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VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.x]

Course Details
Code: EDU-VSANTSW6
Tuition (USD): $1,850.00 • Classroom (2 days)

In this two-day course, you will focus on learning the tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot VMware vSAN™ 6.6 implementations. You will gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on challenge lab exercises. In this two-day course, you will focus on learning the tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot VMware vSAN™ 6.6 implementations. You will gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on challenge lab exercises.
 
Product Alignment

  • ESXi 6.5
  • vCenter Server 6.5
  • vSAN 6
 
Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Describe the software components
  • Understand how the components relate to each other
  • Understand vSAN object placement
  • Understand the differences between object states
  • Explain how storage policies affect object states
  • Predict how specific failures affect object states
 
Intended Audience
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:
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] course
  • Completed the VMware vSAN Deploy and Manage [V6.x] course or equivalent experience with VMware vSAN.
  • Experience working with linux command line interfaces.
 
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: Troubleshooting.
 Outline
1.Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
 
2.vSAN Software Architecture
  • Describe the different software components
  • Understand how the components relate to each other.
  • Understand vSAN object placement
  • Understand the differences between object states
  • Explain how storage policies affect object placement and states
  • Predict how specific failures affect object states
 
3.Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Characterize problems
  • Determine the cause of problems
  • Solving problems
 
4.Troubleshooting Tools
  • Understand the use of various troubleshooting tools
  • Use the tools to resolve problems with the lab environment

Who Can Benefit

Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN.

Course Details

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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