VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy [V7] - On Demand (EDU-VSANPD7-EL)

This training course, equivalent to 2 days of training, provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to plan and deploy a VMware vSAN™ cluster. In this course, you are taught the many considerations that the vSAN configuration has on the initial planning of the vSAN datastore. You also manually configure a vSAN cluster.

 

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN
  • Detail the underlying vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe the different vSAN deployment options
  • Detail vSAN cluster requirements and considerations
  • Apply recommended vSAN design considerations and capacity sizing practices
  • Explain the influence of vSAN objects and components on the initial cluster plan
  • Determine and plan for storage consumption by data growth and failure tolerance
  • Design vSAN hosts for operational needs
  • Explain Maintenance Mode use and its impacts on vSAN
  • Apply best practices for vSAN network configurations
  • Manually configure a vSAN cluster using VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Explain and configure vSAN fault domains
  • Understand and apply vSAN storage policies
  • Define encryption in the vSAN cluster
  • Describe the architecture and use cases for stretched clusters
  • Configure a stretched cluster
  • Understand the steps involved in creating the vSAN iSCSI target services

 

Intended Audience

Experienced VMware vSphere® administrators

 

Prerequisites

You should have the following understanding or knowledge:

  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course
  • Knowledge of basic storage concepts
  • Experience using vSphere Client to perform administrative tasks on vSphere clusters

 

Product Alignment

  • VMware vSAN 7.0 U1
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Course Outline

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

 

2 Introduction to vSAN

  • Describe vSAN architecture
  • Describe the advantages of object-based storage
  • Describe the difference between All-Flash and Hybrid vSAN architecture
  • Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN
  • Discuss the vSAN integration and compatibility with other VMware technologies
  • Identify vSAN objects and components
  • Describe a vSAN object
  • Describe how objects are split into components
  • Explain the purpose of witness components
  • Explain how vSAN stores large objects
  • View object and component placement on the vSAN datastore

 

3 Planning a vSAN Cluster

  • Identify requirements and planning considerations for vSAN clusters
  • Apply vSAN cluster planning and deployment best practices
  • Determine and plan for storage consumption by data growth and failure tolerance
  • Design vSAN hosts for operational needs
  • Identify vSAN networking features and requirements
  • Describe ways of controlling traffic in a vSAN environment
  • Recognize best practices for vSAN network configurations

 

4 Deploying a vSAN Cluster

  • Deploy and configure a vSAN cluster using the Cluster QuickStart wizard
  • Manually configure a vSAN cluster using vSphere Client
  • Explain and configure vSAN fault domains
  • Using VMware vSphere® High Availability with vSAN
  • Understand vSAN cluster maintenance capabilities
  • Describe the difference between implicit and explicit fault domains
  • Create explicit fault domains

 

5 vSAN Storage Policies

  • Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
  • Explain the role of storage policies in planning a vSAN cluster
  • Define and create virtual machine storage policies
  • Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
  • Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically
  • Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status

 

6 Introduction to Advanced vSAN Configurations

  • Define and configure compression and deduplication in the vSAN cluster
  • Define and configure encryption in the vSAN cluster
  • Understand the remote vSAN datastore topology
  • Identify the operations involved in managing the remote vSAN datastore
  • Configure the vSAN iSCSI target service

 

7 vSAN Stretched and Two-Node Clusters

  • Describe the architecture and use cases for stretched clusters
  • Detail the deployment and replacement of a vSAN witness node
  • Describe the architecture and use cases for two-node clusters
  • Explain the benefits of vSphere HA and VMware Site Recovery Manager™ in a vSAN stretched cluster
  • Explain storage policies for vSAN stretched cluster