VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.7] (EDU-VSANDM67)

In this three-day course, you focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.7. You learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.


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Students who register and attend this Live Online class before 31st July 2020, will receive 2 free exam vouchers: 1 for the foundations exam, and 1 for the VCP elective exam.

Promotion Eligibility:

The free exam vouchers will only be given once the student has successfully paid and completed a Live Online class on the public open enrolment schedule during the promotion period.

This offer is not valid for onsite training classes.


Objectives

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
  • Outline the tasks for upgrading to vSAN 6.7
  • 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


Target Audience

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


Prerequisites

This course requires meeting one of the following prerequisites:

  • Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] 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® Client
  • Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines
  • Create and modify a standard switch
  • Create and modify a distributed 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 [V6.7] course before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage.


Product Alignment

  • ESXi 6.7
  • vCenter Server 6.7
  • vSAN 6.7
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Course Modules

1 Course Introduction

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


2 Introduction to vSAN

  • Describe the vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
  • Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN


3 vSAN Configuration

  • Identify physical network configuration requirements
  • Configure vSAN networking
  • Configure a vSAN cluster
  • Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality


4 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
  • Discuss the vsanSparse snapshot format
  • Explain the considerations for vsanSparse snapshots


5 Managing and Operating vSAN

  • Manage hardware storage devices
  • Manage hardware device failures
  • Identify vCenter Server alarms for vSAN events
  • Configure fault domains
  • Upgrade to vSAN 6.7


6 Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

  • Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
  • Create a stretched cluster using a two-node configuration
  • Configure VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ for a stretched cluster
  • Demonstrate stretched cluster failover scenarios


7 Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN

  • Use vSphere Web Client to detect issues
  • Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
  • Monitor vSAN with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
  • Use ESXi commands to monitor the vSAN environment
  • Monitor vSAN with Ruby vSphere Console