vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V5.5] - On Demand

Course Details
Tuition (USD):
$2,475.00 • Self Paced
$2,119.65 • Self Paced

VMware On Demand is a robust, self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with hands-on practice labs, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training.

  • Compelling: Interactive modules with labs that build as you progress
  • Comprehensive: Rich content equivalent to classroom training that meets certification course requirements, including final assessments. Some courses also include bonus items like exam vouchers
  • Convenient: 45 days to access the content multiple times at your pace
This training course focuses on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware® Virtual SAN™ 5.5. This course 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™ 5.5 Update 1 and the VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5 Update 1.Objectives:    
•  Define the key components of a software-defined data center
•  Identify benefits of software-defined storage solutions
•  Compare and contrast disk types and storage technologies
•  Explain file, block, and object-oriented storage
•  Identify Virtual SAN requirements, use cases, and architecture components
•  Plan and design a Virtual SAN deployment
•  Configure Virtual SAN clusters
•  Identify benefits of storage policy-based management
•  Scale a Virtual SAN deployment based on storage needs
•  Monitor Virtual SAN
•  Troubleshoot Virtual SAN
•  Identify the integration of Virtual SAN with the VMware product portfolio

Intended Audience:    
Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with Virtual SAN

•  Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere®: Install, Configure, Manage course
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
    • Course outline
    • Identify benefits of the software-defined data center
  2. Storage Fundamentals Overview
    • Define common storage terminology
    • Identify common SAN architectures
    • Identify characteristics of hard-disk drives and solid-state disk drives
    • Explain file, block, and object-oriented storage architectures
    • Contrast local, centralized, and distributed storage architectures
  3. Architecture
    • Describe the Virtual SAN architecture
    • Describe Virtual SAN objects and components
    • Identify Virtual SAN capabilities
    • Identify Virtual SAN use cases
    • Identify the Virtual SAN network interconnect
  4. Configuring Networks and Clusters
    • Configure a Virtual SAN network
    • Configure a Virtual SAN cluster
  5. Storage Policy-Based Management
    • Define the purpose of virtual machine storage policies
    • Apply virtual machine storage policies
    • Deploy virtual machines to Virtual SAN
    • Modify virtual machine storage policies
  6. Managing and Monitoring
    • Scale a Virtual SAN cluster
    • Identify failure scenarios and responses
    • Manage Virtual SAN with the VMware vSphere® Web Client
    • Monitor Virtual SAN with Ruby vSphere Console (RVC)
    • Manage Virtual SAN with RVC
    • Monitor Virtual SAN with Virtual SAN Observer
  7. Designing and Planning
    • Plan Virtual SAN cluster sizing
    • Design a Virtual SAN cluster
    • Identify Virtual SAN interoperability options
Course Details
Tuition (USD):
$2,475.00 • Self Paced
$2,119.65 • Self Paced