapshot format


6.Managing and Operating Virtual SAN
  • Manage hardware storage devices
  • Manage hardware device failures
  • Identify and configure VMware vCenter Server™ alarms for Virtual SAN events
  • Describe and configure fault domains
  • Upgrade from Virtual SAN 5.5 to Virtual SAN 6


7.Interoperability with vSphere Features
  • Identify VMware vSphere® features and VMware products that interoperate with Virtual SAN 6
  • Describe how Virtual SAN 6 interoperates with VMware vSphere® Enterprise Edition™ features
  • Describe how Virtual SAN 6 interoperates with  third-party products and solutions


8.Monitoring and Troubleshooting Virtual SAN
  • Identify tools to troubleshoot Virtual SAN 6
  • Use the Virtual SAN 6 health check plug-in
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Virtual SAN 6
  • Troubleshoot Virtual SAN 6 upgrades


9.Designing a Virtual SAN Deployment
  • Understand the Virtual SAN design basics
  • Plan and design the Virtual SAN clusters
  • Consider the Virtual SAN hybrid and all-flash designs
  • Describe the Virtual SAN use case design considerations
  • Identify the design and sizing tools for Virtual SAN
Course Details
Code EDU-NSXICM62-EL
Tuition (USD): $4,250.00 • Self Paced