VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.2] - (On Demand) (EDU-VSANDM62-EL)

During this three-day course, you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware Virtual SAN? 6.2. You will learn how Virtual SAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC). You will gain practical experience with Virtual SAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.
Note: This course is based on beta software.

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: 30 days to access the content multiple times at your pace

Intended Audience
Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with Virtual SAN 
This class requires completion of one of the following:
  • Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] course
  • Experience with 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® Web Client
  • Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers and clusters
  • Create and modify a standard switch
  • Connect an 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 are unable to complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] course before enrolling in VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage. 

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Describe the Virtual SAN architecture and use cases
  • Configure Virtual SAN networking components
  • Configure a Virtual SAN cluster
  • Deploy virtual machines on a Virtual SAN datastore
  • Configure virtual machine storage policies
  • Perform ongoing Virtual SAN management tasks
  • Outline the tasks for upgrading from Virtual SAN 5 to Virtual SAN 6.2
  • Describe Virtual SAN interoperability with VMware vSphere® features and other products
  • Use the Virtual SAN health service to monitor Virtual SAN health and performance
  • Use the command line to monitor Virtual SAN
  • Configure a stretched cluster and observe failover scenarios
  • Plan and design a Virtual SAN cluster 

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

2  Storage Fundamentals
  • Define common storage technologies
  • 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 the Virtual SAN architecture and components
  • Describe the differences between the Virtual SAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
  • Describe the space efficiency features of Virtual SAN

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

5  Virtual SAN Policies and Virtual Machines
  • Explain how storage policies work with Virtual SAN
  • Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
  • Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
  • 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 vCenter Server alarms for Virtual SAN events
  • Configure fault domains
  • Upgrade from Virtual SAN 5.5 to Virtual SAN 6.2

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

8  Monitoring and Troubleshooting Virtual SAN
  • Identify tools to troubleshoot Virtual SAN
  • Use the Virtual SAN health service to monitor health and performance
  • Monitor Virtual SAN with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager?
  • Monitor Virtual SAN with Ruby vSphere Console and Virtual SAN Observer

9  Stretched Clustering and Two-Node Models
  • Compare a stretched cluster and a two-node cluster configuration
  • Configure a stretched cluster using a two-node configuration
  • Demonstrate stretched cluster failover scenarios

10  Designing a Virtual SAN Deployment
  • Understand the Virtual SAN design basics
  • Plan and design 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